Ultimate Handbag Hits revealed


Whether you like to jive, bop or boogie, if you're a woman the chances are 'Dancing Queen' is the song most likely to get you up and dancing round your handbag, according to a new poll to find out the ultimate handbag hit.

Women's car insurance specialist, Diamond asked over a thousand women to vote for their ultimate handbag hit and has compiled a top ten of songs guaranteed to get the girls up and dancing, with Abba's 'Dancing Queen' taking the top spot.

The Swedish supergroup's song was far and away the most popular with the ladies, beating 'It's Raining Men' by The Weathergirls into second place and Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive' into third.

Musicals were a source of several hits in the top ten, including 'Summer Nights' from Grease and 'The Time of my Life' from Dirty Dancing.  But there were also a few modern mixes in there, including 'Don't Cha' from the Pussycat Dolls and 'Pokerface' by Lady Gaga.

Diamond's Top 10 Ultimate Handbag Hits are:

  1. Dancing Queen - Abba
  2. It's Raining Men - Weathergirls
  3. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  4. Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
  5. Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton John (Grease)
  6. Don't Cha - Pussycat Dolls
  7. 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
  8. (I've Had) The Time of my Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warner
  9. We are Family - Sister Sledge
  10. Pokerface - Lady Gaga

Diamond's managing director, Sian Lewis said, “Most women love to dance with their friends and we all have particular favourites, myself included.  Dancing Queen is a great handbag hit and always gets me out of my seat and enjoying a dance with my female friends.”

Diamond's survey also found women far preferred to dance with their female friends than their partner – perhaps an indictment of the dancing skills of British men. Close to half of the women surveyed (48%) said they'd prefer to dance with their female friends compared to just over a third of women (36%) who said they'd prefer to dance with their partner.

But women don't just enjoy going out – 29% of respondents said they had a girls' night in at least once a month, with the most popular way to spend nights in being girly films and popcorn or cocktails and nibbles.

Diamond is also giving away a Mulberry Mitzy Hobo handbag worth £495 along with an iPod nano pre-loaded with Diamond's Ultimate Handbag Hits. For a chance to win visit www.diamond.co.uk/handbaghits.

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