The overwhelming majority of Brits love to placed on some bangers while driving, with simply 7 per cent of the nation preferring silence. And now Freddie Mercury’s Queen have topped a brand new UK poll of the most well-liked musicians to listen to while driving. The band behind Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You and Don’t Stop Me Now, beat the likes of ABBA and The Beatles.
Car-buying consultants at Perrys polled 1500 British adults to learn the way music alternative performs a job in the automobile on lengthy journeys.
It seems that youthful adults aged between 25 and 34 have been probably the most avid listeners, with 98 per cent agreeing that having tunes enjoying was essential.
By UK area, these dwelling in Kent and the West Midlands have been discovered to be the more than likely to listen to music throughout a protracted journey, with 100 per cent polled in these spots admitting they can’t drive in silence.
Here are the UK’s Top 10 musicians to listen to while driving, adopted by Britain’s favorite music genres to get pleasure from in the automobile.
The UK’s Top 10 musicians to listen to while driving:
1. Queen – 4.7%
2. Ed Sheeran – 2.7%
3. ABBA – 2.5%
4. Little Mix – 2%
5. Coldplay – 1.7%
6. The Beatles – 1.7%
7. Oasis – 1.6%
8. The Eagles – 1.6%
9. Fleetwood Mac – 1.5%
10. AC/DC – 1.5%
The UK’s Top 10 music genres to listen to while driving:
1. Pop – 34%
2. Rock – 15%
3. Country – 8%
4. Rap/Hip Hop – 7%
5. Talk radio/sport radio – 6%
6. Classical – 6%
7.Other Music – 5%
8. Jazz – 3%
9. Rhythm and Blues – 3%
10. Techno/House – 2%
This 12 months marks Queen’s fiftieth anniversary, however Brian May admits he finds it exhausting with out Freddie.
Speaking completely with Express.co.uk, the 73-year-old stated: “Well I’m proud. Of course, we’re proud of what we’ve finished and we’re nonetheless round.
“We simply sort of didn’t need to harp on it. We simply thought, ‘Let’s simply have a good time the truth that we’re nonetheless artistic.’
“I feel it additionally…as a result of Freddie’s not right here it adjustments our emotions slightly bit. There’s at all times going to be that little bit of…reticence in a way.”
Of course, not solely does this 12 months mark 50 years of Queen, but additionally 30 years since Freddie’s loss of life in 1991.
And following John Deacon’s retirement in the mid-90s, Brian and Roger Taylor have stored the show on the highway with collaborative singer Adam Lambert.
Brian added: “I’m very proud of what we do now with Adam. It’s been unimaginable, the kind of…the re-birth and response we’ve had around the globe.
“And it’s nice that we will personal our personal legacy, personal our personal materials and maintain it alive slightly than it being a museum piece or fossil.”