Who else likes to play songs associated with particular places when entering/driving through them?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by BeHereNow97, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. BeHereNow97

    BeHereNow97 Medium Load Member

    Sep 15, 2020
    I was thinking back to my OTR days today and how I would always play certain songs each time I entered through particular cities/particular states that had a classic song about them. I was just wondering, am I the only one who does this?

    My songs:

    1. Omaha - Bob Seger, Turn The Page

    "On a long and lonesome highway
    East of Omaha"

    2. West Virginia - John Denver, Country Roads

    3. Winslow, Arizona - The Eagles, Take It Easy

    "Well, I'm a standing on a corner
    In Winslow, Arizona
    such a fine sight to see"

    4. Las Vegas - Bruce Springsteen, Viva Las Vegas (my favorite version of it, no disrespect to Elvis)

    5. The Whole State of Indiana - Any John Mellencamp song

    6. Boston - Dropkick Murphys, I'm Shipping Up To Boston (If you've seen the movie Departed, you know the song):

    7. Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen, Streets of Philadelphia

    8. Texas - ACDC, Thunderstruck

    "Went through to Texas, yeah, Texas, and we had some fun"

    9. Los Angeles - Bob Seger, Hollywood Nights

    10. Detroit - Journey, Don't Stop Believing

    "Just a city boy
    Born and raised in South Detroit
    He took the midnight train goin' anywhere"

    I never got routed/never been through Atlantic City or Allentown. I always wanted to play Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City" and Billy Joel's "Allentown" if I did though lol.

    So, what's your favorite songs associated with certain places? Anybody else like to play them when you first arrive to the these places?
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  3. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    M22 rockcrusher Light Load Member

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  7. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

    Dec 9, 2011
    South west Missouri
    Kennet, MO -

    Every day is a winding road - Sheryl Crow.

    But you have to drive slow or you run out of town before the song ends :)
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  8. Warrior Pump

    Warrior Pump Light Load Member

    Jan 2, 2015
    I could list several examples. The first one that comes to my mind is Detroit Rock City by Kiss in Detroit.
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  9. John E.

    John E. Light Load Member

    Apr 4, 2021
    New Brunswick
    Driving route 9 at night in Northern Maine, There's a Tomb Stone Every Mile. Gets a little eerie. Forgot who the composer was on this one.
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  10. WildTiger1990

    WildTiger1990 Heavy Load Member

    Apr 21, 2015

    As for Detroit try to play

    Stanley told me the song is not only about Detroit, but about a Kiss fan who died in a car crash on his way to a Kiss concert.
    Stanley says Detroit embraced Kiss before anyone else did
    Stanley then decided to write a song about Detroit
    Stanley says he enjoys playing "Detroit Rock City" at each show on tour
    r.t.d. tour.

    And when I am sitting in a traffic cause some idiot on clear day decide to ruin everyones day
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  11. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    omaha , ne
    Give me your money please ....BTO about NYC .
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