UK motorists have been voting for their top driving tracks – with Queen’s iconic 1975 hit Bohemian Rhapsody taking top spot
Queen’s iconic hit Bohemian Rhapsody has been named the UK’s favourite driving track.
The six-minute epic – which takes listeners on a journey with operatic vocals to hard rock guitar solos – was the undisputed driving champion in a poll of 2,000 motorists.
It was followed by Dancing Queen by Abba (25%), Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer (24%) and Fleetwood Mac’s Go Your Own Way (22%).
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, Uptown Girl by Billy Joel and Happy by Pharrell Williams were also popular.
It also emerged upbeat music is the most important criteria when picking a record for a car journey for 63% while 53% love a sing-a-long anthem.
And while 52% of motorists listen to music during a car journey to prevent boredom, one third (34%) require music in order to stay alert.
However, almost half (49%) pop the tunes on in their car just for the sheer love of it.
Psychologist Lee Chambers, speaking on behalf of car insurance provider Cuvva which commissioned the survey, said: “When we are out on the road, travelling at speed, navigating directions and other road users can make journeys stressful.
“While we can’t control congestion or how other road users behave, the music we listen to is something that we can control.
“Calming music can centre and ground you when feeling frustrated or angry.
“Alternatively, if you’re feeling fatigued and having brain fog, accessing some tunes which help with attention, focus and concentration can help you with those final few miles of a long journey.
“Sometimes there are days when you get in the car and you just feel flat and uninspired.
“In these instances, the mood-boosting benefits of belting out some pop lyrics and dancing in your seat can’t be beaten.”
The survey also found pop music is the top genre to blast out of the car speakers (51%), but 40%of motorists prefer heavier rock music.
And one in five drivers will reach for the tranquillity of classical music to help them feel calm when they are driving, while 13% believe this style of music helps them concentrate.
More than a third (34%) even admit to sometimes staying in their vehicle when they have arrived at their destination to finish the track they have been enjoying.
According to 65%, it is the responsibility of whoever is behind the wheel who has the. Brinkwire presents summary news.