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*
More than half of us say we ‘couldn’t cope’ without music in the car and wouldn’t buy a car without a stereo.
A further 34 per cent said if we bought a car that didn’t have a stereo we’d be installing one pretty quickly.
55 per cent of drivers sing along to music in the car and 27% tap along to the beat with their hands or feet.
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:
l Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen
l Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
l Bat Out Of Hell by Meatloaf
l Shut Up and Drive by Rihanna
l Dakota by Stereophonics
l Fast Car by Tracey Chapman
l Ace of Spades by Motorhead
l Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
l Highway to Hell by AC/DC
l All Right Now by Free
Music even affects the performance of a driver. 16 per cent of drivers say they drive faster when they have music on and among men that rises to one in five.
Gareth Kloet of 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.”