Insurance.com surveyed 2,000 adult drivers about the best and worst songs for driving, as well as music that they “secretly listen to” in the car.
Rounding out the top five were Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long,” Journey’s “Any Way You Want It” and Tom Cochrane’s “Life Is a Highway.”
The survey also allowed respondents to submit personal picks: “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC , “Radar Love” by Golden Earring and “I Can’t Drive 55” by Sammy Hagar topped the write-in choices.
One-hit wonders The Baha Men, country-crossover superstar Taylor Swift (“We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together”) and the usually iconic Cher (“Believe”) take the top three spots for songs that make drivers want to change the station immediately.
Other dial-spinners included “Feelings” by Morris Albert, “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna, “Firework” by Katy Perry and “Mambo #5” by Lou Bega.
Drivers were also asked to write in the names of songs and artists that make them want to tune out immediately. “Baby” by Justin Bieber, “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus and “any type of rap” were among the most popular losers.
Most people have a band, station or artist they listen to when driving—but that they don’t want others to know about. Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Journey, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Justin Bieber and Madonna all made this list.
Stations or talk shows on the secret-listening list include National Public Radio, Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern.
When guilty-pleasure listening is broken down by gender, tied for the top write-in response for women are gospel music and Eminem; for men, Adele and 2Pac.