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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #50 on: February 13, 2012, 11:40:54 PM »

In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through the mansions of glory in suicide machines
Sprung from cages out on highway 9,
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected,and steppin' out over the line


I'm surprised this wasn't mentioned yet, considering the number of people here from New Jersey. I love this song, and I love The Boss. (Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run)

On a road trip, I love listening to music inspired by the places that I'm driving through. For instance, Billy Joel's Allentown (and the whole Nylon Curtain album, really) when I'm driving through...Allentown!

Oh, and my absolute favorite Billy Joel song lyric...

Who needs a house out in Hackensack - is that all you get for your money?

Billy Joel - Movin Out (Anthony's Song)

When I drove in California back in 08, I naturally listened to "California music" by The Beach Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Eagles.

I really want to drive on Highway 61 to listen to some Bob Dylan as well as some Robert Johnson and Elvis!
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #51 on: March 21, 2012, 12:28:46 AM »

I'm adding Peter Gabriel's Solsbury Hill to my list.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #52 on: July 31, 2012, 12:33:19 AM »

Anything by Pink Floyd (the original British one). My favorite music band, and it really is it's own genre.

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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #53 on: July 31, 2012, 11:45:50 AM »

Rush - Red Barchetta (already mentioned, I know) (geesh, just about anything by Rush can be a great driving song if you're afflicted in the manner I am)
Robert Plant - Big Log
Scorpions - Coming Home

And now changing directions in a huge way...
Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley - Roll On Big Mama
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #54 on: July 31, 2012, 12:27:28 PM »

Pink Floyd (the original British one).

yes, definitely avoid the Latvian death metal band by the same name.  their "Careful with that axe, Eugene" is ... very different.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #55 on: October 11, 2012, 02:23:02 AM »

Any and every Zeppelin album and song, especially Physical Graffiti
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #56 on: February 15, 2015, 11:44:03 PM »

Well let's see:
Eminem- Bad Guy
Drake- Forever
Kanye West- Go Hard
Kendrick Lamar- Bitch Don't Kill my Vibe
Pink Floyd- Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd- Money
White Snake- Here I Go Again
Freddie Gibbs- Bout It Bout It
Ice Cube- You Know How We Do It
Incubus- Pardon Me
C.W. McCall- Convoy
The Highwaymen- Highwaymen
Schoolboy Q- Collard Greens
Stonebank- Eagle Eyes
The Game- Where I'm From
KDrew- Circles
M83- Midnight City
Literally so much more I can't remember.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #57 on: February 16, 2015, 05:44:48 PM »

Bob Seger's Roll Me Away is one for sure as it is about exploring roads on a two wheeler.  Even though your car is a four wheeler, the impact of the song is great for any driving on any highway.

If I was in Michigan, I would even be most impacted as Seger does mention cities like Saginaw and others in it as, I imagine, it has to do with him being a native Michigander to sing the song.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #58 on: February 16, 2015, 06:18:32 PM »

One of my favorite driving songs is Tom Waits' Diamonds on My Windshield:

Well, these diamonds on my windshield
These tears from heaven
Well, I'm pullin' into town on the Interstate
I've got me a steel train in the rain


(later in the song)

Metropolitan area, interchanges and connections
Fly by nights from Riverside
Out of state plates - runnin' a little late
As the sailors jockey for the fast lane
It's the one-oh-one - don't miss it
It's rollin' hills and concrete fields
And the broken lines on your mind
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #59 on: February 16, 2015, 08:46:32 PM »

Good trucking song "Prisoner of the Highway" Ronnie Milsap
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #60 on: February 17, 2015, 07:14:16 AM »

Well let's see:
Eminem- Bad Guy
Drake- Forever
Kanye West- Go Hard
Kendrick Lamar- Bitch Don't Kill my Vibe
Pink Floyd- Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd- Money
White Snake- Here I Go Again
Freddie Gibbs- Bout It Bout It
Ice Cube- You Know How We Do It
Incubus- Pardon Me
C.W. McCall- Convoy
The Highwaymen- Highwaymen
Schoolboy Q- Collard Greens
Stonebank- Eagle Eyes
The Game- Where I'm From
KDrew- Circles
M83- Midnight City
Literally so much more I can't remember.

One of these things is not like the other. Personally, "Comfortably Numb" would have this effect on me:
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #61 on: February 17, 2015, 08:51:40 AM »

About "Turn the Page", that song used to invariably play on my radio whenever I was driving east on I-80 away from Omaha towards Des Moines, as if I was literally living the song.  Usually it was the Seger version, but sometimes it was the Metallica version.

As for "Highway to Hell", believe it or not, that song reminds me of my college canoeing trip.  I went to NIU and we went on a trip down the Fox River, on a day there was atrocious rain.  It let up for a little bit right when we got to the US 52 bridge, and then someone's stereo nearby just booms out "Highway to Hell".  I never knew a river could be a highway to hell.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #62 on: February 19, 2015, 10:37:50 PM »

Well let's see:
Eminem- Bad Guy
Drake- Forever
Kanye West- Go Hard
Kendrick Lamar- Bitch Don't Kill my Vibe
Pink Floyd- Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd- Money
White Snake- Here I Go Again
Freddie Gibbs- Bout It Bout It
Ice Cube- You Know How We Do It
Incubus- Pardon Me
C.W. McCall- Convoy
The Highwaymen- Highwaymen
Schoolboy Q- Collard Greens
Stonebank- Eagle Eyes
The Game- Where I'm From
KDrew- Circles
M83- Midnight City
Literally so much more I can't remember.

One of these things is not like the other. Personally, "Comfortably Numb" would have this effect on me:

I really don't know why I want to drive with it playing but I do. I guess I'm just crazy.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #63 on: February 20, 2015, 12:37:34 AM »

Back in the day, far away, living along a 9, The Breeders' "Drivin' On 9" (a cover of a song by Ed's Redeeming Qualities, with whom they shared Carrie Bradley) was a good summer day out in the asphalt and pollen for me. 
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #64 on: February 20, 2015, 01:21:54 AM »

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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #65 on: February 21, 2015, 12:00:17 AM »

About "Turn the Page", that song used to invariably play on my radio whenever I was driving east on I-80 away from Omaha towards Des Moines, as if I was literally living the song.  Usually it was the Seger version, but sometimes it was the Metallica version.

Seger's version was recent and popular when I was in high school. I hated it then and I hate Metallica's cover version.

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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #66 on: February 21, 2015, 12:49:49 AM »

A few I like that haven't been mentioned yet:

3 Dog Night's "Never Been to Spain": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1uSxhFcJn4

Deep Purple's "Hush":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1PNvopXjbg and "Smoke on the Water": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUwEIt9ez7M

Supertramp's "Long Way Home": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfApBz4_XQk&list=RDHfApBz4_XQk (I hate this version, but it was all I could find. My apologies.) Ringo Star even did a better version than what I could find of Supertramp's Youtube selection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghW_GtQMWnk

Beastie Boys' "No Sleep til Brooklyn":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Y0cy-nvAg

Doobie Brothers' "Black Water":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km4-eKvv3EM

Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJWJE0x7T4Q (It's a toe-tappin song that mentions modes of transport in the 1st verse...it counts.  :sombrero: )

Foghat's "Slow Ride":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcCNcgoyG_0

Zakiya Hooker's "Stones in My Passway": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xam2-SbLok8 (She is the daughter of blues legend John Lee Hooker)
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #67 on: February 21, 2015, 03:00:17 AM »


Foghat's "Slow Ride":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcCNcgoyG_0



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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #68 on: February 21, 2015, 07:30:01 PM »


Foghat's "Slow Ride":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcCNcgoyG_0



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"Drivin' Wheel" is a better driving song from Foghat. "Slow Ride" is, for the most part, too -- uh -- slow.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #69 on: February 21, 2015, 10:25:43 PM »

This song gives me a 'driving to the beach' vibe every time I hear it.

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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #70 on: February 21, 2015, 10:30:16 PM »

This song gives me a 'driving to the beach' vibe every time I hear it.


I'm going to have to agree because you were the one who introduced me to it.  :D All of the Imagine Dragons songs off the album "Night Visions" remind me of my trip to Vermont in 2013. Everytime I'm up there, I usually blast that album.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #71 on: February 22, 2015, 04:59:47 PM »

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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #72 on: February 23, 2015, 12:49:10 AM »

A couple I did forget to put in are "Life Is A Highway" by Tom Cochrane and "Lunatic Fringe" by Red Rider.

I second "Life Is A Highway". I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned sooner.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #73 on: February 23, 2015, 02:48:03 PM »

I second "Life Is A Highway". I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned sooner.

Ugh. I hate that song.
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Re: Favorite "Driving" Songs
« Reply #74 on: February 23, 2015, 08:42:41 PM »

I second "Life Is A Highway". I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned sooner.

Ugh. I hate that song.

I like that song.  It made the movie "Cars" even better, even if they used Raschal Flats instead of Tom Cochrane's version.
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