Road songs: Queen rules, but Bruno Mars has a future

Ready for a road trip? A new survey names the top songs for driving. (Dennis Anderson/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Ready for a road trip? A new survey names the top songs for driving. (Dennis Anderson/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Credit: TNS

Credit: TNS

School has begun and thousands of metro Atlanta residents are still sheltering in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. But if you have a chance to hit the road in the waning days of summer, a new survey has some news you can use.

Insurance.com asked 1,000 drivers to choose the best songs for driving. While there was no runaway winner, Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was named by 17% of respondents. Other top songs included:

*”Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey (13%).

*”Highway to Hell” by AC/DC (12%).

*”Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane (11%).

*”Dancing Queen” by ABBA (8%).

*”Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson (8%).

The survey found “Bohemian Rhapsody” was the top pick among women, with men preferring to travel the “Highway to Hell.” The Queen song was the top pick among all age groups, except age 25-34, which gave the edge to AC/DC.

Still, the “vintage” nature of the list – the most recent song among the top responses was released in 1991 – suggests many survey respondents are, um, in their prime insurance-buying years. But don’t think us old folks aren’t hip.

When asked to choose the songs they expect to become the next generation’s driving tunes, respondents chose Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” and Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” among others.

You can read more survey results here.

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