Top 30: Driving Songs

Top 30: Driving Songs
10. The Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By

What is more fun that dropping a 90s hip hop classic while driving and rapping along with all the words? There are few songs that go better with cruising than The Pharcyde‘s “Passin’ Me By”. Go ahead and make a 90s boom bap playlist for driving and let this be the intro.

9. Piero Umiliani – Chaser

Getting back to film scores, we open up the single digits with legendary Italian soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani. The 1974 OST for the film Il Corpo was home to one of his tightest jams ever, “The Chaser” with superbly refined instrumentation and an incredible driving wah-wah guitar groove.

8. Oddisee – Beach Dr.

Just listen to the title and go find a road next to the beach and put this track on. Oddissee‘s blissful instrumental crescendos slowly into an aural masterpiece that will have you nodding your head and appreciating life to the fullest as you sit behind the wheel.

7. Fela Kuti – Gentleman

More afro-beat you say? Let’s go ahead and give props to the master himself, Fela Kuti. One of his best tracks is of course “Gentleman”, and it can accompany you through a hefty 10+ minutes of driving depending on what version you listen to. Musically there is very little better than listening to Fela in his prime, so why not take him on the road with you?

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.