Best driving song

I had to drive out to another office location today, about a 1.5 hour drive. This always gets me thinking – what is the best driving song? One requirement to be a “best driving song”: it has to be a song that can instantly change your mood.

So, what’s my song? It has to be LA Women by The Doors. Whenever I hear that song, I forget about anything that may be bothering me or anything I’m thinking about. The very beginning of the song seems to relax me. Then the rest of the music starts in and brings you slowly up to speed. Once I hear Jim’s beautiful voice, I’m lost. The first time I came to think LA Woman was the best driving song was when I driving on the express way at about 2:30 in the morning, on a perfectly hot summer night. I’ve always loved to drive at night, so relaxing and stress free; so few cars around and a free feeling. LA Woman came on the radio and that was it; no song could ever be better to hear under these conditions than this one (at least for me). Take a listen and see if you agree:

Maybe that’s why LA Woman is my best driving song – subconscious feelings of being happy, relaxed, and not having any worries; all of these combined make a song that much more powerful. And that is what makes a best driving song.