I personally love Southern rock while driving, especially the anything from The Allman Brothers Band. Ramblin' Man, Midnight Rider, Southbound, Blue Sky, Melissa, etc. You can also throw on a few Skynard tracks, some Marshall Tucker, Molly Hatchet, and Green Grass and High Tides from The Outlaws to wrap it up.
I'm ready to roll!
Wow John, good calls there, my list is growing!
Dr R. C. Brockhaus
I always try to do at least one CD of "road" songs....
1. Six Day's on the road, Dave Dudley
2. Hot Rod Lincoln, Commander Cody
3. Guitar town, Steve Earle
4. Mabeline or No Money down, Chuck Berry
5. Cadillac ranch or Open all night, Bruce Springsteen
6. Look at that Cadillac, Stray Cats
7. Car wheels on a gravel road, Lucinda Williams
8. Drive south, John Hiatt
9. Running on empty, Jackson Browne
10. 409, The Beach boys
11. Terraplane blues, Robert Johnson
Sometimes I try to put songs together about where I'm going too... Memphis in the meantime (John Hiatt again) Memphis, Chuck Berry.......... Blue Moon of Kentucky, Elvis Presley or Bill Monroe depending on your mood.....
Golden Earring, "Radar Love"
I like full CD's when I am road-trippin
Here are a few favorites ...
Bob Seager - Live Bullet
Jackson Browne - Running on Empty
Springsteen - Born to Run
Allman Brothers - Live at the Fillmore East
Grateful Dead - Terrapin Station
Wilco - YHF
Steely Dan - Katie Lied / Pretzel Logic
Widespread Panic - Bombs & Butterflies
Van Halen - Diver Down
Led Zeppelin - I
Don't forget "The Road Goes on Forever (& The Party Never Ends")
R.E. Keen or The Highwaymen
I would add the "China Cat Sunflower/I Know You Rider" paring from the Grateful Dead's "Europe '72" LP to your list, along with "You Don't Love Me" from The Allman Bros. "Fillmore" LP
The Doors are always good on the road.
I most heartly agree with Horseface but, would add one more album to the list. REO Speedwagon's "Decade of Rock and Roll" It's a live album of their greatest hits before all that later top forty crap they came out with in the 80s and later.
A year and half ago, my wife and I did New York-Oklahoma City-Vegas-San Francisco-Seattle-Minneapolis-Des Moines-Nashvile in eight weeks. My lesson learned: Creedence Clearwater Revival and Elmore James -- don't leave home without them.
You guys are all dating yourselves! Let me date myself: Route 66 covered by Depeche Mode!
" Speeding" - the creatures
Road To Nowhere, Talking Heads
On The Road Again, Willie Nelson
Mustang Sally, Wilson Pickett
If my wife is going with me I would find something that says "slow down, your too close...watch the road" so she could rest hehehehe
I think John Mayall and the bluesbreakers is really good for the road. Also Grateful Dead,Workingmans dead.
Grand Funk, Neil Young, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Traffic(Wellcome to the Canteen this is something to listen to on the road.
Mott the Hoople's version of "Sweet Jane" It just oozes road trip.
Running down a Dream/Tom Petty
Highway Star/ Deep Purple
I'm in Love with my Car/Queen
Ridin in my Car/NRBQ
Ring of Fire/Wall of Voodoo
Love to love You/ UFO (live Version)
I Don't Need No Doctor/Humble Pie
Change your Mind/Neil Young
Green Grass and High Tides forever/The Outlaws
In A Gadda Da Vidda/Iron Butterfly
The Pusher/Steppenwolf (live from the matrix)
Get Ready/Rare Earth