The Most Popular Car Songs of All Time

Driving can be stressful regardless of how (in) experienced a driver is. Heavy traffic and unpredictable situations can cause stress, which will eventually take its toll on the driver.

Listening to music releases dopamine, the happiness hormone.

Studies have shown that most drivers prefer music rather than silence. They become more relaxed and their enjoyment increases. Some say that music helps keep them be more alert on longer journeys.

Listening to loud music, however, be it rock or pop, may slow the reaction times of drivers. Don’t get distracted! Your safety and the safety of other road users comes first.


There are a ridiculous number of car songs out there but fear not because we gathered the top 20 most iconic car songs of all time!

Leave the fear that’s holding you back and sing your heart out to all these songs you secretly love.

  1. Dancing in the moonlight – Toploader
  2. I can’t get no satisfaction – Rolling Stones
  3. Smells like teen spirit – Nirvana
  4. Wonderwall – Oasis
  5. Girls just wanna have fun – Cindy Lauper
  6. Linger – Cranberries
  7. Hey Ya – Outkast
  8. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
  9. Eye of the tiger – Survivor
  10. Hotel California – The Eagles
  11. Good vibrations – The Beach Boys
  12. Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits
  13. Walk this way – Aerosmith
  14. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  15. Born to be wild – Steppenwolf
  16. Life is a highway – Tom Cochran
  17. Don’t go breaking my heart – Elton John
  18. Walking in Memphis – Cher
  19. All the small things – Blink 182
  20. I can see clearly now – Johnny Nash