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What are some good songs about driving?

Asked by sofia (148points) August 25th, 2008

I am putting a road trip-related mix CD together for the drive from Washington down to California. Can you suggest any great songs about driving/road tripping?

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jholler's avatar

radar love!

augustlan's avatar

Life is a Highway. On the Road Again. Paradise by the Dashboard Light (not so much about driving, but still).

jholler's avatar

eddie money’s driving my life away,
Six days on the road
Lots of jimmy Buffett
And a little Pantera for when you get sleepy.

jkainz's avatar

Tenacious D!!

Tantigirl's avatar

Have you heard Beep Beep by the Playmates? It is an oldy but a goody, quite funny too.

jholler's avatar

oh yeah, some propellerheads, morphine, and classic violent femmes.

Tantigirl's avatar

Definitely gotta have the Femmes, no trip is complete without ‘em. Good call jholler.

srmorgan's avatar

Wir fahrn fahrn auf den Autobahn

Kraftwerk, 1975


whatthefluther's avatar

Deep Purple’s Highway Star off their Machine Head Album, 1972

kevbo's avatar

windfall- son volt

genevievejones's avatar

Terra Naomi, “Vicodin Song”... “you can drive, you can drive, you can drive, down the 405, the 101 to my house… so much sad history described in a ride…”

JackAdams's avatar

Here’s “BEEP BEEP”:

August 26, 2008, 3:39 AM EDT

Judi's avatar

Born to Be Wild

Judi's avatar

Ride of the Valkyries is also a good song for driving, especially when you get tired.

wilhel1812's avatar

Pink Floyd

wilhel1812's avatar

@smorgan, you obviously don’t know german, do you? ;) jk

10dier's avatar

Pull up to the bumper baby! – Grace Jones

Jdrawdy's avatar

DUI by The Offspring

loser's avatar

I can’t drive 55?

El_Cadejo's avatar

Rob Zombie comes to mind

Demon Speeding
Two Lane Blacktop
Black Sunshine

Tantigirl's avatar

Greg, The Stop Sign!! by TISM. Hmmm, but then maybe that isn’t the best song to listen to on a road trip, it might make you feel a bit paranoid about being on the road!!!

loser's avatar

Life in the fast lane!!!

tupara's avatar

‘Little Red Corvette’ by Prince,
‘6 Days on the Road’ by Dave Dudley,
‘Motorcade’ by Magazine,
‘White Line Fever’ by Merle Haggard,
‘Low Rider’ by War,
‘The Passenger’ by Iggy Pop,
‘Road Runner’ by The Modern Lovers,
‘Lovin’ Machine ’ by Johnny Paycheck,
‘Container Drivers’ by The Fall,
‘Fast Cars’ by The Buzzcocks.

flameboi's avatar

Californication by Red hot Chilli Peppers [the whole album]

wilhel1812's avatar

Yeah, that’s a good one. Generally, listening to full albums, especially concepts albums is a great thing. I can suggest The Wall (Pink Floyd) or Scenes From A Memory (Dream Theater)

Allie's avatar

Kind of..

Parrothead's avatar

Margaritaville, Fins, Fruitcakes, Cheeseburger in Paradise. All by Jimmy Buffett.
Also, the Donald Duck theme song.

OWL_LOVER's avatar

ON the road again, I can’t wait to get back on the road again, loving you and my dearst best friend, I can’t wait to get back on the road again…...

daisy10's avatar


bricklayer's avatar

Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride, Born to Be Wild
Top Gun Soundtrack (just don’t get caught pretending to be an F-16 on I-5)

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