A couple of months ago I asked for the kids to suggest great driving songs.  I wanted up-beat songs that keep you driving aggressively.  I was given a long list and I added many others from the internet and eventually burned 15 CDs with roughly 300 driving songs.  Drawn from our narrow list of 10,000 songs in our Sonos inventory. 

This last week, Pat and I drove ‘Little  Red’ through the mountains to Kelowna and back while listening to all of the songs and  then narrowed the list down to the top 12 (should have been the top 10 but whatever).

Here are the exact rules.  You are driving a roadster with the top down in the sunshine on a twisty mountain road, already driving too fast for the curves, the wife screaming at you to slow down, when a song comes on that starts to make your head bob and you push the accelerator even more.  (obviously no ballads)  Can’t be just fast music, must have a beat and a grabber melody.

Here is our top 12 list (in no order)

  • Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
  • Moving Melodies – ATB
  • Rolling in the Deep – Adele
  • Du Hast – Rammstein
  • Burn it To the Ground – Nickelback
  • Hey Ya – Outkast
  • Cha-Ching – Hedley
  • Run To You – Bryan Adams
  • Vision – Spyro Gyra
  • Born to Be Wild – Steppenwolf
  • Holiday – Green Day
  • Barra Barra – Rachid Taha

The last choice (Barra Barra) was despite the concern by Vedran that we would sound like Terrorists.

Special mention goes to some other choices

  • Shucking the Corn – Lester Flatt (rejected because it is more about driving General Lee on the twisty mountan roads)
  • Axel F – Crazy Frog (because that is just too froggy)
  • Dead Man’s Curve – Jan and Dean (not a choice given the crazy mountain turns we were taking)
  • Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins (Just too obvious a choice)

We had fun, and of course, while this is our opinion, you may disagree but until you are driving a red roadster on a twisty mountain road in the sunshine, you will not comprehend the true definition.