Songs to Play When You’re Stuck in Traffic
There are countless number of reasons why you should put on your favourite song when you find yourself in frustrating situations. This rings especially true when you are stuck in traffic that is going nowhere. Research finds that listening to music activates parts in our brains that improve our mental state through a natural reduction of stress levels. A recent study has even purported that in listening to music while we drive, we are able to drive more safely and pay better attention.
Check out our list of songs to play when you’re stuck in traffic to help you elevate your mental well-being. No matter what type of music you enjoy listening to, these songs will always be fun to sing along to! The next time you’re frustrated and behind the wheel, try it out for yourself!
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
This classic was written in 1975 by rock legend, Freddie Mercury. This hit is such a whimsical tune that Mercury describes the song as ‘tongue-in-cheek and mock opera’. It’s always a challenge to put on this song without singing along!
Happy – Pharrell
Released in 2013 and labelled as ‘the most successful song of 2014’, listening to this song will instantly make you feel as happy as the song sounds.
Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
If you’re driving through the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s incredibly relaxing to put on this track to slow down, breathe and enjoy a much gentler pace amongst the chaos.
I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
Listening to the Backstreet Boys while you’re stuck in traffic is a fun way to unwind. Not a fan of the Backstreet Boys? Try listening to some other songs that brought you joy in the 90s!
All of The Lights – Kanye West
A hit in 2010, All of The Lights is a great tune to play if you’re driving in the evening and want to get pumped up! The song features additional vocals from John Legend, Alicia Keys, Fergie, Drake, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and even Elton John.
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Yes, you will survive this traffic! Not only is this song great to sing along to when you’re feeling a little disempowered, it is also an instant mood booster when you play it in your car.
Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
Released in 1966, Good Vibrations will instantly take you back in time and make you yearn for moments that were much simpler and relaxing!