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Shifting Gears

The best and worst songs for the road Add to ...

What is it with Don’t Stop Believin’? The song, by ’80s rock balladeers Journey, is not only the most downloaded song ever on iTunes, but it pops up everywhere in movies and TV shows such as Glee, The Sopranos, Family Guy and Scrubs.

And now it has been named the No. 1 song that drivers listen to while behind the wheel, according to a survey commissioned by Insurance.com.

“Some people mock the Bay Area balladeers, but there’s no denying Journey has a fan base, given they took two of the top-five spots for songs that people enjoy when driving,” Michelle Megna, managing editor of Insurance.com, said in a news release. Any Way You Want It finished fourth in the survey.

The same 2,000 drivers – ages 18 and older and split evenly between men and women – were also asked to name the worst driving song and the “winner” was Who Let the Dogs Out? by The Baha Men.


1. Don’t Stop Believin’, Journey

2. Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen

3. You Shook Me All Night Long, AC/DC

4. Any Way You Want It, Journey

5. Life is a Highway, Tom Cochrane


1. Who Let the Dogs Out? The Baha Men

2. We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together, Taylor Swift

3. Believe, Cher

4. Feelings, Morris Albert

5. Papa Don’t Preach, Madonna


The 2014 Canadian International Autoshow (CIAS) opens to the Toronto public on Feb. 14 and among the vehicles that will make their Canadian debuts are the 2015 Audi S3 and S8, 2015 Acura TLX, 2015 Chrysler 200, 2015 Ford F-150, 2015 Honda Fit and the Jaguar C-X17 … Fans of concept cars should be eager to check out the Ford Edge, Kia Provo, Lexus LF-LC and the Nissan Sentra NISMO … The Cruise Nationals, an exhibit of classic cars, is celebrating its 10th anniversary at the CIAS.


The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has named its finalists for the 2014 Canadian Car of the Year. They are: the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Mazda3 and Mazda6. AJAC’s finalists for the 2014 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year are the Acura MDX, Jeep Cherokee and Kia Sorento. The winners will be crowned at the start of the CIAS media preview on Feb. 13.

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