Five best driving songs

With the festive season upon us, many people are packing for a well-deserved break and a road trip to a holiday destination. The road trip is not merely an inconvenience or footnote of a holiday; it is an essential part of the getaway experience, and holidaymakers will often dedicate a fair amount of their time to planning various aspects of the journey ahead.

This planning is not confined to scouting out the best routes and ensuring that all the various safety mechanisms such as vehicle tracking are in place – effort is also put into ensuring that the trip is fun and memorable. One of the best ways to realise this goal is to have a killer soundtrack to play while driving.

With this in mind, here are five of the best songs to play on a road trip:

Song: Radar Love

Artist: Golden Earring

With a continual beat that builds up the listener’s anticipation, and lyrics that speak directly to the point of view of an automobile driver, Radar Love is the perfect song to kick-off any long-haul journey. It will pump you up and ready you for the glory of the open road.

“I’ve been drivin’ all night, my hand’s wet on the wheel

There’s a voice in my head that drives my heel

It’s my baby callin’, says I need you here

And it’s a half past four and I’m shiftin’ gear”

Song: Fortunate Son

Artist: Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR)

This 60’s classic from CCR isn’t considered to be a great driving song for it’s lyrical content, but rather for its tempo and rhythm. In typical CCR-style, the amazing guitar licks and croaking voice of lead singer John Fogerty creates a steady, repulsive rhythm that brings to mind the feeling of soaring on the open road and into the great beyond.

Song: Life is a Highway

Artist: Tom Cochrane

This song not only draws on driving as a perfect metaphor for life’s journey, it also embodies everything awesome about a driving song. Energetic guitars, a dynamic rhythm and an unforgettable chorus will bring much-needed energy to the driving journey, and psyche everyone up for the adventure ahead.

Song: Highway to Hell

Artist: AC/DC

AC/DC are renowned for their high-tempo, rock-centric songs, most of which are perfect to listen to during a long drive. Perhaps the best example of this is Highway to Hell, which incorporate devilish lyrics that will increase your testosterone for the journey ahead. The howls of the late Bon Scott add greatly to the pumped-up rock atmosphere.

Song: Born to be Wild

Artist: Steppenwolf

Get your motor runnin’

Head out on the highway

Lookin’ for adventure

And whatever comes our way”

These iconic lyrics start what could possibly be the best driving song of all time. The rolling, progressive beat, accompanied by pumping guitar and drums, creates a sense of adventure and excitement that makes even the most mundane vehicle journey come alive. You’ll feel as if the road offers endless possibilities and will unleash your inhibitions as you embark on your journey.

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With the festive season upon us, many people are packing for a well-deserved break and a road trip to a holiday destination.

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