9 songs about being in a car when you miss driving or not (2023)

I know some people find driving relaxing, but I'm not one of those people - unfortunately I hate driving. However, I like the feeling of pretending to be in a car. So for anyone who misses driving or maybe wants to know what it's like for those of you who have never been behind the wheel, here is a list of songs from my personal driving playlist to help you enjoy the experience of driving without simulating actually having to be in a car.

  1. "All Too Good (Taylor's Version)" - Taylor Swift

"Oh, your sweet ways and my wide eyes

We sing in the car and get lost in the backcountry

Autumn leaves fall down like pieces

And I can imagine it after all these days.”

Although I hate driving, there's something about the changing leaves that makes me miss the suburban days of driving through my neighborhood. I guess that has to do with the fact that I got my driver's license in the fall, so fall reminds me of the first time I was allowed to drive alone. It could also have been because I've been listening to "All Too Well" way too much. This just feels like your typical fall song, although I wouldn't wish the same heartbreak on anyone else, unless of course you're striving for your own sad girl fall.

2. „bon iver“ – mxmtoon

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“Playing Bon Iver on late night drives

My window, moon and fireflies"

Maia, better known as mxmtoon, is a master at creating songs that feel like lullabies. Her soft, soothing voice lulls me into a sense of security and makes me wish that instead of studying for my midterm exam tomorrow morning, I'd take a relaxing night's drive as well. Even though I hate driving at night because everything seems scarier and someone behind me is always trying to blind me with their high beam, mxmtoon makes the whole idea sound so romantic. I don't think Bon Iver can fix my night panics, but it's certainly nice to think about.

3. „Subaru“ – Curtis Waters

"Behind the car

And I'm hardly at home"

I'll be the first to say that this song doesn't portray driving as the most pleasurable experience. The speaker sits in the back of the vehicle and does not feel comfortable. If you listen carefully, there's a deeper meaning there, but I won't be the one to spoil it. However, I think that longing for home is something most people can relate to, and Waters' dejected voice perfectly illustrates that feeling. Maybe it's the memory of driving home from school after staying in the nurse's office. Maybe it's homesick after a long absence. While listening to this vulnerable song doesn't feel great, who says you can't be vulnerable in the back seat of a car? There's something very liberating about the idea of ​​letting your emotions out in a car, especially when all the other songs on this list sound more upbeat.

4. "Getaway Car" - Taylor Swift

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"You drove the getaway car

We flew, but we would never get far"

I feel this needs no explanation. One of the first things I did after I got my driver's license was create a driving playlist and put that song on top. I wish I was joking. Besides being my favorite placeRuf (2017), there's something about this song that gives me a visceral need to have my own Bonnie and Clyde moment. Of course, that was also a time when I was still driving 10 under the speed limit, so of course I didn't have any. At least I didn't partake in unsafe driving (although in my mind I was driving well over the speed limit, which is still just a fantasy).

5. "Driver's License" - Olivia Rodrigo

“Yes, today I drove through the suburbs

And imagined driving to your house"

It's hard to imagine that it's been almost two years since this song had everyone in an absolute stranglehold. Not only was it Rodrigo's debut single, it was a good one. She's an incredibly talented singer and the pain really shines through in this song, which is probably why everyone loved it so much. I don't think I've ever felt them hurt, but I was partly inspired by Rodrigo to get my driver's license. I had been slacking off with my hours but then this song came out and suddenly everyone was posting their licenses and I thought it was about time. Also, I'm Rodrigo's age and suddenly felt very behind when she dropped that song. But regardless of the cultural relevance, there's just something about the feeling of going home that appeals to me. This text was even good enough to become the title of Rodrigo's Disney+ documentary,driving home 2 u (2022).

6. „Tokyo Drifting“ – Glastiere, Denzel Curry

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"I'm back to my bullshit like Jordan was to Pippen

If that's my life, then I'm floating in Tokyo.”

no This isn't "Tokyo Drift" by Teriyaki BoyzThe Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)Soundtrack. While not quite as popular, Tokyo Drifting is still quite iconic and evokes a similar sense of wanting to do some reckless driving. Glass Animals' distinctive instrumentals with heavy percussion and sound effects always have me jamming in the car. I like to pretend it's my very own soundtrack, which makes me feel cooler than I am even when I'm not driving the streets of Tokyo and instead just obeying the speed limit to be the safest driver I can be can. This song allows me to enjoy the thrill without recklessness.

7. "Story of my life" - One direction

"The story of my life, I'm bringing it home

I ride all night to keep her warm.”

This is a classic. Now, in middle school, I was trying to be "not like other girls," so I didn't appreciate One Direction in their prime (instead, I hated that they were edgy, which is so terrifying now). But when the pandemic hit and I was stuck at home, I wanted to listen to new old music. Needless to say, One Direction ultimately won me over (and I ended up in the top 0.5% of listeners of 2020 on Spotify). This song evokes exactly what they sing about: warmth. This text could be a hint that some cars take a while to warm up, especially when it's cold outside, but it could also mean that the time they spend together while driving keeps the muse warm inside holds. Anyway, when I hear this song, I'm transported to a mountain road (I'm not sure why I chose that landscape, but just ride along) while driving desperately to save myself from the cold. I've never had to do this, but it's still fun to imagine.

8. "Little League" - Conan Gray

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"I swore we'd never move away

But now I drive 95 on the Autobahn.”

Although this song focuses primarily on the dangers of growing up, driving away from home is a rite of passage in itself. Gray mentions that he was speeding on the freeway to move away, presumably from his old house. This may or may not make sense to some (since the Georgetown campus is only an hour or less from my home in Maryland, I still don't think I didreallymoved away from home). Still, I can't decide if that 95 mph speed sounds exhilarating or scary - probably both. Disclaimer, do not attempt this at home. Gray has a passport because his home state of Texas has one of the highest speed limits in the US at 85 miles per hour. The highway is very close to his hometown of Georgetown (the one in Texas, not here).


"I never doubted myself, but I doubted you

I'm tired of looking at myself from my rear view."

The true meaning of this track relates to Zayn Malik contemplating past figures in his life and his old self and therefore constantly looking at the back view. But even if driving is not the primary focus of this song, I still find this song important because I, too, constantly look in my rear-view mirror in the car while driving. I think the movement of looking behind me is both metaphorically and literally one and the same. Malik's silky smooth vocals also help relieve any stress I feel while driving, even when I end up seeing a car hit me from the rear.

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What are the top 10 driving songs? ›

For now, let's look at our top 10 driving songs:
  • Nelly – Ride Wit Me. NellyVEVO. ...
  • Starship - We Built This City. RHINO. ...
  • Whitesnake - Here I Go Again. RHINO. ...
  • Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere. Fleetwood Mac. ...
  • Oasis - Wonderwall. OasisVEVO. ...
  • Bon Jovi - Livin' On a Prayer. ...
  • Steppenwolf - Born to be Wild. ...
  • Guns N Roses - Sweet Child O'Mine.
Jun 8, 2022

What songs to listen to while driving? ›

Best road trip songs, ranked
  • 'Born to Run' by Bruce Springsteen. ...
  • 'Little Red Corvette' by Prince. ...
  • 'Here I Go Again' by Whitesnake. ...
  • 'Where the Streets Have No Name' by U2. ...
  • 'Love Shack' by the B-52s. ...
  • 'Sweet Home Alabama' by Lynyrd Skynyrd. ...
  • 'I Drove All Night' by Cyndi Lauper. ...
  • 'Fast Car' by Tracy Chapman.
Jan 13, 2022

What songs make you want to drive fast? ›

Songs That Make You Drive Fast
  • Panama – Van Halen.
  • Highway Star – Deep Purple.
  • I Can't Drive 55 – Sammy Hagar.
May 31, 2019

What are the 5 most famous songs? ›

The Top 50 most iconic songs of all time
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana.
  • Imagine - John Lennon.
  • One - U2.
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen.
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles.
  • Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan.
  • I Can't Get No Satisfaction - Rolling Stones.

What is the 10 most popular songs in the world? ›

Top Songs - Global
  • All I Want for Christmas Is YouMariah Carey.
  • Last ChristmasWham!
  • Rockin' Around The Christmas TreeBrenda Lee.
  • Jingle Bell RockBobby Helms.
  • Kill BillSZA.
  • It's Beginning to Look a Lot like ChristmasMichael Bublé
  • It's the Most Wonderful Time of the YearAndy Williams.
  • Feliz NavidadJosé Feliciano.

How do I find a song that I forgot the name of? ›

The Best Ways to Figure Out the Name of a Song
  1. Shazam.
  2. SoundHound.
  3. MusixMatch.
  4. Genius.
  5. Google Assistant.
  6. Siri & Alexa.
  7. Typing Lyrics vs. Listening Programs.
  8. What If I Want to Download the Song?

What are some quotes for cars? ›

Car Quotes
  • “Cars bring me sheer joy.” ...
  • “You can know or not know how a car runs and still enjoy riding in a car.” ...
  • “I am emotional about engines, if you hurt my car, you hurt my heart.” ...
  • “Money may not buy happiness, but I'd rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.” ...
  • “A dream without ambition is like a car without gas…

What is a good idiom for cars? ›

The Origins of Popular Car Idioms and Expressions
  • Backseat Driver. ...
  • Get the Show on the Road. ...
  • Grease Monkey. ...
  • Jalopy. ...
  • Kick the Tires. ...
  • Lemon. ...
  • Pedal to the Metal. ...
  • Riding Shotgun.
May 23, 2022

What do you listen to while in the car? ›

Big road trip? Here are some of our favourite podcasts to listen to during a long drive.
Read on, as we round up some of the best podcasts to listen to while driving.
  1. Tools in the Shed.
  2. WTF with Marc Maron. ...
  3. Joe Rogan Experience. ...
  4. Serial. ...
  5. Stuff You Should Know. ...
  6. How Did This Get Made? ...
  7. Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend. ...
  8. Rusty's Garage. ...
Sep 23, 2020

What to listen to in a car? ›

5 Things to Listen to Besides Music While Road-Trippin'
  • Podcasts: This might seem like an obvious one. ...
  • Audiobooks: Maybe you can't read in the car (motion sickness, anyone?), but you sure can listen. ...
  • Famous Speeches: As iconic as the Kanye West mic grab of '09 was, we're talking something with a little more depth.
Aug 29, 2018

What song makes you feel the most powerful? ›

songs that you feel powerful
  • BelieverImagine Dragons.
  • Glitter & GoldBarns Courtney.
  • you should see me in a crownBillie Eilish.
  • ConfidentDemi Lovato.
  • HeadspaceRiley Clemmons.
  • ManeaterNelly Furtado.
  • My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)Fall Out Boy.
  • I Kissed A GirlKaty Perry.

What songs make you speed? ›

Top 40 songs for speed*
  • Livin' la Vida Loca, Ricky Martin.
  • Praise You In This Storm, Casting Crowns.
  • Can't Stop, Maroon 5.
  • Ironic, Alanis Morissette.
  • Contact, Daft Punk.
  • Times Like These, Foo Fighters.
  • Mr. Saxobeat — Radio Edit, Alexandra Stan.
  • He Is With Us, Love & The Outcome.

What is the safest song to drive to? ›

Top 10 Safest Driving Songs
  • “bad guy” – Billie Eilish.
  • “July” – Noah Cyrus.
  • “Bruises” – Lewis Capaldi.
  • “When I Was Your Man” – Bruno Mars.
  • “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber.
  • “Dancing on my Own” – Calum Scott.
  • “7 rings” – Ariana Grande.
  • “enough for you” – Olivia Rodrigo.
Jan 31, 2022

What is number 1 song of all time? ›

Blinding Lights

What is the number 1 most played song of all time? ›

It was never a hit single and got almost no play on Top 40 radio. There's even a dispute over the exact title. Yet “It's a Small World,” also known as “It's a Small, Small World” and “It's a Small World (After All),” is very likely the most played song in music history — nearly 50 million times.

What is the number 1 most listened to song? ›

100 most-streamed songs
1"Blinding Lights"The Weeknd
2"Shape of You"Ed Sheeran
3"Dance Monkey"Tones And I
4"Someone You Loved"Lewis Capaldi
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What are the top 20 most popular songs right now? ›

Today's Top Hits
  • I'm Good (Blue)David Guetta, Bebe Rexha.
  • Rich FlexDrake, 21 Savage.
  • I Like You (A Happier Song) (with Doja Cat)Post Malone, Doja Cat.
  • golden hourJVKE.
  • Lavender HazeTaylor Swift.
  • Late Night TalkingHarry Styles.
  • Miss YouOliver Tree, Robin Schulz.
  • ShirtSZA.

What is the top 40 songs right now? ›

US Top 40 | Chart Hits 2023
  • 10:35. 10:35. Tiësto, Tate McRae. ...
  • I'm Good (Blue) I'm Good (Blue) David Guetta, Bebe Rexha. ...
  • Anti-Hero. Anti-Hero. Taylor Swift. ...
  • Loser. Loser. Charlie Puth. ...
  • Shivers. Shivers. Ed Sheeran. ...
  • Miss You. Miss You. ...
  • Beg For You (feat. Rina Sawayama) ...
  • 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)

What are the top 50 songs right now? ›

Top 50 - Global
  • Kill BillSZA.
  • Unholy (feat. Kim Petras)Sam Smith, Kim Petras.
  • As It WasHarry Styles.
  • Creepin' (with The Weeknd & 21 Savage)Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, 21 Savage.
  • I'm Good (Blue)David Guetta, Bebe Rexha.
  • La BachataManuel Turizo.
  • Anti-HeroTaylor Swift.
  • La JumpaArcángel, Bad Bunny.

Can I hum a song and get the name? ›

Play a song: Google will identify the song. Hum, whistle, or sing: Google will identify potential matches for the song. Select one of them to view the Search results page and listen to the song, read lyrics, or view the music video.

How do I find a song with just the melody? ›

On your phone, touch and hold the Home button or say "Hey Google." Ask "What's this song?" Play a song or hum, whistle, or sing the melody of a song. Hum, whistle, or sing: Google Assistant will identify potential matches for the song.

Can I hum a song to Google? ›

With Google Hum to Search, wonder no more. Using machine-learning technology, Google offers a tool that lets you simply hum, whistle, or even sing a few bars and solve the mystery. Once Google recognizes your tune, you can not only see the title, but can explore details about the song, artist, lyrics, and more.

What are 10 good quotes? ›

Quotes by Famous People
  • The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - ...
  • The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. - ...
  • Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. ...
  • If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. -
3 days ago

What are driving quotes? ›

Top 10 Driving Quotes
  • Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead. ...
  • Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer. ...
  • Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly. ...
  • Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.

What is a car in slang? ›

In prison slang, the expression car refers to a small band of prisoners who stick together, often for protection, companionship, running drugs, or making money. The slang car dates to at least the 1990s. A group of convicts who are on good terms with one another are thought of as being in the car together.

What are the 5 most common idioms? ›

Five idioms every English student should know
  • Get your act together (Meaning: you need to improve your behaviour/work) ...
  • Pull yourself together (Meaning: calm down) ...
  • I'm feeling under the weather (Meaning: I'm sick) ...
  • It's a piece of cake (Meaning: it's easy) ...
  • Break a leg (Meaning: good luck!)
Feb 2, 2018

How can I keep my mind busy while driving? ›

5 Ways To Keep Your Mind Active On The Road
  1. Keep your eyes moving. When you drive for long stretches of time, you need to balance focusing your line of vision outward and being aware of what happens in your peripheral. ...
  2. Take deep breaths. ...
  3. Learn something new. ...
  4. Plan on sleeping. ...
  5. Stop worrying about truck repairs.
Dec 26, 2018

How do you not get bored in the car? ›

15 Things to Do on a Long Car Ride (Besides Playing 'I Spy')
  1. Listen to a podcast. ...
  2. Or try an audiobook. ...
  3. Play the state license plate game. ...
  4. Take a rest. ...
  5. Play Mad Libs. ...
  6. Watch a movie. ...
  7. Have a snack. ...
  8. Connect with each other.
Jul 21, 2020

What is the most important thing while driving a car? ›

Key points to remember when driving
  • Know the driving hazards you can face on the road. ...
  • Maintain your vehicle in good condition. ...
  • Always wear a seat belt. ...
  • Follow traffic rules and obey signs and signals. ...
  • Be a safe and defensive driver every day. ...
  • Know how to respond to an accident.

Do songs sound better in the car? ›

In a fast car, there's already a lot of predictable background noise caused by the hum of an engine, which shifts your brain's baseline slightly, making you particularly apt to absorb the novelty of music.

Why is listening to music in the car so good? ›

A PubMed-published study revealed music in the car lowered respiration rate and even impact driving behavior. Listening to music in the car helps to put the driver in a good mood, reduces aggression behind the wheel and helps them focus, especially in urban traffic.

What are the 4 A's of driving? ›

In the past, some have called the topics in this lesson Aggression, Alcohol, Accidents and Awareness.

What are the 4 S's of driving? ›

Parents and children should recognize the importance of the 4 S's: Statistics, Speed, Sound, and Size.

What are the 10 basic rules of driving? ›

Mar 7, 2020

What is the song that motivates you the most? ›

  1. 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. ...
  2. 'I Will Survive' by Gloria Gaynor. ...
  3. 'Lose Yourself' by Eminem. ...
  4. 'I'm Still Standing' by Elton John. ...
  5. 'Survivor' by Destiny's Child. ...
  6. 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' by Daft Punk. ...
  7. '(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher' by Jackie Wilson.
Jul 5, 2022

What are three songs that gets you excited? ›

Best happy songs, ranked
  • 'Let's Go Crazy' by Prince. ...
  • 'I Got You (I Feel Good)' by James Brown & The Famous Flames. ...
  • 'Don't Stop Me Now' by Queen. ...
  • 'Good as Hell' by Lizzo. ...
  • 'Walking on Sunshine' by Katrina & The Waves. ...
  • 'Lovely Day' by Bill Withers. ...
  • 'Tightrope' by Janelle Monáe. ...
  • 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley & The Wailers.
Jul 5, 2022

What song pumps you up the most? ›

  • Sunrise- Kygo feat. John Walker. ...
  • Millionaire- Cash Cash & Digital Farm Animals. Must be the MONEY!! ...
  • Make Way- Aloe Blacc. Legendary! ...
  • All The Way Up- Fat Joe. ...
  • Ain't Got Far To Go- Jess Glynne. ...
  • Good Morning- Max Frost. ...
  • Rise- Jonas Blue feat. ...
  • Good as Hell- Lizzo.

What is the easiest song to song? ›

10 Easy Songs That Can Be Sung At Any Level
  • Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan.
  • Shake It Off by Taylor Swift.
  • Mamma Mia by ABBA.
  • Born This Way by Lady Gaga.
  • Da Doo Run Run by The Crystals (feat. Dolores Brooks)
  • I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash.
  • A Thousand Years by Christina Perri.
  • Bubbly by Colbie Caillat.
Jan 23, 2020

What one song will you always know every word to? ›

At the very least, “Livin' on a Prayer” offers a word absolutely everybody knows and sings whenever they hear it.

What songs have the most energy? ›

Energy Booster: Pop
  • One Last TimeAriana Grande.
  • Wake Me UpAvicii.
  • The MottoTiësto, Ava Max.
  • Bad RomanceLady Gaga.
  • No LieSean Paul, Dua Lipa.
  • I Gotta FeelingBlack Eyed Peas.
  • UnstoppableSia.
  • ToxicBritney Spears.

What is the number 1 hardest song to sing? ›


But let's face it, Bohemian Rhapsody is just impossible to sing by yourself because of those multiple voices that are essential to the song.

How can I make my voice sound pretty? ›

How to make your voice sound more attractive
  1. Speak from the diaphragm. ...
  2. Find your maximum resonance point. ...
  3. Don't punch your words. ...
  4. Clear your throat. ...
  5. Do not allow inflection at the end of your sentences. ...
  6. Control your volume. ...
  7. Remember to pause. ...
  8. Slow down your tempo.
Nov 23, 2020

What's the easiest karaoke song to sing? ›

70 Easy Karaoke Songs That Will Bring Down the House
  1. "Since U Been Gone" By Kelly Clarkson. ...
  2. "Hey Ya" By Outkast. ...
  3. "Pocketful Of Sunshine" By Natasha Bedingfield. ...
  4. "The Boy Is Mine" By Brandy And Monica. ...
  5. "Love Shack" By The B-52's. ...
  6. "I Will Survive" By Gloria Gaynor. ...
  7. "Don't Let Me Get Me" By Pink.
Mar 24, 2022

What song does motivation sound like? ›

“Touch” by Omarion.

What is the top 10 popular song? ›

Today's Top Hits
  • Kill BillSZA.
  • Anti-HeroTaylor Swift.
  • Calm Down (with Selena Gomez)Rema, Selena Gomez.
  • Creepin' (with The Weeknd & 21 Savage)Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, 21 Savage.
  • Unholy (feat. Kim Petras)Sam Smith, Kim Petras.
  • CUFF ITBeyoncé
  • Escapism. RAYE, 070 Shake.
  • As It WasHarry Styles.


1. Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars (Official Video)
(Snow Patrol)
2. The Rolling Stones - Ride 'Em On Down
(The Rolling Stones)
3. Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) (Explicit)
(Mike Posner)
4. Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Dr. Dre - Back In The Game ft. DMX, Eve, Jadakiss, Ice Cube, Method Man, The Lox
(Long Beach Finest)
5. Jamiroquai - Cloud 9 (Official Music Video)
(Jamiroquai Official)
6. If you know these songs you had a good childhood
(A.C Vibes)


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