The Killers top driving songs poll

Top 10 songs to get your motor running

With an apparent lack of any roadkill irony, the UK’s drivers have voted The Killers as the top band to listen to while driving.

A poll of 1000 drivers by insurance company elephant.co.uk – yeah, MusicRadar really trusts their musical savvy, obviously – put The Killers’ Mr Brightside at the top of a poll of ultimate driving songs. Whatever a ‘driving song’ actually is?

In fact a ‘driving song’ appears to be - with the exception of Mr Brightside - just old music. Some of it rubbish. The Top 10 driving songs in the poll are:

1 The Killers - Mr Brightside
2 Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero
3 Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight  
4 Don McLean - American Pie
5 Guns N' Roses - Paradise City 
6 Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
7 Cyndi Lauper  - I Drove All Night
8 Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
9 Stealer's Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
10 Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally  

With that soundtrack, is it any wonder there’s so much mayhem on the UK’s roads? Tip for musicians, though – go '70s-'80s AOR and you’ll be sure to get at least some plays in the UK’s family cars. Put your foot down and tell us: what do you like to drive to?

By Michael Leonard

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