Desert Playlist

As per my Wordless Wednesday photo today, Daisy suggested that this road trip needed some music for the ride. And now that she mentions it… When you’re on a lonely desert highway for 11+ hours straight, you’d better have an epic playlist. Or satellite radio, because there is no radio reception or cell service sometimes for miles. Here’s my desert playlist:

  1. Horse With No Name – America
  2. Hotel California – The Eagles
  3. Cities In Dust – Siouxie and the Banshees
  4. Kashmir – Led Zeppelin 
  5. Roam – B-52’s
  6. Come Away With Me- Norah Jones
  7. Truckin’ – The Grateful Dead
  8. Fly Away – Lenny Kravitz 
  9. Mexico – James Taylor
  10. American Girl – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  11. Passenger – Iggy Pop
  12. The Distance – Cake

What are some of your favorite drive time songs?

42 thoughts on “Desert Playlist

  1. You mentioned the B52’s, so I’m gonna nominate anything off any of their first five albums/Ep’s –

    The B52’s (1979)
    Wild Planet (1980)
    Party Mix (1981)
    Mesopotamia (1982)
    Whammy (1983)

    For me that was their golden period. Fresh. Raw. Wild and totally energized.

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  2. I won’t say which, but some of those would drive (no pun intended) me crazy after one listen. πŸ˜€ I used to take super-long drives all over the relatively rural area where I attended college. I’d take off for hours… sometimes with my best “friend” (posted about her, whole different story) or alone. At the time, the playlist was heavy on The Cure, The Smiths, and some other stuff that I cannot remember. Now, when I go for a drive, I prefer to be alone otherwise I can’t play the music loud enough. And I choose whatever I love to sing since I sing at the top of my lungs when I drive alone… and sometimes with others, too. Hahahaa…

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      1. Well… as you know… when I’m obsessed with a song or an artist (cough Hozier cough) I am a huge fan of repeat. Oh…and for some reason, I have always felt that In Between Days is the perfect driving song. I honestly have no idea why… it just feels right. And now I wish I didn’t have the kids and it wasn’t raining… I want to escape right now!

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  3. Those are all good ones, and I’m happy to see The Dead in there. Check out “Home”by Marc Broussard, “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” by The Dead Weather, and “Seven Nation Army” by Nostalgia 77. On a lonely road with little scenery, something to rock out to is necessary. πŸ˜ƒ

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  4. A Great Day for Freedom, Pink Floyd
    Counting Stars, One Republic
    Dog Days Are Over, Florence and the Machine
    Good Riddance, Green Day
    The Great Escape, Pink
    Any Other Day, Nora Jones And Wyclef Jean
    Learning to Fly, Pink Floyd
    Renegades, X Ambassadors
    50 Ways to Say Goodbye

    Just some random ones on one of my playlists that’s are fitting!

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    1. If I were in the mood for teasing you, Bernadette I would say that much though I love him – Leonard is not an ideal choice for listening to whilst driving. His style is a little too dangerously soporific for to be indulging in whilst in control of a tonne of metal and plastic. Just saying. πŸ˜‰
      Kindness – Robert. (who is now hoping that you have a sense of humour)

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      1. You need to get yourself an iPod and fill it with a bit of everything I guess. Put some stories and some podcasts on there too – that’s see you through. Imagine if you forgot to pack any music and all you had was one JT CD – 11 hours of JT in repeat! πŸ™‚

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