One thing on my bucket list is to drive across the U.S. from the East Coast to the West Coast and back. I know this sounds very cliche, but if possible, I’d do the trip in a cool car, such as a ’68 Mustang GT Fastback, aka the “Bullit” Mustang from the legendary 1968 motion picture with Steve McQueen. Of course, I’d behave myself and wouldn’t get into a chase with a Dodge Charger!:-)
If I ever get to do the trip – with or without the Mustang – of course, I’m going to need plenty of rock & roll – coz drivin’ ain’t even half the fun without music! Following are some of the tunes I’d make sure to have for the trip.
Route 66/Chuck Berry (New Juke Box Hits, 1961)
409/The Beach Boys (Surfin’ Safari, 1962)
Born to be Wild/Steppenwolf (Steppenwolf, 1968)
Roadhouse Blues/The Doors (Morrison Hotel, 1970)
Highway Star/Deep Purple (Machine Head, 1972)
Radar Love/Golden Earring (Moontan, 1973)
Busted in Georgia/Thunderhead (Thunderhead ’75, 1975)
Running On Empty/Jackson Browne (Running On Empty, 1977)
Highway to Hell/AC/DC (Highway to Hell, 1979)
Life Is a Highway/Tom Cochrane (Mad Mad World, 1991)
Sources: Wikipedia, YouTube
2 thoughts on “Great Songs For the Road”
Good compilation – now I waiting for the best train songs!
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