What Songs Drive You Crazy?

Tue 9th May 2023

"Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen, "Dancing Queen" by Abba, and "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi are the most popular songs to sing in the car in Britain says new research from Fiat.

A survey of 2,000 drivers found that 78% of them sing in the car, but only 21% of those who like to sing in the car think they're any good.

Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," Meatloaf's "Bat Out of Hell," and Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way" are also great songs to ride to. "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac, which is often associated with Formula 1, also made the top 40, while "Cars" by Gary Numan just missed out.

42% of people who like to sing in the car said that it is "essential" to their driving experience, and 51% said that it makes them happy. But 37% have had to listen to tone-deaf riders or drivers while on the road, which probably made their trips a little less happy-making.

Fiat launched the study to showcase the all-electric 500 La Prima, which has a JBL sound system.

“I love being able to sing in the car without judgement (unless you have passengers of course!),” Annabel said. “Ultimately though singing should be something enjoyed by everyone, no matter what their level. Singing is therapeutic and always makes people feel better.

“Whatever your ability, I’ve put together five top tips to help you become pitch-perfect behind the wheel, and I’m very excited to reveal that Fiat is giving away five free singing lessons with me in the new all-electric Fiat 500.”

Based on what they found, the Italian car company has teamed up with Annabel Williams, the vocal coach for The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, to offer free singing lessons to people who like to sing off-key in their cars and give them tips on how to get better at it.

The study also found that 16% of drivers have been told to stop singing while driving, and 11% have been embarrassed after being caught. Because of this, 18% have thought about taking singing lessons.

Almost two-thirds (64%) say that music is important for the best driving experience, and 62 % say that singing along makes long trips go by faster. 54% of people don't like driving as much when they have to listen to music they don't like, and 65% have gotten into fights in the car over the choice of music.

The study, which was done through OnePoll, found that pop music is what drivers like to sing along to the most (34%), followed by rock (20%) and R&B (4%).