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2:00 AM 16th July 2022
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10 Popular Songs You Shouldn't Listen To Behind The Wheel

Photo by Ulrik Skare on Unsplash
Photo by Ulrik Skare on Unsplash
Roll the car windows down and turn the volume up; Select Car Leasing has revealed a list of the most popular driving songs, and whether you should be listening to them behind the wheel of a car.

To produce a definitive list of the most popular driving songs and artists, Select Car Leasing analysed over 39,000 songs across 600 Spotify playlists, all of which mention ‘driving’ in their name.

Using this study on the effects of music on driver temperament, Select Car Leasing revealed anything higher than a BPM of 120 could impact drivers enough to cause an accident.

With this understanding, they’ve revealed that 10 of the 20 most popular driving songs are in fact, dangerous enough to affect a motorist’s driving – with Harry Styles’ latest banger As It Was deemed the most impactful of all.
# Title Artist Occurrences BPM
1 As It Was Harry Styles 45 174
2 Blinding Lights The Weeknd 34 171
3 Stay (With Justin Bieber)  The Kid LAROI 48 170
4 good 4 u  Olivia Rodrigo 52 169
5 Mr Brightside The Killers 57 148
6 drivers license Olivia Rodrigo 52 144
7 Pompeii Bastille 35 127
8 Bad Habits Ed Sheeran 35 126
9 Dreams – 2004 Remastered Fleetwood Mac 34 120
10 Dynamite Tiao Cruz 34 120
11 Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey 44 118
12 Payphone Maroon 5, Wiz Khalifa 35 110
13 Riptide Vance Joy 43 102
14 Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd 33 98
15 Hey, Soul Sister Train 37 97
16 Party In The U.S.A Miley Cyrus 38 96
17 Africa TOTO 50 92
18 Replay Iyaz 35 91
19 Heat Waves Glass Animals 52 81
20 Hey Ya! Outkast! 33 80

Methodology: Spotify playlists mentioning ‘car’, ‘commute’, ‘driving’, ‘motorway’, ‘road’ and ‘roadtrip’ were analysed – covering 600 playlists and 39,399 songs. The songs and artists were then ordered by those appearing the most in our research, highlighting the most popular.

https://www.selectcarleasing.co.uk/news/article/most-popular-driving-songs