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Study shows Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” is the safest song to drive to

Study shows Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” is the safest song to drive to
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Everyone can agree that listening to music in the car is the best way to enjoy your favorite songs, besides going to concerts (of course). But, can singing along to your favorite tune be a little too distracting?

A recent study by PassMeFast that looked into Spotify data found that Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” is the safest song to drive to as it has the least ‘distraction score’ compared to most songs found on road trip playlists on the app. 

According to StudyFinds.com, “The PassMeFast team averaged these scores together to create an overall distraction score. Using Spotify API’s popularity score, they then matched their list against the songs with a popularity of more than 80 to find the top 50 hits which are either “safe” or distracting.”

The most distracting song? “Hey Ya!” by Outkast. While it is true that you can’t sing along without wanting to shake your tailfeather, it’s probably not the safest song to jam out to while on the road… 

Here is the full list of most safe and unsafe driving songs:

Top 10 Safest Driving Songs:

  1. “bad guy” – Billie Eilish (8.1%)
  2. “July” – Noah Cyrus (9.3%)
  3. “Bruises” – Lewis Capaldi (10.2%)
  4. “When I Was Your Man” – Bruno Mars (10.3%)
  5. “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber (10.4%)
  6. “Dancing on my Own” – Calum Scott (11.5%)
  7. “7 rings” – Ariana Grande (11.6%)
  8. “enough for you” – Olivia Rodrigo (12.2%)
  9. “Mr. Blue Sky” – Electric Light Orchestra (12.3%)
  10. “All of Me” – John Legend (13.4%)


Top 10 Dangerous Driving Songs:

  1. “Hey Ya!” – Outkast (72.6%)
  2. “Mr. Brightside” – The Killers (69.6%)
  3. “Empire State of Mind” – JAY-Z (69.5%)
  4. “Take on Me” – a-ha (69.4%)
  5. “Can’t Stop” – Red Hot Chili Peppers (69.0%)
  6. “Feel So Close” (Radio Edit) – Calvin Harris (68.5%)
  7. “You Give Love A Bad Name” – Calvin Harris (68.5%)
  8. “Bring Me To Life” – Evanescence (67.3%)
  9. “Levitating” – Dua Lipa (67.2%)
  10. “Dusk Till Dawn” (Radio Edit) – ZAYN (66.2%)
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