Motoring Mega Tunes - Top 5 Driving Songs
If you’re going to hit the road on a long journey, you definitely need some tunes to keep you entertained. A good, healthy dose of chorus is the perfect cure for traffic blues, and if you want some suggestions we have taken votes for the Top 5 driving songs. Obviously there’s no accounting for taste, but these have proven the most popular.
Strap in for some pure belters.
5. Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
This classic song has all the chunk you want from a head-banging slap of 80s rock, and JBJ is at his cheesy best here. It’s a favourite amongst drivers, and is particularly popular when cruising down the motorway, top down, basking in the sun. If you don’t have a convertible, just pretend.
4. Drive My Car – The Beatles
They did mellow tunes, upbeat tunes, experimental tunes, weird tunes and then they did the pure pop classics which brought them stardom. This one offers the added bonus of having ‘car’ in the title; there’s no room for subtlety here, it’s a list of top driving songs.
3. Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Another irresistible tune, this time from American long-lasting rockers Journey. This smash-hit song is undeniable sing-along fun, and it’s best served loudly with a portion of off-key vocals. Yes, it’s so enjoyable that singing it badly is actually okay. Seriously.
2. Mr. Brightside – The Killers
This modern classic absolutely nails verse, pre-chorus and chorus; all three are so catchy and fun to sing that the whole song feels like a treat. The Killers aren’t short of great tunes, like Somebody Told Me and Tranquilize, but this is their finest moment and it’s perfect for driving.
1. Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
Steppenwolf claim their rightful place in top spot, and Born To Be Wild is not just the greatest driving tune, but one of the best sing-along rock tunes ever. The galloping verse builds up to the ridiculously satisfying yet simple eponymous chorus, and there is nothing wrong with slipping the tune onto ‘repeat’; no-one will mind.