Who Is It? HiQ Reveal Number One Driving Anthem


More than 200 UK motorists have declared The Who's 'My Generation' as the best driving anthem of all time, the HiQ fast fit network can reveal.

HiQ commissioned a survey to discover which track is the most enjoyable to listen to in the car, and Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend's inimitable sounds were deemed the most popular amongst drivers.

Meanwhile, a separate poll to find the most popular album put Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' at the top of the charts.

In a top 10 singles list dominated by rock and indie related artists, Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now' is second in the chart, with Steppenwolf (Born to be Wild) third, The Prodigy fourth (Firestarter) and David Bowie fifth (Heroes)

HiQ's marketing manager Geraldine McGovern said "We didn't know what to expect when we put the question to drivers. We had a lot of different suggestions, which we are well used to, as we stock a whole host of different tyres at our forecourts!

"If I said I had heard of all of the entries I would be lying, but we thought The Who was a good choice which we weren't unhappy with!"

HiQ can lay no claim to uplifting music keeping motorists alert when making long journeys, but the network does encourage drivers to take a break if tired, and to plan every lengthy journey in advance.

Geraldine added: "Participating centres are all offering free vehicle health checks to ensure that cars are in good, safe working order.

"These eight-point checks are offered free of charge in an attempt to assist motorists wherever possible."

For details of your nearest HiQ centre click on www.hiqonline.co.uk 

HiQ's top 10 driving tunes of all time are: 1. The Who - My Generation; 2. Queen - Don't Stop Me Now; 3. Steppenwolf - Born to be Wild; 4. The Prodigy - Firestarter; 5. David Bowie - Heroes; 6. Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire; 7. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run; 8. Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling; 9. Elbow - One Day Like This; 10. Take That - Never Forget.

HiQ's top 10 driving albums are: 1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon; 2. The Beatles - Revolver; 3. Coldplay - Parachutes; 4. Radiohead - The Bends 5. U2 - The Joshua Tree; 6. Oasis - Definitely Maybe; 7. REM - Automatic for the People; 8. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds; 9. The Stokes - Is This It? 10. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On.

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