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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2011, 11:15:50 AM »

At the risk of nit-picking, 'Tuesday's Gone' is by The Band, not Lynard Skynard (unless there is a version I'm not aware of).  :sombrero:

Methinks you have that backwards.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2011, 03:33:43 PM »

At the risk of nit-picking, 'Tuesday's Gone' is by The Band, not Lynard Skynard (unless there is a version I'm not aware of).  :sombrero:
I know The Band did Tuesday Morning but the version I have is Lynyrd Skynyrd and i think is a better version.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2011, 03:43:14 PM »

A couple I did forget to put in are "Life Is A Highway" by Tom Cochrane and "Lunatic Fringe" by Red Rider.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2011, 04:08:18 PM »

Tuesday's Gone was most definitely done by Lynyrd Skynyrd originally

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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2011, 12:16:42 AM »

Tuesday's Gone was most definitely done by Lynyrd Skynyrd originally
I was wrong and I stand corrected.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2011, 02:24:46 PM »

I'm actually more curious about The Band doing a version of the song.....  I've never heard it.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2011, 08:47:46 PM »

I'm actually more curious about The Band doing a version of the song.....  I've never heard it.
Figment of my imagination evidently.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2011, 06:31:16 PM »

The popular covers for Tuesday's Gone according to wiki, are by Metallica, Hank Williams Jr. and Phish.

Also a bit of another related subject to this one with Tuesday's Gone in particular is the wiki list of "Post 9/11 Songs Banned By Clear Channel".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_deemed_inappropriate_by_Clear_Channel_following_the_September_11,_2001_attacks

Here are some of the songs that were on this list:
7 AC/DC songs including "Dirty Deeds", "Hells Bells", Shoot to Thrill", "TNT" and Highway to Hell"
Alice In Chains "Rooster"
Alien Ant Farm "Smooth Criminal" (but not Michael Jackson's original version)
Louis Armstrong "What A Beautiful World"
Bangles "Walk Like Egyptian"
Barenaked Ladies "Falling For The First Time"
Beastie Boys "Sabotage"
4 Beatles songs inc "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" and "Ticket to Ride"
Pat Benatar "Love Is A Battlefield" and "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
2 Black Sabbath songs
Blood Sweat And Tears "When I Die"
Blue Oyster Cult "Burning For You" (surprising "Don't Fear The Reaper" was ok by them judging from the list)
Boston "Smokin"
Jackson Browne "Doctor My Eyes"
Buddy Holly "That'll Be The Day"
Clash "Rock The Casbah"
Phil Collins "In The Air Tonight"
Bobby Darin "Mack The Knife"
Neil Diamond "America"
Doors "The End"
Drifters "On Broadway"
Bob Dylan "Knocking on Heaven's Door" (along with Guns N Roses cover)
Foo Fighters "Learn To Fly"
Fuel "Bad Day"
The Gap Band "You Dropped A Bomb On Me"
Norman Greenbaum "Spirit In The Sky"
Jimi Hendrix "Hey Joe"
Jan and Dean "Dead Man's Curve"
Billy Joel "Only The Good Die Young"
3 Elton John songs "Daniel", Bennie and the Jets" and "Rocket Man" (but neither the Elton or Phil Collins version of
          "Burn Down The Mission"
Kansas "Dust In The Wind"
Carole King "I Feel The Earth Move"
Lenny Kravitz "Fly Away"
Led Zeppelin "Stairway to Heaven"
John Lennon "Imagine"
Jerry Lee Lewis "Great Balls of Fire"
Lynyrd Skynyrd "Tuesday's Gone"
2 Martha and the Vandellas songs "Nowhere To Run To" and "Dancing In The Street" (inc the Van Halen but not the
       Bowie/Jaggar version)
Dave Matthews Band "Crash Into Me"
Paul McCartney/Wings "Live and Let Die"
Don McLean "American Pie" (not the Madonna cover though)
2 Megadeath songs inc "Sweating Bullets"
2 John Mellencamp songs "Crumblin Down" and "Paper In Fire"
4 Metallica songs inc "Enter Sandman" and "Seek and Destroy"
Steve Miller Band "Jet Airliner"
Alanis Morisette "Ironic"
Nena "99 Luft Ballons" (both the English and German version)
Oingo Boingo "Dead Man's Party"
John Parr "St Elmo's Fire"
2 Peter Paul and Mary songs "Leaving On A Jetplane" and "Blowing In The Wind"
Tom Petty "Free Falling"
2 Pink Floyd songs "Mother" and "Run Like Hell"
Pretenders "My City Was Gone"
All Rage Against The Machine songs
2 Red Hot Chili Peppers inc "Under The Bridge"
REM "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Rolling Stones "Ruby Tuesday" (but not "Sympathy For The Devil")
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels "Devil With A Blue Dress On"
Santana "Evil Ways"
Simon & Garfunkel "Bridge Over Troubled Waters"
Frank Sinatra "New York New York"
2 Slipknot songs
Smashing Pumpkins "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
3 Soundgarden songs inc "Black Hole Sun"
3 Bruce Springsteen songs inc "I'm On Fire"
Steam "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye"
2 Cat Stevens songs inc "Morning Has Broken"
Sugar Ray "Fly"
Surfaris "Wipe Out"
Talking Heads "Burning Down The House"
James Taylor "Fire and Rain"
Third Eye Blind "Jumper"
U2 "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
Van Halen "Jump"
Zagel and Evans "In The Year 2525"
Zombies "She's Not There"

Talk about being over-sensitive. Did these people even read the lyrics to some of these songs? And a freaking instrumental song (Wipe Out) is on this.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2012, 05:50:50 PM »

You're talking about radio and music execs. They seldom listen to the music they're producing.  :pan:
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2012, 08:02:17 AM »

Wow, I don't even know what to say to all that. Some of my favorite songs are on there, too.

As far as for driving goes, I like to have some good keyboards accompany me when I'm driving, especially in the evening. A lot of 1980s synth stuff comes to mind.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2012, 06:22:14 PM »

I find Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" to be a fitting song on a road with unavoidable small towns that usually have speed traps. It has a slow section that lasts about as long as it takes drive through one of said towns, then picks back up again.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2012, 05:35:28 AM »

Here is a great b side song for driving. Gin Blossoms - Just South of Nowhere
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2012, 08:39:06 AM »

I have a 30-hour playlist of songs that I think are good for road trips, but not many of them are about our mention driving.  Still,a few come to mind:

30,000 Pounds Of Bananas, by Harry Chapin
The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota, by Weird Al (though not a parody of the above, it sounds eerily similar)
Truck Drivin' Song, again by Weird Al
Turn The Page, by Bob Seger
The Load Out / Stay, by Jackson Browne
Hotel California, The Eagles

I also like 80's synth stuff, some of which has already been mentioned.  Themes of life's journey and self discovery go well with road trips, too.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2012, 05:49:36 PM »

"Red Barchetta" by Rush.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2012, 01:18:17 AM »

Another one of my favorite driving songs. Sailing to Philadelphia by Mark Knopfler & James Taylor.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2012, 04:49:26 PM »

We could mention also John Denver's "Country Roads"  ;)
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2012, 05:03:04 PM »

Since I lived on both ends of the Mother Road...Route 66!

Although I consider Nat King Cole's recording the standard here, I also love hearing John Mayer's version of the song from the Cars soundtrack.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2012, 06:13:16 PM »

living near US41, my favorite driving song is probably Ramblin Man by the Allman Brothers Band....surprised know ones mentioned it
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2012, 12:34:29 AM »

"Fire On High" by Electric Light Orchestra
http://grooveshark.com/s/Fire+On+High/2NcZel?src=5

You might want to skip to 1:30.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2012, 07:24:48 PM »

Good song for traveling is Travelin Man by Bob Seger.  Incedentley, he has one from the same album Beautiful Loser that is part of a medley he did on his first live album with that cover's title song.  Plus the mention of US 19 in the song Nutbush City Limits, when in fact it is TN 19 that is the highway through Nutbush, TN. 

Most of Bob Segers songs are great for the road.

MeatLoafs Bat out of Hell album's title track is a good road song.

Love Drive by the Scorpions fits well when traveling.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2012, 01:58:58 AM »

This has been in my head for the entire weekend. Rest Stop by Matchbox 20
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2012, 01:00:50 PM »

How about Supertramp's "Fool's Overture"?
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2012, 03:43:08 PM »

LOTS of great stuff in the above posts, quite a bit of which is in my iPod.

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I love ELO's stuff for driving, especially Turn to Stone, Sweet Talkin' Woman and Livin' Thing.

I am also surpised that nobody has mentioned Billy Idol.  A lot of his stuff is tailor-made for rural interstate highway driving, tunes such as Rebel Yell, Dancing With Myself, To Be A Lover, etc.

More on my roadtrip iPod playlists for my various moods:

-A-Ha -Take On Me
-Brian Adams - Summer of 69
-Air - Sexy Boy
-Art of Noise - Paranoimia
-Prince - The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, Raspberry Beret, U Got the Look
-Bee Gees - Fanny (Be Tender With My Love), Massachusetts
-Charles and Eddy - Would I Lie To You
-Ojays - I Love Music, Love Train
-Cure - Why Can't I Be You (especially the 8 minute extended version), Close To Me
-Natalie Cole - Our Love
-Chic - Le Freak, Dance Dance Dance
-Evonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
-Exile - Kiss You All Over
-John Fogerty - The Old Man Down the Road
-Foreigner - (lots!)
-Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax
-Ace Frehley -  New York Groove
-Crystal Gayle - Sound of Good Bye
-Hall and Oates - Family Man, Method of Modern Love
-Tom T. Hall - Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine
-Heavy D and the Boyz - Now That We've Found Love
-Hooters - All You Zombies, And We Danced
-Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
-Hues Corp. - Rock the Boat
-INXS - Need You Tonight
-Jefferson Airplane/Starship - Count On Me, Miracles, Runaway, Sara (and others0
-Elton John - Philadelphia Freedom (and a few others)
-KC and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go, Keep It Coming Love
-Julian Lennon - Valotte
-Level 42 - Lessons in Love, Something About You
-Limahl - Never Ending Story
-Lipps Inc. - Funkytown (Also the Pseudo Echo version)
-Living In a Box - Living In a Box
-Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright
-Love and Rockets - So Alive
-Nick Lowe - Half a Boy, Half a Man
-LTD - Back In Love Again
-Lobo - Me And You And A Dog Named 'Boo' (REAL roadtrip stuff!!! :clap: ), I'd Love You to Want Me, Don't Expect Me to Be Your Friend
-Main Ingredient - Everybiody Plays the Fool
-Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch - Good Vibrations
-Van McCoy - The Hustle
-George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
-Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom
-Men Without Hats - Pop Goes the World, Safety Dance
-MFSB - The Sound of Philadeplhia
-Ministry - Revenge
-Georgio Moroder - The Chase
-Mr Mister - Broken WIngs, Is It Love, Kyrie
-Nazereth - Love Hurts
-New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle, True Faith
-Aldo Nova - See the Light, Fantasy
-Billy Ocean - Loverboy, Caribbean Queen
-Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster (also the Red Hot Chili Peppers' version)
-Ce Ce Penniston - Finally
-Pet SHop Boys - It's A Sin, West End Girls, Jealousy
-Tom Petty - Running Down a Dream
-Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall
-Robert Plant - Heaven Knows, Helen of Troy
-Player - Baby Come Back
-Pseudo Echo - A Beat For You, Listening, Living In A Dream
-Psychedelic Furs - Heartbrak Beat
-Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street, Home And Dry, Right Down the Line[/i]
-Raydio - Jack and Jill
-The Re-Fkex - The Politics of Dancing
-Jerry Reed - Amos Moses, Eastbound and Down
-Rose Royce - I Want To Get Next To You
-Diana Ross - Touch Me in the Morning
-Roxette - Joyride
-Kevin Rudolf - Let It Rock
-Selena - I Could Fall In Love
-Charlie Sexton - Beats So Lonely
-Shield E - A Love Bizarre
-Souixsie and the Banshees - Peekaboo
-Nina Sky - Move Ya Body
-Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
-Sparks - Music That You Can Dance To
-Spinners - (lots)
-Bruce Springsteen - (lots, especially Dancing in the Dark)
-Donna Summer - Love to Love You Baby, Hot Stuff, I Feel Love (and others)
-Supertramp - Dreamer
-Talk Talk - It's My Life
-Talking Heads - Road To Nowhere, And She Was
-Tony! Toni! Toné! -  It Feels Good
-U2 - (lots, especially Pride)
-Wa Wa Nee - Sugar Free
-Joe Walsh - (lots)
-Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight, Dance Hall Days, To Livbe And Die In LA
-War - Summer, Low Riderp
-ZZ Tp - (lots)
-3 Dog Night (lots, espoecially Out In the Country)
-4 Tops - (lots)
-10CC - I'm Not In Love
-009 Sound System - (lots)

Lot's 'o stuff and a eclectic mix, indeed, plus a lot more that isn't listed.

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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #48 on: February 13, 2012, 12:52:17 PM »

Most any AC/DC song makes for a good rhythm for driving on the highways.  I also like disco/techno for the way their beats help set my internal clock. 

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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #49 on: February 13, 2012, 06:34:16 PM »

This one has a sentimental connection to me and being on the road for some reason.  I can still remember where I was (US 31, Johnson Co. IN) the first time I heard it.  I guess it's not half bad to drive to, even if it is a bit short.

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