Auto Trader magazine has compiled the Greatest Driving Songs of All Time.
Says Auto Trader's Nathan Coe, "We all have a favorite driving song and it's interesting to note that although Auto Trader's customers are from all age groups, it is the hits from the 1970s, with four out of the Top 6, that dominate, with only one recent hit making it into the Top 10. Maybe they just don't make them like they used to anymore."
And the list is:
1) "Sultans of Swing" - Dire Straits
2) "We Will Rock You" - Queen
3) "Another One Bites the Dust" - Queen
4) "Good Vibrations" - Beach Boys
5) "Go Your Own Way" - Fleetwood Mac
6) "All Right Now" - Free
7) "Born in the U.S.A." - Bruce Springsteen
8) "Rolling in the Deep" - Adele
9) "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye
10) "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" - Rolling Stones
I think the Fabulous Thunderbirds got snubbed. Have you driven to Tuff Enough?!So great. What else is missing?
"Little Pink Houses" is one of my favorites as well as "25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago.
In the Air Tonight
If it is evening and you are in Miami you have to crank up "in the Air Tonight."
Hot Rod Lincoln
What about songs that are about cars and driving? Beep Beep (the Little Nash Rambler) by the Playmates was always a favorite with the kids on a long road trip.
Slow Ride has always been a favorite!
Gotta love U2's Magnificent, and it is amazing with the top down cruising on a sunny day!
"Steppin' Out" by Joe Jackson. Great rolling undertones.
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L.A. Woman by the Doors
C'mon...i cant believe that wasnt on their list!!
Space Truckin Deep Purple
No Coffee Needed with this one playing!!!!
Eagles: "Life in the Fast Lane"!
Sets the right mood for a roadtrip or night out!
Marshall Tucker Band: 24 hours at a Time
for those longer rides
BoDeans...Feed the fire!!!
Got to move to that songs dudes!!!
How could they leave "Born to Be Wild" out of the Top 10?
Chicago - Beginnings
This song helped me get thru drivers-ed. Thanks to my cool instructor "Hutch."
It's driving songs, people! Radar Love
Freebird is a good song. But it's NOT a driving song.
Radar Love. THAT's a driving song.
Paradise by the Dashboard Lights. That's a driving song.
Freebird? Not a driving song. Life in the Fast Lane? DRIVING SONG!
Conor Oberst - Sausalito
Perfect for a ride to the beach
I never don't want to hear Sultans of Swing. I'd add Santana's Smooth to my favorite drop-top in Seattle list.
Highway Star by Deep Purple
But of course! I remember this one keeping me awake (and saving my bacon) late one night, while travelling from college to my co-op job at McDonnell-Douglas in St Louis. I had a cassette deck strapped to my 75 Honda 400F gas tank, and some flat headphones shoved into my Bell helmet. Cranked this song so loud I had to watch the tach to keep from overreving as I went through the gears, merging back on the freeway!