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Most people love listening to music while driving, but new research finds that some songs are safer to listen to behind the wheel than others. You know exactly what this is about. A song you love comes on the radio and you start singing, dancing, pumping your fist, banging your head, and pushing the pedal to the metal. Not exactly the best way to get your “safe driver discount,” is it?

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A study by South China University of Technology ranks the most and least dangerous driving songs. Green Day’s “American Idiot” is the most dangerous song to drive to, followed by Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.”


Top Five Most Dangerous Driving Songs

  1. “American Idiot” – Green Day
  2. “Party in the U.S.A.” – Miley Cyrus
  3. “Mr. Brightside” – The Killers
  4. “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers
  5. “Born to Run” – Bruce Springsteen

As for the safest song to drive to, that honor goes to Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” followed by Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under the Bridge.”


Top Five Safest Driving Songs

  1. “Stairway to Heaven” – Led Zeppelin
  2. “Under the Bridge” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  3. “God’s Plan” – Drake
  4. “Africa” – Toto
  5. “Location” – Khalid