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Im sure everyone here sometimes feels the need to "break free" for a bit right? I dunno about you guys but the way i do it is to hop in my car and take a nice drive..... and obviously, one important component is the right music, which brings us to the thread... Assuming you wanted to take a DRIVE, anywhere.. be it an early sunday morning blast around colombo, or a late night trip to the hills, if you could burn a single audio disc (im purposely making the limit here), what are those 15 or 20 songs gonna be?

Top Gear did a feature on "greatest driving songs ever" a while back if you remember, and i agree with most of their choices..... but i wondered what the options would be if it was, say a CD of Driving music... well I thought about it, and here's My Playlist of the songs that IMO would be perfect for a proper Driver+Car+road kinda thrash.....

Feel Free to Add, Agree/Disagree, or create your own list.... and i apologize if some appear obscure.... i have weird taste :)

1. Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen

2. Little Red Corvette - Prince

3. Jump - Van Halen

4. Fuel - Metallica

5. Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf

6. Tonight is what it means to be young - Fire Inc

7. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

8. Radar Love - Golden Earring

9. The Anthem - Good Charlotte

10. Proud Mary - CCR

11. Life is a Highway - Rascall Flatts

12. Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

13. The Weight - The Band

14. Dancin' In the dark - Bruce Springsteen

15. We Built This City - Starship

16. Someday We'll Know - New Radicals

17. Rollin' - Limp Bizkit

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Wow!! that s a combination of rock, classic, Alternative Nice taste S_N! :D Me on the other hand is whole different story than you Bro! Well what to say pea pol s taste are different you know!! :D

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Wow!! that s a combination of rock, classic, Alternative Nice taste S_N! :D Me on the other hand is whole different story than you Bro! Well what to say pea pol s taste are different you know!! :D

I listen to all sorts machan! :) this combination really only works together in a specific situation..... in the car, on the road :D

please add up your play list as well dude, be interesting to see different takes on this...

Cheers

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I listen to all sorts machan! :) this combination really only works together in a specific situation..... in the car, on the road :D

please add up your play list as well dude, be interesting to see different takes on this...

Cheers

Man adding ma play list is really gonna be a hard one since i listen to every crap of music that i can get my hand on! he he :D

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Man adding ma play list is really gonna be a hard one since i listen to every crap of music that i can get my hand on! he he :D

well pick 15 to 20.... they have to be the kinda songs that REALLY work when you're in the car..... come on man, its part of the fun!

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woah, too too many to mention supra mate. depends on the mood. For fast paced days a little techno (fatboyslim meets chemical bros) or on those meloncholy days just David grey.

However the theme from gone in 60 (flowers or something by fatboy slim) always gets my right foot happy. (you know the one right: swing sally up, swing sally down.....) :)

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I'll have to get home and find the CD to refresh my memory. I made one too :)

But it does include -

Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf

Life is a Highway - Rascall Flatts

Maximum Overdrive - 2 Unlimited? (Can't remember the group)

I have a feeling I need to check out some of these songs you mention... time to dust off the p2p software :)

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Im sure everyone here sometimes feels the need to "break free" for a bit right? I dunno about you guys but the way i do it is to hop in my car and take a nice drive..... and obviously, one important component is the right music, which brings us to the thread... Assuming you wanted to take a DRIVE, anywhere.. be it an early sunday morning blast around colombo, or a late night trip to the hills, if you could burn a single audio disc (im purposely making the limit here), what are those 15 or 20 songs gonna be?

Top Gear did a feature on "greatest driving songs ever" a while back if you remember, and i agree with most of their choices..... but i wondered what the options would be if it was, say a CD of Driving music... well I thought about it, and here's My Playlist of the songs that IMO would be perfect for a proper Driver+Car+road kinda thrash.....

Feel Free to Add, Agree/Disagree, or create your own list.... and i apologize if some appear obscure.... i have weird taste :)

1. Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen

2. Little Red Corvette - Prince

3. Jump - Van Halen

4. Fuel - Metallica

5. Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf

6. Tonight is what it means to be young - Fire Inc

7. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

8. Radar Love - Golden Earring

9. The Anthem - Good Charlotte

10. Proud Mary - CCR

11. Life is a Highway - Rascall Flatts

12. Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

13. The Weight - The Band

14. Dancin' In the dark - Bruce Springsteen

15. We Built This City - Starship

16. Someday We'll Know - New Radicals

17. Rollin' - Limp Bizkit

i'll also take proud mary and fuel from your list... oh and there that ever so nostalgic "country roads"...

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I'll have to get home and find the CD to refresh my memory. I made one too :)

But it does include -

Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf

Life is a Highway - Rascall Flatts

Maximum Overdrive - 2 Unlimited? (Can't remember the group)

I have a feeling I need to check out some of these songs you mention... time to dust off the p2p software :)

please do (both Finding the CD, and dusting off the software), be interesting to see your picks... :)

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interesting thread.... I just began to burn a CD with your list.

And a few more to add on:

Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

Joy Ride - Roxette

It's a Kind of Magic - Queen

Funky Town - Lipps Inc.

One Headlight - Wall Flowers

Drive - Ziggy Marley

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Hmmm interesting....

"Music to drive by" ~ I’m going to have to go with my Six cylinders up front and the quad pipes at the back! :lol: 7,ooo revs with the top down on a narrow road as the sun sets... - music whilst driving doesn't get much better than that for moi :-)

I’m a firm believer in listening to the engine!

(...& no those hideous fart cannons on rice rockets do not qualify as music! <_< neither does that bass thump nor the cacophony that pours out of those vulgar sound systems, that attempt to force, what drivel passes off as "music" these days, down the throat of the humble pedestrian or any other being unfortunate enough to be within a 10 ft radius! ~ Overkill and distasteful = I think so! <_< )

...if manifesting chav like prattish behaviour were a must then Good Charlotte's "Girls like cars and money" would possibly be apt... :rolleyes:

Any proper motor will have a distinct sound that to a true petrol head can quite easily be considered music - case in point being something obvious like an EJ20 to something more obscure like an Alfa Twin Spark motor (I’m not entirely wrong am I GTAm ;) )

but if one insists on having something playing, then personally it would be something soothing - some Smooth Jazz would be the order of the day (anything from David Benoit to The Rippingtons would do) - if vigorous shift work were required, coupled with some right foot stabbing, then perhaps some Latino music from the likes of Tito Puente would liven things up in the cabin..

80's music is always welcome :)

...but I reiterate that all this would be far surpassed by the aural delight of a proper motor at full throttle :D

..."Don't stop me now" gets the nod from me in terms of what’s featured in S_N's list.. & I would suggest the inclusion of Hurricane 2000 by the Scorpions featuring the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra...

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interesting thread.... I just began to burn a CD with your list.

And a few more to add on:

Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

Joy Ride - Roxette

It's a Kind of Magic - Queen

Funky Town - Lipps Inc.

One Headlight - Wall Flowers

Drive - Ziggy Marley

King of wishful thinking - Go west

St. Elmo's Fire - John Parr

Brilliant Disguise - Bruce Springstein

In this arms - Jon Bon Jovi

Away from the sun - 3 doors down

something about you - level 42

sweet child of mine -gnr

i like the way you move - bodyrockers

Rise - safri duo

Rise up (My dream is to fly

Over the rainbow so high) - Yves larock

Flute Fantasy - dj nasha

so far away - dire straits

luv is in the air - cat stevens

luv really hurts - billy ocean

when the going gets tough - billy ocean

loosing my religion - rem

ok...boss called me for something so that's it for now :)

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:lol: Very true Devinda and I totally agree about the fart cannons :lol: I couldn't have put it better! Yup the twin spark sounds good but the Alfa 3.0V6 is even better. Best I've heard though are the F355 V8 and the Delta Integrale turbo 4. Bloody awesome!

Interesting post Supra N

Like Devida I do like to listen to the mechanical cacophony under the cam head and a rasping exhaust. Best of all is the popping and crackling of unburnt fuel in an old car like my twin webered Giula :) How I miss her :(

But I do like a regular dose of big bass pumping especially on a long night drive. Not sure I can fill an album with songs at the top of my head but here list... not conclusive but here it is none the less.

1. Blue Savannah - Erasure (90's Brit synthesizer duo)

2. Totally addicted to Bass - (can't remebre the artist it was a cool single out in 97 I think)

3. Electric Dreams - Giogio Maroder and Phil Oakey from Human League (Giogio is the one who financed the V16 Cizeta Super car)

4. Regatta De Blanc - The Police

5. You are the Girl - The Cars

6. Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson

7. Supersonic - Oasis

8. Slave to Love - Roxy Music (Fellow Alfa driver Brian Ferry B) )

9. Private Dancer - Tina Turner

10. Song 2 - Blur

11. Revolution - Beatles

12. Everybody Have fun tonight - Wang Chung (80's band)

13. Voices inside my head - The Police

14. Addicted to love - Robert Palmer

15. Let Down - Radiohead

Some of the albums I enjoy when driving are stuff like Fat Boy Slim, Chemical Brothers and Primal Scream.

My 3 favourite next morning wind down songs after a hangover recovery, driving back home slow on a cool Sunday Morning after plenty of water ;) -

1. Everyday is like Sunday - Morrissey

2. Viva forever - Spice Girls (Emabarrassing but true :D )

3. Velvet Morning - The Verve

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:lol: Very true Devinda and I totally agree about the fart cannons :lol: I couldn't have put it better! Yup the twin spark sounds good but the Alfa 3.0V6 is even better. Best I've heard though are the F355 V8 and the Delta Integrale turbo 4. Bloody awesome!

Interesting post Supra N

Like Devida I do like to listen to the mechanical cacophony under the cam head and a rasping exhaust. Best of all is the popping and crackling of unburnt fuel in an old car like my twin webered Giula :) How I miss her :(

But I do like a regular dose of big bass pumping especially on a long night drive. Not sure I can fill an album with songs at the top of my head but here list... not conclusive but here it is none the less.

1. Blue Savannah - Erasure (90's Brit synthesizer duo)

2. Totally addicted to Bass - (can't remebre the artist it was a cool single out in 97 I think)

3. Electric Dreams - Giogio Maroder and Phil Oakey from Human League (Giogio is the one who financed the V16 Cizeta Super car)

4. Regatta De Blanc - The Police

5. You are the Girl - The Cars

6. Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson

7. Supersonic - Oasis

8. Slave to Love - Roxy Music (Fellow Alfa driver Brian Ferry B) )

9. Private Dancer - Tina Turner

10. Song 2 - Blur

11. Revolution - Beatles

12. Everybody Have fun tonight - Wang Chung (80's band)

13. Voices inside my head - The Police

14. Addicted to love - Robert Palmer

15. Let Down - Radiohead

Some of the albums I enjoy when driving are stuff like Fat Boy Slim, Chemical Brothers and Primal Scream.

My 3 favourite next morning wind down songs after a hangover recovery, driving back home slow on a cool Sunday Morning after plenty of water ;) -

1. Everyday is like Sunday - Morrissey

2. Viva forever - Spice Girls (Emabarrassing but true :D )

3. Velvet Morning - The Verve

in case of a misunderstanding id like to point out that I like the mechanical symphony a great engine makes as well.... :D there ARE times however where one requires something different, hence this list....

GTam, interesting selection by the way.... some of those i really need to go look up myself! :)

oh, and as for the Spice Girls.... couldnt agree more, very good wind-down song... :D

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Pick of Supra's list -

Jump - Van Halen :alc:

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Pick of Supras List

Don't Stop me Now Queen

and Ripper, The King of Wishful Thinking :) I love that son

I also like to listen to R&B which is not too aggressive when I am driving, especially when I am driving alone, as I like to wind down and not be too aggressive on the road. I used to be quite an aggressive driver and very heavy on the Gas etc. but an incident which resulted in the tragic deaths of some good friends made a few of us come to our senses, especially with the kind of people we have in our back seats (family and friends).

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6. Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson

WOAH, a marilyn manson fan.. you like the rest of it on just this one?

I love the verve too, and that whole genre... matchbox 20, blur, bush...

and alomst forgot the all time fav (well top 3) - runaway train by soul asylum

:git:

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I also like to listen to R&B which is not too aggressive when I am driving, especially when I am driving alone, as I like to wind down and not be too aggressive on the road. I used to be quite an aggressive driver and very heavy on the Gas etc. but an incident which resulted in the tragic deaths of some good friends made a few of us come to our senses, especially with the kind of people we have in our back seats (family and friends).

Agree. Which is why I have Bond and Vanessa Mae in my CD case :) Tip, don't listen to Maximum Overdrive when taking people along. It sorta has an automatic effect of making you kick it. (It being the gas pedal :) )

Still, the ultimate cruising song IMHO is Rascal Flatts "Life is a highway". It just rolls out. And I've listened to three different versions of it, but I like the Rascal Flatts version best.

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Nice thread: best stuff IMO that comes to mind

Anything by Nightwish

Anything by Tristania

Anything by Lunatica

Final countdown - Europe

Burning Love - Elvis

Suspicious minds- Elvis

Anema- Tool

Hate me- Blue October

Linger - Cranberries

S & M - Metallica the whole album

Tonight.. - Fire Inc.

Purple Rain - Prince

Rain maker & Aces High-Iron Maiden

Whole 'lot o love- Led Zepplin

Heaven - DJ Sammy

Paradise City- GNR

Bohemian rhapsody- The Braids

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King of wishful thinking - Go west

St. Elmo's Fire - John Parr

Brilliant Disguise - Bruce Springstein

In this arms - Jon Bon Jovi

Away from the sun - 3 doors down

something about you - level 42

sweet child of mine -gnr

i like the way you move - bodyrockers

Rise - safri duo

Rise up (My dream is to fly

Over the rainbow so high) - Yves larock

Flute Fantasy - dj nasha

so far away - dire straits

luv is in the air - cat stevens

luv really hurts - billy ocean

when the going gets tough - billy ocean

loosing my religion - rem

very agreeable list of songs Ripper :) ...I was rather worried that the music of this era was being ignored and worse still forgotten - but its good to know that there are others who appreciate it as well - it must be said that the music of the 70's and 80's, across the many genre's they span have a distinct rhythm, not found in the music of later years... sad that..

The appearance of this new station Real Radio on 87.8 has also made even the dullest of commutes rather bearable

Don how about some Steve Winwood ~ Higher Love - I’ve found it to be the perfect companion track to the King of Wishful Thinking (its also hard to forget the visual of Lotus Esprit trundling up a hill from Pretty Woman whilst the song plays :lol: )

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Don how about some Steve Winwood ~ Higher Love - I’ve found it to be the perfect companion track to the King of Wishful Thinking (its also hard to forget the visual of Lotus Esprit trundling up a hill from Pretty Woman whilst the song plays :lol: )

Hey Devinda good to know you're an 80's fan. My entire iPod is full of 80's tracks. My fav Winwood track is "Don't you know what the night can do"!

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very agreeable list of songs Ripper :) ...I was rather worried that the music of this era was being ignored and worse still forgotten - but its good to know that there are others who appreciate it as well - it must be said that the music of the 70's and 80's, across the many genre's they span have a distinct rhythm, not found in the music of later years... sad that..

The appearance of this new station Real Radio on 87.8 has also made even the dullest of commutes rather bearable

Don how about some Steve Winwood ~ Higher Love - I’ve found it to be the perfect companion track to the King of Wishful Thinking (its also hard to forget the visual of Lotus Esprit trundling up a hill from Pretty Woman whilst the song plays :lol: )

cheers to that brother. can't agree with you more...

70s 80's songs will always be timeless classics :)

sadly newer songs don't have such a life span and rarely have "intelligent" lyrics...

On king of wishful thinking...the director has got the perfect track for that situ as my gere gets away from a bitchy girl friend and useless part to bur some rubber... not to mention that it's his lawyer's rubber :)

GtAM

Got a creative zen and have that also packed up with all sorts... mainly house and 70's 80's :)

use that when i drive around in colombo cos the stereo is out of operation since wifey's on the phone most of the time :action-smiley-060:

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Im sure everyone here sometimes feels the need to "break free" for a bit right?

Hahaha, I actually have Queen's Greatest Hits in my car's CD player, permanently. The other regulars in the player are Nirvana's MTV Unplugged album (one of the greatest of all time), Natalie Merchant, and my favourite band of all-time, Sublime.

It seems that none of you listen to hip-hop, and I'll bet its because you don't take it seriously enough. Believe me, it is a legitimate musical genre, and there is good stuff out there, if you give it an honest chance. I have a lot of Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Kanye in right now, along with some Snoop, Dre and yes, even 50. I keep almost all of the Black Eyed Peas stuff in at the ready, because nothing gets a day started like their a BEPs song. Again, go beyond the radio-release singles and there are some fantastic tracks on both their big albums. I even rock out a few '80s tracks from time to time - you can't go wrong with Tainted Love.

What I never allow in my car is white-trash-death-metal and unnecessarily angst-driven noise.

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Hahaha, I actually have Queen's Greatest Hits in my car's CD player, permanently. The other regulars in the player are Nirvana's MTV Unplugged album (one of the greatest of all time), Natalie Merchant, and my favourite band of all-time, Sublime.

It seems that none of you listen to hip-hop, and I'll bet its because you don't take it seriously enough. Believe me, it is a legitimate musical genre, and there is good stuff out there, if you give it an honest chance. I have a lot of Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Kanye in right now, along with some Snoop, Dre and yes, even 50. I keep almost all of the Black Eyed Peas stuff in at the ready, because nothing gets a day started like their a BEPs song. Again, go beyond the radio-release singles and there are some fantastic tracks on both their big albums. I even rock out a few '80s tracks from time to time - you can't go wrong with Tainted Love.

What I never allow in my car is white-trash-death-metal and unnecessarily angst-driven noise.

Yeah now that s what i am talking about i was thinking that no member s would put up hip hop, R n B !! HE HE :D Mine is if any new single is released i would deffa get it and burn it to a CD! But of course it would have to be Hip hop, RnB, Rock!!

Edited by Dj shan

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please do (both Finding the CD, and dusting off the software), be interesting to see your picks... :)

in addition to the already mentioned

Limp Bizkit, Snoop - Red Light, Green Light

Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride

The Cars - Let's Go

Van Halen - Panama

Rap Possie - Fast Car

Beenie Man - (Sim Sima) Who Am I

Judas Priest - Hellrider

Judas Priest - Turbo Lover

Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way

Now for that P2P...

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