News Segment


April 13, 2007

Want to stay calm behind the wheel? Then avoid listening to Guns N’ Roses, Meat Loaf and Bruce Springsteen while driving.

The trio are among the artists featured on the top 10 list of an online survey asking which tracks got people’s blood pumping and in the mood to drive aggressively.

Some 1,700 voters have so far responded to the online poll run by Electronic Arts and AOL to mark the launch of a new racing videogame, “Burnout Dominator”.

The resulting shortlist of tracks that get people revved up spans more than 30 years of chart favorites, although none of them actually reached number 1.

It includes classic rock tracks, such as Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out Of Hell” and Springsteen’s “Born to Run”, as well as Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades” and Guns N’ Roses’ “Paradise City”.

More modern tracks, including The Killers’ “When we were Young” and Feeder’s “Buck Rogers” also featured, as did — perhaps fittingly — “You Will Be Under My Wheels” by dance act the Prodigy.

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