What’s Your Favorite Driving Song? [VIDEOS]
A few years back, my boss had just gotten a Mustang convertible and wanted to take a few of us for a test drive.
Being the nice warm late spring day it was (I’m guessing, since he made sure to take us out with the top down); he then proceeded to crank up the music.
And much to everyone’s surprise blasted Gloria Gaynor’s “Never Can Say Goodbye!”
That one went over like the proverbial “fart in church!”
So thumbing through his collection of CD’s, he found something everyone can agree on. (I think it was BTO’s “Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet!)
We can all hope to look forward to sunny days, taking to the vast open expanse of Jersey highway with the stereo blasting – and when it does, what will be coming out of your speakers.
Not only is Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” the song The Sopranos creator chose to use during the fade to black of the epic show, it’s the song we choose to crank up when it plays on the car radio.
In a survey from Insurance.com, it was named the top “driving song,” edging out Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Journey’s “Any Way You Want It” tied for third, with AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long.”
The iconic Jersey song, Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run,” came in at 9 on the list.
The survey of 2,000 drivers gave respondents a list of songs and asked them to choose up to five of the best and worst songs for driving.
Here are the 10 best songs for driving, along with the percentage of respondents who voted it as a favorite (percentages total more than 100 because respondents were allowed to select up to five songs).
1. “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” by Journey: 30 percent
2. “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen: 27 percent
3. “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC: 22 percent
3. “Any Way You Want It” by Journey: 22 percent
5. “Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane: 21 percent
6. “Dancing Queen” by ABBA: 19 percent
7. “American Girl” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: 16 percent
8. “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson: 15 percent
9. “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen: 14 percent
10. “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival: 14 percent
The top write-in choices were “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC, “Radar Love” by Golden Earring and “I Can’t Drive 55″ by Sammy Hagar, according to Insurance.com.
Everybody has their own driving playlist, and now with iPods, a driving playlist is a must.
So if you had to pick one out of the myriad of driving songs, which one would be the one you can’t resist breaking the sound barrier to.
For the record, despite what you know about my affection for classic disco, you can’t beat this to make you want to gun the engine!