Robbie songs 'male guilty pleasure'

Many male motorists have admitted to the guilty pleasure of singing Robbie Williams tracks when they are alone behind the wheel, a poll has shown.

A survey of nearly 3,000 drivers by Spanish car firm Seat found that tracks by the singer, who is rejoining the band Take That, top the list of favourite songs men secretly sing when driving without any company, followed by Abba hits.

According to the study, 14% of men and 11% of women said they have embarrassing closet musical tastes which they indulge only in their cars.

More than half of those polled (55%) said they saw their car as a "personal sanctuary".

Conor McNicholas, former editor of both NME and Top Gear magazine, said: "Let's face it, many of us fancy ourselves as a bit of a lead singer and turn our cars into our own personal karaoke booths.

"Who hasn't given their all to a classic fist-in-the-air ballad whilst waiting for the lights to change?"

Other favourite choices for male drivers included songs by Cyndi Lauper, Kylie Minogue and the Spice Girls.

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