Robbie is male drivers' guilty fave
Published 20/08/2010 | 00:33
Robbie Williams is streets ahead - after being named male motorists' secret pleasure.
Tracks by the singer, who is rejoining Take That, are the top choice for men to secretly sing when they are alone at the wheel.
Second choice as a guilty pleasure which they would not sing in company were the songs of Abba, according to a survey by Spanish car firm Seat. Other top choices for male drivers were songs by Kylie Minogue and the Spice Girls.
The study of nearly 3,000 drivers found 14 per cent of men and 11 per cent of women admit to having embarrassing closet musical tastes which they indulge only in their cars. More than half of those polled (55 per cent) said they saw their car as a "personal sanctuary".
Former editor of both NME and Top Gear magazine Conor McNicholas said: "Let's face it, many of us fancy ourselves as a bit of a lead singer and turn our cars into our own personal karaoke booths. Who hasn't given their all to a classic fist-in-the-air ballad whilst waiting for the lights to change?"
The poll was commissioned to tie in with Channel Five's online TV show Seat Sex Drive which pits the men and women against each other behind the wheel.