Hitting the road in the morning requires some amount of revving up, especially if we are in the rain, haven’t had coffee, or need to make serious miles.
We began a morning routine by borrowing Bill Pollak’s roadtrip tradition of playing Willie Nelson’s On the Road Again first thing. This grew into a more elaborate morning get-on-the-road r, emphasizing classic rock and roll, pace, and aspiration. Everything is thematic – the road, rising in the morning, and moving on.
While admittedly a little retro, here is our current morning-van-drive playlist. Suggestions welcome — it is always a work in progress. Thanks to family who made contributions…
Morning Van Playlist
Willie Nelson, On the Road Again
Cat Stevens, Morning Has Broken
Josh Ritter, Where the Night Goes
Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Daylight Again
Chris Stapleton, Traveler
Chuck Berry, Route 66
Bob Dylan, Like a Rolling Stone
Eric Clapton, Don’t Know Which Way to Go
Creighton Lindsey, I Ain’t Got No Home
Talking Heads, Road to Nowhere
Bruce Springsteen, Thunder Road
NRBQ, Ridin’ in My Car (Live)
Tracy Chapman, Fast Car
The Beatles, When I’m 64
Allman Brothers, Ramblin’ Man
Lil Nas X, Old Town Road
Chicago, Where Do We Go From Here
Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
The Byrds, Eight Miles High
The Proclaimers, I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Doobie Brothers, Rockin’ Down the Highway
The Killers, Joyride
Fleetwood Mac, Don’t Stop
The Crusaders, Goin Down South
Wings, Band on the Run
Aretha Franklin, Freeway of Love
Rusted Root, Send Me on My Way
Dire Straights, Southbound Again
Eagles, Life in the Fast Lane (Live)
Grateful Dead, Truckin
Earth, Wind and Fire, Getaway
Michael Jackson, Got to be There
3 thoughts on “Morning Van Playlist (A little retro)”
Are you heading off somewhere again?
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I love it. I may steal your list.
REO Speedwagon – Back on the Road again.
Perfect recommendation. Embarrassed we did not already have on the list. Thanks!