Best Driving Songs: A Tom Gill Chevrolet Mixtape

September 22nd, 2017 by

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Check out our mixtape suggestions for morning commutes and road trip playlists. Then, if you’ve been looking to supe up your car stereo system or replace it, get in touch with our replacement car parts department. We can order car stereo parts factory direct at competitive prices.

Our Recommendations for the Perfect Highway Mixtape

The best way to speed up that commute from Florence, KY to Cincinnati and back is to carefully curate your highway mix-tape. Check out our list of some the best driving songs below, buckle up and prepare to sing along:

  1. Dizzie Gillespie – “Swing Low Sweet Cadillac” (1967) – Dizzie Gillespsie imitates the sounds of rumbling engines with his trumpet over a propulsive beat—few cruising songs are more on point than this landmark single.
  2. The Beatles – “Drive My Car” (1965): No list of the perfect driving songs would be complete without an entry from England’s fab four. Written by Paul McCartney and included on the American release of the Beatle’s legendary record, Rubber Soul, “Drive My Car” has a more bass-heavy mix than most of their other recordings and a rollicking beat to boot, sure to make you press the pedal-to-the-metal.
  3. Lucinda Williams – “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” (1998) – “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” revitalized the roots rock scene in the mid-90s. No song better captures the restlessness of being stuck in the house on a lazy summer day, and the freedom of grabbing that “set of keys and [your] dusty suitcase” to hit the country roads.
  4. Kraftwerk – “Autobahn” (1974): The first ever techno-song to hit the charts, Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn” is an homage to Germany’s famed highway, which features numerous stretches sans speed-limit. At the top of the mix, roaring synths imitate the sounds of sports cars zipping by. At the bottom of the mix, a motorik beat steadily accelerates.
  5. Janis Joplin – “Mercedes-Benz” (1970): “I’d like to do a song of social and political import,” announces Janis before chanting, “Oh Lord, wonchya buy me a Mercedes-Benz/My friends all have Porsches/I must make amends.” While we love Janis’s once-in-a-generation voice, we’d like to point out that the Corvette trumps anything Mercedes has to offer.
  6. Mutts – “Let’s Go” (2016) – Mutts are a little punk, a little bluesy, a little indie, but mostly make it their mission to defy every label you can heap on them. We thought we’d include Mutts as our underdog entry. With a single as catchy as  “Let’s Go,” they won’t be underdogs for long. We highly recommend them for your road trip playlist or your work commute mix-tape—“Let’s Go” may just be one of the best driving songs ever.

Honorable Mentions: 2,000 Miles (The Pretenders) Little Red Corvette (Prince); Highway Star (Deep Purple); Taxi Blues (Little Richard); Get Around (The Beach Boys), and Jeepster (T. Rex). For more suggestions, check out this extensive list of the best driving songs ever on Thrillist.com. 

Tom Gill Chevrolet is the Go-to for Car Stereo System Parts in Florence, KY

If you’ve been on the hunt for a new car stereo system or you’re looking to customize your car speakers with hard-to-find parts, let the parts department at Tom Gill Chevrolet help. The audiophiles at the counter can make perfect recommendations for the gear you’ll need to listen to the best driving songs ever with the crispest sound possible. Simply contact us with your queries, and our experts will get back to you shortly with specifics. You can also just stop by. We’re located at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY and love to talk shop about speakers whenever the occasion arises.

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