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Guns n'Roses track Paradise City is one of the most dangerous songs to listen to while driving, according to a list released by insurance website Confused.com.

They used their MotorMate app to monitor the behaviour of motorists as they drove 250 miles without music playing and the same distance with sounds on.

The firm says that listening to rock music caused men to drive more aggressively, moving faster and braking later. Women responded in a similar way to hip-hop.

London University psychologist Dr Simon Moore comments: "Music that is noisy, upbeat and increases your heart rate is a deadly mix.

"A fast tempo can cause people to subconsciously speed up to match the song. Also, listening to music you don't like can cause stress and distraction, and that also negatively affects driving."

He recommends the best music to play in the car is material that matches your natural heart rate.

Instead of tracks like Paradise City and Nickelback's How You Remind Me, Confused.com recommend Aerosmith's I Don't Want To Miss A Thing, Kings Of Leon's Closer and David Bowie's Life On Mars.

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