Songs About Getting Away on Vacation & Opinions on Mitski


Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are taking a sonic vacation from another pandemic winter by sharing their favorite songs about getting away! They also hear selections from the production staff and they review the new record from Mitski. 

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Songs About Getting Away

Jim, Greg and the production staff share their picks for their favorite songs about getting away on vacation!


  • The Ventures, "Hawaii Five-O"
  • Pink Floyd, "Point Me at the Sky"
  • Big Star, "The India Song"
  • Kraftwerk, "Europe Endless"
  • A Tribe Called Quest, "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo"
  • The B-52’s, "Roam"


  • The Beginning of the End, "Funky Nassau"
  • Joni Mitchell, "Free Man in Paris"
  • Ronnie Spector and the E-Street Band, "Say Goodbye to Hollywood"
  • Bronski Beat, "Small Town Boy"
  • Rihanna, "Desperado"
  • Eleanor Friedberger, "It’s Hard"

Production Staff

  • Andrew, Guided By Voices, "Motor Away"
  • Alex, Amyl and the Sniffers, "Hertz"
  • Mary, Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, "I Love Hot Nights"
  • Sol, Summer Salt, "Driving to Hawaii"

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