Most of us didn't need a study to tell us that music can get you high, but a scientific account has now proved it. The sex, drugs and rock and roll trifecta is officially complete.

Canada's McGill University tested 17 participants, who were given naltrexone (a drug that blocks the brain's pleasure-making system temporarily). By blocking natural opioid substances in the body, they then tested their musical pleasure theory by playing the subject's favourite songs. But all of them stated that they weren't able to enjoy the song or feel their usual sense of pleasure while listening to it.

"This is the first demonstration that the brain’s own opioids are directly involved in musical pleasure," senior author of the study, cognitive psychologist Daniel Levitin, said. The results were recently published in the Scientific Reports Journal.