A Right Along
A Right Along

A week ago on a drive to dine out with friends, but not driving (Folks who know us both: Paul was driving!), I was scribbling a list of road songs and a few songs that fit that motif even if drive, road or highway was not in the title or lyrics.  I already compiled a train song list for my blog that ran last Sunday (check it out if you missed the blog gathered more comments for the week ended yesterday than Friday's blogger!).  So check out Songs for the Road.


Before formalizing the list, the big decisions involved its order, what song to lead off with and what song to conclude with.  Several of the tune could fill the bill for a rousing start.  I opted for my fave tune by Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty.  I conclude with my fave tune by the Beach Boys (preceded by its live version; I also weighed whether to include a great version featuring Blondie Chaplin on lead from Brian Wilson's fall 2019 tour).


This set included some songs that I recall playing on an old cassette recorder for the drive to the beach in the summer. One tune lasted the entire ride from after the Northern State merge from the LIE to West End Two. Another just fits playing loud during any drive; I picked the version from "Free At Last"  -- can you guess the tune without clicking the preceding link?


As to this blog's title, I wanted to choose one of the song titles.  Another tough decision.  I settled on one (a great Paul Cotton tune from Crazy Eyes) of the two Poco tunes.


Curious what tunes other folk suggest.


Still need to decide whether this list stays personal or open to include suggestions by others.


Whether you share your suggested tunes in the comments, please share how you enjoy the list.  Thinking back to Tuesday's blogger post the week before last, hope it puts some smiles on faces.


Do enjoy!


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  •  VincentPetraro wrote 426 Days Ago (neutral) 

    Ticket to Ride - I like the Carpenters' version

    Beep Beep - The Playmates

    Fun Fun Fun - the Beach Boys

    The Corvette Song - George Jones

    Little Deuce Coupe - The Beach Boys

    Greased Lighting - John Travolta

    Drive (For Daddy Gene) - Alan Jackson

    The Little Old Lade from Pasadena - Jan & Dean

    Riding with Private Malone - David Ball

    Mud on the Tires - Brad Paisley
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  •  Paul_Napolitano wrote 426 Days Ago (neutral) 
    You forgot Willie Nelson’s On The Road Again!
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  •  NSpizz wrote 426 Days Ago (neutral) 
    From my era jusi a few
    Two for the Road written by Henry Mancini
    Hit The Road Jack sung by Ray Charles
    Let's Get Away From it All writen by and performed by Matt Dennis
    We're on the road To Morocco performed by Bob hope and Bing Crosby
    The Long And Winding Road by The Beatles
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  •  Fred wrote 426 Days Ago (neutral) 
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 426 Days Ago (neutral) 
    Road to Nowhere, Talking Heads.
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  •  Rona_Gura wrote 426 Days Ago (neutral) 
    Does Born to Run fit the list?
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  •  Steven_Lichtenstein wrote 426 Days Ago (positive) 
    Going Up The Country (Canned Heat) - Best
    Going Down the Road (Feeling Bad) - Grateful Dead
    Country Road ( Nashville Teens)
    Ventura Highway (The Eagles)
    Thunder Road - Two for the Road (Bruce Springsteen)
    The Long and Winding Road (Paul McCartney)
    Highway To Hell (AC/DC)
    Four Way Street (CSNY)
    Goodbye Yelliw Brick Road (Elton John)
    Ive Been down that road before (Hank Williams)
    Back On the road Again (REO SPEEDWAGON)
    Country Road (James Taylor)
    Walking on Down The Road (chili Peppers)
    Road Anthemn (Jason Aldean)
    Ease On Down The Road) Buddy Rich
    On The Road to Golden Devotion (Grateful Dead)
    Roll Another Number For The Road (Neil Young)

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