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!
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