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Iceni Magazine | August 3, 2021

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Britain Is A Nation Of Shower Songbirds


  • 86% of Britons enjoy singing in the shower
  • 1 in 3 believe they have a great singing voice
  • Top shower anthem is Madonna’s ‘Like a Virgin’

NEW RESEARCH into Britain’s bathroom habits reveal that the UK is a nation of shower songbirds, preferring to practice their chords in the shower over any other place.

A survey of 1,299 UK adults, carried out by interiors etailer, revealed 86% of Britons enjoy a good old sing song in the shower.

In fact, the bathroom was voted the ultimate stage for Brits who enjoy belting out a tune, with 51% saying they prefer to sing their heart out in the shower over any other place.

The car and the kitchen came in second (19%) and third place (14%).

1 in 3 believe they have a great singing voice, while 47% say they sound their best when belting out their favourite hits in the bathroom.

The survey also quizzed Brits on their favourite shower anthems, and found Madonna’s 1984 hit ‘Like a Virgin’ took the top spot.

This was followed by Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ and Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

In fourth place was the famous Oasis hit ‘Wonderwall’, ahead of ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ by Lionel Richie.

Despite singing in the shower being a pastime for Brits, a quarter of Brits (24%) say the habit has caused arguments after annoying others living in the house.

Of those who regularly sing in the shower, it is males who prove to be the biggest shower songbirds (53%), followed by females (47%).

Mark Kelly, marketing manager at said: ‘With bathrooms becoming more and more style-focussed, it’s inevitable that people are going to be increasingly enjoying the time they spend in there. As a result, they’ll be happier during the time they spend in there, whether unwinding in the bath or freshening up in the shower.

“Singing is an obvious way of expressing happiness and what better time to do that than at the start or end of your day – which are typically the most common times to freshen up.

“Although the habit is proving to be a bone of contention for some sharing homes with these songbirds, it’s important to remember that when they’re singing, they’re happy – and that’s what we want to see isn’t it. They say if you can’t beat them, join them!”

Furniture123 is an etailer of affordable, yet stylish home furnishings for the home and bathrooms, which can be purchased through its website.

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  1. ‘Like a Virgin’ – Madonna
  2. ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ – Whitney Houston
  3. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – Queen
  4. ‘Wonderwall’ – Oasis
  5. ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ – Lionel Richie
  6. ‘Rocket Man’ – Elton John
  7. ‘Thinking Out Loud’ – Ed Sheeran
  8. ‘Jailhouse Rock’ – Elvis Presley
  9. ‘Mr Brightside’ – The Killers
  10. ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ – Wham!


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