Insurance.com recently surveyed two thousand drivers, asking them to select both their favorite and least favorite songs to drive to. Below are the top five of each, with some COED commentary…
Best Driving 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
4. “Any Way You Want It” by Journey: 22 percent
5. “Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane: 21 percent
No “Ride Like the Wind” by Christopher Cross? No “Hollywood Nights” by Bob Seger? What about the Scorpions’ “Rock You Like a Hurricane”? Once that chorus hits, our foot just wants to rock the gas pedal like a hurricane. Careening off-road into the 21st century, we’d also add “Seven Nation Army” by White Stripes, “No One Knows” by Queens of the Stone Age, and “The Pretender” by Foo Fighters.
Worst Driving Songs
1. “Who Let the Dogs Out?” by The Baha Men: 29 percent
2. “We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift: 25 percent
3. “Believe” by Cher: 22 percent
4. “Feelings” by Morris Albert: 20 percent
5. “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna: 18 percent
So these are the “worst songs to drive to”. Some might say you could just switch out the word “drive” in that sentence for “listen.” The real dark horse(less carriage), though, is “Feelings” by Morris Albert. That 1975 dirge is really the worst song to drive to because, while it’s playing, you’ll either fall asleep and accidentally crash your car or else you’ll stay awake and crash your car—very specifically.
Who knows what all this survey info means? Who knows what Insurance.com is for that matter? And did you ever think you’d see a reference to “Feelings” by Morris Albert on COED? Just keep your eyes on the road, people.