A British insurance company surveyed a selection of its clients and concluded that The Killers' "Mr. Brightside" is Britain's most popular driving song.
That's not a bad tune to keep you singing and honking along. It made me wonder what makes a good driving song? Is it the lyrical references to the act of driving, the soothing quality to manage your road rage or does it just need to be steady tune to make that frantic every day commute to work a little less cumbersome?
When I think about "driving music" I think about music that fits the road - music that takes you places and that keeps you pepped and focused while also giving you something hooky to sing along to (if you dare). From a list of dozens of songs, I compiled a playlist of ten driving tunes. I don't drive much, but if it is a road trip, these are some of the songs, I'd pop into the CD player. (Listen to some of the songs on Mixwit.)
What songs do you like to drive (or commute) with? Read, comment and discuss after the jump.