Curious to discover which songs from musicals are most popular for road trips, Halfords analysed Spotify data to reveal the top 100 musical tunes to sing in the car.

The study analysed thousands of playlists with names such as ‘musical road trip’ to reveal that Dear Evan Hansen’s ‘Waving Through A Window’ performed by Ben Platt is the song musical-lovers are most likely to belt out behind the wheel.

Although Dear Evan Hansen takes the top spot, Hamilton is comfortably the most popular musical to sing along to in the car, featuring eight times in the top 10, and forty-five times in the top 100.

Critically acclaimed Hamilton, which has recently been released on Disney+, depicts the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton. Dear Evan Hansen is the only other musical to feature in the top 10. First performed in 2015, it’s gone on to win six Tony Awards, including Best Score – so perhaps it’s no surprise it made the cut.

Other musicals to make the top 100 include Six the Musical, Heathers: The Musical, Wicked, Les Misérables and The Book of Mormon.  Noteworthy songs include ‘Defying Gravity’ from Wicked, ‘She Used To Be Mine’ from Waitress, ‘One Day More’ from Les Misérables and ‘This Is Me’ from The Greatest Showman at 18th, 30th, 32nd and 42nd respectively.

Most Listened To Songs From Musicals In The Car

  1.  Waving Through A Window – Ben Platt – Dear Evan Hansen
    2. Satisfied – Renée Elise Goldsberry – Hamilton
    3. Sincerely, Me – Mike Faist – Dear Evan Hansen
    4. Burn – Phillipa Soo – Hamilton
    5. Alexander Hamilton – Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton
    6. My Shot – Lin Manuel Miranda – Hamilton
    7. Helpless – Phillipa Soo – Hamilton
    8. The Schuyler Sisters – Renée Elise Goldsberry – Hamilton
    9. The Room Where It Happens – Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton
    10. Wait For it – Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton
    11. For Forever – Ben Platt – Dear Evan Hansen
    12. Non-Stop – Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton
    13. Guns and Ships – Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton
    14. You Will Be Found – Ben Platt – Dear Evan Hansen
    15. Candy Store – Jessica Keenan Wynn – Heathers: The Musical
    16. Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) – Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton – Hamilton
    17. What’d I Miss – Daveed Diggs – Hamilton
    18. Defying Gravity – Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel – Wicked
    19. Say No to This – Jasmine Cephas-Jones – Hamilton
    20. You’ll Be Back – Jonathan Groff – Hamilton
    21. Requiem – Laura Dreyfuss – Dear Evan Hansen
    22. Take Me or Leave Me – Rent
    23. Anybody Have a Map? – Rachel Bay Jones – Dear Evan Hansen
    24. Aaron Burr, Sir – Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton
    25. Dear Theodosia – Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton
    26. History Has Its Eyes on You – Christopher Jackson – Hamilton
    27. Farmer Refuted – Thayne Jasperson – Hamilton
    28. Take a Break – Phillipa Soo – Hamilton
    29. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story – Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton – Hamilton
    30. She Used to Be Mine – Jessie Mueller – Waitress
    31. Cabinet Battle #1 – Christopher Jackson – Hamilton
    32. One Day More – Les Misérables Cast – Les Misérables
    33. One Last Time – Christopher Jackson – Hamilton
    34. Only Us – Laura Dreyfuss – Dear Evan Hansen
    35. Right Hand Man – Lin-Manuel Miranda- Hamilton
    36. That Would Be Enough – Phillipa Soo – Hamilton
    37. Hello! – Andrew Rannells – The Book of Mormon
    38. What Comes Next? – Jonathan Groff – Hamilton
    39. Stay Alive – Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton – Hamilton
    40. Washington on Your Side – Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton
    41. I Know Him – Jonathan Groff – Hamilton
    42. This Is Me – Keala Settle – The Greatest Showman
    43. Someone Gets Hurt – Taylor Louderman – Mean Girls
    44. It’s Quiet Uptown – Renée Elise Goldsberry – Hamilton
    45. If I Could Tell Her – Ben Platt – Dear Evan Hansen
    46. I Believe – Andrew Rannells – The Book of Mormon
    47. A Winter’s Ball – Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton
    48. The Greatest Show – Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
    49. When He Sees Me – Kimiko Glenn – Waitress
    50. The Story of Tonight – Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton
    51. The Story of Tonight – Reprise – Anthony Ramos – Hamilton
    52. Ten Duel Commandments – Anthony Ramos – Hamilton
    53. Your Obedient Servant – Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton
    54. Seventeen – Barrett Wilbert Weed – Heathers: The Musical
    55. The Election of 1800 – Daveed Diggs – Hamilton
    56. Dead Girl Walking – Barrett Wilbert Weed – Heathers: The Musical
    57. So Much Better – Laura Bell Bundy – Legally Blonde
    58. Ex-Wives – Six the Musical
    59. Six – Six the Musical
    60. Best of Wives and Best of Women – Phillipa Soo – Hamilton
    61. Bad Idea – Jessie Mueller – Waitress
    62. Meet Me Inside – Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton
    63. The Adams Administration – Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton – Hamilton
    64. Blow Us All Away – Anthony Ramos – Hamilton
    65. Disappear – Mike Faist – Dear Evan Hansen
    66. Cabinet Battle #2 – Christopher Jackson – Hamilton
    67. The Reynolds Pamphlet – Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton – Hamilton
    68. The World Was Wide Enough – Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton
    69. Hurricane – Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton
    70. Rewrite The Stars – Zac Efron – The Greatest Showman
    71. What Baking Can Do – Jessie Mueller – Waitress
    72. Good For You – Rachel Bay Jones – Dear Evan Hansen
    73. Mamma Mia – Meryl Streep – Mamma Mia!
    74. Turn It Off – Scott Barnhardt – The Book of Mormon
    75. We Know – Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton
    76. Popular – Kristin Chenoweth – Wicked
    77. Michael in the Bathroom – George Salazar – Be More Chill
    78. Don’t Lose Ur Head – Six the Musical
    79. When I Kissed The Teacher – Lily James – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
    80. World Burn – Taylor Louderman – Mean Girls
    81. I’d Rather Be Me – Barrett Wilbert Weed – Mean Girls
    82. Seasons of Love – Rosario Dawson – Rent
    83. Omigod You Guys – Annaleigh Ashford – Legally Blonde
    84. Words Fail – Ben Platt – Dear Evan Hansen
    85. Honey, Honey – Amanda Seyfriend – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
    86. The Other Side – Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
    87. Schuyler Defeated – Anthony Ramos – Hamilton
    88. Wait for Me – André De Shields – Hadestown
    89. I Dreamed A Dream – Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
    90. La Vie Boheme – Cast Of The Motion Picture Rent – Rent
    91. A Million Dreams – Ziv Zaifman – The Greatest Showman
    92. Why Did It Have To Be Me? – Josh Dylan – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
    93. What Is This Feeling? – Kristin Chenoweth – Wicked
    94. Opening Up – Jessie Mueller – Waitress
    95. All-American Prophet – Andrew Rannells – The Book of Mormon
    96. Cell Block Tango – Catherine Zeta-Jones – Chicago
    97. Meant to Be Yours – Ryan McCartan – Heathers: The Musical
    98. All You Wanna Do – Six the Musical
    99. On My Own – Samantha Barks – Les Misérables
    100. Waterloo – Hugh Skinner – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

 

To read more about the research and find the playlists visit: http://blog.halfords.com/best-driving-playlists/

 

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