Whether you take long trips regularly, commute to and from work, or are always busy dropping the kids here and there, you more than likely listen to music in your car. As well as making a journey more enjoyable, music can help us stay alert and calm while driving. Many of us even feel that certain music even helps us to concentrate.
According to experts, music can influence everyday behaviour and can alter our moods in a positive way. Similarly, certain music can negatively affect our mood. It’s important to keep positive and calm while driving, to avoid any behaviour that could result in a road accident. So, make sure the music you listen to follows these pointers...
- Listen to music you like, otherwise it may annoy you while you drive.
- Avoid aggressive genres like heavy metal or drum and bass - that aggression could transfer into your driving.
- Choose tracks that communicate happy emotions that will keep you upbeat while you drive.
- Listen to repetitive songs, these and your favourite tracks work well as background noise.
We’ve compiled a list of our favourite driving songs so you can make the perfect playlist, for every occasion:
Road trip wonders:
The Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
The Passenger - Iggy Pop
Down Under - Men At Work
We Are The People - Empire Of The Sun
Don’t You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
Easy like Sunday morning:
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
One More Night - Michael Kiwanuka
Come And Get Your Love - Redbone
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Ismael Kamawool
Calming traffic tracks:
Only Time - Enya
King & Cross - Asgéir
Canon in D - The Elegance of Pachelbel
Young And Beautiful - Lana Del Rey
Keep Your Head Up - Ben Howard
Monday morning motivational hits:
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Cheap Thrills - Sia
Blue Monday - New Order
Bad Girls - Donna
Summer Busy Earnin’ – Jungle