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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #100 on: June 08, 2015, 02:37:42 PM »

Four pages and no "Running on Empty?" Man, that's the very first song I thought of.

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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #101 on: February 02, 2016, 01:02:32 PM »

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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #102 on: February 02, 2016, 04:38:23 PM »

From the original post:

What are some of your favorite "Driving" songs, that is, songs that specifically mention driving.

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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #103 on: February 02, 2016, 05:28:10 PM »

From the original post:

What are some of your favorite "Driving" songs, that is, songs that specifically mention driving.


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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #104 on: February 02, 2016, 05:34:53 PM »

McCartney "Back Seat of My Car"

Does "Roundabout" by Yes count?
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #105 on: February 02, 2016, 05:59:51 PM »

The Erised - In My Car
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #106 on: February 02, 2016, 06:09:51 PM »

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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #107 on: February 02, 2016, 07:30:47 PM »

That good ol' Southern song called "Country Road".
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #108 on: February 03, 2016, 10:19:36 AM »

The Beach Boys would be offended that you did not include these five songs in the mix:
  • I Get Around
  • GTO
  • 409
  • Little Deuce Coupe
  • Kokomo
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #109 on: February 03, 2016, 10:40:44 AM »


The Beach Boys would be offended that you did not include these five songs in the mix:
  • I Get Around
  • GTO
  • 409
  • Little Deuce Coupe
  • Kokomo

There's no driving in "Kokomo"!

No love for one of my favorite driving songs, "Little Honda"?
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #110 on: February 03, 2016, 10:44:24 AM »

Five pages and no one mentioned the most obvious from the Beatles' catalog:  Drive My Car?
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #111 on: February 03, 2016, 07:01:29 PM »

"Drive" by Alan Jackson, anyone?
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #112 on: February 03, 2016, 08:27:41 PM »

Cracker's "I Ride My Bike" is a terrific road song (and yes, the second line of the refrain is "I drive my car to take me back to you").
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #113 on: February 04, 2016, 10:15:43 AM »


The Beach Boys would be offended that you did not include these five songs in the mix:
  • I Get Around
  • GTO
  • 409
  • Little Deuce Coupe
  • Kokomo

There's no driving in "Kokomo"!

No love for one of my favorite driving songs, "Little Honda"?
One can expect it to be, seeing that they sing "We'll get there fast, and then we'll take it slow".

Back to the subject: How about Sister Christian by Night Ranger?
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #114 on: February 04, 2016, 11:03:49 AM »


The Beach Boys would be offended that you did not include these five songs in the mix:
  • I Get Around
  • GTO
  • 409
  • Little Deuce Coupe
  • Kokomo

There's no driving in "Kokomo"!

No love for one of my favorite driving songs, "Little Honda"?
One can expect it to be, seeing that they sing "We'll get there fast, and then we'll take it slow".

Back to the subject: How about Sister Christian by Night Ranger?

To be fair, the Kokomo in the song is a fictional island off the Florida Keys. You can't really "drive" to it.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #115 on: February 04, 2016, 11:44:04 AM »

Here's a playlist full of 'em. If you have Apple Music you should be able to view this and listen to any of the songs.

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Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #116 on: February 04, 2016, 03:14:57 PM »


The Beach Boys would be offended that you did not include these five songs in the mix:
  • I Get Around
  • GTO
  • 409
  • Little Deuce Coupe
  • Kokomo

There's no driving in "Kokomo"!

No love for one of my favorite driving songs, "Little Honda"?
One can expect it to be, seeing that they sing "We'll get there fast, and then we'll take it slow".

Back to the subject: How about Sister Christian by Night Ranger?

To be fair, the Kokomo in the song is a fictional island off the Florida Keys. You can't really "drive" to it.

I always wondered why they chose the name of a hapless small rust-belt city.  Presumably it just sounded good, but it just evokes so much... unemployment, rather than paradise.


Here's a playlist full of 'em. If you have Apple Music you should be able to view this and listen to any of the songs.

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Use the search function and listen to either "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley, "Walk in the Park" by Beach House, or "All I Know" by Washed Out (the latter is one of my absolute favorites). I generally shuffle this entire playlist when working on redesigns for road signs over on Redesign this!

It's not my thread, and really, none of this matters, but have we jettisoned the topic of the thread (songs that mention driving)?
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #117 on: February 16, 2016, 12:55:55 PM »

No mention of "I-95," by Fountains of Wayne?  It's kind of soft for me to consider it a "driving song," but its chorus goes, "It's a nine-hour drive from me to you down on I-95"


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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #118 on: August 17, 2016, 08:26:12 PM »

One song I haven't seen posted yet is "Ventura Highway" by America

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Ventura Highway in the sunshine
Where the days are longer
The nights are stronger than moonshine
You're gonna go I know
'Cause the free wind is blowin' through your hair
And the days surround your daylight there

Seasons crying no despair
Alligator lizards in the air, in the air

The bolded lines remind me of driving on two-lane roads with the windows down. :) I've been doing that a lot lately for the "take-it-yourself route number challenge".

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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #119 on: August 30, 2016, 06:05:38 AM »

OK -- one song everyone seems to have overlooked (or, more likely, never heard):  "Hey Frederick", from the Jefferson Airplane "Volunteers" album (1969).  Written/sung by Grace Slick, it showcases her laser-like vocals at their best -- not to mention one of Jorma Kaukonen's tastiest guitar riffs -- and even backed up with a guest appearance by the late great Nicky Hopkins on piano.  Never was on a single -- or "best of" compilation -- but it really holds up!  Subject was a comparison of street racing to "speed/meth" addiction. 
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #120 on: August 31, 2016, 02:55:16 PM »

Part 3 N-S

Pink Floyd (9) - Time, Hey You,, Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb
REM (4) - End Of The World, The Great Beyond
Smash Mouth (2) - Waste, Walking On The Sun


Omg I'm not the only one who loves "Waste" by Smash Mouth.  Also, "Fallen Horses" is wonderful.
I picked out these other songs from your list that I also love.

Other bands I like to use for roadtrip music include Barenaked Ladies, Supertramp, and Fountains of Wayne.  FoW has lots of travel themes in their music.  Recent additions to my roadtrip CD collection include Arctic Monkeys and Bleachers.  There's a band called Hey Ocean that's absolutely magical for nature-themed and water-themed adventures.  And I always love The Format and Ben Folds.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #121 on: September 01, 2016, 12:06:36 AM »

The Game - El Chapo Good while driving in Mexico
SchoolboyQ - Hands on the Wheel
Future / The Weeknd - Low Life
Max P - GANG
Chief Keef - Love Sosa
Rich Chigga - Dat $tick
$UICIDEBOY$ - DEAD BATTERIES
Danger Incorporated - Diamonds
Three Six Mafia - Stay Fly
Stone Temple Pilots - Creep
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
311 - Down
Big Sean - Toyota Music
D.R.A.M. - Broccoli (Earrape version)
$UICIDEBOY$ - MAGAZINE
$UICIDEBOY$ - RUNNIN THRU THE 7TH WITH MY WOADIES
Beck - Loser
Big Country - In a Big Country
Chief Keef - Superheroes ft A$AP Rocky
Yung Lean - Kyoto
Yung Lean - Yoshi City
[Iforgotlol] - Sweet Caroline
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #122 on: October 19, 2018, 02:50:56 PM »

Reviving as a song has dropped recently that I can't stop listening to, especially when driving: Where are we going (Blood of the dead remix) by Kevin Sherwood.

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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #123 on: October 19, 2018, 03:04:05 PM »

"Convoy" is perfect if you're a trucker. ;)
Actually? NO!! Drivers I've spoken with over the years despise this idiotic film!

The film's idiotic.  The song is a bit fun.
And the version of the song in the film is totally different than the original song, which BTW became a Top 40 hit.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #124 on: May 29, 2019, 11:54:27 AM »

There are actually a few songs by The Shins that I think are good for driving, primarily from the albums "Oh Inverted World," and "Chutes Too Narrow," even though none of them are about driving. Practically every song on "Chutes Too Narrow" except "Those to Come" is good for the road. From "Oh Inverted World," "Weird Divide" and "Your Algebra" aren't as good for a road trip. But most songs range from decent enough to above average.


And I don't know why, but "Pressed in a Book" was really good for driving up I-95 through parts of South Carolina.


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