Source: Classic Rock Magazine
Rock music is still in top gear when it comes to driving songs, a public poll has confirmed.
Online service Insurance.com asked visitors to vote on the top tracks to play on the road, and 30 percent of people chose Journey anthem Don’t Stop Believin’.
In second place was Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, followed by AC/DC’s You Shook Me All Night Long. In fact very few of the top 20 are songs with no rock credentials whatsoever.
Insurance.com say: “Drivers haven’t stopped believin’ in Journey. Road warrior themes also drove the popular write-in choices, with Highway To Hell by AC/DC, Radar Love by Golden Earring and I Can’t Drive 55 by Sammy Hagar topping the list.”
Along with choosing their favourite five tracks, voters also picked the worst-ever driving songs, including The Baha Men’s Who Let The Dogs Out?, Taylor Swift’s We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and Cher’s Believe.
insurance.com’s best driving songs
1. Journey: Don’t Stop Believin’ (30%)
2. Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody (27%)
3. AC/DC: You Shook Me All Night Long (22%)
4. Journey: Any Way You Want It (22%)
5. Tom Cochrane: Life Is A Highway (21%)
6. ABBA: Dancing Queen (19%)
7. Tom Petty: American Girl (16%)
8. Michael Jackson: Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough (15%)
9. Bruce Springsteen: Born To Run (14%)
10. Creedence Clearwater Revival: Fortunate Son (14%)
11. Earth Wind & Fire: September (13%)
12. Sheryl Crow: Every Day Is A Winding Road (13%)
13. 2Pac: California Love (13%)
14. The Beatles: Drive My Car (13%)
15. Prince: Little Red Corvette (13%)
16. Tom Petty: Runnin’ Down A Dream (12%)
17. Montell Jordan: This Is How We Do It (11%)
18. The Proclaimers: I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (9%)
19. Madonna: Holiday (9%)
20. The Clash: London Calling (6%)