The 20 Greatest Driving Songs of All Time

See who besides Sammy Hagar, The Who and Kiss made the cut

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#19 – “Life in the Fast Lane” by The Eagles from the album Hotel California (1976)

Though The Eagles’ “Life in the Fast Lane” is largely about the need for the type of speed that no automobile can provide, it doesn’t dismiss the song’s bitchin guitar hook or the Doppler effect chorus (“Life in the fast lane/Surely make you lose your mind/Life in the fast lane, everything all the time”) that sounds like the band are performing from the back of a Testarossa. Don’t it make you lose your mind?

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2 Comments

  1. Robert Ingvaldsen

    April 15, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Misses two songs on the list.
    Manfred Manns Earth Band Davys on the road again, and Guns n Roses sweet child of mine.

  2. Bryan S.

    May 6, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Little Red Lights by Todd Rundgren (Something/Anything? 1972)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZGPMqy72ag

    Blistering rocker, grossly under-appreciated.

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