When spring finally comes, here’s a list of different driving songs where you’ll want to roll down the window

With one of the most abhorrent and bone chilling winters in a while finally behind us, we can experience, once again, that little mystical feeling of rolling down the car windows and blasting some tunes. But forget about the lyrics and focus on the gritty vocal style, ferocious guitar solo and thrashing drums. [Thomas Dennett likes lists. Faith Cola by Sisters Euclid
Angels & Airwaves – Young London
A rock anthem like no other, this song just screams good vibes. And considering the song is about cars it seems fitting. James Hetfield Oooh’s, Yeah’s and Unnhh’s his way through this fast paced but undeniably groovy tune. It’ll have you screaming hell yeah while driving at 120 in no time. Faith Cola – Kevin Breit and Sisters Euclid
Enter Sister’s Euclid, the funky Jazz quartet who I had to privilege to see live at the Millpond in Alliston, ON, as their loud and distorted rock influenced jazz sent old couples fleeing in horror, plugging their ears all the way. The opening line “Give me fuel, give me fire, give me that which I desire…” is actually a recipe for a pretty violent case of incomplete combustion in real life, but is the perfect way to start off this hard hitting song. From their 2008 album, Light It Up, this song is best known for being the theme song for the television show Blue Mountain State. This song is the soundtrack for the breeze that blows your hair back when the windows are down. – AC]
It’s an overstated but honest saying; it’s the little things in life. A funky four piece never sounded so good. The song opens with some frantic guitar tapping over a blasting drum beat. No vocals, but it’s a fast paced and feel good song, with one of the catchiest chorus guitar hooks I’ve ever heard. I’ll admit, it’s a little bit of a, what I like to call, “dude rock” song; lyrics and visuals of loosely dressed women in fast muscle cars. Here’s hoping these songs will be a perfect pairing for any open window road trip you take. So if that doesn’t entice you to listen nothing will. Fuel – Metallica
Appearing on Metallica’s 7th album, Reload, Fuel is a headbanger that’s a great way to start off any road trip. This is one of them. Oh, and the lyrics are about a guy turning into a werewolf. Nothing like some chugging guitar and double kick to really set the pace for a drive. But this song really is a perfect fit for highway driving, ideally one with a high speed limit. Hell Yeah – Rev Theory
Okay no more songs about cars and fuel and the such after this. I promise. Wolf Like Me – TV On the Radio
Released on the 2006 album, Return to Cookie Mountain, this song is a little more straightforward than some of the other alt-rock tunes this band is known for. However, I’d posit that is fits much better for a high octane rip down the highway than for a football team filled with hormonal young men. Off of the 2010 album LOVE, the former front man of Blink-182, Tom DeLonge, brings his signature pop-punk vocal style to this alt-rock tune. It’s sometimes hard to put into words the feelings that a song convey, but every time I put this song on I get an overwhelming sense of freedom. Faith Cola, off the 2007 album of the same name, isn’t like the other songs on this list. The whole song has a comforting reverb effect that permeates through every instrument, and despite the softer sound when compared to a band like Metallica, the song is no less high energy. Not to mention lead guitarist Kevin Breit shreds the slide guitar like nobody’s business. Driven by a steady drum beat, and some eerily comforting guitar tones, this song is a foot tapper (but please don’t tap the gas pedal, it’s extremely bad for your car). The uplifting lyrics are juxtaposed with the fast-paced instrumentals and thrashing cymbals.
When spring finally comes, here’s a list of different driving songs where you’ll want to roll down the window