Tesco Compare Users Respond: UK's Most Popular Driving Music

         Tesco Compare Users Respond: UK's Most Popular Driving Music

  PR Newswire

  EDINBURGH, Scotland, February 5, 2013

EDINBURGH, Scotland, February 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --



What do Brits listen to most while driving? The results of a recent
competition held by Tesco Compare showed that, from postcode to postcode,
Queen are the champions - and by some distance, too.

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In September 2012, the comparison website launched a competition that
questioned motorists on their choice of in-car music. 30,000 responded to the
question, "What is your favourite song to drive to?" The results are published
today in the infographic Queenof the Road . Over 75% of the country's postal
districts returned a decisive Mercury as Motor Monarch vote, almost exactly
50% more than Adele, their nearest competitor. Queen's Greatest Hits ,
originally released in 1981, was recently confirmed by the Official Chart
Company as the UK's biggest selling album, with sales approaching 6 million.

The London-based rockers did not top the charts in every district, however,
and the pockets of resistance make for interesting analysis in themselves. The
survey showed that Adele keeps the motorists on track in Bromley, Truro,
Wigan, Crewe and Southall, while she shares equal stereo time with other
artists in Ilford (with ABBA and Michael Jackson), Worcester (Coldplay and
Take That) and Sunderland (George Michael).

Perhaps the most unusual findings showed a small outcrop of passionate Louis
Armstrong supporters at the wheel in Slough, and a loose but significant
scattering of Killers and Gerry Rafferty fans populating the roads around
Llandrindod Wells.

The Drivers' UK Top 10 came in as follows:

1.Queen
2.Adele
3.Madness
4.Coldplay
5.ABBA
6.Take That
7.The Beatles
8.Meat Loaf
9.Bon Jovi
10.Rihanna

Individual songs that scored very highly included Don ' t Stop Me Now and
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, Someone Like You by Adele and Driving in My Car
by Madness.

"Despite the abundance of modern pop music, it turns out that Queen retain the
audio affections of the UK's road users," said Gemma Whitton, spokesperson for
Tesco Compare. "Personally, I find listening to music while driving is quite
therapeutic and helps me concentrate on my journey. I remember that when I
bought my first car, the most important feature was the stereo. These days, I
have a playlist of Driving Music on my iPod."

Who are Tesco Compare?

Launched in 2007, Tesco Compare is Tesco's independent price comparison
website, helping customers search and compare Insurance products, money
products and utilities. Customers can compare quotes and deals by features
that are important to them, not merely by price. Want to see if you could find
a deal on your insurance, money and utilities?* Visit
http://www.tescocompare.com

* Some of the comparison services are provided by 3 ^rd parties.

Notes to editors:

Tesco Personal Finance Compare Limited (trading as Tesco Compare) is part of
the Tesco Personal Finance Group Limited, the financial services arm of the
UK's number one supermarket chain, which is fully owned by the Tesco Group.
Tesco Personal Finance Compare Limited, registered in Scotland No.318925.
Interpoint Building, 22 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH. Authorised and
regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

For media enquiries please contact: Gemma Whitton +44-(0)131-203-5516 or email
gemma.whitton@tescobank.com
 
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