Playlist Recommendations for a Long Drive

Road trips are great, the open road, good company and the time and space to really enjoy a long drive are some of the things to look forward to on a road trip If you are planning a road trip we hope you have your driver’s license to hand. For you accommodation needs you can book a short stay with either or and it’s someting we recommend as a nice comfy bed is far better than sleeping in your back seat after a day on the road.

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The monotonous nature of driivng for long periods can present a challenge and to keep you alert while on your road trip, we’ve put together a playlist for a long drive.

1.    Magic Carpet Ride—Steppenwolf.

Great song to start a long drive with a good beat.

2.    Freedom—Aretha Franklin.

Sing this along with the Queen of Soul and feel your spirit fly.

3.    One Headlight—Wallflowers.

This song is always a good one on a long trip, with the beat the evokes moving down the highway, along with the lyrics.

  1. Fly Away—Lenny Kravitz.

“I want to get away, I wanna fly away.” How better to accompany a long drive?

5.    Drive—The Cars.

Chosen mainly for the title, but a sweet song by the Cars

6.    On the Road Again—Canned Heat.

Very different than the better-known song of the same title by Willie Nelson, with high pitched vocals and a rolling beat.

7.    Since U Been Gone—Kelly Clarkson.

Between the beat, and the challenging vocals, this is a great song for a long drive.

8.    Lose Yourself—Eminem.

Eminem’s tribute to perseverance and hard work, just knowing that your time is NOW

9.    Cocaine—Eric Clapton.

With the signature riff, does anyone not know this song?

10.    Back In Black—AC/DC.

Vintage AC/DC with their unique style and beat, with screaming guitars, try to fall asleep with this playing.

11.    I’m Still Alive—Pearl Jam.

A refrain that sticks with you, with enough variation in the tune to keep you alert

12.    Crossfire—Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Stevie’s virtuoso guitar playing, along with the tempo, helps to keep you alert and alive.

  1. Revolution—The Beatles.

From the opening riff with John’s scream to the end, just great driving song.

14.    Wannabee—Spice Girls.

“So tell me what you want, what you really, really want.”

Try to ignore this song. You can’t do it.

15.    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough—Diana Ross.

The soaring vocals and great lyrics helped this song make a list.

16.    I’m A Believer—The Monkees.

Another happy song with a quick tempo to keep you awake

17.    I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)—the Proclaimers.

“And I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more”…what a driver does not want to do on a long trip, so stay awake!

18.    Great Balls of Fire—Jerry Lee Lewis.

Jerry Lee’s hyperactive piano playing along with his raucous vocals makes this a fun song to listen to while driving.

19.    Set Fire To the Rain—Adele.

All about coming back from a long (internal) journey

20.    Living On A Prayer—Bon Jovi.

“Oh, we’re halfway there…” so keep going!

21.    Blinded By the Light—Manfred Mann.

Blinded by the headlights but keep driving!

22.    I’m On Fire—Bruce Springsteen.

The train beat, along with the sexiest Bruce voice ever, makes this a good travel song.

23.    My Immortal—Evanescence.

Amy Lee’s operatic voice cannot fail to keep you awake.

24.    ABC—The Jackson 5.

Little Michael, singing his heart out at an age most kids are learning their ABC’s. Just makes you want to dance.

25.    Enter Sandman—Metallica.

The beat and James Hetfield’s menacing vocals ensure you will not fall asleep.


Hopefully, this short list will help you choose the songs that are most appropriate for you to put on a playlist for a long drive. Choose something upbeat that will help keep you awake and alert, and you can’t go wrong.



Best Venues in London For Independent Gigs

There are a lot of places in London with good music that it’s meant to be listened to and not sold. Unlike most of the PUBs, in these great music venues, here you can listen to good, quality music from less known artists that will surely please your ears. They deserve some credit for their music, and also you need some good music for yourself, so it’s a win-win situation. Let’s see some of the best venues in London where you can listen to quality independent music.

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1. Dublin Castle, Camden

An awesome place for every indie music gig that hosts four bands per night. Here you will see a good looking place full of music lovers, and you will hear live music for just a few pounds. It’s run by the same family for over 30 years.

Visit the Dublin Castle

2. Windmill, Brixton

Despite its tavern-like look, the Windmill is one of the best music venues in London, and in the entire UK for that matter.  As you may see it surely doesn’t look like a classy pub but you will be surprised once you get in. The place is always full of nice people, and awesome bands play here every week.

Visit the Windmill Brixton

3. Jamboree, Limehouse

Although this venue looks more like your basement than a music temple, it hosts a large number of foreign artists and bands that come here. It’s a former sweet factory that continues to sweeten us with its good music and an awesome atmosphere.

Visit the Jamboree Limehouse

4.Brixton Jamm, Brixton

Another Brixton venue that delivers high-quality music and some of the best indie bands. It’s recognized for a mix of music genres and its late-night after-parties or comedy night that it hosts. It has a bar for drinks and also a courtyard with food, drinks, and entertainment.

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Visit Brixton Jamm

5. The Social, West London

This matchbox-like basement hosts awesome quality bands and up comers that bring quality music and an entertaining feeling. Every week you can find here Hip Hop Karaoke, indie music and lots of good people.

Visit The Social

6. 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street

Awesome club for music lovers with a great history that includes shows from famous bands like The Rolling Stones or The Sex Pistols. Now it’s still hosts shows from new artists, and it’s ranking up again after it was almost closed in 2011.

Visit the 100 Club

7. Half Moon Putney, Putney

Hosting live music since 1963, here took place lots of shows from numerous famous artists and bands like U2, The Rolling Stone or Kasabian, you name it. Now it pleases his customers and music lovers not just by good music but also with awesome food and drinks. Friendly staff, intimacy and great music make from this place an awesome venue for music lovers.

These are just eight places where you can listen to some good music and discover some of the greatest new artists and bands. Every day you will find an awesome atmosphere, great artists and awesome bands that will rank up your night and will put you in a great mood. There are a lot of venues in London where you can find high-quality music and the best way to find out which one is the best is to visit them all. So have fun and enjoy some quality music from the best indie artists out there.

Visit The Half Moon Putney

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