Best Driving Songs

  • Posted: 23 July 2001 07:19 AM

    Keeping with the theme of music and providing more alternatives to “The Guy Above You,” what’s everyones favorite driving songs?

    “Drive In, Drive Out” - Dave Matthews Band
    “Mach 5” - ???????
    “Life is a Highway” - Tom Cochrine

    There are others, but I’m drawing a blank.

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  • Posted: 05 July 2001 01:08 PM #1

    Boston - More Than A Feeling (on a sunny day with sunroof or convertible)
    Tragically Hip - Locked in the Truck of a Car
    Ween - A Tear for Eddie

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    Posted: 05 July 2001 01:21 PM #2

    Jeesh, Dingo.  You are tragically white, eh? 

    Seriously though, Foggy Notion by the Velvet Underground is one of my favs.  MANY others.  Will post more when I think of them.

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  • Posted: 05 July 2001 01:38 PM #3

    Bat Out of Hell (whole CD) - works well when driving in the middle of the night.
    Slippery When Wet - entire CD - Also helps to keep one awake

    Garth Brooks when I feel like singing along.

    Many, many songs by Bob Seager - always helped to get me through the night.

    If you haven’t guessed I used to drive a semi for a living and I always drove through the night.

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  • Posted: 05 July 2001 03:06 PM #4

    Joy Division - Transmission
    Public Image Ltd - FFF/Rise combo
    The Clash - London Calling (whole album)
    Beastie Boys - Paul’s Boutique (whole album)

    More to come when i think of ‘em…

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    Posted: 05 July 2001 03:28 PM #5

    Wow, MUCH better, he says from his “Throne Of Judgement.”

    I will add Pink Floyd’s Animals (whole CD).  That’s a terrific listen all the way through.
    The Who’s Quadrophenia (whole CD).  My all-time favorite album, actually.
    Love & Rockets’ Express (Whole CD).

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  • Posted: 05 July 2001 05:15 PM #6

    Six Days on the Road - Dave Dudley
    Wreck of the old ‘97 - Mac Wiseman
    Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel - Uncle Dave Macon and His Fruit jar Drinkers (1930)
    Travelin’ Blues - Lefty Frizzell
    On the Road Again - Willie Nelson
    Teddy Bear - Red Sovine

    Best CD for travelin - Michael Martin Murphy: Cowboy Songs


    Just a few to mix the crowd.

    [Yeah, I know, I’m old. But these are great songs! ]

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  • Posted: 05 July 2001 07:29 PM #7

    Don’t know why this one took so long…Mobile by The Who. Always a favourite to start the road trip.

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  • Posted: 05 July 2001 08:10 PM #8

    Smoke on the Water; Deep Purple
    Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City; Guns ‘n Roses
    Queen
    The Beatles
    Who are You, I can see for Miles, Won’t get fooled again; The Who
    Jimi Hendrix
    Foreplay/Longtime; Boston

    Shall I go on? Oh yes, I shall.

    White Room; Cream
    Aerosmith

    And if you want to give your ears a workout instead of punishment:
    Partitas, Fugues, and Chaconnes; J.S. Bach

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  • Posted: 06 July 2001 08:41 AM #9

    Ricky I like your choices.
    When I drove I would simply line up 10 to 12 hours of cassette, making sure that the really loud ones would come up at about 4 AM.  That’s the hardest time of the night to stay awake. 

    I don’t drive for a living anymore so my choice of music is much different.  Maybe we should ask what type of radio stations we have set on the car stereos. 

    The four buttons which are mine (my husband gets two) are Country, Local country, Oldies, and Classical.  I live out in the country so the local station is for obits, town happenings, etc.  (yes, the local stations still do obits at lunch time.)

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    Posted: 06 July 2001 09:04 AM #10

    While I was doing some state to state driving, Take Five - Paul Desmond started playing on the radio.  I really enjoyed that.

         
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    Posted: 19 July 2001 07:26 PM #11

    In ‘95 I managed to convince the boss that getting a CD-R for the office would be a much more convenient system of doing client backup than DAT (this at a time when the drives were a multi-thousand dollar affair and you were thrilled to find a place selling blank CD-R for under $10 per disc). Now, while this purpose was valid, a big reason for wanting the drive was because I missed making tape complilations for the car after getting an in-dash CD player.

    Some selections from those “Driver x” discs over the years:

    Pixies - Gigantic
    Glen Miller - (I’ve Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo
    Unrest - Isabel
    Buffalo Tom - Fortune Teller (bonus for a song with the repeated lyric “can’t this car go any faster”)
    Masters of Reality - Tilt a Whirl
    Legendary Jim Ruiz Group - Urban Gentleman
    Moxy Fr?vous - The Lazy Boy
    Desmond Dekker - Israelites
    Southern Culture on the Skids - Soul City
    XTC - The Mayor of Simpleton
    They Might Be Giants - Anna Ng

    And the list, it do keep going… 

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  • Posted: 20 July 2001 04:10 AM #12

    toast - OH MY I love Moxy Fruvous for the car.  My all time favourite mixtape has King of Spain on it.

    However, I’m an all or nothing girl, so I’ll play a whole album at a time.
    - The Fat of the Land (Prodigy) is hella superb.
    - the final live CD by the Hunters and Collectors (Under One Roof)
    - Play - Moby
    - Temple of Low Men - Crowded House

    I’m not ashamed to say I sing out loud when there’s nobody in the car, as well.


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  • Posted: 20 July 2001 07:44 AM #13

    hip, Hip, HIP!!!

    How is there a Tragically Hip fan in Texas, anyway.  I’m from the Northeast and they are huge up here, but in Buffalo we get the Toronto radio stations so that’s how we all got to know them.  A very good band.  With that said…

    Whole Albums:

    Tragically Hip’s “Day For Night” or “Live Between Us”
    Dave Mathews’ “Under The Table And Dreaming”
    Our Lady Peace’s “Spiritual Machines”
    Van Halen’s “51/50”
    INXS’ “Kick”
    Alice in Chains’ “Dirt”
    Queensryche’s “Operation Mindcrime”

    That’s all.

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  • Posted: 20 July 2001 01:33 PM #14

    Hm, while looking over this, I just realized how eclectic my tastes have become ...

    The Electric Co. - U2
    We’re Gonna Rock - Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon, & T-Bone Walker
    Anarchy in the UK - The Sex Pistols
    Wang Dang Doodle - Howlin’ Wolf
    If I Should Fall from Grace with God - The Pogues
    Who Do You Love - Bo Diddley
    Let’s Talk Dirty in Hawaiian - Bob Kevoian
    The Tongue Song - Kevin ‘Bloody’ Wilson
    Heaven and Hell Part 1 - Vangelis (aka the theme from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos)
    Statesboro Blues - Blind Willie McTell or The Allman Bros.’ cover
    Now They’ll Sleep - Belly
    Flyin’ Home - Illinois Jacquet

     

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  • Posted: 20 July 2001 01:40 PM #15

    Tom Petty - Runnin’ Down a Dream
    Allman Brothers - Ramblin’ Man
    Golden Earring - you know, that one song
    Led Zeppelin - Going to California
    Steppenwolf - Born to Be Wild
    The soundtrack to “The Fast and the Furious”
    Johnny Cash’s Dukes of Hazard theme song (only if your horn plays Dixie and you have some good shocks)

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