Highway Star, How You Rock Out Behind The Wheel

Written by | January 22, 2014 0:08 am | No Comments


Wayne ala Queen



















Not all of us live in metro areas where you need only crawl underground to find transportation.  Some of us are forced to commute to place in tin boxes called cars.  The interior of  a automobile is sanctuary.  Despite its many open windows rumor has it no one thinks they can be seen nor heard while in its confines.  Connect that seat belt and you’re invisible.  Turn on the stereo and you’re in a sold out arena ala Queen and you’re the star.

Insurance.com understands this issue.  They know you’re a rock star behind the wheel so they did a fabulous survey of 2000 drivers to find the best and the worse songs to drive too- the results aren’t shocking but the missing tunes are.   Hey look even The Clash made the cut!

  • “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey: 30 percent
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen: 27 percent
  • “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC: 22 percent
  • “Any Way You Want It” by Journey: 22 percent
  • “Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane: 21 percent
  • “Dancing Queen” by ABBA: 19 percent
  • “American Girl” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: 16 percent
  • “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson: 15 percent
  • “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen: 14 percent
  • “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival: 14 percent
  • “September” by Earth, Wind and Fire: 13 percent
  • “Every Day is a Winding Road” by Sheryl Crow: 13 percent
  • “California Love” by 2Pac: 13 percent
  • “Drive My Car” by the Beatles: 13 percent
  • “Little Red Corvette” by Prince: 13 percent
  • “Runnin’ Down a Dream” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: 12 percent
  • “This is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan: 11 percent
  • “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers: 9 percent
  • “Holiday” by Madonna: 9 percent
  • “London Calling” by The Clash: 6 percent

Percentages total more than 100 because respondents were allowed to choose up to five songs

But the worse tunes?  Some I would put as the best!

  • Who Let the Dogs Out?” by The Baha Men:  29 percent
  • “We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift: 25 percent
  • “Believe” by Cher: 22 percent
  • “Feelings” by Morris Albert: 20 percent
  • “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna: 18 percent
  • “Firework” by Katy Perry: 18 percent
  • “Mambo #5” by Lou Bega: 18 percent
  • “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt: 14 percent
  • “Arms Wide Open” by Creed: 13 percent
  • “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor: 12 percent
  • “Let’s Hear it for the Boy” by Deniece Williams: 12 percent
  • “Caribbean Queen” by Billy Ocean: 10 percent
  • “Maneater” by Hall and Oates: 10 percent
  • “We Built this City” by Jefferson Starship: 8 percent
  • “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler: 8 percent

My opinion?  The best is “Panic in Detroit” the worse?  “Night Moves”.. no surprise there…


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