What was on this driving songs compilation?
February 27, 2012 4:47 AM   Subscribe

An issue of Q Magazine in 1994 or 1995 came with a cassette tape called The Greatest Driving Songs or something like that. I played the tape constantly while driving my first car, but the tape has been gone for over a decade now. I can't recall all the tracks which were on it.

Those I remember are Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison, Don't Fear the Reaper by Blue Ôyster Cult and Eight Miles High by The Byrds.

Help me with an index of that tape, and I can create a playlist to take me back to my mid-70s Volvo!
posted by Harald74 to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
I found this, which seems to mention the tape you're thinking of. Just ctrl-f Drive. Unfortubately it doesn't have a track listing, but it may give you some information to search further with.
posted by sarae at 5:00 AM on February 27, 2012


Think I found it?
posted by sarae at 5:07 AM on February 27, 2012


sarae—that certainly looks like the cassette that came with the Oct. '95 issue.
posted by misteraitch at 5:10 AM on February 27, 2012


For the benefit of future searchers:

1.  The Animals - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
2.  Emf - Unbelievable
3.  Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
4.  Steve Harley And The Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile [ Come Up And See Me]
5.  Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love [ With Someone You Shouldn't 'Ve]
6.  Blur - She's So High
7.  Blondie - Union City Blue
8.  Canned Heat - On The Road Again
9.  Dexys Midnight Runners - Burn It Down
10.  Kraftweek - The Model 11.  The Stranglers - Nice'n Sleazy
12.  Paul Mccartney & Wings – Jet
13.  Morrisey - Interesting Drug
14.  Peter Tosh - [You Gotta Walk] Don't Look Back
15.  The Proclaimers - Letter From America
posted by Marky at 5:30 AM on February 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


I think it looks more like Freewheelin from July 1994

per eBay:

1. BLUE OYSTER CULT - [DON'T FEAR] THE REAPER
2. THE BYRDS - EIGHT MILES HIGH
3. MOTT THE HOOPLE - ALL THE WAY FROM MEMPHIS
4. SLY & THE FAMILY STONE - I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER
5. E.L.O. - DON'T BRING ME DOWN
6. PREFAB SPROUT - FARON YOUNG
7. MARVIN GAYE - SEXUAL HEALING
8. BOSTON - MORE THAN A FEELING
9. THE BANGLES - GOING DOWN TO LIVERPOOL
10. ISLEY BROTHERS - THAT LADY
11. THE ONLY ONES - ANOTHER GIRL, ANOTHER PLANET
12. VAN MORRISON - BROWN EYED GIRL
13. SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY - I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME
14. WEST SIDE STORY O.S.T. -AMERICA
posted by carbide at 5:34 AM on February 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Carbide has it! Thank you for your help, all of you!

Now to find my rose-tinted glasses...
posted by Harald74 at 5:43 AM on February 27, 2012


Good grief; no "Radar Love"?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 7:34 AM on February 27, 2012


Whoa, this compilation is awesome! So awesome that I made a Spotify playlist for it. Enjoy!
posted by two lights above the sea at 8:58 AM on February 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


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