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Top 10 favourite festive driving songs for 2020

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Thanks to an easing of lockdown measures, it looks like many of us will be able to drive home for Christmas after all.

Comparison site Uswitch has surveyed 1,234 Brits to find out which songs they’re most likely to sing along to in the car.

From a list of 50 hits, drivers were asked to rank their favourites, in a bid to reveal the most loved driving anthems.

Top 10 Christmas driving songs

  1. Fairytale of New York, The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl – 26.30%
  2. Last Christmas, Wham – 23.70%
  3. Merry Christmas everybody, Slade – 20.50%
  4. Driving home for Christmas, Chris Rea – 20.10%
  5. Do they know it’s Christmas, Band Aid – 19.10%
  6. All I want for Christmas is you, Mariah Carey – 17.70%
  7. White Christmas, Bing Crosby – 16.00%
  8. Let it snow, Dean Martin – 14.20%
  9. Merry Christmas everyone, Shakin’ Stevens – 12.70%
  10. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Andy Williams – 12.00%

They may be global superstars, but Christmas songs from recent artists such as Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber received less than 2% of votes.

Santa Tell Me, by Ariana Grande, released in 2013, is the third least favoured festive driving song, whilst Bieber’s festive single, Mistletoe is the second.

However, the Christmas song with the least number of votes goes to Britney Spears, with My Only Wish (This Year) which received just 1% in total.

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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