My first car had an eight track player. So, I stuck homemade mix tapes into an adapter that stuck into the eight track player and bounced up and down as I drove down the highway. Every few songs it would work it’s way out of the player and I’d whack it back in, like Fonzie, and the tunes played on.
My friends knew if I was going to cart them all over the place, there was only one rule: I controlled the radio, and my musical tastes were all over the place.
That meant high schoolers were made to bear Beethoven or Native American flute music; headbangers… The Mamas and The Papas; Country loving girls… techno. And Everyone hated Kate Bush.
When I got my second car (an Eclipse) with a cassette player, I imagined myself speeding down the highway to U2’s “Numb” or something like that. It’s funny the the things we value when we’re young. For me, it wasn’t gas mileage or safety, it was stereo and stick shift.
Anyway, these are a few songs I loved to drive to from different times in my younger days. I feel twentyish every time I hear them.