Holiday season songs are often linked to feelings of warmth, joy and comfort, but a recent insurance ranking found that many of our festive songs are linked to dangerous driving.
A study from the National Library of Medicine found that the genre of music being listened to by drivers, including how many beats per minute (bpm) a song runs at, can affect how distracted drivers become. In turn, music at higher beats per minute can inflate the risk of road accidents.
Going off the study, Chill Insurance ranked the most dangerous Christmas songs to drive to by how many bpm they run at. Here's what they found:
- Frosty the Snowman by Gene Autry at 172 bpm
- All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey at 150 bpm
- Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano at 149 bpm
- Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town by the Jackson 5 at 147 bpm
- Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon & Yoko Ono at 146 bpm
- Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! by Frank Sinatra at 143 bpm
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Gene Autry at 142 bpm
- I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day by Wizzard at 140 bpm
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland at 137 bpm
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by the Jackson 5 at 129 bpm
The insurance company also said the safest Christmas songs are Fairytale of New York by The Pogues, Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing by Julie Andrews at 78, 84 and 87 bpm respectively.
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