Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Ultimate Road Trip Song List

As a proud iPod owner and a music nut, I often put music lists together. With my intentions to get back on the road in 2008 (and a long daily commute to work), I decided it was time to compile the best driving songs. So what say you, blogging community? Oh I know, the readers of "Exit 55" don't post a lot of comments (I think the high for a single post might be six) but that doesn't stop me from trying.

Rolling Stone put their own list here, and while I agree with some ("Take it Easy and Runnin' Down a Dream), other were kind of questionable (I love "Turn the Page" but it doesn't inspire me to stay awake while driving across the fields of Iowa).

In fact, there are a bunch of lists out there - just Google "road trip songs" and you'll see what I mean. And I'm not looking to be genre specific. In the first draft that I put together, I had rock, metal, pop, country, hip hop and jazz all mixed together. Many of the songs are easy choices ("Born to Run", of course) but I'm looking for the things that make a drive go well for you.

I now put the job in your hands.

1 comment:

Sean G. Kilkelly said...

Of course this is all subjective and personal preference but...

Magic Bus, I Can See For Miles, Goin' Mobile and Bargain all by The Who.

I also think Night Ride Home (the song and the entire album) by Joni Mitchell and I believe she has a song called Refuge of the Roads or Refuge of the Road - either way I like it very much.