Ongoing History Daily: The safest and most dangerous distracted driving songs

A recent survey set out to determined which songs are the safest and the most dangerous when it came to distracted driving.

Fifteen hundred songs were in the study and we evaluated for danceability, how is emotionally intense the song is, and the amount of energy in the song.

Let’s start with the worst. According to this study, “Hey Ya! By Outkast is seriously bad for distracted driving. In second place is “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers.

On the flip side, the least-bad song for distracted driving is “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish. Really? Discuss that amongst yourselves.

Yesterday’s post was on the most-used words in rock lyrics.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Ongoing History Daily: The safest and most dangerous distracted driving songs

  • February 23, 2022 at 11:59 am
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    What you gonna do? When Hulkamania runs wild on you!

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