Dire Straits beats Queen in Auto Trader top driving song poll

Dire Straits hit Sultans of Swing has beaten Queen's We Will Rock and Another One Bites the Dust in a survey by Auto Trader of the UK's top ten driving songs.

The survey also revealed that 76% of motorists turned up the volume when their favourite driving song came on the radio, 60% sang along (but only if by themselves in the car) and 38% used the steering wheel as a drum.

Worryingly, 7% said they 'jigged about' to the song, 2% played the air guitar and 1% sang into an imaginary microphone!

The Auto Trader Top Ten Driving Songs are:

1. Sultans Of Swing (Dire Straits)

2. We Will Rock You (Queen)

3. Another One Bites the Dust (Queen)

4. Good Vibrations (Beach Boys)

5. Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)

6. All Right Now (Free)

7. Born In The USA (Bruce Springsteen)

8. Rolling In The Deep (Adele)

9. I Heard It On The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)

10. I Can't Get No Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)

Nathan Coe, Group Director Auto Trader said: "We all have a favourite driving song and it's interesting to note that although Auto Trader's customers are from all age groups it is the hits from the 1970s, with four out of the top six, that dominate with only one recent hit making it into the top ten. Maybe they just don't make them like they used to anymore."

For more information about Auto Trader visit www.autotrader.co.uk

13.07.2012 | General

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