Motorists have been voting for his or her high driving tracks – with Queen’s iconic 1975 hit Bohemian Rhapsody taking high spot, beating off some fierce competitors
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Queen’s iconic hit Bohemian Rhapsody has been named the UK’s favorite driving observe.
The six-minute epic – which takes listeners on a journey with operatic vocals to onerous rock guitar solos – was the undisputed driving champion in a ballot of two,000 motorists.
It was adopted by Dancing Queen by Abba (25 p.c), Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer (24 p.c) and Fleetwood Mac’s Go Your Personal Means (22 p.c).
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, Uptown Woman by Billy Joel and Pleased by Pharrell Williams had been additionally fashionable.
It additionally emerged upbeat music is crucial standards when choosing a document for a automotive journey for 63 p.c, whereas 53 p.c love a sing-a-long anthem.
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And whereas 52 p.c of motorists hearken to music throughout a automotive journey to forestall boredom, one third (34 p.c) require music to be able to keep alert.
Nonetheless, nearly half (49 p.c) pop the tunes on of their automotive only for the sheer love of it.
Psychologist Lee Chambers, talking on behalf of automotive insurance coverage supplier Cuvva which commissioned the survey, mentioned: “After we are out on the highway, travelling at pace, navigating instructions and different highway customers could make journeys aggravating.
“Whereas we won’t management congestion or how different highway customers behave, the music we hearken to is one thing that we are able to management.
“Calming music can centre and floor you when feeling annoyed or indignant.
“Alternatively, in case you’re feeling fatigued and having mind fog, accessing some tunes which assist with consideration, focus and focus will help you with these remaining few miles of a protracted journey.
“Generally there are days if you get within the automotive and also you simply really feel flat and uninspired.
“In these cases, the mood-boosting advantages of belting out some pop lyrics and dancing in your seat cannot be overwhelmed.”
The survey additionally discovered pop music is the highest style to blast out of the automotive audio system (51 p.c), however 40 p.c of motorists want heavier rock music.
And one in 5 drivers will attain for the tranquillity of classical music to assist them really feel calm when they’re driving, whereas 13 p.c consider this fashion of music helps them focus.
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Greater than a 3rd (34 p.c) even admit to generally staying of their automobile once they have arrived at their vacation spot to complete the observe they’ve been having fun with.
Based on 65 p.c, it’s the duty of whoever is behind the wheel who has the ultimate say on the tunes, with a mere six p.c courageous sufficient to let their youngsters management the music.
For 4 in ten, their automotive is the place they hearken to probably the most music, and 55 p.c consider that tunes makes automotive journeys extra fulfilling.
It additionally emerged an enormous 92 p.c of drivers have sung alongside to their favorite songs when driving – however 41 p.c have been embarrassed after being noticed by a passer-by.
And one in 5 have gotten right into a heated dialogue about what music is performed throughout a journey.
It was additionally revealed that drivers depend on music when on the highway in the course of the evening, as 1 / 4 declare they want music to remain alert as soon as the solar has gone down.
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With 24 p.c admitting they often really feel distracted when listening to music on the wheel, Cuvva and Lee Chambers have created a playlist designed to solely embrace protected driving tunes.
Andy Tomlinson, COO at Cuvva mentioned: “Understanding elements inside your management, from the music you hearken to whereas driving to the way in which you’re taking a nook, will help affect your journeys, guaranteeing safer journeys.
“Along with Lee Chambers, we have curated Cuvva’s final Protected Tunes driving playlist, designed to spice up your temper, make it easier to focus and hold your consideration on attending to the place it’s essential go.
“We’re serving to individuals be taught extra about their very own driving habits with personalised driving scores and insights, all within the app.”
You’ll be able to hearken to the playlist right here.
TOP 20 DRIVING SONGS:
- Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
- Dancing Queen – Abba
- Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
- Go Your Personal Means – Fleetwood Mac
- Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
- Uptown Woman – Billy Joel
- Pleased – Pharrell Williams
- I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
- The Last Countdown – Europe
- Do not Cease Believin’ – Journey
- Mr Brightside – The Killers
- Gold – Spandau Ballet
- It is A Lovely Day – U2
- Intercourse On Hearth – Kings of Leon
- Thriller – Michael Jackson
- Wonderwall – Oasis
- Hey Jude – The Beatles
- Heroes – David Bowie
- Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
- Women Simply Need To Have Enjoyable – Cyndi Lauper