- Bohemian Rhapsody, by Queen, tops the list of favorite songs for drivers
- 90% of drivers claim that listening to music while driving provides a sense of well-being, according to a survey by SEAT UK
- The key lies in the dopamine that is released in response to a pleasurable stimulus, such as a song we like
The top 20
- Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
- Dancing Queen, ABBA
- Livin’ on a Prayer, Bon Jovi
- I’m Gonna Be (500 miles), The Proclaimers
- Eye of the Tiger, Survivor
- Walking on Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves
- Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Wham!
- Happy, Pharrell
- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Cindy Lauper
- I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
- Don’t Stop Believing, Journey
- Wonderwall, Oasis
- This Is Me, The Greatest Showman
- Roar, Katy Perry
- Hey Ya!, Outkast
- I Believe in a Thing Called Love, The Darkness
- Three Little Birds, Bob Marley
- One Kiss, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
- Hey Baby!, DJ Otzi
and five aspects that make them a hit song(according to Pablo Cano, musician, producer and composer of more than 500 tracks)
- Rhythm. 2/4 or 4/4 beats are easy to identify and dance to;
they are as familiar as our own heartbeat.
- Harmonics. Major keys (C major, D major…) bring a sense of
“vitality and joy”. Furthermore, the idea that less is more also
applies to music: “Many hit songs only have 3 or 4 chords”.
- Structure. It must be logical so that people listening can
anticipate which part is coming up depending on the style of the song.
- Lyrics. They are generally uncomplicated, “so that anyone can
understand the message and identify with it”.The goal is to
- Chorus. “It has to have a simple melody that is easy to sing”. It is what the listener is going to remember, so making it repetitive is very important.