Friday Fun: Your Road Trip Mix Tape
There are songs which help keep highway hypnosis at bay. The energy, the fun, the sing-along potential make them great for those long hours in the car, particularly if you are stuck in the chaos of Friday vacation traffic. Sometimes, in order to keep your sanity, it is important to have a collection of songs that will make the time fun, or at the very least, tolerable.
Here is my top 10 selection, go ahead and add your own.
On the Road Again by Willie Nelson- Mandatory, probably for any mix tape but especially this one.
The Way by Fastball- You wouldn’t think a song about packing your bags, leaving the kids behind and all responsibility behind could be so fun.
Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues by Eels- It’s not the best lyrics that you’ll ever hear but it’s nearly impossible not to chime in when they sing “God damn right it’s a beautiful day!”
Crash by The Primitives- “Here you go, way too fast. Don’t look out you’re gonna craaaash.” Quite possibly the most energetic song to have sha-na-na in the lyrics.
Scar Tissue by the Red Hot Chilipeppers- You need a downtime song on the mix tape… and I gotta go with this one.
Into the Great Wide Open by Tom Petty- Is there are song about bigger possibilities!?
I Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll All Night by Kiss- This is the last resort song. If this one can’t wake you up, pull over and get some sleep.
Song 2 by Blur- Whoohoo! ‘Nuff said
Basket Case by Green Day- “Do you have the time to listen to me whine…” Hey, I’ve got as long as this trip is gonna take.
Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana- I haven’t a clue what Cobain was saying but it doesn’t stop me from screaming “Hey… wait!”