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Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin' named top driving song (Taylor Swift, Katy Perry on worst list!!)

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January

Journey's Don't Stop Believin' has been named the top song to drive your car to, according to a new survey by insurance.com. That's, of course, unless you're driving in South Detroit, which doesn't exist. Not even in a Journey song. (Steve Perry once told a reporter that "South Detroit" sounded better than "North Detroit" when writing the tune.)

Journey's Any Way You Want It also landed on the list at No. 4. Participants were allowed to choose up to five songs. It looks like most of them chose '80s songs. Here are the top tunes with percentage of the vote.

  • "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

In case you're wondering, yes, insurance.com also polled the worst songs to drive to. And yeah, some '80s tunes made that list too:

  • "Who Let the Dogs Out?" by The Baha Men: 29 percent
  • "We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift: 25 percent
  • "Believe" by Cher: 22 percent
  • "Feelings" by Morris Albert: 20 percent
  • "Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna: 18 percent
  • "Firework" by Katy Perry: 18 percent
  • "Mambo #5" by Lou Bega: 18 percent
  • "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt: 14 percent
  • "Arms Wide Open" by Creed: 13 percent
  • "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor: 12 percent
  • "Let's Hear it for the Boy" by Deniece Williams: 12 percent
  • "Caribbean Queen" by Billy Ocean: 10 percent
  • "Maneater" by Hall and Oates: 10 percent
  • "We Built this City" by Jefferson Starship: 8 percent
  • "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler: 8 percent

[Last modified: Monday, January 13, 2014 2:18pm]

    

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