Readers’ Number One driving songs

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This + a bit of Neil Diamond = a real good time
"Don’t Bring Me Down’ by ELO. It suits my steady driving style and I can nod my head to it without getting dizzy" The Max Doom
  • | by Kristian Dando

What’s your 'number one' driving song?

It’s a fiendishly difficult question to answer, depending on a whole host of other variables. Where are you going? What’s the weather like? How is your mood? Who are you with? What have you had for breakfast?

We asked our readers what their perfect song to hit the road was, via the medium of social media. Here are some of the their answers…

'Don’t Bring Me Down’ by ELO. It suits my steady driving style and I can nod my head to it without getting dizzy.

@the_max_doom

‘Into the Valley’ by The Skids, particularly coming down the Rhigos mountain road into the Rhondda, for obvious reasons.

@Douglasfriedli

‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ by Iron Maiden. See how many miles you can squeeze into those 12-odd minutes.

@Denialvibes

‘Losing my Favourite Game’ by the Cardigans. Probably unpopular - but there it is.

@Kathchad

I'd Do Anything For Love by Meat Loaf - the 12 minute proper version, no explanation needed.

@AdamReesy

'Highway Star' by Deep Purple – watch out for those speed cameras.

@Seandavies333

Har Mar Superstar’s ‘E-Z Pass’ takes some beating. The original piano mix.

@Kittus

Smashing Pumpkins, 1979. Perfect for a long road, roof down, stereo up. Makes me feel young and, weirdly, like I'm in the US.

@PhilHuff

‘Ridin’ by Chamillionaire. Because when they see me rollin', they be hatin'.

@Andersnilsson

When I head home from the casino a blast of Survivor’s seminal ‘Eye of the Tiger’ makes me want to drive… HARD.

Dave Dominguez, Mumbles

What's YOUR number one driving song? Let us know on Twitter or on Covered mag's Facebook page.