My Top 5 Summer Driving Songs & Your Chance At $500

The good people at KANETIX asked me to write about my Top 5 Summer Driving songs and when I couldn’t think of a good reason not to, I immediately got to work. After 6 days of deliberation, my list was finally complete!

KANETIX, an online comparison site for insurance, mortgages and credit cards, recently commissioned a study to find out how music impacts your driving. The results weren’t terribly surprising, but they were certainly interesting! Turns out Talk Radio listeners like to put the pedal to the metal and Hip Hop listeners are more likely to be charged with stunt driving.

This is where I come in! KANETIX wanted to know what songs get me and a few other bloggers fired up in the Summer time and I was happy to share. Here are my Top 5 Summer Driving Tunes:

1. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys – I perform this song in my band and it is the most electrifying thing I have heard in a while. If you haven’t heard it, I highly recommend it.

2. Rockin’ In The Free World – Neil Young – Neil is my musical idol and my top 5 list could have easily been Neil Young songs. His music is graceful and never fails to calm my stress.

3. Wheat Kings – The Tragically Hip – It’s the Hip, need I say more? For my American friends who have no idea who the Tragically Hip are, please start at the album “Up To Here” and continue on from there.

4. MoneyGrabber – Fitz and the Tantrums – I have no idea what it is about these guys but every time I put this song on, I find myself drumming and singing at the top of my lungs. That means they are doing something right!

5. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town – Pearl Jam – Last but certainly not least, this song has been a staple in my top 5 songs since the day I heard it. The first time you belt out the line “Me you wouldn’t recall, for I’m not my former”, you will be hooked like I was.

That’s it for my summer play list, I hope you enjoyed my selections. You are also invited to head over to the KANETIX blog to vote for your favourite playlist. If you vote before August 23rd, you’ll be entered to WIN $500!

I’m also curious to know, What are YOUR Top 5 Summer Driving Songs?

9 replies
  1. Candace Alper
    Candace Alper says:

    Ok, first of all, I’m surprised Some Nights isn’t on this list 🙂 Also, no Counting Crows? It’s like I don’t even know you.

    I just got Sirius in my car and have been listening exclusively to E Street Radio and loving it. Ready for a road trip.

    • Chris Read
      Chris Read says:

      Hahaha, these are my driving choices. Counting Crows is on my daily work playlist, so I leave it there 😉 Also, when I borrowed a Ford, it had Sirius and I listened to the Pearl Jam station 24/7!

  2. Brian Edsell
    Brian Edsell says:

    Chris, you and I have some similar musical tastes. EWBTCIAST is a great driving song but I think I like Rearviewmirror better. Also, Radar Love is on my Top 5 driving songs. And I love me some early Counting Crows.

  3. Tammy Bell
    Tammy Bell says:

    Great list of songs… Haven’t driven in a car for awhile but I always had good tunes on in the car. Ranging from rock, hip hop reggae, country..even the oldies…I mean way older then me…lol
    These are a few of my faves

    1. Meat Loaf -Paradise by The DashBoard Lights.
    2. Shakira – Obsession
    3. Bob Marley – anyone works for me..
    4.Rocky Horror – time warp
    5, Martha and the Muffins – Echo Beach


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