Favorite Driving Songs

Driving Songs

Hit the road this summer with Jim and Greg's favorite Driving Songs.

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Music News

Last week Jim and Greg discussed the death of pop icon Michael Jackson. But the news surrounding Jackson's death has not stopped. Neither has his impact on the music industry. Just this week Billboard announced that 9 out of 10 slots on the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart are Jackson titles. But, while his estate continues to make money, concert promoter AEG stands to lose millions. They will be refunding fans that purchased tickets to Jackson's fifty London shows — $85 million worth of tickets to be exact.

In other sad music news, Sky Saxon, leader of the garage rock band The Seeds, also passed away last week. The news of his death was largely overshadowed by Michael Jackson coverage, so Jim and Greg wanted to pay tribute to Saxon during this episode. He was not a great musician, but had a tremendous attitude and a great impact on punk music. They play "Pushin' Too Hard" in his honor.

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Best Driving Songs

For many of us summer equals a road trip. And a road trip equals great Driving Music. During this episode Jim and Greg play their favorite driving songs.

Featured Songs

  1. Michael Jackson, "Billie Jean", Thriller, Epic, 1982
  2. The Seeds, Can't Seem to Make You Mine, The Seeds, Ace, 1966
  3. The Seeds, Pushin Too Hard, The Seeds, Ace, 1966
  4. Chuck Berry, No Particular Place to Go, St. Louis to Liverpool, Chess, 1964
  5. Fine Young Cannibals, Good Thing, The Raw & the Cooked, I.R.S., 1989
  6. Beach Boys, Fun, Fun, Fun, Beach Boys Concert, Capitol, 1964
  7. Kanye West, Drive Slow, Late Registration, Roc-A-Fella, 2005
  8. Steppenwolf, Born to Be Wild, Steppenwolf, Dunhill ABC, 1968
  9. The Orb, Toxygene, Orblivion, Island, 1997
  10. Kraftwerk, Autobahn, Autobahn, Vertigo, 1974
  11. Wilco, Passenger Side, A.M., Sire, 1995
  12. Alice Cooper, Under My Wheels, Killer, Warner Bros., 1971
  13. Matt & Kim, Daylight, Grand, Fader Label, 2009
  14. Yo La Tengo, Little Honda, I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One, Matador, 1997
  15. L'Trimm, Cars That Go Boom, Grab It!, Atlantic, 1988
  16. Queens of the Stone Age, Regular John, Queens of the Stone Age, Loosegroove, 1998
  17. The Modern Lovers, Roadrunner, The Modern Lovers, Home of the Hits, 1976
  18. Neu, Hallogallo, Neu!, Brain, 1972
  19. The Nerves, Hanging on the Telephone, Nerves EP, Nerves, 1976
  20. Michael Jackson,“Wanna Be Starting Something, ”Thriller, Epic, 1982
  21. The Beatles, Savoy Truffle, The Beatles (White Album), Capitol, 1968

Footnotes

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