Top Ten Songs about the Road :: Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Songs about the Road :: Top Ten Tuesday


Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” ~ Jack Kerouac, On the Road

1. America :: Simon & Garfunkel

“Counting the cars,
On the New Jersey Turnpike –
they’ve all come
to look for America.”

2. Roads (live) :: Portishead

“How can it feel,
this wrong?
From this moment –
how can it feel,
this wrong?”

3. 200 More Miles (live) :: Ryan Adams & Cowboy Junkies

“Atlanta’s a distant memory,
Montgomery a recent birth,
and Tulsa burns on the desert floor,
like a signal fire.”

4. Mustang Sally :: Wilson Pickett

“All you want to do is ride around Sally,
ride, Sally, ride.”

5. The Long and Winding Road :: The Beatles

“The long and winding road that leads to your door,
will never disappear,
I’ve seen that road before,
it always leads me here;
leads me to your door.”

6. On the Road :: Angus & Julia Stone

“She don’t like it when I’m on the road.”

7. The Boys of Summer :: Don Henley

“Nobody on the road,
nobody on the beach,
I feel it in the air,
the summer’s out of reach.
Empty lake,
empty streets,
the sun goes down alone.
I’m driving by your house,
don’t know you’re not home.”

8. You Can Sleep While I Drive :: Melissa Etheridge

“Come on baby,
let’s get out of this town,
I got a full tank of gas with the top rolled down.
There’s a chill in my bones,
I don’t want to be left alone,
so, baby you can sleep while I drive.”

9. Blue Highway :: Billy Idol

“Oh, you know we’re gonna ride on a blue highway.”

10. Ride :: Lana Del Rey

“I hear the birds on the summer breeze,
I drive fast,
I am alone in midnight.
Been tryin’ hard not to get into trouble,
But I,
I’ve got a war in my mind
So, I just ride.”


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