Study lists safest and most dangerous driving songs


“Come away with Me” was rated the safest driving song.

Is driving ability affected by the music the driver is listening to? According to at least one study, the answer is yes. teamed up with a London University psychologist, Dr. Simon Moore, to determine which songs were the safest and which were the most dangerous.

The study found that hip-hop caused women to drive more aggressively, and heavy metal caused men to drive faster. Even classical music was worse for driving responsibly than no music at all.


Moore also found that noisy, upbeat music increases heart rate and should be avoided while driving, while the optimum tempo mimics the human heartbeat at around 60 to 80 beats per minute.

Here's a look at the Top 10 safest driving songs:

1. "Come away with Me," Norah Jones
2. "Billionaire Feat. Bruno Mars," Travie McCoy
3. "I'm Yours," Jason Mraz
4. "The Scientist," Coldplay
5. "Tiny Dancer," Elton John
6. "Cry Me a River," Justin Timberlake
7. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," Aerosmith
8. "Karma Police," Radiohead
9. "Never Had a Dream Come True," S Club 7
10. "Skinny Love," Bon Iver

Here are 10 of the most dangerous driving songs, according to the study:

1. "Hey Mama," The Black Eyed Peas
2. "Dead on Arrival," Fall Out Boy
3. "Paper Planes," M.I.A
4. "Walkie Talkie Man," Steriogram
5. "Paradise City," Guns N' Roses
6. "How You Remind Me," Nickelback
7. "Hit the Road, Jack," Ray Charles
8. "Get Rhythm," Johnny Cash
9. "Heartless," Kanye West
10. "Young, Wild and Free," Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa