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18th July 2016 by Commercial Vehicle Direct

CVD's ultimate driving playlist

When you’re on the road all day, every day, it’s important that you have the right tunes to keep you going. You can make or break a journey with the right or wrong song. Whether it eases the boredom of a long drive or gets you grooving, music is essential to road trips. 

The first mass-produced commercial car radio was introduced in 1930 by the Galvin Manufacturing Corporation, today known as Motorola. Since then we’ve been listening to music on the road through the radio, by CD, MP3 player and even cassette tapes (remember those?!). 

Music and driving go hand in hand. That’s why cars pop up in music videos so much – and that’s not forgetting songs like ‘Mustang Sally’ and ‘On the Road Again’. Although, we’ve been wondering why more vans don’t appear in music videos?! 

Our Top Picks

We’ve put together our ultimate driving playlist. We profiled your music tastes, looking at what radio stations you like to listen to and what music you love. 

Here are our top ten picks – the perfect mix of 70s, 80s and easy listening music, with a few surprises along the way. Enjoy!

Ultimate playlist

1. Queen – I Want to Break Free

2. Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love 

3. AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long

4. Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Woman

5. Davie Bowie – Let’s Dance

6. Elton John – I’m Still Standing

7. Madonna – Holiday

8. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Dani California

9. Coldplay – Viva la Vida

10. Adele – When We Were Young