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Top 15 driving songs

BY DI ARTS STAFF | OCTOBER 13, 2009 7:20 AM

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Nothing like some good ol’ rock ’n’ roll to plug in your CD player as you cruise down I-80 on your next trip home.

• Wilco, “I Must Be High”

Jeff Tweedy’s voice does something others just don’t — celebrate it with starting the cars.

• Arcade Fire, “Wake Up”

Hailing from one of the best albums of the decade, try not to exceed 65.

• Led Zeppelin, “Fool in the Rain”

If there’s anything the ’70s taught us, steering wheels are the best drums for Robert Plant and the boys.

• The Black Keys, “Thickfreakness”

Get your share of guitar riffs, just be sure to stay on the road as you air guitar.

• Blitzen Trapper, “Furr”

The perfect sing-a-long, and every road trip needs one of those.

• Bob Dylan, “Hurricane”

Driving without Bob? Unheard of.

• The Beatles, “Come Together”

John, Paul, George, and Ringo know just how to shorten that trip.

• Deer Tick, “These Old Shoes”

Plead with your loved ones to wait as you do whatever it takes to get there.

• Rod Stewart, “Maggie May”

Another moment to sing it in the car — wake up Maggie, we got something to say.

• Ryan Adams, “Come Pick Me Up”

Bring the energy down a little with some passionate, soulful tunes from Ryan Adams’ soul

• Tom Petty, “American Girl”

Watch that speedometer — this one will have you in the left lane and flying.

• Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, “Shuffle Your Feet”

Jump on some harmonies as time comes to save your soul.

• William Elliott Whitmore, “Mutiny”

We need some swearing, and we declare mutiny on this ship.

• Iron & Wine, “Boy with a Coin”

The perfect bounce to shorten those last few miles.

• Journey, “Don’t Stop Believin’”

Who doesn’t want to end up at the destination belting out stories of that small-town girl.

— by Eric Sundermann


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