The Best Driving Songs in Rock History
Yesterday, an auto insurance website released a survey ranking the Best (and Worst) Driving Songs of All Time. According to the approximately 2,000 drivers they polled, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” is the greatest driving song in rock history.
Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” finished second in their survey, followed by AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long” and another Journey song, “Any Way You Want It”. Tom Cochrane’s “Life is Highway” rounded out the Top 5.
Conspicuously absent from the survey were classic road themed rock anthems such as Golden Earring’s “Radar Love” and “I Can’t Drive 55″ from Sammy Hagar. While they weren’t included in the Top 5, the survey did credit both of those songs as the top “write in” choices.
As for the worst driving song of all time. By an overwhelming margin, the loser is….”Who Let the Dogs Out?” by the Baja Men. While it’s hard to argue with their choice for the worst driving song of all time, the most popular songs in this survey are certainly questionable. With all due respect to Journey, “Don’t Stop Believin'” isn’t even about driving. With so many great rock anthems to choose from, it’s sad that more songs were not included in this survey. Which begs the question, what classic rock song gets you pumped up when you’re behind the wheel?