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Old 12-04-2012, 08:21 PM
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Songs you love to really belt out while driving

Picture it: You're driving along, all alone, and a song comes on that you love to sing along to with abandon.

What song?

Me: Jump, Little Children "Cathedrals"

I've loved that song pretty much since it was released, and it's on my current mixed cd for the car. I sang along on the way home from work tonight

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:25 PM
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Pretty much any show tune, with a special emphasis on the works of George M. Cohan and Cole Porter. Also Don't Stop Believin' by Journey.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:25 PM
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Rosalita by Bruce Sprinsteen.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:49 PM
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"I Can't Drive 55" - Sammy Hagar
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:05 PM
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"Bohemian Rhapsody" as a group, which is why that scene in Wayne's World was funny. They had a newer Rambler and a different Chicago suburb.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:07 PM
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Rosalita by Bruce Sprinsteen.
Ooh, good one.

"Do it Again" by Steely Dan
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:12 PM
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"Don't Stop Believin'" --Journey
"Oppa Gagnam Style" --Psy
"Kiss"--Prince
"Final Countdown"--Europe
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:21 PM
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Supertramp: Bloody well right, good bye stranger, logical song.

Journey: Love'n touch'n squeeze'n, wheel in the sky.

Styx: Come sail away.

Afroman: Colt 45 and two zig zags. (This is a fun one if you learn the lyrics.)
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:26 PM
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"Living on a Prayer" --Bon Jovi
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:26 PM
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Ooh, good one.

"Do it Again" by Steely Dan
How the hell do you "belt out" "Do It Again?"

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:28 PM
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Whatever's on the radio. With words bearing only a slight resemblance to the actual lyrics.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:41 PM
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The Barbarian Song

And I swear to the gods I have wedded this blade
and will take no other wife
I have bones for a bride-price and a barrow for a bed
and the blood of my enemies....
to dress us both in red.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:42 PM
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How the hell do you "belt out" "Do It Again?"

Ask the person I butt-dialed on my cell phone last week while singing it in the car.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:43 PM
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"Radar Love" by Golden Earring. Trouble is I'm doing double the speed limit by the end of the song.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:47 PM
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Rosalita by Bruce Sprinsteen.
I opened this thread to say that.
Great minds think alike.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:16 AM
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Starlight by Muse
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:44 AM
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Brown Eyed Girl
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:07 AM
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Rosalita by Bruce Sprinsteen.
Add me to the Rosalita chorus.

Let's segue it into Badlands:


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I don't give a damn,
for the same old played out scenes,
I don't give a damn,
for just the in betweens,
Honey, I want the heart, I want the soul,
I want control right now

mmm
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:35 AM
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Mr. Breeze and Sweet Home Alabama have always been fun.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:48 AM
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I'VE GOT A FEELING!
HEY BULLDOG!


I star daily in my own road show, whenever the music moves me
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:02 AM
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Show tunes. ANY show tunes. Though I'm partial to "(One) Singular Sensation" from A Chorus Line, and "All That Jazz" from Chicago, and selections from "Phantom of the Opera".

"Copacabana" by Barry Manilow.
"My Man" by Barbra Streisand.

And don't tell anyone, but when I'm alone in the car at Christmas time - Christmas carols. Some of them, anyway "Walking In A Winter Wonderland", "Mary's Boy Child", "Santa Baby".

I'm sorry I can't think of any more current songs, the content of my CDs reveals I'm stuck in the past!

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:41 AM
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Most of the songs in this thread oddly enough, plus:

Boys of Summer - Don Henly
Just about anything by Trooper, but Raise a little Hell is an excellent example.
The Look - Roxette

Basically anything with a strong beat and fun lyrics that will keep me from focusing on how much of an idiot that guy is OMG WHO GAVE YOU A LICENSE???
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:51 AM
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Lots of 'em, but the first thing that popped into my head is Tom Petty's American Girl.
Possibly the perfect rock and roll song.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:28 AM
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"Living on a Prayer" --Bon Jovi
Yeah, good choice.

"'Cause I'm freeeeeeee......free fallin........" is a favorite of mine. Also, several 90's alternative and grunge songs are common for me, especially "Give It Away," just about anything off of Ten by Pearl Jam, "Spoonman."

A local station played "Blow Up The Outside World" by Soundgarden, this was years back. When I got to the end, where Chris Cornell and I were just chanting the title of the song for a while, I looked up to see that next to me was a carful of nuns, giving me a very strange look.

It's also nice that my wife and I actually harmonize fairly well, despite the fact that I can't sing. We do a good job with "Hunger Strike," she takes Chris Cornell's parts.

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:29 AM
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I will actually circle the block so I can finish singing "Pumped Up Kicks."
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:58 AM
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My favorites:

"Born to Run" Bruce Springsteen

"The Boys of Summer" Don Henley

"Piano Man" Billy Joel
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:40 AM
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack. Yes, really.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:45 AM
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Margaritaville
She Shook Me All Night Long
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:49 AM
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A whole bunch, in fact. A sampling:

Tom Petty, "Runnin' Down a Dream"
Grand Funk Railroad, "I'm Your Captain"
Kitchens of Distinction, "Drive That Fast"
Sisters of Mercy, "Lucretia My Reflection" (extended 8 min version)
Cult, "She Sells Sanctuary" (also 8 min extended version)
U2, "Where the Streets Have No Name"

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:57 AM
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Jackson Browne, Running on Empty
Al Stewart, Song on the Radio, and Time Passages
Van Halen, Jump
Dave Nachmanoff, Sheila Won't Be Coming Home
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:01 AM
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Boston -More than a feeling

Clash - Pressure drop
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:14 PM
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Dusty Springfield - "Son of a Preacher Man"


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...She Shook Me All Night Long
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:17 PM
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Boston -More than a feeling
Boston songs are great but I have to make doubly sure the windows are rolled up and there are no passengers present, they're REALLY hard to sing well and singing is not one of my strengths at the best of times.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:27 PM
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Some good ones have already been mentioned -- Don't Stop Believing, Living on a Prayer, You Shook Me All Night Long, stuff by Trooper (I'd go with The Boys in the Bright White Sports Car, myself).

I'd add:
Jungle Love & The Joker -- Steve Miller Band
Centerfold -- J. Geils Band

The number one song I cannot fail to sing (and talk) along with when driving (although I don't really "belt it out"): "Foux Da Fa Fa" by Flight of the Conchords

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Old 12-05-2012, 01:34 PM
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All Ke$ha songs. I'm constantly flipping through my preset stations to make sure I'm not missing a Ke$ha song. On long trips, I make sure to bring her CDs along, especially if I'm traveling through an area with no good stations (i.e., any rural area).
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:39 PM
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The Analog Kid - Rush.
Workin' Them Angels - Rush. Blew the speakers on this one.
Inhale - Big Wreck.
Acrobat - U2.
The Great Gig in the Sky - Pink Floyd.
4:33 AM (Running Shoes) - Roger Waters.

Among others.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:54 PM
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School's Out for Summer -- Alice Cooper
Sweet City Woman -- The Stampeders (including the falsetto scatting portion, of course)
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:03 PM
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"Otherside" - Red Hot Chili Peppers. preferably at the top of my fucking lungs.
"Stay" by BicRunga.
"American Pie"
"Hey Soul Sister" by Train
"No Heaven" by Champion
"Dead Man's Party" by Oingo Boingo
"Somebody Like You" by Keith Urban

Singing in the car is one of my greatest joys.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:34 PM
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Meatloaf "Bat Out of Hell" windows down, sing loud, drive fast :-/
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:52 PM
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"Driver's Seat" by Sniff'N The Tears (My buddy & I love to GEEK OUT to this one)
"Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" by Elton John
"Do 'Ya" "Sweet Talking Woman" "Turn To Stone" "Mr. Blue Sky" by ELO
"My Love" by Pet Clark
"Lollipop" by Mika (my wife & I do this one together)
"Since You Been Gone" by Rainbow
"Paradise By The Dashboard Light" by Meatloaf
"Go West" by Pet Shop Boys
"Let My Love Open The Door" by Pete Townsend
"Rubberband Man" by the Spinners
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"Major Tom" by Peter Schilling (in English)
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:00 PM
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Hymns, especially ones like "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" and "And Can It Be".
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:08 PM
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A lot of CCR tracks are great drivin' & singin' songs:
Fortunate Son
Up Around The Bend
Born On The Bayou
Travelin' Band
Down On The Corner
Commotion
Green River
Hey Tonight
Lookin' Out My Back Door

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Old 12-05-2012, 06:57 PM
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anything off of Ten by Pearl Jam,
Good call!

Currently for me it's "Do it with a Rockstar" by Amanda Palmer.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:42 PM
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Lots of 'em, but the first thing that popped into my head is Tom Petty's American Girl.
Just don't stop to help anyone load a chair into their van!





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Old 12-05-2012, 08:18 PM
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"Sister Christian", Night Ranger. Just the chorus tho.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:56 PM
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I haven't owned a car in over 20 years and have only driven a handful of times since then (other people's cars on visits) but I used to drive both cars and semis for a living, and Kate Bush's album The Dreaming was always my favorite to sing along to full belt, especially

"Get Out Of My House"

All that time alone made me know that I can't sing for shit*, but it sure was fun screaming "GET OUT OF MY HOUSE!!!" and I do a mean donkey too "HEEE HAAAWW HEEE HAAAAAW HEE HAW HEE HAW HEE HAW!"


* I also discovered I can't scream. I spent hours and hours trying and could never manage more than a squeak.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:35 PM
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My new favorite.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:46 PM
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Steve Vai's "For The Love Of God"

Joe Satriani's "Surfing With The Alien"

The Mario theme song

Ynwgwie's "Far Beyond The Sun"

Spacehog's "In The Meantime"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDkhl-CgETg
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:59 PM
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"Santa Monica" -- Everclear
"I Believe in a Thing Called Love" -- The Darkness
"Paris (Ooh La La)" -- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals
Anything by Foo Fighters, but especially "New Way Home," "Long Road to Ruin," and "Arlandria"
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:05 PM
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A few more:

Traveling Wilburys - Handle with Care

Patti Smith - Because the Night

Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells a Story

The Doors - Roadhouse Blues

Elvis Costello - Pump It Up


mmm
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