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Planet Rock poll for the best driving rock songs

By | Published on Wednesday 19 October 2011

Planet Rock

Digital radio station Planet Rock teamed up with Jaguar this summer to survey its listeners about their favourite tracks for in-car listening, and while the resulting top ten does read a bit like every service station compilation album, the station’s listeners have been good enough to pick a number one that none of you would probably have predicted. Here’s the top ten…

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

The tie-up between the car maker and the radio station was to recognise that all models in the Jaguar XF range now come with a DAB digital radio in built, allowing drivers to listen to the digital-only rock station. And, as it happens, we are reporting on the survey the day after Digital Radio UK revealed that a fifth of new cars now come with DAB radios, compared to one in twenty a year ago.