Britain’s Top 40 Car Sing-Along Songs Revealed, Including Queen, Abba, and Bon Jovi

According to a poll of 2,000 motorists, Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now,’ Abba’s ‘Dancing Queen,’ and Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ have been voted Britain’s favorite car sing-along songs.

The study found that 78 percent of drivers sing in the car, although only 21 percent of them believe they are good singers.

Other popular sing-along songs include Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet Caroline,’ Meatloaf’s ‘Bat Out of Hell,’ and Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Go Your Own Way.’

Fleetwood Mac’s ‘The Chain,’ synonymous with Formula 1, also made it into the top 40, while Gary Numan’s ‘Cars’ narrowly missed out.

The survey, commissioned by Fiat and inspired by its all-electric 500 La Prima model featuring a JBL audio system, revealed that 42 percent of car singers consider singing to be essential to their driving experience, and 51 percent said it makes them happy.

However, 37 percent have had to endure tone-deaf passengers or drivers, which may dampen the mood of their journeys.

In response to the findings, Fiat has partnered with vocal coach Annabel Williams from The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent to provide top tips for becoming pitch-perfect while singing behind the wheel.

The study also found that 16 percent of motorists have been asked to stop singing in the car, and 11 percent have been embarrassed after being caught singing. Consequently, 18 percent have considered taking singing lessons.

Nearly two-thirds of respondents believe that music is essential for the optimum driving experience, with 62 percent stating that singing along makes long journeys go quicker. However, 54 percent find driving less enjoyable if they are forced to listen to music they don’t like, and 65 percent have argued over music choices during car journeys.

The poll indicated that pop music is the favorite genre for car sing-alongs (34 percent), followed by rock (20 percent), and R&B (four percent).

Fiat’s spokesperson stated, “Our research highlights the joy that singing in a car brings to drivers. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Annabel Williams to share her in-car singing tips – as it’s near silent on the road, we think it’s a great environment to sing in.”

Top 40 Best Songs to Sing Along to in the Car:

  1. Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
  2. Abba – Dancing Queen
  3. Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer
  4. Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
  5. Meatloaf – Bat Out of Hell
  6. Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
  7. The Killers – Mr Brightside
  8. Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
  9. Pharrell Williams – Happy
  10. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
  11. Spandau Ballet – Gold
  12. The Beatles – Hey Jude
  13. Fleetwood Mac – The Chain
  14. The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
  15. Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
  16. Rod Stewart – Maggie May
  17. Dire Straits – Money for Nothing
  18. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
  19. Steppenwolf – Born to Be Wild
  20. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  21. Take That – Never Forget
  22. Bryan Adams – Run to You
  23. Petula Clark – Downtown
  24. Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
  25. David Bowie – Let’s Dance
  26. David Bowie – Heroes
  27. Lady Gaga – Poker Face
  28. Rihanna – Umbrella
  29. Beyoncé – Single Ladies
  30. Duran Duran – Rio
  31. Frank Sinatra – Fly Me to the Moon
  32. Alanis Morissette – Ironic
  33. Frank Sinatra – My Way
  34. Katy Perry – Roar
  35. Harry Styles – As It Was
  36. Madonna – Holiday
  37. Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal
  38. Demi Lovato – Let It Go (from “Frozen”)
  39. Madonna – Like a Virgin
  40. Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough

Annabel Williams’ Top Five In-Car Singing Tips:

  1. Warm up: It’s important to warm up your voice before belting out those high notes in the car.
  2. Stay hydrated: Keep a bottle of water handy to keep your vocal cords lubricated.
  3. Breathe: Focus on proper breathing techniques to support your singing, even while seated in the car.
  4. Song choice: Pick songs that suit your voice and range to showcase your abilities.
  5. Singing in tune: Pay attention to the instruments in the song to help you stay on pitch.

Note: The article is based on a survey conducted by Fiat and the tips provided by vocal coach Annabel Williams.

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