9/01/2010

Night Driving Playlist


This playlist is for when you're in one of those "moods" - dark, brooding, perhaps a little melancholy.  For those nights when - literally or metaphorically - you're driving down long, dark, barren roads with only your ghosts to keep you company and the borderlands between you and your dark side have shrunk to the width of a lane of darkly glistening highway.  A mood that can only be soothed by songs with dark, brooding lyrics about loss and dispair; horns solos that tear at your heart; and minor chords that jar your soul.
  1. 16 Tons, Tennessee Ernie Ford
  2. Adagio for Strings, Barber (any cover)
  3. Always Something There to Remind Me, Naked Eyes
  4. American Pie, Don McLean
  5. Big John, Tennessee Ernie Ford
  6. Big Man on Mulberry Street, Billy Joel
  7. Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
  8. Brothers in Arms, Dire Straits
  9. Cell Block Tango, Soundtrack from Chicago
  10. Cold as Ice, Foreigner
  11. Come Sail Away, Styx
  12. Crazy, Gnarls Barkley
  13. Crying Game, Boy George
  14. The Damage is Done, Foreigner
  15. Desert Rose, Sting
  16. Don't Fear the Reaper, Blue Oyster Cult
  17. Downbound Train, Bruce Springsteen
  18. Dream On, Aerosmith
  19. Don't Tell me 'Cause It Hurts, No Doubt
  20. Folsom Prison Blues, Johnny Cash
  21. Gangsta's Paradise, Coolio
  22. Garden of Allah, Don Henley
  23. Ghost Riders in the Sky, Outlaws
  24. Ghosts, Dan Fogelberg
  25. Goodnight Saigon, Billy Joel
  26. Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna, Orff (any cover)
  27. Hallelujah, Jeff Buckly
  28. Hazy Shade of Winter, Bangles
  29. Hot Summer Nights, Night
  30. Hotel California, Eagles
  31. House of the Rising Sun, Credence Clearwater Revival
  32. I'm a Fool to Want You, Carly Simon
  33. I'm on Fire, Bruce Springsteen
  34. In the Air Tonight, Phil Collins
  35. In the Midnight Hour, Wilson Picket
  36. Into the Night, B.B. King
  37. Into the Night, Santana
  38. I've Loved These Days, Billy Joel
  39. Kashmir, Led Zeppplin
  40. A Kiss From a Rose, Seal
  41. Lies, Elton John
  42. Live and Let Die, Paul McCartney
  43. The Living Daylights, A-Ha
  44. Logical Song, Supertramp
  45. Lonely in Your Nightmare, Duran Duran
  46. Mad World, Michael Andrews
  47. Maddest Kind of Love, Big Bad Voodoo Daddies
  48. Magic, Ghostbuster's Soundtrack
  49. Mission Impossible Theme, U2
  50. New Religion, Duran Duran
  51. New York Minute, Don Henley
  52. Night on Bald Mountain, Mussorgsky (any cover)
  53. Nights in White Satin, Moody Blues
  54. On the Dark Side, John Cafferty
  55. One, Three Dog Night
  56. One Night in Bangkok, Murray Head
  57. Peter Gunn Theme, Blues Brothers
  58. Piano Man, Billy Joel
  59. Pressure, Billy Joel
  60. Promentary, Soundtrack from Last of the Mohicans
  61. Purple Rain, Prince
  62. Relax, Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  63. Requiem: Lacrimosa, Mozart (any cover)
  64. Riders on the Storm, The Doors
  65. Save a Prayer, Duran Duran
  66. Secret, Maroon 5
  67. Six Silver Strings, B.B. King
  68. Sound of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel
  69. Stairway to Heaven, Led Zepplin
  70. The Stranger, Billy Joel
  71. Streets of Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen
  72. Struggle, Nuttin' But Stringz
  73. Summer in the City, Lovin' Spoonful
  74. Sunglasses at Night, Corey Heart
  75. Sunset Grill, Don Henley
  76. Take On Me, A-Ha
  77. Tainted Love, Soft Cell
  78. They Won't Go When I Go, George Michael
  79. The Thrill is Gone, B.B. King
  80. Thunderball, Tom Jones
  81. Too Low for Zero, Elton John
  82. Too Much Sex, Not Enough Affection, Timbuk 3
  83. Total Eclipse of the Heart, Bonnie Tyler
  84. Town Without Pity, Brian Setzer
  85. Trouble, Bitter:Sweet
  86. Twilight Zone, ManhattanTransfer
  87. Unfaithful, Rihanna
  88. Uninvited, Alanis Morisette
  89. Until The Night, Billy Joel
  90. A View to a Kill, Duran Duran
  91. Voices Carry, 'Til Tuesday
  92. When Doves Cry, Prince
  93. While the Night Is Still Young, Billy Joel
  94. Who Wants to Live Forever, Queen (Seal also does a great cover of this)
  95. Wicked Game, Chris Isaac
  96. Winner Takes It All, ABBA
  97. The World is Not Enough, Garbage
  98. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitgerald, Gordon Lightfood
  99. You Belong to the City, Glenn Fry

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