But Officer, the Music Made me do It

music musings, beaverdamusa.comI was recently driving back from the family beach trip and looked down at the speedometer.  Holy crap, I was splitting Birmingham wide-open on I-65 doing about 85 MPH.  First of all, I was getting passed by a bunch of crazy drivers and secondly, I realized the music made me do it.

We all know those songs that when we hear them, we just have to speed up.  For some it is the beat of the song, and for others, we may associate it with a movie or something that involved a speeding car.

While thinking of this topic, I jotted down a few songs that will naturally make me want to drive fast.  

  • I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters
  • (You Can Still) Rock in America – Night Ranger
  • Dream Police- Cheap Trick
  • Surrender – Cheap Trick  
  • Get it Up – Chickenfoot
  • Rock City – Damn Yankees
  • Can’t Keep A Good Man Down – Eddie Money
  • Reach for Me – Jackyl
  • Detroit Rock City – KISS –it also helps that the song is about driving fast
  • Ridin’ The Storm Out – REO Speedwagon
  • In a Simple Rhyme – Van Halen
  • Unchained – Van Halen
  • Rockin’ with the Radio – Blue Tears (Google the band)

And finally, the ultimate –

  • I Can’t Drive 55 – Sammy Hagar, ultimate

How many of these impact you the same way?  Do you have others?  Let me know.

Speeding Along in Music City 


P.S.  No, I didn’t get a ticket in Birmingham.

About Zach Clayton

Zach Clayton started Music Musings in 2013, but isn’t a stranger to music. While he may be a mild mannered accountant by day, he always has tunes going and forces his staff at work to play music trivia when they enter his office. He is a self-proclaimed lover of all music genres with over 3,500 songs in his iPod. Zach’s first concert was Eddie Money in Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gym in 1979 and claims to have seen Van Halen (all three incarnations) over 25 times. There have only been one or two years since 1979 that Zach hasn’t been to a concert. He also has the uncanny knack of getting to know several folks in the music scene – both out front and behind the scenes. Zach is in the process of indoctrinating his two boys into the rock and roll way by exposing them to concerts and various music while holding them hostage in his truck screaming the mantra – “rap is crap!”

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