Volume Up, Windows Down

 

Driving around with the volume up and windows down is requisite every summer. Preferably on a wide, open road headed to the canyon, lake, mountains, anywhere except home. Ok, sometimes in town. Here are some of my favorites to listen to.

You knew this one was coming!

There are too many, but these make me happy!

Please share yours! Feel the wind in your hair and sing along!

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  1. Randy Webster Member
    Randy Webster
    @RandyWebster

    Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run:

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  2. Randy Webster Member
    Randy Webster
    @RandyWebster

    The Doors, Roadhouse Blues:

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  3. Randy Webster Member
    Randy Webster
    @RandyWebster

    Savoy Brown, Hellbound Train:

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  4. RightAngles Member
    RightAngles
    @RightAngles

    Oh the memories 

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  5. Randy Webster Member
    Randy Webster
    @RandyWebster

    Rolling Stones, Jumpin’ Jack Flash:

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  6. Randy Webster Member
    Randy Webster
    @RandyWebster

    Bob Seger, Hollywood Nights:

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  7. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Bob Seger, Hollywood Nights:

    Another Bob Seger. “Roll Me Away”

     

     

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  8. Randy Webster Member
    Randy Webster
    @RandyWebster

    And probably the greatest of them all.  Steppenwolf, Born to be Wild:

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  9. Dotorimuk Coolidge
    Dotorimuk
    @Dotorimuk

    Roadrunner!

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  10. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge
    DonG (skeptic)
    @DonG

    The Weezer version on Take on Me is a curious choice.  my favorite Weezer song is Don’t Let Go.

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  11. Hoyacon Member
    Hoyacon
    @Hoyacon

    Percival (View Comment):

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Bob Seger, Hollywood Nights:

    Another Bob Seger. “Roll Me Away”

    That is my favorite Seger song and it’s not really considered in the first level of his hits.  Just love the intro.

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  12. Hoyacon Member
    Hoyacon
    @Hoyacon

    Parental Advisory Suggested

    My favorite Volume Up, Windows Down band.

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  13. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    And another Seger, dedicated unapologetically to the men and women in blue:

    (Except for the one at that speed trap in Indiana that one time. He can go rot.)

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  14. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    More Seger, you say? Alright. You talked me into it.

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  15. Hoyacon Member
    Hoyacon
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    Percival (View Comment):

    More Seger, you say? Alright. You talked me into it.

    Although pretty much a star, I think he’s underrated.  Springsteen has the critical cache, but Seger is rock n’ roll.

    I’ll take him and Tom Petty over the “Boss” any day.

    BTW, where’s The Strut?

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  16. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
    @CliffordBrown

    We don’t do much driving with the windows down in the Arizona summer sun! 

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  17. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter
    @JimmyCarter

    Hit it!

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  18. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter
    @JimmyCarter

    Oh, and of course:

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  19. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    More Seger, you say? Alright. You talked me into it.

    Although pretty much a star, I think he’s underrated. Springsteen has the critical cache, but Seger is rock n’ roll.

    I’ll take him and Tom Petty over the “Boss” any day.

    BTW, where’s The Strut?

    Bob Seger is the thinking man’s Bruce Springsteen.

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  20. Hoyacon Member
    Hoyacon
    @Hoyacon

    Percival (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    More Seger, you say? Alright. You talked me into it.

    Although pretty much a star, I think he’s underrated. Springsteen has the critical cache, but Seger is rock n’ roll.

    I’ll take him and Tom Petty over the “Boss” any day.

    BTW, where’s The Strut?

    Bob Seger is the thinking man’s Bruce Springsteen.

    Is he a Red Wings fan?

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  21. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    More Seger, you say? Alright. You talked me into it.

    Although pretty much a star, I think he’s underrated. Springsteen has the critical cache, but Seger is rock n’ roll.

    I’ll take him and Tom Petty over the “Boss” any day.

    BTW, where’s The Strut?

    Bob Seger is the thinking man’s Bruce Springsteen.

    Is he a Red Wings fan?

    I didn’t say he was perfect.

    Springsteen probably roots for the Leafs.

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  22. Matt Bartle Member
    Matt Bartle
    @MattBartle

    One of my favorite crank-it-up sing-a-long songs ever:

     

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  23. E. Kent Golding Member
    E. Kent Golding
    @EKentGolding

     

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  24. Hoyacon Member
    Hoyacon
    @Hoyacon

    This happens to be my ringtone because I love the intro, but it works here too.

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  25. Judge Mental Member
    Judge Mental
    @JudgeMental

    This one only truly works at full volume:

     

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  26. Hoyacon Member
    Hoyacon
    @Hoyacon

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    This one only truly works at full volume:

    I only buy cars or car stereos with an “11” on the volume knob.  It’s somewhat limiting.

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  27. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Matt Bartle (View Comment):

    One of my favorite crank-it-up sing-a-long songs ever:

     

    No doubt about this one; one of the greatest of all time.  Phil Rizzuto, “Holy cow.  I think he’s gonna make it!”

     

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  28. CACrabtree Coolidge
    CACrabtree
    @CACrabtree

    I gotta go with Men At Work; ‘Who Can It Be Now?”

    Some of the best saxophone work that I’ve ever heard…

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  29. Hoyacon Member
    Hoyacon
    @Hoyacon

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    I gotta go with Men At Work; ‘Who Can It Be Now?”

    Some of the best saxophone work that I’ve ever heard…

    I like “Down Under” a lot as well.  The lead guy in that band has some good solo albums.

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  30. Buckpasser Member
    Buckpasser
    @Buckpasser

    I Got A Line On You, by Spirit

     

    I don’t think there was a video.

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