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)
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
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)