Bohemian Rhapsody claims the top spot as the ultimate car sing-a-long song (+ our own car playlist)

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody has been voted the ultimate sing-a-long song of all time, in a study by the AA*looking at the songs that bring us together during car journeys.

The 1975 anthem was followed by Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer in second place just ahead of the cheesy classic, Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond and more questionable choices like ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen and’The Final Countdown’ also coming into the list.

The research found that over half (51%) of holiday makers will be joining in on a sing-a-long, belting out an average of eight tunes on a road trip. To help keep the nation’s show on the road, the AA has revealed the top sing-a-long songs for the first big driving weekend of the year, after 95% said that music makes the journey fly by. Pop songs are most likely to spark an impromptu singing session and grime music is the least popular genre for a sing-a-long. Drivers are so keen to not miss a beat that nearly half (45%) have driven past their destination so that they can carry on listening to their favourite tunes. The clear majority (84%) claim that they would find it unbearable to not have music in the car.

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Cheryl Calverley, Marketing Director at the AA, comments: “Our research has shown that we’re more likely to sing in the car than anywhere else, with group sing-a-longs forming special memories for 74% of us. It’s no coincidence that the favourite sing-a-long song, Bohemian Rhapsody, also featured in the famous car scene from the hit movie Wayne’s World. “We hope that this sing-a-long playlist helps contribute to these experiences and show that car journeys can be as fun as the destination this bank holiday.”

1. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
2. Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
3. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
4. Dancing Queen – ABBA
5. Don’t Stop Believin’ – The Journey
6. I will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
7. Wonderwall – Oasis
8. Hotel California – The Eagles
9. Hey Jude – The Beatles
10. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
11. Mr Brightside – The Killers
12. Angels – Robbie Williams
13. Bat Out of Hell – Meatloaf
14. Beat It – Michael Jackson
15. Girls Just Wanna have fun – Cyndi Lauper
16. The final Countdown – Europe
17. Let it Go – Frozen
18. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
19. Everything’s Gonna be Alright – Bob Marley
20. Rolling in the Deep – Adele
21. Thriller – Michael Jackson
22. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
23. Imagine – John Lennon
24. Hey ya – Outkast
25. Let’s Dance – David Bowie

And our playlist:

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

Melissa, 22. Editor. Student, music journalist, probably talking about Blur or Bowie