Dire Straits Beats Queen In Auto Trader Top Driving Song Poll

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A survey by Auto Trader of top driving songs reveals that the Dire Straits hit Sultans of Swing just beat Queen’s We Will Rock and Another One Bites the Dust. The survey also revealed that 76% of motorists turned up the volume when their favourite driving song came on the radio, 60% sang along (but only if by themselves in the car) and 38% used the steering wheel as a drum.

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A survey by Auto Trader of top driving songs reveals that the Dire Straits hit Sultans of Swing just beat Queen’s We Will Rock and Another One Bites the Dust. The survey also revealed that 76% of motorists turned up the volume when their favourite driving song came on the radio, 60% sang along (but only if by themselves in the car) and 38% used the steering wheel as a drum.

Worryingly, 7% said they ‘jigged about’ to the song, 2% played the air guitar and 1% sang into an
imaginary microphone!

The Auto Trader’s Top Ten Driving Songs are:

1. Sultans Of Swing (Dire Straits)
2. We Will Rock You (Queen)
3. Another One Bites the Dust (Queen)
4. Good Vibrations (Beach Boys)
5. Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)
6. All Right Now (Free)
7. Born In The USA (Bruce Spingsteen)
8. Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
9. I Heard It On The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
10. I Can’t Get No Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)

Nathan Coe, Group Director Auto Trader said: “We all have a favourite driving song and it’s interesting to note that although Auto Trader’s customers are from all age groups it is the hits from the 1970s, with four out of the top six, that dominate with only one recent hit making it into the top ten. Maybe they just don’t make them like they used to anymore.”

(Auto Trader Survey - May 2012: 1217 respondents)

About Auto Trader:

Auto Trader, the UK’s no 1 motoring website to sell your car, drives more leads to dealers than any other company in the UK. With over 10.8 million monthly unique users, carrying out over 135 million searches on new and used vehicles, Auto Trader dominates the online classifieds market. Over 2.2 million people access Auto Trader via their mobile phone every month, through the mobile-optimised site and apps developed for iPhone, Android and Nokia. Auto Trader is part of Trader Media Group. For more information, visit http://www.autotrader.co.uk

Trader Media Group is Europe’s largest specialist multi-media group and supplier of leading automotive marketing products and services. B2B brands included in the Trader Media Group stable include: Auto Trader, RAZSOR, 2nd Byte and Autotrade-mail. The Group also offers a range of other specialist classified listings and publications including Bike Trader, Truck & Plant Trader, Ad Trader, Motorhome and Caravan Trader, Farmers Trader and Top Marques as well as Dealer Update – with the largest reach in their sectors. Websites include autotrader.co.uk, vans.autotrader.co.uk, trucks.autotrader.co.uk, plant.autotrader.co.uk, farm.autotrader.co.uk, autotrader.co.uk/bikes, caravans.autotrader.co.uk and motorhomes.autotrader.co.uk. Trader Media Group operates in the UK, Ireland and South Africa and is jointly owned by Guardian Media Group and Apax Partners. For more information, visit http://www.tradermediagroup.com

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