Deep Purple, Queen and AC/DC amongst top driving songs

Did your favourite band make it into Planet Rock's top 10?


If by some miracle you find yourself on a stretch of British motorway that’s free of 12-mile tailbacks or never-ending road works, it’s only natural to rest your right foot that bit more heavily on the accelerator and crank up the radio.


Everyone knows that music makes driving more fun, and those with taste realise that rock music enhances the experience of being behind the wheel tenfold. If you need proof, remember that TV’s premier champion of all things automotive, Top Gear, features a modified Allman Brothers track as its theme. Rock and driving go together like denim and leather.

So what’s your favourite driving tune? Maybe something by AC/DC? Deep Purple? The Quo?

Well, if you answered Golden Earring’s 1973 single Radar Love, you’re not alone. The Dutch one-hit-wonders have just topped a poll by digital radio station Planet Rock, who’ve been canvassing listeners all summer to uncover the best driving song of all time.

Did your favourite tune make the list? Check out the listeners’ top 10 picks of hard drivin’ hard rock below and find out…

1. Golden Earring – Radar Love

2. Deep Purple – Highway Star

3. AC/DC – Highway to Hell

4. Steppenwolf – Born to Be Wild

5. Meatloaf – Bat Out of Hell

6. Boston – More Than a Feeling

7. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Freebird

8. Motörhead – Ace of Spades

9. Deep Purple – Speed King

10. Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now


Can you think of any anthems missed off the list? Post a comment and let us know…