Songs you cranked up on the car radio

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  1. RickH

    RickH Senior Member Thread Starter

    Raleigh, NC
    Either you heard these songs for the first time while driving down the road listening to the radio and you reached down and turned that volume knob several notches to the right, or when they come on the radio now, you do that. Here's a couple:

    "Sausalito Summer Nights" - Diesel

    "Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress" - Hollies
  2. Mark

    Mark I Am Gort, Hear Me Roar Staff

    "Takin' Care of Business" - Bachman Turner Overdrive
  3. Snortin' Wiskey - Pat Travers Band
  4. Dave D

    Dave D Done!

    Milton, Canada
    Rusty Cage, Soundgarden
  5. Wufnpoof

    Wufnpoof Well-Known Member

    Boston, MA
    Once, in a heavy-duty traffic jam, we put in a cassette of Joe Walsh "The Smoker You Drink The Player You Get" and cranked the intro to "Meadows" - (best described as psychotic screaming) - played it over and over with the windows down - seemed to get the traffic moving!

    (note to those who would prefer a peaceful commute - this was a long time ago in my seriously misguided youth :p )
  6. bizmopeen

    bizmopeen Forum Resident

    Oswego, IL
    Current Examples:

    "Cold Hard B*tch" - Jet
    "Take Me Out" - Franz Ferdinand
  7. mavisgold

    mavisgold Senior Member

    bellingham wa
    Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis
    Kicks - Paul Revere & The Raiders
  8. grbl

    grbl Just Lurking

    new york
    You can actually find a radio station that plays that????
  9. grbl

    grbl Just Lurking

    new york
    Mississippi Queen!!!!
  10. bizmopeen

    bizmopeen Forum Resident

    Oswego, IL
    Yep. Chicago 94.7 (modern hard rock) for the Jet song, and the famous 93.1/WXRT for Franz Ferdinand. Heck, I actually heard the latter during two consecutive drives home one week, and it convinced me to get the CD! Good stuff...
  11. grbl

    grbl Just Lurking

    new york

    Chicago is a much better place to be for radio than NY. I remember the great XRT from my days growing up in Chicago. You're lucky to have it.
  12. Golden Earring - "Radar Love"
    Ram Jam - "Black Betty"
    Commander Cody - "Hot Rod Lincoln"
    Bruce Springsteen/E Street Band - "Born To Run"
    Spencer Davis Group - "I'm A Man"
    Rolling Stones - "B*tch"
    Elton John - "Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting"
  13. reidc

    reidc Forum Resident

    Fitchburg, Mass
    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
    99 Red Balloons
    LA Woman
  14. Frank G

    Frank G Forum Resident

    Awright, RickH!

    :edthumbs: :edthumbs: :edthumbs:

    Add The Five Americans' "I See the Light" and The Beatles' "Rain" for me.

    Frank G
  15. Grant

    Grant Senior Member

    United States
    Midnight Confessions-The Grass Roots
    Rescue Me-Fontella Bass
    Black Is Black-Los Bravos
    Frankenstein-Edgar Winter Group
    Sundown-Gordon Lightfoot
    Oh What A Night (December, 1963)-Four Seasons
    Fool (If You Think It's Over)-Chris rea
    Grazing In The Grass-Hugh Masekela
  16. Jimbo

    Jimbo Forum Hall Of Fame

    Zero/Zero Island
    Jumpin' Jack Flash--Rolling Stones
    Paradise By the Dashboard Light--Meatloaf
  17. RickH

    RickH Senior Member Thread Starter

    Raleigh, NC
    Here's one I heard in the car at lunch:

    "Ah Leah" Donnie Iris
  18. PMC7027

    PMC7027 Forum Hall Of Fame

    I remember Grazing in the Grass by the Friends of Distinction. Is this the same song as the Hugh Masekela title in your list?

    I'm with you on Midnight Confessions, Frankenstein and December '63!
  19. "Spooky" Dennis Yost/Classics IV.

    "Get Out Of Denver" Bob Seger

    "Smile Away" McCartney
  20. quadjoe

    quadjoe Senior Member

    I'll chime in here: Hugh Masekela's is the instrumental version, Friends of Distinction did the vocal version. I seem to recall they came out the same year, but I really don't remember which one I heard first, both are great!

    I crank up the radio on that and:

    Stairway to Heaven
    Ramble On (from Led Zepplin II)
    Back in the USSR
    Kodachrome (Paul Simon)
    Ode to Billy Joe
    I Am the Walrus
    I'm Eighteen

    to name just a few. :D
  21. GuyDon

    GuyDon Senior Member

    I will always turn up Ballroom Blitz.
  22. PMC7027

    PMC7027 Forum Hall Of Fame

    Thanks Joe. I didn't know that there was an instrumental version. WFIL AM-56 in Philadelphia played the Friends of Distinction version to death when it was on the Billboard Hot 100.
  23. daveman

    daveman Forum All Star

    Jumpin Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
    Back in the USSR - Bealtes
    Like A Rolling Stone - Dylan
    Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  24. quadjoe

    quadjoe Senior Member

    You're welcome!

    OMG!! I lived in Philly that year and heard it many, many times on that station! What a small world! I heard the instrumental on one of the Philadelphia FM stations. I hated how AM sounded and always listened to FM when in the house as our family car didn't have FM.
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