Rock to the sound of UK motorists

Rock music is the nation's favourite when it comes to driving playlists, research has shown.

Used-car supermarket Carcraft has shown that Britons love nothing more than the sound of a powerhouse guitar when they get behind the wheel.

Among the top five bands to rock out to are classic legends such as Pink Floyd, Queen and AC/DC, with modern bands Oasis and Kings of Leon completing the list.

But while headbanging along can lighten up a dull drive, motorists need to make sure they remain safe behind the wheel to avoid car insurance premium hikes.

Researchers also found that while many of us would baulk at the idea of showcasing our mediocre-to-non-existent talents on X Factor, we do enjoy belting out a tune in the privacy of our own cars.

Meatloaf's Bat out of Hell topped the list of songs to join in with on the road, while Queen scored a rock double in the top five as We Will Rock You and Bohemian Rhapsody are also among the most popular sing-a-longs.

Julia Dallimore, head of marketing at Carcraft, said: "Choosing to listen to some of the rock classics could be a sign that people find familiar music and sounds help them feel happy and at ease whilst driving."

The most popular bands Britons listen to behind the wheel:

1. Pink Floyd

2. Queen

3. Oasis

4. AC/DC

5. Kings of Leon

The top five ditties UK motorists like to sing along to:

1. Bat out of Hell - Meat Loaf

2. The Flood - Take That

3. We Will Rock You - Queen

4. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

5. Firework - Katy Perry

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