Road Trip 2010 PlaylistThough I already had a large selection of music and audiobooks loaded for the road trip, I got a little inspired while poking through my music collection and started building up a driving music playlist. Most of the songs have something to do with traveling, driving, geography and so forth or just have a beat or rhythm that feels like driving to me. The list came out remarkably “classics” heavy but since there will be no one to hear me singing along, I think I’ll be ok.

List follows. As always, recommendations welcome.

UPDATE: I IM’d this to Pip… it took her EXACTLY 30 seconds to identify and object to the presence of Freebird. *sigh*

Don McLean – American Pie
Bob Marley – Buffalo Soldier
Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
The Mamas & The Papas – California Dreamin’
AC/DC – Highway to Hell
War – Low Rider
Sammy Hagar – I Can’t Drive 55
Victor Menegaux – Going Back To Dani (Notorious B.I.G. vs. Red Hot Chili Peppers)
The Presidents of the United States of America – Peaches
The B-52’s – Roam
M.I.A. – Paper Planes
The Allman Brothers Band – Ramblin’ Man
Regina Spektor – Hotel Song
Chuck Berry – No Particular Place To Go
Mark Brown – The Journey Continues (feat. Sarah Cracknell)
Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire
Wall of Voodoo – Mexican Radio
Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line
John Mayer – Why Georgia
Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack
Indigo Girls – Closer to Fine
Poe – Hey Pretty (Feat. Mark Danielewski)
Jakatta – American Dream (Joey Negro Club Mix)
Prince – Little Red Corvette
Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69
The Beatles – Drive My Car
Iggy Pop – The Passenger
The Rolling Stones – Start Me Up
Jackson Browne – Running On Empty
Hollywood Persuaders – Drums A Go-Go
Eagles – Hotel California
Edgar Winter Group – Free Ride
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Paul Oakenfold – Ready Steady Go
Phantom Planet – California
The Doors – People Are Strange
Tupac Shakur – California Love (Original Version) (Feat. Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman)
Katy Perry – California Gurls (Feat. Snoop Dogg)
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Proud Mary
Bree Sharp – The Boys of Summer
Rob Zombie – Dragula [Hot Rod Herman Remix] Don Henley – The Boys of Summer
Eagles – Already Gone
Sheryl Crow – Everyday Is A Winding Road
Modest Mouse – Dashboard
Maximo Park – The Coast Is Always Changing
Melissa Etheridge – All American Girl
The B-52’s – Love Shack
Bree Sharp – America
Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop
Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down to Georgia
Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way
George Baker Selection – Little Green Bag
The Who – Baba O’ Riley
The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Rage Against the Machine – Guerrilla Radio
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
The Beach Boys – I Get Around
Foghat – Slow Ride
America – A Horse With No Name
N.E.R.D. – Rock Star (Remix)
Powerman 5000 – When Worlds Collide
The Pixies – Here Comes Your Man
Madonna – American Pie (Richard Humpty Radio Mix)
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen – Hot Rod Lincoln
Louis XIV – Air Traffic Control
The Allman Brothers Band – Midnight Rider
Arctic Monkeys – Fake Tales of San Francisco
The Doors – Roadhouse Blues
The Doors – Riders on the Storm
Golden Earring – Radar Love
Nina Simone – Sinnerman (Felix Da Housecat’s Heavenly House Mix)
Tom Petty – Free Fallin’
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone
The Postal Service – Such Great Heights
Duane Eddy – The Trembler
Go Home Productions – Passenger Fever (Peggy Lee vs. Iggy Pop)
10000 Maniacs – These Are Days
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue
ZZ Top – I’m Bad I’m Nationwide
Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue
American Minor – Walk On
The Crystal Method – Magic Carpet Ride
The Ataris – The Boys of Summer
Paul Oakenfold – Beautiful Day (The Perfecto Mix)
Tom Petty – Free Fallin’
Dean Gray – Boulevard of Broken Songs (Dance Mix)
Wilson Pickett – Mustang Sally
Visqueen – Crush on Radio
Green Day – Holiday
George Thorogood and the Destroyers – Bad To The Bone
Eagles – Take It Easy
James Brown – Living in America
Coconut Records – West Coast
Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild
Reverend Organdrum – Theme To Route 66
Dengue Fever – One Thousand Tears of a Tarantula
Led Zeppelin – Ramble On
Elf Power – An Old Familiar Scene
Rage Against the Machine – People of the Sun
Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing
Innerpartysystem – Don’t Stop
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird
Metro Station – Shake It
Gladys Knight & the Pips – Midnight Train To Georgia
Nine Inch Nails – Wish
Lenny Kravitz – American Woman
Duran Duran – The Chauffeur
The B-52’s – Private Idaho
Willie Nelson – On The Road Again
Leonard Cohen – The Future
Propellerheads – Take California
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Up Around The Bend
The Who – Going Mobile
The Vines – Ride
Queens of the Stone Age – Go With the Flow
KT Tunstall – Black Horse and the Cherry Tree
Depeche Mode – Route 66
The Crystal Method – Roadhouse Blues
Boston – More Than a Feeling
Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song
The Who – I Can See For Miles
Alabama 3 – Woke Up This Morning (Chosen One Mix)
Pink Floyd – Learning to Fly
Journey – Any Way You Want It
The Beatles – Back in the U.S.S.R.
Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
The Animals – House Of The Rising Sun
Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock – Brand New Cadillac
Goldfrapp – Strict Machine
Sugarcult – Los Angeles
America – Sister Golden Hair
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Cities in Dust
The Raconteurs – Steady As She Goes
Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Scooby Snacks
Patsy Cline – Back In Baby’s Arms
Arcade Fire – Keep The Car Running