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Most dangerous Christmas number ones to drive to revealed

Most dangerous Christmas number ones to drive to revealed

By Swansway Motor Group 03-12-2019


Many chart-toppers can cause riskier driving

The most dangerous Christmas number ones to listen to when behind the wheel have been uncovered thanks to new research.

A recent study found that sounds with more than 120 beats per minute (BPM) played when in the car resulted in faster and more erratic driving.

In contrast, songs with between 60-100 BPM – which mimics the beating of a human heart – have a more calming effect on a driver.

Using this, Moneybarn, a provider of vehicle finance, calculated which Christmas number ones had the highest BPMs and were therefore likely to cause more erratic driving in festive drivers.

Top of the list came Sounds of the Underground by Girls Aloud, followed by We Built This City by LadBaby and Always on My Mind by Pet Shop Boys.

The Girl’s Aloud track had a BPM of 164, while in contrast Answer Me by Frankie Lane topped a list of the safest Christmas number ones thanks to its BPM of 68. This was followed up by I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston and Here in My Heart by Al Martino.

The Spice Girls were the most common artist to feature in the top 10 most dangerous number ones featuring twice, while five of the top 10 safest Christmas number ones were from the 1950s.

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