A new survey has revealed the UK’s top songs to make you feel good when you’re driving a car.
Classic songs provide more of a mood-boost for drivers than modern day hits, according to the nationwide survey of 2,000 motorists by SEAT UK.
Out of the top 10 songs to play in the car to improve mental wellbeing, eight were recorded in the 1970s and 1980s, with Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody coming out on top.
The research was conducted as part of the Spanish car maker’s partnership with the Music 4 Mental Health concert in November 2018. The inaugural fund-raising gig in London saw the likes of Ed Sheeran and James Arthur supporting mental health issues among young people.
Pop and rock music were considered to be the best genres of music to listen to in the car, whilst nearly two-thirds (64%) of respondents said listening to different types of music while driving changes their mood.
Top 20 feelgood songs
|Top 20||Artist / Group||Song||Percentage|
|3.||Bon Jovi||Livin’ on a Prayer||34.5%|
|4.||The Proclaimers||I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)||30.4%|
|5.||Survivor||Eye of the Tiger||29.5%|
|6.||Katrina and the Waves||Walking on Sunshine||29.1%|
|7.||Wham!||Wake Me Up Before You Go Go||28.4%|
|9.||Cyndi Lauper||Girls Just Wanna Have Fun||26.1%|
|10.||Black Eyed Peas||I Gotta Feeling||23.8%|
|11.||Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell||Ain’t No Mountain High Enough||23.6%|
|12.||Journey||Don’t Stop Believing||23.1%|
|14.||Greatest Showman||This Is Me||20.7%|
|17.||The Darkness||I Believe in a Thing Called Love||14.7%|
|18.||Bob Marley||Three Little Birds||14.1%|
|19.||Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa||One Kiss||12.2%|
|20.||DJ Otzi||Hey Baby!||6.9%|
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Simon Gunning, CEO of the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), said: “CALM is an organisation that has always worked closely with the music community.
“Music can help us through life’s rough times and can make good times even better – that’s why we were delighted to partner with SEAT at M4MH and we look forward to working together in 2019.”