Yesterday’s early morning trip to Lake Erie with my family inspired me to create this playlist. With only a few cars in sight, the highways were quiet and were in desperate need of some classics to fill the silence.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Zephyr Song
It would have been too obvious to put Californication‘s Road Trippin’ as one of the tracks on this playlist. I didn’t want to be that predictable, so here’s another great driving tune from By The Way:
The Band – Up On Cripple Creek
If you’re heading south and you’re passing barren green lands along the way, there is no better soundtrack to your drive than The Band’s The Brown Album:
Led Zeppelin – Ramble On
It took me a while to figure out which Led Zeppelin song I should put in this playlist. It was a toss-up between Going to California and Ramble On. I guess while driving at 6 in the morning, it’s best to steer clear from songs that will encourage you to down an entire bottle of wine:
BB King – Riding with the King
This music video portrays one of my greatest dreams: cruising around town in a sick classic convertible, with BB King playing the blues in the backseat. Seriously folks, who would need a radio!?
The Doors – Roadhouse Blues
“You gotta roll, roll, roll
You gotta thrill my soul, all right
Roll, roll, roll, roll
Thrill my soul
You gotta beep a gunk a chucha
Honk konk konk
You gotta each you puna
Each ya bop a luba
Each yall bump a kechonk
Ease sum konk
At 6 in the morning, what you sing and what you say don’t have to make sense …
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Playlist by Charmaine Santos