Morning Van Playlist (A little retro)

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

Chicago, Beginnings

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



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