Top 10 best driving albums
Who better to keep you company on the road than a bevy of sweet tunes? We've compiled a list of our all-time favourite albums to listen to while you're hitting the road with your mates. You're welcome!
MTV and the NSW Government have joined forces to help promote road safety through the new initiative Get Your Hands Off It. Check out our driving playlist below and remember to travel safely this summer.
‘Get Your Hands Off It’ Derek Anderson
With its stomping beat and glam rock roots, the latest music video from NSW Transport's 'Get Your Hands Off It' campaign is seriously killer. Full of leather, flares, guitars and biker babes, check out the hilarious clip below.
Green Day ‘American Idiot’ (2004)
A great album to sing along to. Will pump you up for that drive, no matter how long it may be. Notable tracks: ‘American Idiot’ ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ and ‘Jesus of Suburbia.’
Tame Impala ‘Lonerism’ (2012)
If you’re more in the mood to chill out and go with the flow, great for those long winding roads. We love: ‘Be Above It’ ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ and ‘Mind Mischief.’
Nickelback ‘The Best of Nickelback’ (2013)
All of those amazing classics that you belted out at every school dance, this album will have you rocking out in no time. Our faves: ‘Photograph’ ‘How You Remind Me’ ‘Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good’ ‘Figured You Out’ and ‘Animals.’
AC/DC ‘Back In Black’ (1980)
Travel back to the glory days of rock as you cruise around town listening to these banging tracks from the 80s. Don't miss: ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ ‘Back In Black’ and ‘Shoot To Thrill.’
Mumford & Sons ‘Babel’ (2012)
Another album that will have you dancing in your seat. Best tracks on the record include ‘I Will Wait’ ‘The Boxer’ and ‘Hopeless Wanderer.’
The Eagles ‘Hotel California’ (1976)
This is a cruisin’ around the beach type album; just imagine yourself in a convertible back in the iconic 70s. Highlight tracks include ‘Hotel California ‘New Kid In Town’ and ‘Life In The Fast Lane.’
HAIM ‘Days Are Gone’ (2013)
Inspired by some huge artists in the 80s, this album is great from start to finish, so you won’t have to skip any songs, making it the perfect album to put on while you’re cruising. We love: ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’ ‘Edge’ ‘Falling’ and ‘The Wire.’
Bastille ‘Bad Blood’ (2013)
Great for pumping you up for the road, you’ll find yourself on a rollercoaster while listening to this album. From tapping the steering wheel as you drive to swaying to the music and singing the lyrics, don't miss ‘Laura Palmer’ ‘Pompeii’ ‘Things We Lost In The Fire’ and ‘Oblivion.’
Pink Floyd ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ (1973)
Another iconic rock album that is the perfect soundtrack to your cruisy trip. Our favourite tracks include ‘The Great Gig In The Sky’ ‘Money’ ‘Us And Them’ and ‘Time.’