These Are The Most Dangerous Christmas Songs to Drive To
As every town in the country has that one station switch over to Christmas music, it might not be the best idea to listen to it while driving.
Irish car insurance provider, Chill Insurance found the most dangerous Christmas songs to drive to through the analysis of tempo from different songs.
The study, titled the Effect of Music Listening on Physiological Condition, Mental Workload, and Driving Performance with Consideration of Driver Temperament, in short terms, found any song with a BPM, or beats per minute over 120 increases the chances of dangerous driving.
You know, when you're driving down the road to the end of Iron Man by Black Sabbath and you realize "Oh, I'm going 20 over." The study would blame it on that rocking 290bpm bass line and screaming guitar solo.
For Christmas, Chill Insurance has put out a list of Holiday songs to stay away from to ensure you make it to your destinaiton safely.
The Most Dangerous Christmas Songs
#10: Jackson 5, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, 129 BPM
#9: Judy Garland, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, 137 BPM
#8: Wizzard, I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day, 140 BPM
#7: Gene Autry, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, 142 BPM
#6: Frank Sinatra, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, 143 BPM
#5: John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), 146 BPM
#4: Jackson 5, Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town, 147 BPM
#3: José Feliciano, Feliz Navidad, 149 BPM
#2: Mariah Carey, All I Want For Christmas, 150 BPM
#1: Gene Autry, Frosty The Snowman, 172 BPM
If you're building your Christmas playlist, here's a list of Chill Insurance approved songs.
The Safest Christmas Driving Songs:
#10: Band Aid, Do They Know It’s Christmas, 115 BPM
Although, this one might belong on the dangerous list, since you'll have tears streaming down your face.
#9: Leona Lewis, One More Sleep, 113 BPM
#8: Bing Crosby, The Little Drummer Boy, 113 BPM
#7: Dean Martin, Winter Wonderland, 111 BPM
#6: WHAM!, Last Christmas, 108 BPM
#5: Michael Buble, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, 95 BPM
#4: Paul McCartney, Wonderful Christmastime, 95 BPM
#3: Julie Andrews, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, 87 BPM
#2: Eartha Kitt, Santa Baby, 84 BPM
#1: The Pogues, Fairytale of New York, 78 BPM
Stay safe this Christmas season, and maybe stay away from the drug-like Christmas music altogether.