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Readers' Picks: Best Travel Songs of All Time
CNN ^ | Fri June 20, 2014 | Chuck Thompson

Posted on 06/20/2014 5:26:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Once in while, the CNN Travel braintrust blows it -- make that all the time if you happen to be @cnnalwaysblowsit47.

Such was the case last year when we published our updated list of the greatest travel songs ever recorded. Sure, we included a few unassailable classics about life on the travel trail.

Even @cnnisamoron231 couldn't rage against our inclusion of Willie Nelson's all-time sing-a-long "On the Road Again."

But we have to admit, once in a while, @iloathecnn and @cnntroll99 have valid points to make.

How exactly did we miss such obvious wanderlust ditties as the Allman Brothers Bands' "Ramblin' Man" and Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee"?

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Travel
KEYWORDS: driving; music; travel
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1 posted on 06/20/2014 5:26:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Simon and Garfunkel — America


2 posted on 06/20/2014 5:28:24 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: nickcarraway

I like Getaway Car by Hall & Oates ;)


3 posted on 06/20/2014 5:30:24 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: nickcarraway

Road music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeRa3RtBiIU


4 posted on 06/20/2014 5:30:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nickcarraway

i was just listening to it:

Led Zeppelin’s Trampled Under Foot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBku3rJ0Xe0


5 posted on 06/20/2014 5:31:22 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: nickcarraway

I was surprised that “Travelin Man” by Ricky Nelson was on the list. It should have been but surprised that it was.


6 posted on 06/20/2014 5:31:28 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: nickcarraway

Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody


7 posted on 06/20/2014 5:34:02 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: nickcarraway

Dave Dudley’s ‘Six Days...’ One of the greatest songs ever written.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHbGhEfnh2E


8 posted on 06/20/2014 5:34:06 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: nickcarraway

“Highway Star” by Deep Purple.


9 posted on 06/20/2014 5:34:18 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: nickcarraway

Born to be Wild.


10 posted on 06/20/2014 5:34:38 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: nickcarraway
Audioslave - I am the highway
11 posted on 06/20/2014 5:35:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nickcarraway

Chris Rea ~ The Curse Of The Traveler.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a32rtskZ9HI&feature=kp


12 posted on 06/20/2014 5:35:44 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Bryan24

Don’t forget his “Lost Planet Airmen”.

That one has been done by a lot of people but Commander Cody’s was probably the best.


13 posted on 06/20/2014 5:36:57 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: cripplecreek
Metallica - Wherever I May Roam
14 posted on 06/20/2014 5:38:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nickcarraway

Slow Ride by Foghat


15 posted on 06/20/2014 5:39:45 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: nickcarraway

Eastbound and Down
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHZJej98_T0


16 posted on 06/20/2014 5:40:05 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: nickcarraway

Nelson Riddle’s theme song for the TV series “Route 66” was really good. I don’t know if there are any words to the tune.


17 posted on 06/20/2014 5:40:15 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: nickcarraway

100 bottles of beer on the wall


18 posted on 06/20/2014 5:41:19 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: yarddog

Have you heard this version?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsLdufJePz0


19 posted on 06/20/2014 5:41:20 PM PDT by Clay Moore (Free Laz!)
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To: nickcarraway

Ramble On


20 posted on 06/20/2014 5:42:02 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: nickcarraway

Land Ho - The Doors
L’America - The Doors


21 posted on 06/20/2014 5:42:15 PM PDT by HandyDandy (Started out with Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff....)
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To: Clay Moore

Someone had a popular version when I was a kid growing up in the 50s.


22 posted on 06/20/2014 5:44:36 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: nickcarraway

Gotta Travel On, Billy Grammer.


23 posted on 06/20/2014 5:44:41 PM PDT by Hootowl
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To: jjotto; Kirkwood

“Six Days on the Road” - Dace Dudley Absolutely #1 with “Eastbound and Down” - Jerry Reed a for sure #2.


24 posted on 06/20/2014 5:56:01 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: yarddog

Make it stop!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VizGdYXiEM


25 posted on 06/20/2014 5:56:04 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: nickcarraway

Canned Heat


26 posted on 06/20/2014 5:56:28 PM PDT by Elderberry
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To: nickcarraway

Bob Seger “Travelin’ Man” & “Beautiful Loser”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxisN1yIzeA


27 posted on 06/20/2014 5:58:01 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: yarddog
One I remember hearing a lot in my childhood.

Roger Miller King Of the Road

I don't pay no union dues.
28 posted on 06/20/2014 5:58:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nickcarraway

Needed: AZ Interstate 40 at any point between two distant towns, a fast car and this cranked on a modern stereo at about 3 AM with a full moon/great viability.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRS3vAKhnz8

Then turn off the headlights ;)


29 posted on 06/20/2014 5:58:43 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Kirkwood

I remember the whole class doing BINGO when I was just a kid.

I think the funniest one I have ever seen/heard was Leonard Nimoy doing “Bilbo Baggins”. Whoever talked him into doing that was surely not a friend.


30 posted on 06/20/2014 5:59:07 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: nickcarraway

“Midnight Rambler” by the Stones [Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out! version]


31 posted on 06/20/2014 6:00:44 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Norm Lenhart
ZZ Top - Arrested for Driving While Blind
32 posted on 06/20/2014 6:04:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nickcarraway
Did I miss Jessica? It always made me induce 4 wheel reverse lock drifts on back roads or go for 7,500 RPM on the highway. Hell, 40 years later I can't resist the urge to get up and boogie as soon as I hear it.
33 posted on 06/20/2014 6:05:01 PM PDT by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: nickcarraway

This popped into my head.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hflx1fOZ9gg


34 posted on 06/20/2014 6:05:25 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: yarddog

Nimoy has quite a discography. Just unbelievable! Rivals George Burns.


35 posted on 06/20/2014 6:05:46 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: nickcarraway
For all the randy fellows out there, I have to put in a vote for "Goodbye Stranger", by Supertramp.
36 posted on 06/20/2014 6:05:48 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: cripplecreek

Saw them on the Afterburner tour in Ottawa. One of the best shows ever. The stage did the transformer bit into the space shuttle ;)


37 posted on 06/20/2014 6:06:24 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: nickcarraway

Radar Love


38 posted on 06/20/2014 6:09:27 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: cornfedcowboy

Anyone here ever been to a Seger concert? Looks awesome.


39 posted on 06/20/2014 6:09:37 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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40 posted on 06/20/2014 6:09:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: God luvs America

Great song, but I was thinking of “Over the Hills and Far Away.”
Also , how about “Back Where It All Begins” by the Allman Brothers?


41 posted on 06/20/2014 6:10:06 PM PDT by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning)
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To: nickcarraway

“Closer to home” grand Funk Rrailroad
‘Southbound” Allman Brothers Band


42 posted on 06/20/2014 6:11:57 PM PDT by Figment
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To: nickcarraway

The theme for the movie Shaft.


43 posted on 06/20/2014 6:12:19 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: cripplecreek

Nimoy listening to Shatner sing.


44 posted on 06/20/2014 6:13:07 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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This is a strange one: Jean-Luc Pentatonic.

When I was working in Funeral Service, I had to go down to Jacksonville to pick up a body. I made fun of Jean-Luc Ponty, but it's actually pretty good traveling music.

Haven't been on a road trip in a while, but I usually tried to find a local station, listen to what they were talking about. Or, a CD of a piece of music I wanted to study in depth. (meaning listen to over and over again...)

45 posted on 06/20/2014 6:14:09 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Shiny!)
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To: Third Person; nickcarraway
Oooh YEAH! I forgot about that one - and the title reminds me of "Ramble on" by Led Zeppelin.

I looked back at the link and realized the list came from CNN which made me wonder what the CNN type of people think about or listen too.

How the hell did they over look Can't You See? by the Marshall Tucker Band?

46 posted on 06/20/2014 6:16:04 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Cboldt

Get out of the car! Just. Get. Out. Now!


47 posted on 06/20/2014 6:16:06 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee, welcome home we missed you! ~ Þ)
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To: nickcarraway

“24 HOURS at a Time” Marshall Tucker Band


48 posted on 06/20/2014 6:16:34 PM PDT by Figment
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To: fatima

Here’s a thread right up your alley.

{{{hugs}}}


49 posted on 06/20/2014 6:16:57 PM PDT by randita
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To: nickcarraway

Highway Star - Deep Purple


50 posted on 06/20/2014 6:17:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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