Soooo I was tagged to do my ultimate driving playlist, yknow...songs that I love to play in the car...
...except the thing is...I don't drive.
We have a car, my husband drives...but I don't hold a license, in fact...I've never had a full lesson!
Coming from London/Hertfordshire where the cost of living is exceptionally high, and spending the majority of that time as a child or a student, I simply didn't have the budget for lessons, let alone a car when I reached seventeen plus! I moved to Sussex in 2009 and realised that it was a complete different way of life down here. It is SO hard to get around without a vehicle...and the buses are rubbish! Since moving here, every time I have planned to learn to drive, something has come up;
- 2010 pregnant with Moo.
- 2011 money too tight as half of it on maternity leave.
- 2012 we got married so was paying for a wedding.
- 2013 pregnant with Bear.
Will 2014 be 'my year'...?
Still would only have the one car (beast known as a Meriva) as couldn't justify the pollution and cost of running two cars!!
So although I like to listen to music in the car...music is a very big deal in our house, it's rarely my choice. My husband runs *his* car along the theory which is actually a quote from one of my favourite television shows, Supernatural:
'Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cake hole'.
It is a very valid point; a driver needs to be focused and calm and let's face it, they're doing all the work so it's only fair that they pick the tunes and he mostly has good taste. So yes, whilst I like to listen in the car, I don't pick the playlist, so instead I've written my ultimate pedestrian playlist aka I wish I could drive...
These five songs say a lot, it's a mixed bag but I hope that at least one will make you say 'yep, that's a tune'!
1. Say You'll Haunt Me - StoneSour
What can I say? I love, love, love this song! I love StoneSour and this is my favourite track of theirs. The video is insanely odd and I find some of the lyrics deeply romantic, when nothing but the very rawness of your love for someone will do.
Actually, anything by Papa Roach really...as my all-time favourite band, there's yet to be an album that I can't identify in some way and this is a proper angry, quit manipulating me kind of song with a great beat and probably encourages speeding...
Rumours. What an album and this is definitely the highlight of it. I don't really have a specific reason for loving this song, I just do and I don't hint over ever met anyone who doesn't!
A real summer song, it has so much more of an impact when it's warm and sunny outside! Many a good night dancing to this...
This and a thousand others will always remind me of 2008/09, the two years I spent learning who I really was, what I was capable of and what I could be. After dropping out of university twice, I went to work in seasonal jobs and it was the best decision I ever made! This song will forever remind me of the friendships I formed and the good times we had.
So those are my five top travelling tunes. Like I said, music is a big deal to us and I probably could've picked twenty, there's no Johnny Cash on that list for example, and let's not forget 'Holiday' by Scouting for Girls which is the song that will always remind me of my best friend, the room we shared and how close we are!
I'm not going to tag anyone in this post, but if you think it's something you'd like to give a whirl, please do and link me up!
Labels: Driving, fun, meme, music, tag