Top 10 Summer Driving Songs
by Henry Floyd |
posted 16 June 2017
With the recent summer weather and long car journeys it’s got me thinking, what are the best driving songs? We’ve all been there, a bright summers day out for a drive, windows open and music blasting, so I thought I’d take a moment and think about what my personal favourite driving songs are…
Yep, it’s another one of those top 10 lists, just like everyone else… But we all security love them really, don’t we? Now you may be thinking ‘so I’m guessing all these songs will be summer or car related right’ no, not at all, just good song to drive to! (In my humble opinion)
10). Mr. Bluesky - Electric Light Orchestra
We start of the list with a classic summer song, I don’t know how many times I’ve made a new summer driving playlist (or CD… they’re still a thing right?) and this is always on their somewhere! I’m not complaining though, it’s a great song, one of those timeless classics.
9). Summer of '69 – Bryan Adams
I'm not sure the amount of times I've played, danced, sung and sung loudly to this one but, it's allot! I’d say, I guess there’s some summer driving songs that you already know will be on this list…
8). Racing Rats – Editors
As I said there would be songs that have nothing to do with the summer sunshine and driving, we were off to great start! So maybe a bit of an odd ball in the list, but I like to think it holds up against the others…
6). It's My Life - Bon Jovi
There’s so many Bon Jovi songs that could’ve been on my list, but this is always in a playlist or two of mine, must be something about the heavy sounding guitars that just make it feel great to drive too!
5). Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
I mean what’s not to love? It’s always been a favourite of mine, maybe more of a stuck in traffic song kind of song I guess, but it’s still a song you don’t skip!
5). For Reasons Unknown - The Killers
You can’t beat a good Killers song right, there a few good ones but this one really hits the right chord, or should I say gear… See what I did there? This song has nothing whats so ever to do with driving, but i like it... So here it is!
4). Dakota - Stereophonics
“Summertime think it was June, yeah think it was June” If that doesn’t say this is a summer song then I don’t know what does, they’re also driving a car in the music video… So clearly a driving song!
3). The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
A brilliant song all the way through, but you may not recognise it till around the 3-minute mark. If you haven’t heard this bassline then I’m not sure where you’ve been living! Made even more famous by the BBC’s Formula One coverage, must be the most recognised bassline of all time?
2). Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Who sings the high notes and who sings the low? We’ve all had some sort of car journey in which this song shall appear on the playlist, then we all try to rein act the famous Wayne’s World car scene, head banging away.
1). Beautiful Day - U2
Of course, it’s a beautiful day, you’re in your car, you’re driving, you’re in the sun! Can’t get much better than that right…? "It's a beautiful day, Don't let it get away", they're not wrong, enjoy the sun while you can!
This list of top 10 summer driving songs are my opinion only, we’d love to hear what your top 10 driving songs are though, why not contact us on Twitter or Facebook and let us know?