Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin'' Voted Best Song for Driving

Monday, January 13th 2014

A new survey identifies the best and worst songs for the road, plus some guilty pleasures.

Foster City, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014

Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" has been voted the best song for driving, while "Who Let the Dogs Out?" by The Baha Men was picked as the worst, according to an survey. commissioned a survey of 2,000 drivers and asked them to choose 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 1975 rock-opera "Bohemian Rhapsody," AC/DC's classic "You Shook Me All Night Long," another Journey tune from the 80s, "Any Way You Want It" and Tom Cochrane's 1991 hit "Life is a Highway."

The following percentage of voters chose these songs as the best car music:

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

Percentages total more than 100 because respondents were allowed to choose up to five songs.

"Some people mock the Bay Area balladeers, but there's no denying Journey has a fan base, given they took two of the top five spots for songs that people enjoy when driving," said Michelle Megna, managing editor of

Respondents could also provide their own picks for songs that make you want to crank up the volume when behind the wheel. "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC, "Radar Love" by Golden Earring and "I Can't Drive 55" by Sammy Hagar topped the list of write-in choices.

One-hit wonders The Baha Men, country-crossover superstar Taylor Swift and the iconic Cher take the top three spots for songs that make drivers want to change the station immediately. The following percentages of voters chose these songs as the worst car music: