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Best drivin' around songs ever


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Initial post: Dec 19, 2007 1:07:25 AM PST
F says:
My list of best car (as in cruisin around) songs:

Low Rider - War
All the Way From Memphis - Mott the Hoople
Back in Black - AC/DC
409 - Beach Boys
Radar Love - Golden Earring
Border Radio - The Blasters
Highway Star - Deep Purple
Get Back - Beatles
Carol - Chuck Berry
Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf
Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
King of the Road - Roger Miller
Turn Around, Look at Me - The Vogues

Maybe that last one should really be a parking song!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2007 1:20:04 AM PST
Marco says:
Born to run - Bruce Springsteen
Rocking down the highway - Doobie Brothers
Roll on down the highway - Bachman Turner Overdrive
Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac
The Wanderer - Dion

the first ones the come to mind... coming next more others...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2007 2:37:26 AM PST
Do you mean songs that simply have cruising or driving around themes that we think are the best works (i.e. songs about cruising or driving), or do you mean songs that we personally like to listen to as we are actually out on the road driving (i.e. songs that go well with the act of driving)?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2007 7:47:56 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2007 8:01:08 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 19, 2007 12:25:29 PM PST
Dixie Dregs' "Take It Off The Top"-

tickets galore...

and "Drivin' Around" by Hot Tuna...
isn't that the title of this forum?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2007 8:52:14 AM PST
Iceblossom says:
Every road trip I go on requires "Let's Go For A Ride" by Cracker...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2007 9:06:22 AM PST
MetalMike says:
Megadeth's - 502
Marty Friedman's whole album "Music for Speeding"

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2007 10:31:10 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 19, 2007 10:36:05 AM PST
Squire Jaco says:
Red Barchetta - Rush
One Big Rush - Joe Satriani

("rush" on the mind......?)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2007 12:21:05 PM PST
Andy Christ says:
Drinking and Driving by Black Flag although I prefer the song as done by the Pietasters

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2007 8:15:49 PM PST
F says:
Songs that just seem to be great to listen to while driving. It's hard to explain, but some tracks I just can't imagine listening to anywhere but the car.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2007 8:17:00 PM PST
F says:
How do you stay within the speed limit while listening to Marty Friedman? :>)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2007 8:47:36 PM PST
Stevo says:
Arrested for Driving While Blind~ZZ Top
Key to the Highway~Derek and the Dominos

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2007 8:49:55 PM PST
MOTORHEAD - Ace Of Spades
ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER - Swamp Devil
DEEP PURPLE - Highway Star
IGGY POP - Butt Town
AC/DC - Safe In New York City
JOHNNY CASH - Rock Island Line
MINISTRY - Just One Fix
KRAFTWERK - Autobahn
ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY - The Cleansing
THE CLASH - White Riot
SHANE MACGOWAN AND THE POPES - Victoria
CLUTCH - The Mob Goes Wild
VAN HALEN - Atomic Punk
IRON MAIDEN - Run To The Hills
ROLLINS BAND - Tearing
MOTORHEAD - Iron Fist
BAD BRAINS - Big Takeover
AC/DC - Shake A Leg
SEX PISTOLS - Holidays In The Sun
STEVE EARLE - Breed
RAMONES - Blitzkrieg Bop
MADNESS - One Step Beyond
DESCENDANTS - Wendy
WILLIE NELSON - Mountain Dew
JAMES BURTON - Mystery Train

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2007 9:27:57 PM PST
Dee Zee says:
Hound Dog Elvis Presley
Brown Eyed Handsome Man Chuck Berry
Pink Thunderbird Gene Vincent
Tell Me How Buddy Holly
She Said Yeah Larry Williams
Get Rythm Johnny Cash
Ooby Dooby Roy Orbison
Blue Suede Shoes Elvis Presley
Thirty Days Chuck Berry
Rave On Buddy Holly
Boney Moronie Larry Williams
You Can't Catch Me Chuck Berry
Maybe Baby Buddy Holly
Roll Over Beethoven Chuck Berry
Shake, Rattle And Roll Elvis Presley
Here I Go Again The Hollies
Shot Of Rhythm And Blues Gerry & The Pacemakers
Ain't That Loving You Baby The Beau Brummels
I Like It Like That The Dave Clark Five
Fun, Fun, Fun Beach Boys
All Day and All of the Night The Kinks
California Sun Rivieras
I Fought The Law Bobby Fuller Four
Along Comes Mary The Association
Devil With A Blue Dress On / Good Golly Miss Molly Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels
Catch Us If You Can The Dave Clark Five
7 & 7 Is Love
Fire The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Hazy Shade Of Winter Simon & Garfunkel
Summertime Blues [Live] The Who
Land Of A 1,000 Dances Wilson Pickett
I'm A Man The Yardbirds
Misirlou Dick Dale
Steppin' Stone The Monkees
I'm Going Home Ten Years After
Dirty White Boy Foreigner
Smokin' In The Boys Room Brownsville Station
Hot Blooded Foreigner
Get It On T.Rex
Do Ya Electric Light Orchestra
Bye Bye Love The Cars
Roundabout - Yes Yes
Slow Ride Foghat
Truckin' Grateful Dead
Ride Captain Ride Blues Image
Sunshine (Go Away Today) Jonathan Edwards
I Need A Lover John Mellencamp
Takin' Care Of Business Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Feelin' Stronger Every Day Chicago
Two Tickets To Paradise Eddie Money
Already Gone The Eagles
Runnin' Down A Dream Tom Petty
Delicious Demon Sugarcubes
Mickey Toni Basil
867-5309/Jenny Tommy Tutone
Wild Wild Life Talking Heads
Only A Memory The Smithereens
The One I Love R.E.M.
Walk This Way Run-D.M.C.
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da The Police
Monkey Gone To Heaven Pixies
Who Can It Be Now? Men At Work
Wild Night John Mellencamp
Devil's Radio George Harrison
Rock the Casbah The Clash
Summer Of '69 Bryan Adams
We Didn't Start The Fire Billy Joel
In A Big Country Big Country
I Won't Back Down Tom Petty
No Surrender Bruce Springsteen
It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) R.E.M.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2008 2:46:48 PM PDT
Ride Like the Wind- Christopher Cross
Rockin' Down the Highway- Doobie Brothers
After the Love is Gone- Airplay (sorry EWF fans)
Sailin' the Wind- Loggins and Messina
I'm Alright (Theme from Caddyshack)- Kenny Loggins
Turn Your Love Around- George Benson, Bill Champlin

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2008 7:33:59 PM PDT
Perkel says:
I'm Bad , I'm Nationwide- ZZTop

In The Summertime- Mungo Jerry

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2008 7:45:30 PM PDT
Zer-o-jimm says:
Dramanine, Interstate 8, Never Ending Math Equation, Heart Cooks Brain, Lounge/Closing Time, Other People's Lives, and Exit Does Not Exist are only a handfull of songs from Modest Mouse's great early catelogue that make good long drive songs.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2008 8:02:40 PM PDT
Rory Hoover says:
Are You Happy Now - Richard Shindell
Magnolia Street - Catie Curtis
Daydream Car - Amy Correia
Don't Panic - Coldplay
Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
Brass in Pocket - The Pretenders

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2008 8:33:37 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 23, 2008 11:39:36 AM PDT
go faster - the black crows
lil' devil - the cult
lock, step & gone - rancid
not what i want - pegboy
bad luck - social distortion
interstate love song - the stone temple pilots

these are more haulin' a around town kinda songs.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2008 1:16:16 AM PDT
To me, driving songs are the ones where you automatically crank up the volume (radio and lungs) or try to resist playing air guitar (because you've got to drive the car)

Your Mama Don't Dance - Loggins and Messina
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
She's So High - Tal Bachman
Smooth - Rob Thomas and Santana
Radar Love - Golden Earring
Twilight Zone - Golden Earring (I always enjoy seeing how far I've driven from the beginning to end, practically to the state line!)
Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who (same concept)
Owner of A Lonely Heart - Yes
Sing a Song - Earth Wind and Fire
Mercy Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye (put on the cruise and enjoy the ride)
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett (you're already at your destination sipping a blended double berry)
Two Tickets To Paradise - Eddie Money
Key West Intermezzo - John Mellencamp (sense a theme here?)
Lonely Ol' Night - John Mellencamp
Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan (once heard this while driving into Duluth, very cool)
Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver
Rocky Mountain High - John Denver (a must if you're traversing Pikes Peak)
Piano Man - Billy Joel
One Toke Over the Line - Brewer and Shipley

And the number one, grand poobah:
Takin' Care of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2008 1:37:09 AM PDT
Rise2it says:
Voodoo by Black Sabbath (mob rules album).....something hypnotic about that song just makes me want to press the accelerator down further.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2008 8:31:37 AM PDT
Mark White says:
For years I've had this fantasy: I'm in a 59 Cadillac convertible buzzing down the interstate at about 120 mph somewhere out west with LA Woman blasting away on the stereo. Wooooooooooo!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2008 8:42:41 AM PDT
I would add the following:

Take It Easy - Eagles
The Road and The Radio - Kenny Chesney
One Headlight - The Wallflowers
(Don't Go Back To) Rockville - REM
Wave On Wave - Pat Green
Lost Highway - Bon Jovi
Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
Why Georgia - John Mayer
Rumbleseat - John Mellencamp
Good Time - Jessica Andrews
Every Day Is A Winding Road - Sheryl Crow
Free Fallin' - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Home - Marc Broussard
Life Is A Highway - Tom Cochrane
Valley Road - Bruce Hornsby & The Range
El Cerrito Place - Charlie Robison

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2008 8:39:09 PM PDT
69satellite says:
This is what I cruise? to in my Plymouth.

The Datsuns - MF From Hell
Fu Manchu - Mongoose, Hell On Wheels, King Of The Road (says you move too slow)
Hangnail - Release
Kyuss - Thumb
Lamont - Eightball
Lowrider - Dust Settlin'
Puny Human - Jimbo The Hut
Rollerball - Jonathan E, Lost In Space, Dragon
Solace - Suspicious Tower, The Devil's Clock, Khan (World Of Fire)
Thumlock - Starquake, Ethereal Blue
Unida - If Only Two, Human Tornado

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 24, 2008 12:38:23 AM PDT
Hipgnosis says:
Jessica - The Allman Brothers

The CLASSIC of all drivin' around songs.
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