songs that make me grateful for cruise control

May 29, 2013

On Monday, I roadtripped from New Mexico back home.  It’s about an eight hour haul, excluding a stop at my parent’s, who were puppysitting Lily.  Roadtrip, on Memorial Day — the cops were out in force, catching speeders and watching for DUIs.  This made me very grateful for my cruise control.  Because when certain songs come up on my iPod roadtrip playlist, it’s really hard not to speed.

Here are some of the songs that make me really grateful for cruise control:

  • “Birdhouse in Your Soul,” They Might Be Giants
  • “You Can Call Me Al,” Paul Simon
  • “I’m Alive,” Electric Light Orchestra
  • “Crush Story,” Too Much Joy
  • “Life on Mars,” David Bowie (I know this one’s weird, but seriously, when I hear this song I can’t stop thinking of Sam Tyler and I end up crying and I completely forget what my foot on the gas pedal is doing.)
  • “Ramble On,” Led Zeppelin
  • “Train in Vain,” The Clash

5 Responses to “songs that make me grateful for cruise control”

  1. The likes of “You Can Call Me Al” on this list? And here I was expecting things like “Kickstart My Heart” or “Breaking the Law” or “Back in Black”. 😛

  2. Oh, most definitely “Kickstart My Heart”, but there’s a track on the ‘Cowboy Bebop – The Movie’ soundtrack called “7 minutes”.
    The rest of that title should be “7 Minutes to reach warp 5” because that’s how fast you’ll be going.

  3. Rebecca Sparks Says:

    My list is more like Rock & Roll Racers Soundtrack
    “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath
    “The Peter Gunn Theme” by Henry Mancini
    “Highway Star” by Deep Purple
    “Radar Love” by Golden Earring (only in the Mega Drive/Genesis version)
    “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf
    “Bad to the Bone” by George Thorogood

    + “Black Dog” by Led Zeppelin

    I got my first speeding ticket while Highway Star was playing 😦

  4. Yildiz of Misrian Says:

    I have a CD by Krishna Das that has a statement in the liner notes that the artist will not take responsilbility for any speeding tickets that result from playing it in the car. He does long chants that accelerate 🙂

  5. Griggk the goblin Says:

    “Dancing With Myself” by Billy Idol
    “Blister in the Sun” by Violent Femmes
    “Magic Dance” by David Bowie (Labyrinth soundtrack)
    “Albuquerque” by Weird Al

    …and yes, Rebecca Sparks, just about anything by Lonesome George Thorogood and The Destroyers!

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