My Ultimate Summer Driving Playlist *SP

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 3 - 2013

I’m just about to disappear again on another little unplanned break away for a few days, Mr L suggested that we should perhaps make the most of this last month before Leila starts school so we’ve booked a ferry over to the Isle of Wight on Tuesday, somewhere that despite living on its doorstep for the last 32 years, I’ve only visited twice… both of which for work-related reasons!

We’ll be taking in the sights of the Island and I’ve booked a few nights in a guest house near Ventnor.  I’m hoping that this wonderful weather will continue for another week and not turn on us just as we jump on the ferry!

What is it about the beautiful weather that makes driving so much more pleasurable?  There’s nothing quite like driving through the countryside with the windows down, enjoying some of your most favourite tunes.  Moneysupermarket.com contacted me a couple of weeks ago with an opportunity to share my Ultimate Summer Driving Playlist and take part in their blogger competition for the chance to win a 32gb iPad.  To be honest, I was chomping at the bit for any excuse to fire up spotify and spend an evening arguing debating with Mr L over what constitutes a great driving song!

1. Elton John – Tiny Dancer
2. Beta Band – Dry The Rain
3. Sugababes – Freak Like Me
4. Primal Scream – Loaded
5. Belly – Now They’ll Sleep
6. Eels – Mr E’s Beautiful Blues
7. Teenage Fanclub – Sparky’s Dream
8. Blondie – Union City Blues
9. Garbage – I Think I’m Paranoid
10. Stranglers – Always The Sun

Unlike many compilation albums would have you believe, a good driving song has nothing to do with cheesy lyrics about hitting the road and everything to do with heavy bass-lines, anthemic choruses, and spirit-rousing sing-a-long bits!  The ten listed in the You Tube playlist above have been on my car stereo this Summer… but do you agree with any of them?

If you want to get involved in the conversation, the twitter hashtag is #UltimateDrivingPlaylist

C’mon… before the sun disappears for another year, gimme your top driving tunes!

* this is a sponsored post on behalf of Moneysupermarket.com for which I have received payment.


5 Responses to “My Ultimate Summer Driving Playlist *SP”

  1. Soraya says:

    Only 10? There’s 267 on my road trip playlist but off the top of my head, here’s 10:

    1. The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
    2. The Bravery – Honest Mistake
    3. Pixies – Where Is My Mind
    4. Siouxsie & The Banshees – Spellbound
    5. The Cure – A Forest
    6. Mötley Crüe – Kickstart My Heart
    7. Pearl Jam – Even Flow
    8. AC/DC – For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
    9. Thin Lizzy – Cowboy Song
    10. U2 – New Year’s Day

    And I have to put these in

    11. Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing
    12. Mötörhead – Overkill
    13. Chris Rea – Road to Hell
    14. Metallica – Orion
    15. Fleetwood Mac – The Chain

    Sorry for cheating……

    • Oh YES to your #1! I used to request that at The Dungeon in So’ton every Friday night. Infact, no one ever used to go in there anyway so we’d fill the playlist with all our requests.

      • Soraya says:

        Oh yes to all of them! You need at least 14 of those on your car playlist since you’ve already got one!

        Have a lovely trip too btw! Lets get together again when you’re back xx

  2. Emily says:

    I think I have a few hundred in mine too. The ones I always end up with on repeat are:

    1. Bruce Springsteen- Born to Run
    2. Bob Seger- Fire Inside
    3. Iron Maiden- The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
    4. Steve Earle- Copperhead Road
    5. Van Halen- Humans Being
    6. Bruce Springsteen- Thunder Road
    7. Matt Mays- Cocaine Cowgirl
    8. John Mellencamp- Jack and Diane
    9. Bob Dylan- Hurricane
    10. Def Leppard- Rock of Ages

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