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WOOO! Summer is HERE! School is out, classes are over. We’ve finally made it to that time of year again when you want to roll down the windows and blast the best driving songs. How do you usually feel when you play music in the car? Honda found that 48% of drivers experience a lift in their mood when they listen to music in the car. 40% of people feel more relaxed when their favorite music is playing as they drive. Over 20% feel they have more energy as they listen to music while driving and almost 25% feel more focused when driving with tunes. It’s also no surprise that over 25% of people surveyed have a designated car playlist.

But, not sure what to play? Honda has you covered. The car company decided to conduct a survey of the songs most played from every year since the first Honda Civic came out in 1972.

From a previous survey of parent drivers by Honda, these are the songs played in the average family car. In this survey, Honda reached out to over 2,000 UK-based adults aged 18+ who drive regularly via OnePoll.

This is Honda’s list of the 50 Top Driving Songs from every year since 1972.

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  • 1972: Alice Cooper - School's Out

  • 1973: The Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine 

  • 1974: Queen - Killer Queen 

  • 1975: Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces 

  • 1976: Chicago - If You Leave Me Now 

  • 1977: Earth, Wind & Fire - Fantasy

  • 1978: Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick 

  • 1979: The Specials - A Message To You Rudy 

  • 1980: Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall 

  • 1981: Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime 

  • 1982: Imagination - Just an Illusion

  • 1983: Herbie Hancock - Rockit 

  • 1984: Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

  • 1985: Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule The World 

  • 1986: Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is 

  • 1987: Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full - Seven Minutes Of Madness - The Coldcut Remix 

  • 1988: Inner City - Big Fun 

  • 1989: Soul II Soul - Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) 

  • 1990: Oleta Adams - Get Here 

  • 1991: Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy 

  • 1992: Arrested Development - People Everyday

  • 1993: Jamiroquai - Blow Your Mind 

  • 1994: Youssou N'Dour Feat Nen eh Cherry - 7 Seconds 

  • 1995: Oasis - Wonderwall 

  • 1996: Faithless - Insomnia 

  • 1997: Ultra Naté - Free 

  • 1998: Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine 

  • 1999: Moloko - Sing It Back 

  • 2000: Coldplay - Trouble

  • 2001: David Gray - Sail Away

  • 2002: Justin Timberlake - Like I Love You 

  • 2003: Beyonce – Crazy In Love 

  • 2004: Keane - Somewhere Only We Know

  • 2005: Jennifer Lopez - Get Right 

  • 2006: Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

  • 2007: Timbaland Feat Keri Hilson & D.O.E - The Way I Are

  • 2008: Madonna Feat Justin Timberlake & Timbaland - 4 Minutes 

  • 2009: Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow 

  • 2010: Lady A – Need You Now

  • 2011: Bruno Mars - Grenade 

  • 2012: Emeli Sandé - Next To Me 

  • 2013: Daft Punk – Get Lucky 

  • 2014: James Bay - Hold Back The River 

  • 2015: Hozier - Take Me To Church 

  • 2016: Drake Feat Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance 

  • 2017: Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes 

  • 2018: Rag’n’Bone Man - Human 

  • 2019: Calvin Harris and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man - Giant

  • 2020: The Weeknd - Blinding Lights

  • 2021: Silk Sonic Feat Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak - Leave The Door Open

  • 2022: Dave – Starlight