I often find driving stressful, because either I’m running late or I’m lost or the driving conditions are bad. Sometimes I feel like a coked-out Ray Liotta, running from the helicopters with “Monkey Man” and “Jump Into The Fire” (what I didn’t know until this day is that that’s Harry Nilsson) playing. Other times, when I’m in a better mood I imagine I’m Bruce Willis singing along with “Flowers on the Wall” (and hitting that big bass note in “kangaroo”).
Unlike many of you hip young gunslingers, I just listen to reg’lar radio in my car, no Sirius or Spotify. I like when Maggie Strickland of WLGZ says, after “I Wish” fades out, “I wish I was still on vacation” or whatever.
What’s your favorite scene from a movie that involves music and driving? Bonus points if the music is on the radio in the scene, though I’m not sure that was the case with Goodfellas.
Also too: what’s your favorite song that mentions listening to the radio in the car?
Update. And what’s your favorite experience of listening to the radio in the car? I guess mine are one day hearing “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” (with that great intro) while I was stuck in traffic near the Verrazano Narrows bridge and another day hearing a Warren Zevon block (“Carmelita”, “Poor Pitiful Me”, and I forget what else) while heading out for vacation on I-90 near Rochester.