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Old June 6th, 2011, 11:55 AM
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Question favorite driving song?

saw an old episode of top gear last night about best driving songs and it got me thinkin..i can never really make the PERFECT mix for driving so i thought i would ask my follows olds-junkies what is their favorite song for driving..cruising or haulin down the highway. for a young fellow like myself its not too common but i fancy everything from Bach's cello suites all the way to extremely heavy metal(noise to most folks) but seem to stick with ac/dc, motorhead, and sabbath . i'm not looking for just music that has to do with cars or racing but just simply something you enjoy, maybe something that makes you automatically weld your foot to the floor but i'm sure you all get the picture

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American Girl - Tom Petty
Runnin' Down a Dream - Tom Petty
Radar Love - Golden Earring
Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
Riding The Storm Out (Live - You Get What You Play For) - REO Speedwagon
Really that entire album.

Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Night - Bruce Springsteen
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
Crazy On You - Heart
Bat Out Of Hell - Meatloaf
Surrender - Cheap Trick
When You Were Young - The Killers
Mr. Brightside - The Killers

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Radar Love - Golden Earring = petal to the metal. Or it did 20 (or 30) some odd years ago.


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sweet this is going to be great!, by the way i'll be doing a cruise in Oceanside California on friday the 17th while i'm down visiting my sister..all of your songs will be played , she said they close down the streets and only "old cars"(her words) get to drive there.
also album title is getting changed, its people from here putting it together i think everybody here deserves credit
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Originally Posted by Dapapadon View Post
Radar Love - Golden Earring = petal to the metal. Or it did 20 (or 30) some odd years ago.


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The best driving song ever.
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Brain damage/Eclipse - Pink Floyd
Dragula - Rob Zombie
Building the perfect Beast - Don Henley
All She wants to do is Dance - Don Henley
Need You Tonight/Mediate - INXS
Slow Ride - Foghat
Fuel - Metallica
For whom the bell tolls - Metallica
East Bound & Down - Jerry Reid
And...
The entire Back In Black album - AC/DC

I could keep going. So many good ones. Back in high school, I wore out several Maxell XLII-90's with "Back in Black" on one side and "Who Made Who" on the other.

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Born to be Wild - Steppinwolf
Running on Empty - Jackson Browne
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Beautiful Day - U2
Heartbreaker - Pat Benetar
25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago
Like A Prayer - Madonna
Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Just What I Needed - The Cars
Boys of Summer - Don Henley
I Need A Lover - John Mellencamp
Pink Houses - John Mellencamp

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Favorite driving songs.

Heading Out To the Highway by Judas Priest and Bachman Turner Overdrive's, Roll On Down The Highway.
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Teddy Bears - Punkrocker (Featuring Iggy Pop) Was a Caddy commercial a couple years back
Ministry - Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan cover)
Oasis - Supersonic

I actually had a MP3 folder full of what I called 'Hard Driving Songs' but it got deleted

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Old June 6th, 2011, 07:22 PM
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Ministry - Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan cover)
Must be a much different arrangement than the original Dylan snoozefest. Easily one of his worst songs ever.
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Old June 6th, 2011, 07:37 PM
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Tears of a Clown by Smokey Robinson.


No only kidding, but we've have previous threads on this subject....nevertheless in no particular order and as loud as you can take it

-Highway Star
-Hot Rod Lincoln
-Autobahn (by Karftwerk)
-Born to be Wild
-Radar Love
-Summer (by War)
-My Sharona
-Jump & Hot for Teacher (Van Halen)
-Sweet Child O'Mine (GnR)


AND SO MANY MORE
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Little Pink Houses
-John Mellencamp
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i felt so original by asking LOL this is the first thing i think i've posted without searching for old threads.
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For my modern more aggressive music for my 442 or z28 cruising.
Slipknot - Psychosocial

My taste varies, I'm 37 and grew up to my fathers classic rock.
But I grew up in the 80's with heavy metal.

So for my classic tune, it would be
The Who - Eminence Front

This song is one of my favorites to play downtown Chicago at night.
Roll the windows down, and cruise through the city lights.....chillin.
I think it has the best vibe with a setting.
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Green Grass and High Tides by the Outlaws. 17 minutes of driving pleasure.
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i'll list off the current driving cd that can for sure use some work.

Dr.feel good - motley crue
13 steps to nowhere - Pantera
Ace of spades - motorhead
Good times bad times - Led Zeppelin
Anyway - Journey
Cowboys from hell - Pantera
Junkhead - alice in chains
Nativity in black/children of the grave - white zombie covering black sabbath
separate ways - Journey
Fire it up - black label society
somebody put something in my drink - the ramones
Domination - Pantera
Love gun - kiss
shoot to thrill - ac/dc
heavy metal rules - Pantera

some how i cant remember putting that much pantera LOL but i do notice im flying past people on the 405
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Originally Posted by JeremyTA View Post
saw an old episode of top gear last night about best driving songs and it got me thinkin..i can never really make the PERFECT mix for driving so i thought i would ask my follows olds-junkies what is their favorite song for driving..cruising or haulin down the highway. for a young fellow like myself its not too common but i fancy everything from Bach's cello suites all the way to extremely heavy metal(noise to most folks) but seem to stick with ac/dc, motorhead, and sabbath . i'm not looking for just music that has to do with cars or racing but just simply something you enjoy, maybe something that makes you automatically weld your foot to the floor but i'm sure you all get the picture

feel free to label it JTA's perfect mix when it's done
yea , it seems the heavier the music the faster you drive...I wouldnt know though , cause my 72 CS has a AM radio and it dont work. Ill have to bust out my old stereo equipment thats been laying around and put it to use in the Olds.
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Brain damage/Eclipse - Pink Floyd
Dragula - Rob Zombie
Building the perfect Beast - Don Henley
All She wants to do is Dance - Don Henley
Need You Tonight/Mediate - INXS
Slow Ride - Foghat
Fuel - Metallica
For whom the bell tolls - Metallica
East Bound & Down - Jerry Reid
And...
The entire Back In Black album - AC/DC

I could keep going. So many good ones. Back in high school, I wore out several Maxell XLII-90's with "Back in Black" on one side and "Who Made Who" on the other.

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Don Henley ? ....I think we all can agree that AC / DC is definetely one , the older i get the slower the music is getting though....it seem there is two catagories....putting the pedal to the metal music and enjoying your ride music....which brings up more good bands like...The Cars greatest hits and The Guess Who

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"Building the perfect beast" was my theme song (and album) for when I was assembling the GTI Driver's Edition from the shell up.

It turned out nicely, and the music fit. A mix disk with that song has remained in the CD changer ever since. Going on almost 10 years now. wow... "Tempus Fugit"

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Better than Dylan.
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Boston - Foreplay/Longtime
Rush - Red Barchetta
Motley Crue - Girls, Girls, Girls
Van Halen - Aftershock
Van Halen - DOA
Bob Seger - Roll me away, Night Moves, Like a Rock
Don Henley - Boys of summer
Boston - Cool the engines
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Radar love is one of those songs that is always in my car. I also have been listening to Nickelback's Animal a lot in the car lately. And Pink Floyd is a staple in my vehicle - anything by PF...
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sweet this is going to be great!, by the way i'll be doing a cruise in Oceanside California on friday the 17th while i'm down visiting my sister..all of your songs will be played , she said they close down the streets and only "old cars"(her words) get to drive there.
also album title is getting changed, its people from here putting it together i think everybody here deserves credit
is your sister taking you to "Cruisin' Grand"?
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Don Henley ? ....
What's wrong with Don Henley? Solo or Eagles he wrote some very good summer cruisin' with the top down music.

Put the top down on a hot summer night* and cruise the highway with "Hotel California" cranked. You'll get a whole new perspective on DH and the gang.





*Which brings to mind I listed "Bat Out Of Hell" by Meatloaf, but really almost any song from that album is a good cruisin' song.
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Cashmere- Led Zepplin
Mississippi Queen - mountain
Slowride - Foghat
When the levee breaks - Zepplin
ANYTHING BLACK SABBATH
Running with the devil-VanHalen
cant drive 55- Sammy Hagar
Bad motorscooter- montrose
Paradise by the dashboardlights-meatloaf
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

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Deftones- Passenger
Machinehead- Ten Ton Hammer
As I Lay Dying- Frail Words Collapse
Opeth- Harlequin Forest
Fear Factory- Demanufacture
Killswitch Engage- The Rose of Sharyn
Into Eternity- Black Sea of Agony

Too many more to list but these are the first to come to mind...a little on the heavy side but "motivational" to say the least. Forgive me, this music is my second love after my Olds.
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For slow cruising:
Hank Williams Sr or Roger miller

I'm 16 and this modern music is awfully disappointing.
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I know, I know, but most old-school gangsta rap does the job. All those references to '64s (NWA) and Oldsmobiles (Public Enemy) make it a little endearing. Heck, maybe it'll replace the Beach Boys at car shows one day.
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driving song?

Strangle hold-ted nuget!!!!! Forwhom the bell tols metalica
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For slow cruising:
Hank Williams Sr or Roger miller

I'm 16 and this modern music is awfully disappointing.
I'm 21 and I hear ya, I only like a few modern bands. For driving, Rock and roll by Zeppelin is one of the best songs to put your foot down to. Anything by Zeppelin for me is great to drive to.
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What's wrong with Don Henley? Solo or Eagles he wrote some very good summer cruisin' with the top down music.

Put the top down on a hot summer night* and cruise the highway with "Hotel California" cranked. You'll get a whole new perspective on DH and the gang.





*Which brings to mind I listed "Bat Out Of Hell" by Meatloaf, but really almost any song from that album is a good cruisin' song.
oh yea , forgot the Eagles ....i just thought it sounded funny that Don Henley and Mettalica and Rob Zombie were all mentioned in the same list.
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The best driving song ever.
Definitely
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How about a little heavy leather resurrection shuffle?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imB4Ny5zceo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agrssxegof4


Maybe some Dixie Dregs?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqjK-0A2yFM&feature=fvst


Gordon Lightfoot is good traveling music too. Carefree Highway is one of the best.



most old-school gangsta rap does the job. Heck, maybe it'll replace the Beach Boys at car shows one day.
I hope to hell not. When it does, my car show days are OVER. 50s music at top volume is bad enough to listen to all day, and the DJ's won't turn it down. And seems like the class I'm in is always stuck right next to the PA speakers.
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i hope to hell not. When it does, my car show days are over. 50s music at top volume is bad enough to listen to all day, and the dj's won't turn it down. And seems like the class i'm in is always stuck right next to the pa speakers.
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