What music do you listen to when youre driving? Do you have a certain playlist or just the radio? What would you suggest listening to?
Depends on the trip.
A short drive? Something stupid or fast like Queens of the Stone Age or the Dredd soundtrack.
A road trip? Some meditative Post-rock with a gracious spicing of southern rock thrown in. Can't go wrong with Green Grass and High Tides as you're driving across Wyoming.
Depends on a few factors:
For a standard day-
Morning? I can go for anything in the morning. Whether it be this:
Noon/afternoon. is much more for the "REMAIN EXCITED AND ENERGETIC IT IS NOT LATE ENOUGH TO BE DEPRESSED":
Night/late evening is usually for the slower stuff:
(The site is not letting me embed videos anymore for some reason or create clickable links so sorry about that!)
Power and symphonic metal - along the lines of Kamelot, Sirenia, Moonspell, or Therion.
There is a slight chance that I have objectively bad taste in music while driving though. In general, I like to stick with something that is not overtly discordant or relaxed for longer trips.
short drive - any music you enjoy.
long drive - anything thats NOT mellow. i used to be in a long distance relationship that ended up in tons of LONG drives on a regular basis. i quickly realized listening to relaxing mellow music makes you miss your exits too easily. so dont do that. its also good to change up genre and style constantly at that point so you dont get too comfortable with one thing. keeps you alert. i speak from experience.
Radio is dead so I only listen to the songs from my iPod/ iPhone.
The music I listen to in the car depends on my mood. If I'm feeling happy, I'd listen to a mix of Rock, Progressive, Alternative and soundtracks like Everclear, Michael Jackson, Duran Duran, Mike Oldfield, Pink Floyd, Akira Yamaoka, 80s/ 90s Pop, etc.
But if I feel angry, sad or on the edge, I'd listen to heavy stuff like Metallica, Slipknot, The Offspring, Rammstein, and so on. For some reason, I tend to play Powerman 5000's Bombshell a lot when driving.
Nothing. While driving I have a responsibility to give my full attention to the road and the drivers around me. As an adult it's up to me, the driver, to keep an eye and ear open for all traffic signs, flow and every single pedestrian. Plus my car needs attention too. It would be irresponsible of me as an automobile owner to not listen to every creek and hum and whistle my vehicle creates. Do my brakes need tightening, is my oil light on, mirrors straight? And ALWAYS check my signal lights!
Obeying the traffic laws and being aware of your surroundings is the right thing and responsible thing to do, when on the road. The life you save just might be your own.
Happy music, Beatles and the like. I deal with a good deal of traffic on my commute, and I don't need my songs reinforcing my ideas about running people off the road
It's difficult to be angry when Mr. Blue Sky is playing.
@Yummylee: A while back I watched the movie "Drive", they used a rap remix of that song, and I recognized the beat immediately. Solid choice.
Pandora station - mmmbop radio. It's pretty much just 90s alt/pop rock. I skip through anything Hanson.
Otherwise just my phone on shuffle mix of Post Rock, Pop Punk, Indie Rock, Electronic, Metalcore and a few Metal albums that I still listen to.
Melodic Death Metal usually pretty badass to drive to. Rage Against the Machine and Tool work pretty well too seeing as my car has a kickass sound system. If I'm driving for a longer trip though I prefer to listen to the radio, the dj chatter helps break the monotony of driving.
Any music from the 40s. Although that's what I listen to all the time anyway...although I listen to game soundtrack music in the car, too, since those I travel with don't particularly want to listen to 40s music all the time.
During this time of year, I like to listen to Christmas music from the 40s.
For short distances, I'm fine with whatever, be it mellow (Sublime's eponymous album), aggressive (Gallows' Grey Britain), etc.
For longer distances, I primarily listen to mid-to-fast tempo music with a straightforward, "driving" sound (Queens of the Stone Age, Black Flag, early Green Day, The Offspring, Pantera, etc.)
I'm guessing people aren't like me but I find driving to be TERRIBLY BOOORING. So I try to have my music switch up often, like from crappy rap, to sing-along rock, to hard core death metal. I just need to keep getting distracted and if one style of music stays on for too long I might be able to ignore it, which means it won't keep me up. Songs you love are probably the best, for instance, its hard to fall asleep to stairway to heaven cause I sing along.
Use your keyboard!
Log in to comment