KFIX Rock News: Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” Voted Best Driving Song

journeyEveryone likes to hop in the car, turn on the radio and crank up some tunes, but which songs are the very best to drive to?

The website Insurance.com posed the question to 2,000 licensed drivers, both men and women, aged 18 and older, and the tune that came in at the top of the list is Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

The tally is made up mostly of classic rock and pop songs, with Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” finishing in second place, AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Love” at #3, Journey’s “Any Way You Want It” at #4 and, aptly, Tom Cochrane’s road anthem “Life Is a Highway” at #5.

Additional tunes landing in the top 20 include hits by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen,Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Beatles and The Clash.

Insurance.com also asked the drivers which songs make them turn off their car radios, and the winner, er, loser was “Who Let the Dogs Out?” by The Baha Men.

Other tunes that were unpopular include Jefferson Starship’s “We Built This City,” Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach,” Hall and Oates’ “Maneater,” Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” Cher’s “Believe,” Morris Albert’s “Feelings,” Creed’s “With Arms Wide Open” and Lou Bega’s “Mambo #5.”

Here is Insurance.com’s full top 20 list of the best songs for driving:

“Don’t Stop Believin’” — Journey (30 percent)
“Bohemian Rhapsody” — Queen (27 percent)
“You Shook Me All Night Long” — AC/DC (22 percent)
“Any Way You Want It” — Journey (22 percent)
“Life Is a Highway” — Tom Cochrane (21 percent)
“Dancing Queen” — ABBA (19 percent)
“American Girl” — Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (16 percent)
“Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” — Michael Jackson (15 percent)
“Born to Run” — Bruce Springsteen (14 percent)
“Fortunate Son” — Creedence Clearwater Revival (14 percent)
“September” — Earth, Wind and Fire (13 percent)
“Every Day Is a Winding Road” — Sheryl Crow (13 percent)
“California Love” — 2Pac (13 percent)
“Drive My Car” — The Beatles (13 percent)
“Little Red Corvette” — Prince (13 percent)
“Runnin’ Down a Dream” — Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (12 percent)
“This Is How We Do It” — Montell Jordan (11 percent)
“I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” — The Proclaimers (9 percent)
“Holiday” — Madonna (9 percent)
“London Calling” — The Clash (6 percent)

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