The Ultimate Driving Playlist

When you’re hitting the road, music choice is all-important – you want something uplifting, something motivating, and, of course, something you can hum/drum/sing along to. And most of the time the radio just won’t cut it…

That’s why used car dealers The Car People have put together their ultimate driving playlist. So grab your iPod and let’s go!


Highway to Hell by AC/DC
This old-school rager is great is you feel like having a mini rock out. Also especially appropriate if you’re on the way to visit your mother-in-law…

Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
Spend a few minutes reliving the hair rock heyday of the Eighties with a bit of Bon Jovi.

Hotel California by The Eagles
The open road feels a lot more fun when you’ve got a classic rock accompaniment – and they don’t come more classic than this.

Born To be Wild by Steppenwolf
And while you’re on a Seventies rock vibe, it’d be rude not to dabble in a bit of Steppenwolf too. Just don’t attempt to break out the air guitar while you’re driving.

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Who doesn’t love a bit of ‘The Boss’ when they’re behind the wheel?

Mr Brightside by The Killers
This modern anthem – which is the perfect festival song as well as being an awesome addition to your on-road soundtrack – is impossible not to sing along to.

Rebel Yell by Billy Idol
Give those screaming muscles a good exercise by trying to imitate Billy’s vocal acrobatics as you speed along.

Lovely Day by Bill Withers
Having a bad day? This feel-good ray of sunshine is guaranteed to put a smile of your face.

Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
If Glee hasn’t already entirely ruined it for you, then you’ll find that the slow build up to the anthemic chorus on ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ is a great antidote to traffic jam frustration.

I Can’t Get No Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones
There’s no denying that this strutting Sixties number is a great steering-wheel banger.

Bat Out of Hell by Meatloaf
It’s hard to compete with Meatloaf’s impressive lung capacity, but it’s fun to try.

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Immortalised forever as the ultimate driving song by the ‘Wayne’s World’ movie. The moment when the head banging section hits is unbeatable.

Cars by Gary Numan
The title of the song is ‘Cars’, and it’s a great example of catchy electro pop. What more could you want?

Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran
Songs with ‘talky’ bits are always the most fun to join in with – how low can you go?

Peaches by The Stranglers
No chance of forgetting the lyrics with this chugging tune…

In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins
This incredible song never needed a drumming gorilla to up its profile – it was already legendary.

The Boys of Summer by Don Henley
Another Eighties anthem that’s obligatory for your playlist. All together now: “But I can seeeeeeeeee you…”

A Town Called Malice by The Jam
This high energy, upbeat ditty will do the job if you need perking up after a few hard hours on the road.

The Ultimate Driving Playlist
Want to listen to all these tracks? Here they are in our own Playlist we've created...enjoy!


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