More than half of car drivers could not cope without music
Drivers in the UK are music fanatics who can't cope without songs on a car journey according to a Confused.com poll of 2,000 motorists. 53% of us say we ‘couldn't cope' without music in the car and wouldn't buy a car without a stereo. A further 34% said if we bought a car that didn't have a stereo we'd be installing one pretty quickly.
55% of drivers sing along to music in the car and 27% tap along to the beat with their hands or feet (hopefully while stationary!) Queen's ‘Don't Stop Me Now' is our favourite in-car tune, closely followed by another Queen classic: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody'.
Confused.com top ten driving songs:
1. Don't Stop Me Now by Queen
2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
3. Bat Out Of Hell by Meatloaf
4. Shut Up and Drive by Rihanna
5. Dakota by Stereophonics
6. Fast Car by Tracey Chapman
7. Ace of Spades by Motorhead
8. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
9. Highway to Hell by AC/DC
10. All Right Now by Free
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‘Don't Stop Me Now' is the favourite driving song of both men and women but the list differs after that, with women choosing Bohemian Rhapsody (2nd); Shut Up and Drive (3rd); Bat out of Hell (4th) and Fast Car (5th) while men chose Bat out of Hell (2nd); Bohemian Rhapsody (3rd); Ace of Spades (4th) and Dakota (5th).
Music even affects the performance of a driver.16% of drivers say they drive faster when they have music on and among men that rises to 20%, or 1 in 5.
Gareth Kloet, Head of Car Insurance at Confused.com said: "Having music on in the car has grown into a modern tradition and while we would, of course, encourage all drivers to concentrate on the road, we like happy drivers who enjoy being in their cars. Just make sure to hide away your valuable music equipment when leaving your car as it can be an invitation to thieves."