Top 30: Driving Songs

Top 30: Driving Songs
20. Snoop Dogg – Gin & Juice

“Rollin’ down the street smokin’ indo, sippin’ on gin and juice” is a sure fire way to get yourself pulled over and in some trouble with law enforcement. That said, there are few songs that can make you feel fresher while driving than this Snoop (Lion) Dogg classic.

19. Slugabed – Quantum Leap

If you want to transform your driver’s seat into the cockpit of an intergalactic space shuttle then look no further than Slugabed‘s “Quantum Leap”. The insanely nasty bass heavy beat might not be the safest song to drop while trying to abide by speed limit regulations, but damn it feels cool to drive to.

18. DJ Shadow – Mashin’ On The Motorway

DJ Shadow‘s classic “Mashin’ On The Motorway” is an awesome ode to road rage and weaving through traffic. Stylistically it might not be conducive to safe automobile conduct, but this is certainly a dope homage to driving.

17. Cake – The Distance

Like the previous entry, Cake‘s mega popular “The Distance” is one of the dopest driving songs around. Cake sloppily walks the line between rock and hip hop taking heavy paces on both sides. Drop this one onto a playlist and go for the distance yourself.

16. Cal Tjader – Walk On By

Taking another leap back in time to the late 60s and a recognizable sample, check out Cal Tjader‘s “Walk On By” which was most famously flipped by DJ Premier for Gang Starr’s “Full Clip“. The original track is a smooth latin tinged jazz number that goes well with smooth cruising in sunny weather.

Kamir Hiam (USA) has been obsessed with hip hop culture since discovering rap as a child in the mid 90s. As curator of The Find's Stay Thirsty podcast, he is an obsessive crate digger, always looking for more dope music. Other hobbies include travel, reading, fitness, and science.