Best and Worst Songs to Drive to

Most people enjoy listening to music while driving. Did you know there are studies that report “safe songs” and “dangerous songs”? The researchers asked four female and four male drivers to drive 250 miles using the MotorMate app, that would monitor their driving, and then drive a further 250 miles with the app while listening to a different playlist. The data from the app and the footage filmed were given to Dr. Simon Moore, a respected London University psychologist, to review. He was able to identify trends in the types of music that result in more dangerous driving. Dr. Moore said: “Music that is noisy, upbeat and increases your heart rate is a deadly mix. Fast beats can cause excitement and arousal that can lead people to concentrate more on the music than on the road. In addition, a fast tempo can cause people to subconsciously speed up to match the beat of the song. Also, listening to music you don’t like can cause stress and distraction and this also negatively affects driving.” Here are the top five songs that he claims you shouldn’t listen to while driving:
  • Hey Mama – The Black Eyed Peas
  • Dead on Arrival – Fall Out Boy
  • Paper Planes – M.I.A
  • Walkie Talkie Man – Steriogram
  • Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses
Here are the top songs that he claims you should listen to while driving:
  • Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  • Billionaire Feat. Bruno Mars – Travie McCoy
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • The Scientist – Coldplay
  • Tiny Dancer – Elton John
  • Cry Me a River – Justin Timberlake
  • I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
  • Karma Police – Radiohead
  • Never Had a Dream Come True – S Club 7
  • Skinny Love – Bon Iver
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