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Top 10 driving songs revealed

Women listening to music in the carEveryone loves a good tune when they’re driving, and we’re no exception here at But what are the most popular driving songs?

We carried out a survey of 2,000 people to find out the UK's favourite driving songs right now. Here are the results.

The top 10 driving songs

1. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

2. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

3. Bat out of Hell – Meatloaf

4. Shut Up and Drive – Rihanna

5. Dakota – The Stereophonics

6. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman

7. Ace of Spades – Motorhead

8. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

9. Highway to Hell – AC/DC

10. All Right Now – Free

Songs that didn't make it into the top ten included ‘Fear of the Dark’ by Iron Maiden, ‘Intergalactic’ by the Beastie Boys and ‘Take Me to the Hospital’ by The Prodigy (that last one worried us a bit).

Does your music choice affect your driving?

Unsurprisingly, more than 50 per cent of respondents said that their favourite song encouraged them to sing along, and over a quarter said that they tap along to the song with their hand or foot.

Worryingly, 16 per cent said that music makes them drive faster, and around 5 per cent said that listening to music while driving makes them behave more recklessly on the road.

Fear not though, as nearly 9 per cent said that having music on in the car actually makes them drive more carefully and sensibly.

Could you live without music in your motor?

Finally, we pondered the idea that we didn’t need music in our cars at all. But when more than 53 per cent of respondents said that they would never buy a car without a stereo and a further 32 per cent said they would, but only to have a stereo installed pretty quickly, we came to our senses.

We've created a Spotify playlist of the top 10 as voted for by you, plus some other favourites from further down the rankings. You can check it out here.

Is your number-one driving song in our top 10 list? If the answer is no, tell us what it is in the comments section below.


Paul Drury

Paul Drury

Paul was a contributor and techy person at between 2011 and 2013.

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