Best songs for driving.

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  1. ambience macrumors member

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    My other thread gave me the idea to start this thread about which songs are the best for driving.

    My all time top driving song:

    [*] Read Steady Go - Paul Oakenfold (I may not own a Saab but this is an awesome driving song)

    Here are my other top 5 choices (in no order):
    • Fasten your seatbelt - Pendulum
    • Gotta Get Thru This - Daniel Bedingfield
    • Escape - Craig Armstrong
    • Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
    • Exploration of Space - Cosmic Gate

    What are yours? :apple:
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Anything by the Cars... :p

    Seriously, I just make a couple of mixed cds in iTunes from whatever I listen the most to...
     
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    my favorite driving song right now...

    "supermassive black hole" by muse. it really makes my driving day. :)

    i'm an iTunes mix CD-er as well...i don't have any set "driving music"...there are just some songs that put me in a better driving mood.
     
  4. bbergie macrumors regular

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    Older Bob Dylan tunes, or whatever my wife's iPod/Griffin iTrip is playing. :)
     
  5. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Totally depends on my mood...
    • sometimes something like System of a Down or Rammstein.
    • other times it's jazzy or bluesy stuff
    • in the warm sunny summertime w/ the windows down and my hair blowing in the wind? Beach Boys.

    those are just a few...
     
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    Lately i have been listening to BBC essential mixes and ETN fm mixes wherever i drive.
     
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    Radar Love -- Golden Earring
    AKA Driver -- They Might Be Giants

    Big hand on 120, little hand on E.
     
  9. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Good one.

    I like a lot of Electronic/Techno music when I drive long distances. Rock music is generally good for driving, and comedy (stand-up mostly) for when I'm stuck in traffic.
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Anything fast and with a cool beat.

    This ranges from "The Game" to "The Rapture" to "Boards of Canada"
     
  11. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I don't really know of any driving songs, but there are some songs that for one reason or another, make me go fast.


    Or maybe it's just my lead foot and lack of patience.
     
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    +1

    I like almost anything by DJ Shadow if it's late at night and if I'm hyper..

    • Twisted - Svenson and Gielen
    • Cafe del Mar (Any remix that's fast) - Energy 52
    More in later edits. I can't think.
     
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    Top Gear rated
    "Don't Stop Me Now" - Queen
    as the best driving song, I agree :p
     
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    I second that. I must confess I also like Oompah music for driving. It just has that beat - like the cylinders in the engine.
     
  17. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    My list-
    -Punkrocker (feat. Iggy Pop)- Teddybears (the song from the Cadillac Pursuit of Liberty Commercial)
    -Huddle Formation- The Go! Team (song from the recent Honda Civic commercial)
    -Any kind of drum and bass
    -Dr. Dre (especially his album 2001)

    EDIT: A few more i thought of
    -Boyz in the hood- Dynamite Hack
    -Mozart's Requiem
     
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    i <3 you

    rammstein. =]

    Asche Zu Asche is the ultimate road rage song.
     
  19. DISCOMUNICATION macrumors 6502a

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    Off the top of my head and a quick flip through iTunes

    Have love will travel - The Black Keys
    Set you free - The Black Keys
    My Favorite Game - The Cardigans
    HEAVEN'S DRIVE - L'Arc~en~Ciel
    Driver's high - L'Arc~en~Ciel
    Parallel Universe - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    Catch the Sun - Doves
    A Good Woman is Hard to Find - Morphine
    Take Me with You - Morphine
    Cincinnati - The Distillers
    Act 2 - RJD2
    24 - Jem
    Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik - Outkast
    Let me Ride - Dr. Dre
    Fell in Love with a Girl - The White Stripes
     
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    life is a highway - rascal flatts ;)
    ac/dc - highway to hell
     
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    exactly, my driving music is completely mood dependent. lately, my driving tunes have been...

    dramamine by modest mouse
    christmas by leona naess
    falling away with you by muse

    they're not the fastest paced tunes.
     
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    Night Drive by All-American Rejects
    Drive by Incubus
    Night Drive by Jimmy Eat World
    Drive by The Matches
    Ready Fuels by Anberlin
    Race Car Ya-Yas by Cake
    Stickshifts And Safetybelts by Cake
    The Distance by Cake
    Long Line of Cars by Cake

    ;)
     
  25. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote for Radar Love

    Anything by the Doors

    25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago

    Summer in the City - Loving Spoonful

    Both Beethoven Fifths

    A few other tunes spring to mind, but not their names :eek:
     

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