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Don’t Stop Me Now is the number one driving song in the UK, a study has revealed.

The single which was released in 1979 was one of three Queen hits to feature in the top ten.

Mr Brightside, the first single released by The Killers was runner up.

And Bohemian Rhapsody was the nation’s third favourite tune in a poll of 1,000 UK adults by OSV Ltd.

Other songs featured in the top ten include: Wonderwall by Oasis, Dancing Queen by Abba, Born to be Wild by Steppenwolf and Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon.


  1. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  2. Mr Brightside – The Killers
  3. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  4. Wonderwall – Oasis
  5. Dancing Queen – Abba
  6. Born to Be Wild – Steppenwolf
  7. Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
  8. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  9. Somebody to Love – Queen
  10. The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson


Debbie Kirkley, Co-Founder of OSV Ltd said: “The right song has the ability to turn even a traffic jam into an enjoyable experience.”

“It’s great to see a mix of classic rock and pop songs feature in the top ten. Queen songs are regularly listed as top driving songs, but it is also great to see fellow British Band Oasis feature in the list.”

OSV also wanted to find out the nation’s favourite artist to listen to in the car. Unsurprisingly, Queen reigned supreme, beating the likes of Abba and Oasis in the national poll. However, Londoners prefer Michael Jackson, Scots favour Oasis and women voted for Abba.

Full Survey Results


Who do you most like to listen to when driving?


Michael Jackson12.70%
The Killers12%
Kings of Leon11.70%

Artists named more than once in the “other” category include:

The Radio
Jay Z
Taylor Swift
The Beatles

What is your favourite driving song?

Don’t Stop Me Now8%
Mr Brightside7.60%
Bohemian Rhapsody7.30%
Dancing Queen5.70%
Born to Be Wild5.60%
Sex on Fire5.30%
Billie Jean4.70%
Somebody to Love3.70%
The Way You Make Me Feel3.60%
Take a Chance on Me3.30%
Beat It3.30%
We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions3%
Mamma Mia3%
Don’t Look Back in Anger3%
Crazy Little Thing Called Love2.40%
Under Pressure2.30%
Highway to Hell2.30%
Park Life2.30%
Smile Like You Mean It1.70%

Songs named more than once in the “other” category include:

Bat Out Of Hell
Living on a Prayer

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