Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now' tops list of the UK's favourite driving songs

22 August 2019, 09:44 | Updated: 22 August 2019, 14:07

By Bella Wallington

The 1979 Queen classic ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ has been listed by British motorists as the most inspiring song to drive to.

The hit surpassed the likes of Survivor, Lady Gaga and Pharrell Williams’ well-known driving anthems.

Freddie Mercury was also listed as the most inspiring artist from the survey.

The Story of... 'Don't Stop Me Now'

Music has been found to be a huge stress reliever, with 66% of those taking part in the survey saying they would rather listen to music than speak to their fellow passengers in the car.

However, pop still seems to be the most listened-to category, with 47% of motorists voting it the most inspirational type of music.

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now (Official Video)

Following closely behind was rock at 34%, then dance music at 15%.

Andy Marfleet from Goodyear Tyres said that due to the "huge amount of time (spent) in our cars (we can clearly see)… that music plays a vital role in keeping drivers motivated whilst on the road."

The UK's top five driving hits:

1). Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen (42%)

2). Eye of the Tiger by Survivor (28%)

3). Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi (26%)

4). Simply the Best by Tina Turner (23%)

5). Happy by Pharrell Williams (18%)

Meanwhile, 'Don't Stop Me Now' broke the 500 million views barrier on YouTube this week, soon after 'Bohemian Rhapsody' became the first song from the 20th century to attract 1 billion views.