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In an effort to improve my mood, I want to make a playlist of excellent songs to crank in the car, up to eleven, windows down.

So far, I have:

"Crazy," Seal
"Feeling That Way," Journey
"Highway to Hell," AC/DC

... and that's about it. Thoughts? Suggestions? What do you crank in the car?

Date: 2009-08-24 11:00 pm (UTC)
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"Thunderstruck," AC/DC
"Blitzkreig Bob," Ramones
"Learn to Fly," The Foo Fighters
"Bodhisattva," Steely Dan
"Want it All Back," Kanno Yoko

Date: 2009-08-26 10:49 pm (UTC)
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"Learn to Fly"! How did I not have that one?!

Date: 2009-08-24 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Crazy - Gnarles Barkly
Just a Ride & 24 -JEM
Home- Marc Broussard
Son's Gonna Rise- Citizen Cope

disclaimer: all my walking vigorously songs, may not translate to wild drives

Date: 2009-08-24 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Black Horse & the Cherry Tree

Date: 2009-08-26 10:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Crazy" is a very good choice! And I actually have that, too.

Date: 2009-08-24 11:13 pm (UTC)
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"Message in a Bottle"- The Police
"Hazy Shade of Winter"- The Bangles
"Long Time"- Boston
"Cinema/Leave It"- YES
"Dreams"- Van Halen
"Tank!"- Yoko Kanno/The Seatbelts
"Revolution"- The Beatles
"It's the End of the World as We Know It"- R.E.M.
"Otherside"- The Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Evenflow"- Pearl Jam
"Paradox"- Kansas
"She's a Beauty"- The Tubes
"Pinball Wizard"- The Who
"Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting"- Elton John
"Numb/Encore"- Linkin Park/Jay-Z

I can keep going, given the opportunity
Edited Date: 2009-08-25 01:20 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-08-26 10:50 pm (UTC)
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"She's a Beauty"!!!! Oh, YES. Very good call.

Date: 2009-08-24 11:32 pm (UTC)
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"Go Away" Godsmack
"One Step Closer" Linkin Park
"Bodies" Drowning Pool
"Dragula" Rob Zombie
"A Certain Shade of Green" Incubus

Date: 2009-08-26 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oooh, I have "Dragula," but I associate that more with dancing. Can't sing along, you know? I am ... completely unfamiliar with everything else!

I think your hair metal roots are showing, love. ;-)

Date: 2009-08-25 12:03 am (UTC)
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"Suffragette City", Bowie
"Money City Maniacs", Sloan

Date: 2009-08-26 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oooh, "Suffragette City," yes! Excellent call.

Date: 2009-08-25 01:58 am (UTC)
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Meat Loaf, "Bat out of Hell", The Cars, "You Might Think", Blondie, "I'm Gonna Love You Too".

Oh, and the 1812 Overture.

Date: 2009-08-25 02:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Don't Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
Pretty much anything off of 1984 by Van Halen
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
Paradise by the Dashboard Light by MeatLoaf

Date: 2009-08-26 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Paradise," yes! Excellent choice!

Date: 2009-08-25 02:47 am (UTC)
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"I Have Come Out To Play," "Rooming House on Venice Beach," "Dancin' Late At Night," and "I Love Hot Nights," all by Jonathan Richman
"Gin-Soaked Boy," The Divine Comedy
"Back on the Chain Gang," The Pretenders
"Still," Alanis Morissette
"How Soon Is Now?" and "Cemetery Gates," The Smiths, but especially "How Soon Is Now?" If there's any sound in all of music history that more perfectly fits the rageful, heartsore, furiously hungry sensation of driving too fast, pursuing or flying from something you can hardly name, than the opening bit of genius by Johnny Mar, I have never heard it.

Date: 2009-08-26 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think I'd pick "Tattooed Love Boys" over "Chain Gang", and I definitely have to explore the rest of your suggestions because ... gaps in my musical knowledge!

Date: 2009-08-26 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Trust me, your knowledge is probably way less gappy than mine, which runs deep but very, very narrow.

Based on everything you're thrilling to in everyone else's suggestions, "How Soon Is Now?" is probably the best match for you from my list. Several of the others may leave you feeling severely WTF-y, but that one... just yeah. Looking forward to your eardrum-dazzled report after testing out the opening riff at high volume and high speed.

ION, masses of good thoughts and vibes going out to you, just because.

Date: 2009-08-26 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have a few notable gaps, based on age and what I was doing when. Like, I completely missed the Smiths. WTF, right?

I am also this very minute watching 100 Top One-Hit Wonders of the 80s on VH1 and imagining a very different playlist (and sort of vaguely reliving high school).

Date: 2009-08-25 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hold On- another KT Tunstall

Date: 2009-08-25 03:01 am (UTC)
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No Guns 'N Roses?

"Paradise City"
"Welcome to the Jungle"

second on "Thunderstruck" - AC/DC

Though it's slower, it's fun to sing along with "Bad Company."

Date: 2009-08-26 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Paradise City" would work, although I also love "Mr. Brownstone."

Bad Company is always excellent to sing along to. I love "Silver, Blue, and Gold" especially.

Date: 2009-08-25 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Anything by ZZ Top, Van Halen, Bruce Springsteen, John Cougar Mellencamp, Jimmy Buffet (I'm dating myself here, aren't I?)

Date: 2009-08-26 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Bwah. I just realized I *really* need to put Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me" on the list.

Date: 2009-08-25 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Old Violent Femmes -- from the album with "Kiss Off" and "Blister in the Sun."

It was excellent to blast when I was 15, and 23 years (egad!) later, it still is.

Date: 2009-08-26 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes! "Add It Up" or "Kiss Off," I think, and I have both!

Date: 2009-08-25 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild" is the ultimate roll down the windows and crank up the volume song.

"Listen to the Radio," "Ford Econoline" - Nanci Griffith
"The Road Goes on Forever (And the Party Never Ends)" - Robert Earle Keen
"Wall of Death" - Richard Thompson
"Graceland" - Paul Simon
"Copperhead Road" - Steve Earle
"Willin'" - Linda Ronstadt

Date: 2009-08-26 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aw, "Born to Be Wild," yes!

I actually love REM's cover of "Wall of Death."


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