Studies have shown that Green Day is the most dangerous band in the world. At least on the road.
The South China University Of Technology has determined that “American Idiot” from the band is the most dangerous song to drive to. Now backed by science, analysis proves that the 2004 classic is most likely to cause you to drive faster and perform risky maneuvers. It’s a title the band is wearing proudly.
Billie Joe Armstrong added, “you should see me on my big wheel.”
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The track beats out obviously less dangerous, but still speed-inducing songs from Miley Cyrus, The Killers, The Chainsmokers, and Bruce Springsteen. Surprisingly, it’s Miley’s “Party In The USA” that causes driver to throw their hands up and put their pedal down, with “Mr. Brightside,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “Born To Run” also in the top five.
“The findings are useful for the development of effective driver education strategies,” lead researcher Qiang Zeng explains, according to NME.
“In particular, a publicity program that could enhance public awareness of the negative impact of music listening on driving performance.”
There are also songs that the study found to be the, “least dangerous.” Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” takes the top spot, followed by “Under The Bridge” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, “God’s Plan” by Drake, “Africa” by Toto, and “Location” by Khalid.