music The Best Songs About Driving  

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List Rules Songs below are about driving in a car, so no songs like "You Drive Me Crazy" that aren't about cars.

Since getting behind the wheel is so commonly referenced in music, we've created a list of the top songs about driving, ranked by your votes. The open road has a way of inspiring artists to write songs about driving and the things they see on the way. From country music to rock & roll, each genre has a collection of driving hits. Some songs on this list of the best driving songs are about road trips and others are about driving in specific makes and models of cars.

Several Bruce Springsteen songs appear on this driving music list. Perhaps his best driving song is “Thunder Road.” This driving song really captures the freedom of heading out on a new adventure. “Road Trippin'” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is another fantastic driving song. John Frusciante dazzles on this track with a variety of finger picking guitar licks.

“On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson is one of the top country songs about driving and Cake's “Stickshifts and Safetybelts” would fall into the alternative genre. For a British driving song, give a listen to The Who's tune “Goin' Mobile.”

Do you have a favorite driving song? The best way to let your favorite be known is to vote it to the No. 1 position on this list.
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Drive My Car The Beatles

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ElijahKaganer added Highway Star Deep Purple

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On The Road Again Willie Nelson

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Goin' Mobile The Who

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Low Rider War

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The Passenger Iggy Pop

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Drive The Cars

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One Headlight Wallflowers

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Thunder Road Bruce Springsteen

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Moonlight Drive The Doors

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Route 66 Nat King Cole

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Cars Gary Numan

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Brand New Cadillac The Clash

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Driving Too Fast The Rolling Stones

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Pink Cadillac Bruce Springsteen

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Shakin' Eddie Money

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Slow Ride is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs About Driving
DebbyHood added slow ride Foghat - Fog Hat 1975 Producer: Nick Jameson  Album: Fool For the city  

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Driving Rain Paul McCartney

The Best Songs with Drive in the Title

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Baby Can't Drive Alice Cooper, Slash, Nicole Scherzinger

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Road Trippin' Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Drive Incubus

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Four Wheel Drive Bachman–Turner Overdrive

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Liverpool Drive Chuck Berry

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Drive On Johnny Cash

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Take it easy (Eagles) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Driving
Pete Smith added Take it easy (Eagles)

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I Can't Drive 55 Sammy Hagar

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Desert Drive Brian Wilson

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Drive on, Ride On Three Dog Night

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Driving Blind Grace Potter

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Always Drive a Cadillac The Everly Brothers

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Drive By Duran Duran

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Cadillac - T. Rex is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Driving
Kassie Lanzarotta added Cadillac - T. Rex

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Go Outside & Drive Blues Traveler

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DebbyHood added Drivin' My Life Away Eddie Rabbitt

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Drivin' - the Kinks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Songs About Driving
Kassie Lanzarotta added Drivin' - the Kinks

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Mercury Blues is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Songs About Driving
DebbyHood added Mercury blues Alan Jackson - Alan Jackson- 1992 Album: A lot about Livin  

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Kassie Lanzarotta added Cadillac The Kinks

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Drive R.E.M.

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Drive All Night Bruce Springsteen

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Passenger Seat Death Cab for Cutie

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You Drive Me Crazy Quiet Riot

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Let Sally Drive Sammy Hagar

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All I Do Is Drive Johnny Cash

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Drive Me to Drink George Jones