Saturday, March 8, 2008

road music

Some songs are perfect for listening to while you're driving. I don't know why so many of them sound better behind the wheel, but they do. The other day I was coming home from taking the kids to school and I drove around the block a couple of times (gas prices notwithstanding) simply because this came on the radio

(and I'm almost afraid to post a video, because every time I do my comments go down by half, but only live once).

I can come up with hundreds of songs like it, but you get the idea. What are some of yours?


Carolyn said...

Heck. I'll boost your video vs. comments rating. Love me some Counting Crows. Can't go wrong with passing a bottle to Mr. Jones. This one is especially good cranked extra loud. Reminds me of many good times. Thanks for the heart warm.

laurie said...









oh sorry wrong posting.

i like to drive listening to Billy Bragg, the Dixie Chicks, Jimmy LaFave--anything where i can sing along.

that's the key for me--i need to know all the lyrics. the naaa naaa naaaaa stuff doesn't do it for me.

Kimberly said...

Life is a Highway
Mr. Wendell
Mrs. Robinson
I'm On My Way
Dancing Queen

Pretty much anything I can shout along to so I don't fall asleep at the wheel. =)

Kaycie said...

Lately, Prince. Really.

But it depends on my mood. Sometimes it's Joni Mitchell or Sarah MacLachlan. Old Van Halen or Def Leppard or even Night Ranger, if I'm feeling nostalgic. I'm kind of like Laurie, I need to be able to sing along.

Rudee said...

I have themed cds that I mix myself. These are favorite songs with lyrics that have a theme. The one I like the most is my vacation mix although road trip mix is good too. Work mix wakes me up on the drive in. On the radio, I prefer xm channel 59: all led/all the time. Don't know how I lived so long without it.

Thalia's Child said...

One of my favourite CDs to drive with is Robbie Williams' Swing When You're Winning.

I love it. And I love singing along to it.

PixelPi said...

Love Counting Crows. My sister and I were singing along one day while nephew Surfer Dude was driving, and he actually yelled at us. Apparently women of a certain age just shouldn't even know who they are, or Pearl Jam either (which he also got made about when we sang along with Jeremy. He said since he was the designated driver, it was his call. I told him I was clean and sober and would be glad to drive home, and the music harassment ended. Oh, and I'd drive around the block for Jethro Tull's Songs from the Wood, any of them.

Teresa said...

So many, but recently; Highway Patrol or any Junior Brown

Stacie said...

"500 Miles" by the Proclaimers is one of our favorites. We always get to bopping and singing along when we hear it!

Mya said...

Lenny Kravitz - Are you Gonna Go My Way - at the moment. Really loud. You know, the whole head-shaking, Wayne's World/Bohemian Rhapsody thing, plus air guitar (apart from whoever's driving, of course.)
I can't see the vid - but I'm guessing from the other comments, it's Counting Crows. Top stuff!

Mya x

the mother of this lot said...

Well, I don't drive, but I do get in the car with the Father of This Lot sometimes. At the moment he's playing Amy Winehouse.

If you're not depressed at the start of the journey, you sure are by the end.

Sweet Irene said...

A very good video to watch and listen to after many stops and starts. I wonder if maybe next time you should just make a link, because it made watching this one a bit difficult. I like going to You Tube and finding my kind of music, see my post of today for some of that.

Akelamalu said...

I love listening to Texas when I've driving, trouble is it excites me and I drive too fast! :(

softinthehead said...

Loved it - also Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve, any Eurythmics, Oasis, Stereophonics, Everybody Hurts, REM - could go on and on. Oh and Robbie Williams, Angel.

Diana said...

Old REM--especially "It's The End Of The World as We Know It", Talking Heads' "Stop Making Sense" disc, Paul Simon--especially "Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard" and "Call Me Al" some Ani DiFranco, particularly "Gravel" to name a very few.

Potty Mummy said...

There's a new series on BBC1 at the moment which you may get at some time over there, called Ashes to Ashes. It features a load of early 80's hits which get me bopping around every time I watch it. I don't do nostalgia radio, but anything from that period will keep me driving...

Around My Kitchen Table said...

One of my teenage nephews told me the other day that I had the musical taste of a gay, middle-aged man! That's because I like Rufus Wainwright, Dusty Springfield, Bright Eyes (the band, not the Watership Down song) and am partial to the odd musical (Cabaret is my favourite). I love singing at the top of my voice in the car - very therapeutic.

Iota said...

Just at the moment I've got a Wiggles karaoke from the library, so we listen to a Wiggles song, then it repeats without the singing which I have to supply or my daughter gets very cross. This is one that isn't going to be renewed...

kitten said...

Yep! Good driving music! Momma is getting better, but don't think she will be able to completely be by her self after these 3 weeks of home care. She still has confusion and forgetfulness, but mostly when she gets tired. Thanks for all your thoughts and help. It really helps to know someone is out there.

swampy said...

Good driving music:
Martina McBride
Rodney Atkins
Elton John
Bee Gees
Beach Boys
Statler Brothers
Becky Hobbs

swampy...again said...

I clicked on your other blog.
How does one 'get invited?'

aims said...

Hit the video - and all of a sudden The Man is dancing around behind me singing away - he NEVER does that!!

Obviously a good one!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

There's a heck of a lot of road music in these comments! Crank it up and hit the road!

swampy - the other blog is my test blog for this one, where I mess around with layout and pictures and stuff. Believe me, no one wants to see it - including me.

All the good stuff's here!!
(and nice to see you on a non-Fun Monday!)