Created By: Merseyuser1January 9, 2012
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Freeway Song

A song that is popular with, or aimed at drivers

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Many songs are about certain things, but some songs can become associated with certain things. Freeways are no such exception, as the Tom Robinson Band's 2-4-6-8 proves.
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  • January 9, 2012
    Duncan
    • Pink Cadillac
    • Life is a Highway
    • Route 66
  • January 9, 2012
    JonnyB
    • I Can't Drive Fifty-Five.
    • Born To Be Wild.
    • Convoy
    • On The Road Again.
    • East Bound and Down
  • January 9, 2012
    ParadiscaCorbasi
    • Drive by the Cars
    • Drive by REM
    • There's a kid rock song about how a guy is on the road so much that he and his wife cheat and think about breaking up, but then realize they love each other and can't wait for him to get home again.
    • Highway to Hell
    • Phineas And Ferb have
      • "A Little Bit Of Home On The Road" for their rolling truck stop diner.
      • "Truck Drivin' Girl"
      • "My Ride From Outer Space"
    • Advertising example. Mazda co-opted the Capoeira song colloquially known as "Zoom Zoom" as their unofficial theme music and motto.
  • January 11, 2012
    AgProv
    Lynnyrd Skynnyrd Freebird? Deep Purple Highway Star? Golden Earring Radar Love? The Doors Riders On The Storm?
  • January 11, 2012
    JonnyB
    Drivin' My Life Away.

    Note that these are mostly subjective.
  • January 11, 2012
    Shnakepup
    • "Free or Dead" by Atmosphere
      • To a lesser extent, "Aspiring Sociopath" as well, since it's about a man who fantasizes about abandoning his crappy life and driving away from it all. "He loves the drive more than he loves being alive, and this town doesn't even know his real name"
  • January 12, 2012
    TrustBen
    Gear Jammer by George Thorogood
  • January 12, 2012
    Bronzethumb
    Parodied in The Office with David Brent's song "Free Love Freeway".
  • January 12, 2012
    Surenity
    • Autobahn by Kraftwerk
    • Runnin' Down a Dream by Tom Petty
  • January 13, 2012
    Dcoetzee
    I could've sworn we had a trope or YKTTW somewhere on truckmusic somewhere - there are more than enough of these to be a subtrope. At the very least I suggest giving them their own section. Description follows.

    Truckmusic (see [1]) are songs about commercial trucks and the long-distance truck driver's experience. The Wikipedia article claims there are over 500 such songs. Some of the most notable chart toppers (from [2]):

    • C. W. Mc Call - Convoy (1975)
    • Terry Fell - Truck Drivin' Man (1954)
    • Toby Keith - Big Ol' Truck (1995)
    • Jerry Reed - East Bound and Down (1977)
    • Kathy Mattea - Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses (1987)
    • Harry Chapin - 30,000 Pounds of Bananas (1974)
    • Red Sovine - Giddyup Go (1965)
    • Del Reeves - Girl on the Billboard (1965)
    • Red Simpson - I'm a Truck (1971)
    • Garth Brooks - Papa Loved Mama (1992)
    • Alabama - Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler) (1984)
    • Dave Dudley - Six Days on the Road (1963) (covered by Sawyer Brown)
    • Red Sovine - Teddy Bear (1976)
    • Red Sovine - Phantom 309 (1967)
    • Cledus Maggard - The White Knight (1976)

  • January 13, 2012
    CaveCat
    • The Garfield And Friends episode "Truckin' Odie" has the entire episode in song based on this trope.
  • March 16, 2012
    Catbert
    Car Song covers songs specifically about types of cars, so we don't need to include those.

    The description needs to be clearer about what qualifies.
  • March 16, 2012
    69BookWorM69
    • Speedball Tucker by Jim Croce (also about a long-distance truck driver)
  • October 22, 2013
    XFllo
    Driving Song has a similar (or the same?) scope and is almost launch-able.

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