Category: Factual & Arts TV
Is it Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, Eric Clapton's Layla
or Steppenwolf's hymn to the open road, Born To Be Wild?
Just what is the greatest driving song of all time?
Maybe you consider Oasis' pub rock anthem Rock and Roll
Star to be the ultimate, or the altogether more contemporary soundtrack
of Bodyrockers' I Like The Way You Move.
BBC TWO's Top Gear returns at 8.00pm on Sunday 21 May
and the team need your help in answering the age-old question among
motoring music lovers. Just what is the greatest driving song of all
Over the following weeks the team need you to vote for
the song that gets your motors running, spins your wheels or quite simply
takes the stress out of the daily commute.
After the votes are in, a shortlist of the five most
popular songs will be drawn up.
Then, over the following five weeks, each episode of
Top Gear will feature a film made by a champion urging you to vote for
It could be the artist, a dedicated fan, or a celebrity
voter. It all depends on what you vote for.
The winner will be announced at the end of the current
series, and the answer to the perennial pub discussion will be answered
and the greatest driving song will be crowned.
"It's that moment when you're in your car on a great
road and that one song that makes driving in your car just amazing,"
says Jeremy Clarkson.
"There are obviously hundreds to choose from - I've
got my favourites, which the others naturally think are rubbish; but
we want you, The Public, to decide."
"We're asking viewers to send in their nominations from
which we'll create a shortlist of finalists," adds Richard Hammond.
"Then, during the series, we'll knock that down to one
If you're finding it hard to pick just one song, James
May has some advice: "Don't just go for the song that you like
at the minute," says James.
"Have a good dig around in your memory for that epic
moment and that tune.
"It might be some classic rock like Springsteen
or U2; it could be power pop from Lenny Kravitz or Sheryl Crow; perhaps
a Motown Classic, an RnB hit or one of those fantastic late night driving
songs like Riders on the Storm."
To vote, visit: bbc.co.uk/topgear
Or write to:
BBC White City
201 Wood Lane
It's difficult, but only one thing is certain: if you
don't vote, your choice won't win!