Car Journey Playlist

Officially Summer starts in ONE MONTH! Not that long ago it felt like the year had just begun and spring was on its way. The blossoms were falling from trees, leaves began to appear in their various shades of green and the colours of Spring and Summer began to appear throughout England.


With Summer around the corner, I began thinking about all my past Summers and the memories that have been made. And BAM! This blog post is the result of those thoughts, more specifically car journeys! We all pile into cars and head to the nearest beaches, festivals, countryside walks and holidays. And when you’re in the car there needs to be a musical playlist. So, I’ve decided to make my own- a playlist influenced by previous car journeys, songs that I love to listen too and some classics. Here are five songs that will definitely appear on my playlist.

Dancing in the Moonlight

I have many memories of sitting in the car, singing to this song as my family and I went on a camping adventure somewhere. It’s catchy, upbeat and I love it! So, this is a definite for car journeys. It’ll get you all in the mood for singing to songs, being silly and enjoying the journey ahead.

Mr Blue Sky

I grew up with this CD played a lot on car journeys, and eventually you grow to love these songs. Mr Blue Sky was blasted out in the car, while on the actual campsite and at home in the summer. It still is, and it isn’t half catchy. You hear it and just want to dance, I don’t know why but, I’d definitely have this on in my car to get the journey going. It’d feel wrong to not hear it at least once or twice…

Stayin Alive 

When we aren’t listening to a CD, the radio is normally on. I grew up listening to stations such as Absolute-rock, 80’s etc, Smooth, Peak FM and Radio 2 among many more. I can remember this song being played multiple times, followed by myself, mum and other family members humming or singing along to it. So, it has to appear on the list. You just have to love the song and of course it is great for in the car.

Don’t Stop Me Now

I love it, as you can tell I was bought up on some very different songs. My parents love of rock, some pop and other genres has led to some older songs being my favourite. This song comes on and everyone starts singing, it is just one of those songs we all love. It made my playlist because whenever this comes on, the volume goes up and for just over three and a half minutes everyone stops what they are doing to just appreciate this song.

Shut Up and Dance

Its a few years old now but, I still love this song. It is so catchy and I would have to listen to this on a car journey. It’s upbeat, with an alternative feel. I just love it. This will definitely be played repeatedly in my car on future car journeys.

Well, this is the start of my car playlist. There are many more songs I could listen too in a car but, if I listened to them all then we would be here all day. My taste is quite eclectic so, be warned before you go somewhere with me…the music is going to be good…but random. You’ll wonder where I got my taste from, but by the end of it you’ll be singing along to all these songs with me.

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Life in Song

What is the last song you listened to? Heaven Knows- The Pretty Reckless.

I don’t know why I love this song, I just do. I’ve liked it from the moment I heard it on youtube while browsing one day. Music provides an escape for us all, I can tell you the last three songs I listened to today aside from this. They are my favourites, I listen to them a lot and not beacuase I relate to the, I just like them. These songs leave me in my own little world.

Here are some of my favourites and why I love them:

Don’t You Forget About Me

This song is from one of my favourite films in the entire world, and something my mum and dad also enjoy; The Breakast Club. This song just puts me in my own world, where I’m thinking about my family. I always think I must look funny to the people walking past me becuase I either mouth the words, sometimes I’m doing a little jiggle or I’m just smiling about something it reminded me of. So today, I was smiling because I was remembering this weekend when movie night with mum consisted of the Harry Potter DVD starting on its own which led to her telling it that, it should stop and eject itself also. She’s daft and I love her. It was Halloween and kind of spooky though…

Highway To Hell

Okay, I have a love AC/DC, which I attribute to my dad. He loves them too. We have a thing every Christmas where he buys me a mystery CD. It’s normally a band he likes which he wants me to try. It works out quite well. I still enjoy listening to Primal Scream and The Clash. Both CD’s feature on my iPod. Also, the rock/punk/80s music seems to really help me keep motivated while studying. I don’t know why. So, I was listening to this in Wilkinsons and resisting the urge to break out into air guitar as it played. I did resist but, in my head I was rocking it. People would look at me strange if I did it or maybe they would join in if they knew it was this song I was listening too. Maybe, this is what we all think when we are listening to music.

See You Again

For anyone that knows me, I’m not your stereotypical girl who just loves romcoms and thats it. My taste lies in the Action/Adventure/Thriller/Drama. I have an ecelectic taste is what I’m saying. One of my favourite film franchises is Fast and Furious which is strange because I’m not into cars like that at all. But, I love this song. When I went to see the most recent fast and furious film this song came on at the end and I cried. I listen to this song a lot, and it just makes me so emotional. I love the cinema and everytime I hear this, I just think of how amazing the film is and how different they will be now.

I don’t want to be

This just a song that I could listen to for days. I’m always resisting the urge to burst out into song when it comes on my iPod. Funny story; I was walking the dog once on a farm track nearby where I’m from and this came on. I forgot myself and started to sing along. I was about halfway through and turned around to see a guy who lives a few houses down walking his dog behind me. So, when he sees me, he always smiles now. I think he is remembering this. I would reccommend Gavin Degraw to him though. Moral of the story; sometimes you get in funny situations but if you love the song why not belt it out for others to hear whether you can sing or not.

You Give Love a Bad Name

Please don’t judge me but, when I was younger I used to think that they were singing ‘you give love a band aid’…It is a source of amusement in our house for years and my parents still laugh when this begins to play. It reminds me of family holidays when dad would put the CD on it the car. It is just a fun memory and probably a funny one for my parents. They teased me for days. It was pretty funny though, I sometimes laugh at myself.

Hooked On a Feeling 

If I could just put the entire Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack on this post I would. I particularly love this song. I have no idea why, I’m being serious but I can’t help but sing along when I hear it. I’ve wrote many an essay, dancing and typing to this. I’m doing that now actually. Better not we don’t want any spelling mistakes now do we…it’s just so good I got to dance. Recently, introduced my mum to the film over the summer. She was singing along to all the songs. Her exact comment was I love this film because of the music.


I could choose so many songs but, I’m going to leave you with this one. Now, Halloween was yesterday but that is not why I picked it. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN 13 GOING ON 30? I have with my mum. It is one of her favourite films and she introduced to me. Well, in this film there is a part where Jennifer Garner starts dancing to Thriller and Mark Ruffalo joins in. Everytime I hear the song, I just remember the scene. It’s great!

Here’s a great song, that I’m going to leave you to play. It’s a classic and I always dance to it. Remember, music is an escape for most of us and it puts you into your own world. Well these are just a few for you to listen to. Maybe you should make a post yourself about this? We should all share our favourite songs for everyone to listen too…

Time Warp

via Discover Challenge: Song


Rag’n’Bone Man

I recently stumbled upon a brilliant singer after my dad referred me to him. He’s brilliant and in fact most of you have heard him sing. Rory Graham or his stage name Rag’n’Bone Man is brilliant. I haven’t been able to stop listening to him since I watched his videos on you tube.

Rag’N’Bone Man-Lay My Body Down

Recently, he made an appearance on Later with Jools Holland on BBC 2 performing a stripped back version of single ‘Human’, which we’ve all heard recently on the radio and television and he won’t be going away any time soon. A beautiful soulful voice it’s just hard not to listen to him over and over again.

You may know one of his songs from television programme ‘New Blood’, his song is the theme.

Rag’N’Bones Man-Wolves

Or Human- his most recently released song as the song that was part of Michael Phelps video sequence for the Rio Olympics 2016.

Rag’N’Bone Man-Human

All I can say, is listen to this man. He’s amazing and won’t be going anywhere soon. I will be anxiously waiting the release of his album in 2017 so, I can buy it.