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Playlist Thursday: Road Trip Rock and Roll
Road Trips are classic Americana, whether you're driving two hours of twelve, you've got to have a rocking playlist to soundtrack your journey. Here's 10 songs to kickstart your summer trips.
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1. The Killers-Runaways

This song is made for the road. There are countless references in this song to driving, and further more it's got a driving beat that will make you love every mile you turn over.
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2. Babyshambles- FCK Forever

This is the ultimate, leave the past, present and future behind song. The chorus is the ultimate explicit sing along, so roll the windows down and scream it!
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3. Death Valley- Fall Out Boy

This one will wake you up if you're falling asleep at the wheel. Death Valley is a song that grabs you by the throat and makes you want to dance when you hear it. Perfect for a ride through the desert.
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4. Arctic Monkeys- Arabella

The guitar line alone on this track is enough to warrant a road trip, just don't speed! It's easy to go too fast while listening to this Arctic Monkey's track.
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5. Digital Witness-St. Vincent

If you're trying to cool off in the summer heat, this is the track for you. St. Vincent is atmospheric, spacey synth-rock and the thought-provoking lyrics will keep you rocking for every mile you drive.
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6. Lonley Town- Brandon Flowers

This 80's infused track from the Killers front-man is a retro callback to the road trip. He calls upon a driving beat and synth to make your trip fly by. His new album The Desired Effect is great for driving as well.
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7. Action Cat- Gerard Way

This is a straight up rock track, guitar, bass, drums and a sneering vocal track from the former My Chemical Romance front-man. Watch your speed while listening.
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8. 21st Century Breakdown- Green Day

This is a windows-down sing along song. Green Day is known for chugging guitars and loud drums, but this track offers a Beatles-esque turn toward the end that even your parents will love while you drive for long periods of time.
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9. Backseat Serenade- All Time Low

This track is just fun and will make time go by quickly. All Time Low is a band that never got much respect, but continues to churn out solid track after solid track. Check out this one, and their catalog for prime summer driving music.
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10. Jumping Jack Flash-The Rolling Stones

This song is everything road-trip music is made of. Badass lyrics, catchy guitar lines and sun-roof retracting power characterize it as a classic summer hit from the Stones. Blast this track right as you're pulling into your destination.
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The Killers always make we want to run faster, go farther, and live bigger. Perfect road trip music!
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