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(Autocar (UK))   As it's summertime, what's your favorite driving song?   ( autocar.co.uk) divider line
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2014-07-28 08:27:58 AM  
Depends on the drive.
2014-07-28 08:29:35 AM  
Red Barchetta.
2014-07-28 08:46:12 AM  
Highway to Hell.

2014-07-28 08:58:40 AM  
Da Rockwilder
2014-07-28 09:03:17 AM  
Sunshines Lollipops and Rainbows
2014-07-28 09:11:23 AM  
Barney Google (with the Goo-Goo-Googly Eyes).  I've installed a Victrola on springs in my flivver so that I can listen while out for a jaunt.  It's the Darb, I say.  Sometimes I drive over to the local joint in my breezer for a joe with my dame, and I have that playing.  It's a patella apiarius,I tell you.
2014-07-28 09:13:16 AM  
Right now it's Galactic - Funky Bird.
2014-07-28 09:21:20 AM  
Sniff 'n The Tears - Driver's Seat

2014-07-28 09:21:20 AM  
Depends on my mood. Tchaikovsky 's Violin Concerto in D major op.35 if I'm feeling chill and just want to drive. Tool's Sober if I'm felling shiatty/pissed. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's Thrift Shop or Katy Perry's Roar if I'm feeling silly.
2014-07-28 09:26:34 AM  
Currently in heavy rotation are the full discographies of The Black Angels, Dead Meadow, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, BJM, Dandys  and My Morning Jacket.

Give me reverb or give me death!
2014-07-28 09:33:17 AM  
I don't know why but Decemberists are normally what I listen to on summer drives

/or NPR, but I listen to that year round
2014-07-28 09:38:59 AM  
This one's great for long stretches:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEuKbE4MXPE
2014-07-28 09:40:22 AM  
Outlaws--'Green Grass And High Tides'. Same as the other 3 seasons.
2014-07-28 09:49:44 AM  
Great driving song: Massive Attack - Angel

May cause speeding as the song picks up.
2014-07-28 09:54:40 AM  
Gotta go with some Lee Fields: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0izlYypNyu0
2014-07-28 09:58:25 AM  
Lots of big trucks on the road, so I go with Weird Al's Truck Driving Song.

"Got these 18 wheels a-rollin'
until the break of dawn
'cause I'm drivin' a truck
with my high heels on."
2014-07-28 09:59:47 AM  
Automatic Midnight by Hot Snakes. May destroy speakers and cause speeding tickets.
2014-07-28 10:00:42 AM  
Seeing as most songs are under 5 minutes long, unless you're only going to the local convenience store, I would think you would need several favorite driving songs.

As for mine, I've never understood the concept of having certain music for any particular activity. If I like something, I'll listen to it regardless of what I'm doing. What I listen to may change with mood, but not my activity.
2014-07-28 10:00:45 AM  
In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry
2014-07-28 10:01:38 AM  
She's A Child of the Wild Blue Yonder.
2014-07-28 10:01:46 AM  
I've always liked Fastball: The Way.
2014-07-28 10:01:57 AM  

Langston: This one's great for long stretches:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEuKbE4MXPE

2014-07-28 10:03:21 AM  
Dig, Lazarus, Dig is a great driving album

/at night
// on Euro Truck Simulator 2
2014-07-28 10:03:40 AM  

TheCharmerUnderMe: Sniff 'n The Tears - Driver's Seat


2014-07-28 10:03:52 AM  
Songs are fine and all, but 'Slow Turning' by John Hiatt is a great driving CD.
2014-07-28 10:04:07 AM  
THE driving song, as everyone knows, is Deep Purple - Highway Star.
2014-07-28 10:05:01 AM  
Hot Fun in the Summertime -- Sly & the Family Stone

Summer in the City -- Lovin' Spoonful

Out in the Country -- Three Dog Night

Born to be Wild -- Steppenwolf

Highway Star -- Deep Purple
2014-07-28 10:06:35 AM  
"Running Down a Dream"
2014-07-28 10:06:36 AM  
The album Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance is designed for driving.
2014-07-28 10:06:55 AM  
Flirtin' With Disaster, Molly Hatchet.   In most states (especially the South), all you have to do is tell the trooper that pulls you over that you were listening to that song.  No ticket.  It's impossible to do less than 90 while listening to that.

/it's the law
2014-07-28 10:07:36 AM  
The entire latest Fastball album, "Little White Lies". Nice blend of upbeat pop-rock and chill acoustic-y stuff. They're my go-to warm-weather-windows-down band.

It's really hard to compare people to the Beatles, because of all the cultural connotations, but on a purely "this is what the music sounds like" level, they're very early-to-mid Beatles with just enough Austin weird to keep it interesting.

(Not like you tell they've been my favorite band for over half my life...)
2014-07-28 10:08:32 AM  
Steve Miller, bet you weren't ready for that.
2014-07-28 10:08:50 AM  
"Why don't we get drunk (and screw)"
2014-07-28 10:08:59 AM  
La Villa Strangiato.  There, I said it.  Flame on, Rush haters...
2014-07-28 10:09:43 AM  
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"Summertime" by Sam Cooke, Duh!
2014-07-28 10:10:08 AM  
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2014-07-28 10:10:21 AM  

Rickenbacker: Flirtin' With Disaster, Molly Hatchet.   In most states (especially the South), all you have to do is tell the trooper that pulls you over that you were listening to that song.  No ticket.  It's impossible to do less than 90 while listening to that.

/it's the law

I've heard apocrypha that someone got out of a speeding ticket once with "sorry, officer, Shoot to Thrill came on and I thought I was Iron Man for a minute..."
2014-07-28 10:10:23 AM  
Wiser Time - Black Crowes

Walking in Place - Perpetual Groove

I've Got a Name - Jim Croce
2014-07-28 10:11:07 AM  
The City by The 1975
2014-07-28 10:11:13 AM  
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2014-07-28 10:11:27 AM  
Album is Warp Riders, band is The Sword.

2014-07-28 10:11:49 AM  
Treva cool
2014-07-28 10:11:54 AM  
2014-07-28 10:12:53 AM  
Norah Jones. I love catching up on my sleep on long drives.
2014-07-28 10:12:56 AM  
I Never Meant to Fell This (Asleep at the Wheel)

Suicidal Tendencies.
2014-07-28 10:15:06 AM  
Summertime Lovin' (Dancing in the Summertime)
2014-07-28 10:15:37 AM  
♪♫  It's Summertime and you know what that means.
Gonna head down to the beach and do some beachy things.
It's Summertime, it feels just right.
Gonna gather all my friends and we'll party through the night. ♪♫

♪♫ It's Summertime luh-uh-loving.
It's loving in the Summertime. (It's Summertime!)
It's Summertime luh-uh-loving.
My baby, why can't you be mine? ♪♫

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2014-07-28 10:15:50 AM  
The greatest driving music ever written:

Jessica by The Allman Brothers
2014-07-28 10:16:51 AM  
What What (In The Butt) by Samwell

and then recordings from 80's anime movies just for the WTF faces I get when blasting "B-KO NO BAKA!!"

If I am in a really religous mood, I will crank some "Giving Up The Nappy Dugout" by Ice Cube

/damn, can I take ANYTHING serious?
2014-07-28 10:17:28 AM  
Radar Love

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