Driving Music

I was raised on an eclectic mix of music. My parents were goody-goody 50s kids in a ‘hippie’ age, but were susceptible to the lure of ‘rock and roll’. I grew up to The Carpenters, Elton John, The Moody Blues, Carole King, and Elvis. My grandparents always had music on so I also was influenced by Herb Albert and The Tijuana Brass, Frank Sinatra and big band. When I was 11 years old my parents divorced and I got a step-dad. Thus began my Country Music Years. Which coincided with my teenage years = peer pressure = rock and disco (yes I was a skater…man could I skate to Foxy [and that is skate with four wheels]). So it is not odd that I have a great love of all music (except Rap and Opera, neither of which I can stand for more than a few seconds). Mr. Vixen was a strict hard rocker when we met. I met him most the way and many a teenage day was spent with Van Halen, Blue Oyster Cult, Pat Travers, The Outlaws, Lynard Skynard and Black Sabbath. He met me part way and learned about Ohio Players, Supertramp, and Earth Wind & Fire. We were never without music. Never. There was a great laugh at my wedding when our neighbors informed Mr. Vixen that they always knew when he was coming to pick me up because they could hear his car stereo six blocks away.

Now I have a lot of favorite driving songs. A L O T. But seriously, nothing in the world compares to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. I must turn it on as loud as possible and I must sing along as loud as possible. I am simply compelled. It happened just the other day and probably looked strange: 44yo chick, alone, driving a minivan, with Queen blasting. All the windows down and singing off key as loudly as possible. That is why that scene from Wayne’s World cracked me up when I saw the movie, because that was me, Mr. Vixen and Mr. Vixen’s twin brother (sans the maryjane for me, I am taking the Fifth regarding the twins and maryjane).

So tell me, what is your favorite turn up the volume, blast it out, sing/scream along song for driving?


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  1. I just went to the Police concert last night, so I’m a little influenced. When lived in North Jersey and had the two hour long daily commute I had a nice little playlist which included: The U2 version of Helter Skelter, Dead End Job by the Police, Working Man by Rush, After Hours by the Battlefield Band … you know – stuff like that.

  2. Purple Rain by Prince. Although my hubby thinks I’m crazy and so do the people that I lean out the window to sing it to that happen to be walking by.

  3. Def Leppard Pour some sugar on me. ALSO (they hardly ever play it on the radio any more) Europe’s Final Countdown.

    If I ever make it to the big leagues, they’ll play Final Countdown when I exit the dugout for the batter’s box. You know, when they finally let girls play.

  4. PURPLE RAIN PURPLE RAAAAAIIIIIINN!!! Man, now I have had it stuck in my head all day. Look what you did?

  5. vixensden

    Bwaaahahahahahah. Torture, pure torture to you. For all those years of teenage angst you put me through!

  6. MacDougal

    I prefer to rock out to a little song that goes like this ” I said a moo chica
    moo, I said a moo chica moo, I said a moo moo moo, I said a moo moo moo.” But
    apart from that its a different song everyday. Today it was boston – foreplay.

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