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I’m soon going to be doing a long drive, around 12 hours!!!! I will need something to do in that time. I started to make a few CD’s and found only around 10 really good driving songs in my collection. So any suggestions, basically whats your favourite driving songs and why???
I dont mind what genre, either Rock, Dance, Old School……. anything
Ill get the wheel rolling…(I’m clearly rock biased haha)
Steppenwolf – Born to be Wild (classic)
Metallica – Fuel
ACDC – Highway to Hell
For me, the best song I’ve heard whilst on the road is Bon Jovi’s Have a Nice Day.
I like it, slow, catchy, classic, sounds like it would be the background music in a movie during a meaningful car scene haha thanks
Tom Petty’s 2006 album “Highway Companion” is, appropriately, a great listen when you’re on the road, I reckon.
One of the very worst which was always on the car when I was a kid was the one that goea “wherever you go always take the weather with you” I hated it especially as in the North East it’s always chucking it down!
I haven’t driven in a while but mostly I used to love to listen to the sound of the engine. I’m not a big fan of Snow Patrol or Coldplay but I’ve always found their songs quite mellow and relaxing to drive to. I don’t like to have mad songs I’ll sing along to because then I’ll get carried away and crash :P
The Cardigans – My Favourite Game. Excellent driving song and it reminds me of Gran Turismo 2 – which is a good thing! :)
AC/DC – It’s a long way to the top
Motley Crue – Kickstart My Heart
Van Halen – Panama (in the middle of the song you can hear the sound of Eddie’s Lambo)
Fear Factory – Human Shields
Metallica – the whole …And Justice for All album, Wherever I May Roam, My Friend of Misery, Orion
Dream Theater – This Dying Soul, the whole Octavarium album
Black Label Society – Lost Heaven, Too Tough to Die, Sick of it All, Overlord
Slayer – Playing with Dolls, Gemini
Slipknot – Wherein Lies Continue
Soulfly – Soulfly III, IV, V, VI
Rob Zombie – Demon Speeding, Feel So Numb
Rammstein – Benzin, Moskau
Pantera – 10s, 25 Years, Revolution Is My Name, Cemetery Gates
Ozzy Osbourne – The Almighty Dollar, My Jekyll Doesn’t Hide, Crazy Train
Down – New Orleans is a Dying Whore, Ghosts Along the Mississippi, In the Thrall of it All
Crowbar – Coming Down
Chimaira – Disappearing Sun, Six
AC/DC – Moneytalks, Mistress for Christmas
Glue you have pretty good taste in music!! Thanks guys, collections getting bigger haha
@talladega knight. That song is a great song to drive to.. always had on my iPod, and as a back up on cd as well
The Killers makes great driving music as well.
Pink Floyd – The Wall Live
Pendulum – In Silico
Joe Satriani – The Extremist
Sasha – Invol2ver
Sigur Ros – Agaetis Byrjun
Leftfield – Leftism
Dr Dre – 2001
Evil Nine – You Can Be Special Too
Pantera – Vulgar Display Of Power
chuck on some Feeder.. you should be right
The best has to be from Cars. Rascall Flats – Life is a highway, and also the theme song, cant remember its name.
Once when driving through a glorious snow blanketed Cornish valley, the sun was setting and Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ came on my iPod. I cranked up the volume and it was honestly one of the most epic things ever.
If you’re on B-Roads then some classical music can work a treat. Verdi’s ‘Anvil Chorus’, Bizet’s ‘Au Fond du Temple Saint’ and Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’ are regular driving music for me.
Other great driving songs I love:
Matt Monro – On Days Like These (watch out for the tunnels with this one though :P)
Led Zeppelin – Communication Breakdown
The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again
Dave, Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mich and Tich – Hold Tight!
Muse – Hysteria
T-Rex – 20th Century Boy
Molly Hatchet – Flirtin’ With Disaster
The Skids – Into the Valley
Tom Robinson Band – 2-4-6-8 Motorway (Bit of cheese there)
David Bowie – Suffragette City
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