The sun is shining, there's a light breeze and you have the day off. You hop in your car and turn on the radio. If you're lucky, a great driving song will boom from your speakers and send your mind to another place.
These are the Top 10 driving songs of all time. Vroom.
10. Footstompin' Music - Grand Funk Railroad
"Give me all the love that's in ya, I'm gonna give ya mine," wails Mark Farner. And off you go.
9. I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
Careful with the weight on that pedal, fella. Cabo Wabo and keep an eye in the rear-view mirror.
8. Take the Highway - Marshall Tucker Band
Southern rock staple still relevant 34 years later. Doug Gray's vocals crisp and powerful.
7. Red Barchetta - Rush
"My uncle has a country place that no one knows about." Gentlemen, start your engines.
6. I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide - ZZ Top
"Easin' down the highway in a new Cadillac, I had a fine fox in front, I had three more in the back." OK, then.
5. Takin' it Easy - The Eagles
This is for a Sunday drive, dropping a gear or two. Classic driving song that never grows old. The original Jackson Browne version is almost as good.
4. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
"Just wrap your legs 'round these velvet rims and strap your hands across my engines." The song that introduced me to the Boss, one of the best-ever live performers.
3. Highway Star - Deep Purple
Just listen to the drums and bass and try to keep your hands off the dashboard. When the guitar kicks in, it's madness.
2. Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf
Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper gave this John Kay vocal a lifetime of radio airplay, but Steppenwolf could have done this on their own.
1. Radar Love - Golden Earring
"I've been drivin' all night, my hand's wet on the wheel." This has it all — great lyrics, great hook, great music. Enjoying that countryside?