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PRS for Music puts ‘jam’ into Bank Holiday Traffic Jam 

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Friday 28th August 2009

Meatloaf Tops UK's Favourite Driving Song Chart 

PRS for Music puts ‘jam’ into Bank Holiday Traffic Jam


As the bank holiday approaches and driving misery faces millions of motorists, PRS for Music reveals the UK’s favourite driving songs.


UK’s Favourite Driving Song Chart
1. Bat out of Hell – Meatloaf
2. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
3. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
4. Mr. Brightside – The Killers
5. Dancing Queen – ABBA
6. Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
7. I want to Break Free – Queen
8. Thriller – Michael Jackson
9. Sweet Child of Mine – Guns and Roses
10. Freebird – Lynryd Skynrd

Source: PRS for Music*

26 million cars are registered on British roads and it’s therefore inevitable that this Bank Holiday many of us will be stuck listening to music in our cars.

Ellis Rich, Chairman at PRS for Music, said: “Bank holidays can be stressful times if you’re stuck in a traffic jam but picking the right song can help.   The results clearly show that even if you’re queuing on the motorway the right tune can alleviate the boredom and remind you of the open road.” 


For more information, get in touch:

Votive Communications – Simon Chan  - 020 7353 9304

* The chart is based on a survey of 1,000 UK respondents conducted by PRS for Music.

PRS for Music:
PRS for Music is the leading copyright and royalty collection society representing 60,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.  A not-for-profit organisation it ensures music creators are paid whenever their music is played.

PRS for Music provides business and community groups easy access to 10m songs through its music licences.  In an industry worth £3.18bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and can provide data for all aspects of the business: live, broadcast, sales, online, touring and music creation and up to date analysis, research and trends about the industry.



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