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As long as we're discussing Bitter Breakup Songs, let me pose this one as well: What song can you think of for driving a long way to see your significant other?

So far, I've got
  • I Drove All Night Cyndi Lauper
  • Driving Everything But the Girl
  • Radar Love Golden Earring
  • Come to My Window Melissa Etheridge

  • Any others?
     
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    Rocket Man?

     
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    Okay... If anyone lists "I Can't Drive 55" by Sammy Hagar, I may need to abandon this forum. :roll:
     
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    "I Can't Drive 55", by Sammy Hagar.

    Marc, you will be missed. Please drop us a note now and then, to let us know how you're doing.
     
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    More seriously... for me, on long drives, the purpose of the drive doesn't matter all that much. I just want music that will keep me alert. For me, that's usually prog rock epics. But many other things will work as well - it's a matter of taste. Ultimately it seems like high volume is at least as important as content, for this sort of thing.

    Oddly, the most memorable music-on-a-long-drive experience, for me, was Peter Gabriel's Passion album. (Soundtrack to The Last Temptation of Christ) I was driving through the deserts of Nevada at night (and let's face it, that place is 98% desert, the bleakest and ugliest I know of). The music has a hypnotic quality, drawn from various desert countries half a world away, but very, very fitting for the vast open spaces of Nevada. I've never done (illegal) drugs of any kind, but I suspect, based on descriptions of others, that that music was the closest I've ever come to dropping acid. Which is at odds with my usual goal of music that keeps me alert. But in Nevada at night, the roads are so straight, and you're going to see another car coming several miles in advance. It's hard to take conventional safety warnings seriously, there. Which is probably why the only two speeding tickets I've gotten in my life were in Nevada. One of which was while listening to Peter Gabriel's Passion. You've been warned.
     
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    Radar Love is a favorite of mine for any kind of extended night drive.
     
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    Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
    ...I've never done (illegal) drugs of any kind, but I suspect, based on descriptions of others, that that music was the closest I've ever come to dropping acid...


    That's interesting, because I've never tried anything illegal either. But some of the music I like ("blunted jazz" a la the Ninja Tune label) makes me curious...
     
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    One of my favorite CDs for driving at night is Songs in the Key of X. Ignore the X-Files inspired connection, it's just a great CD.
     
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    pink flyod song ...
     
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    I'm vacillating between "Cars" by Gary Numan and "500 Miles" by The Proclaimers. :roll:
     
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    At the risk of sounding stupid , I like moby's 3 albums, hotel,play and another one.
     
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    "Fahren auf dem Autobahn" by Kraftwerk?
     
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    Originally posted by v ray:
    At the risk of sounding stupid , I like moby's 3 albums, hotel,play and another one.


    Play is a great album! It ended up getting over played (no pun intended), but I'm glad he finally got some real success after such a long underground club career. (I met him just before Play got huge. He seems like a really cool guy.)
     
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    re: Jim's post/Can't drive 55. LMAO

    great list... esp. Radar Love and 500 Miles...

    One for me is Untouchable Face by ani difrano, though it is much better as a "driving from a breakup" song (btw, it has explicit lyrics so be warned, if you look it up)


    2:30 in the morning
    and my gas tank will be empty soon
    neon sign on the horizon
    rubbing elbows with the moon
    safe haven of the sleepless
    where the deep fryer's always on
    radio is counting down the top 20 country songs



    -- Ani DiFranco
     
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    Originally posted by marc weber:

    Play is a great album! It ended up getting over played (no pun intended), but I'm glad he finally got some real success after such a long underground club career. (I met him just before Play got huge. He seems like a really cool guy.)



    Yeah play is great! Another album I really like is "Chillum Dreams", comes in 2 volumes, totally amazing! I got all of Moby's albums and chillum dreams in one buy and love the entire collection...I think its called the "chill out" genre?
     
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    - going down the road (feelin' bad)
    - el paso
    - i know you rider
    - truckin'
     
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    Originally posted by marc weber:
    ...I'm glad he finally got some real success after such a long underground club career...


    Looks like Moby might be headed back underground.
     
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