Music makes road trips even more fun. They set a tone, provide a beat, add excitement or ease you into relaxation. Insurance.com conducts a nationwide poll every few years, and found that while on the road classic rock and country artists tend to dominate people’s preferences. Men typically prefer classic rock, women often opt for country. Other popular music genres include pop, hip-hop, and , but the most popular music genre for road trips is actually country for women, but classic rock for men. The most popular songs included:
- “Bohemian Rhapsody”by Queen
- “Don’t Stop Believin'”by Journey (which topped the survey in 2014)
- “Highway To Hell”by AC/DC
- “Life Is A Highway”by Tom Cochrane
- “Dancing Queen”by ABBA
- “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”by Michael Jackson
- “I Can’t Drive 55”by Sammy Hagar
Along with relatively newer hits (as in, this millenium), including:
- “Uptown Funk”by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
- “Old Town Road”by Lil’ Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus
- “Can’t Stop the Feeling”by Justin Timberlake
- “Shut Up and Drive”by Rihanna
- “Mr. Brightside”by The Killers
- “Lookin’ For A Good Time”by Lady A
Do you sing while driving? According to the Insurance.com survey, “A whopping 90% of women say they sing while driving compared to 73% of men. Men are more likely to play imaginary instruments (16% of men and 5% of women play air drums and 11% of men and 5% of women play air guitar).” Meanwhile, I’m guessing that all of us tap along to the beat on the steering wheel at times.
Radio still rules, by the way! Despite all the options for hearing music in your car, including satellite radio and streaming, good ol' AM/FM radio is still the most frequent way people crank up their tunes.
We'd love to know what your favorite road trip songs are. Get more information on the survey that was taken, and submit some of your favorites on my StateTrunkTour,com road trip website! You never know, we might just start playing those songs more often on 95.7...