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Songs to Cruise

When I was younger, cruising around a certain city block was huge in my town.

I mean, I'm from Main Street U.S.A. You think of perfect small town America? I'm from that town. From my world view, the kids I went to school with were from great homes - and I'm talking parents here, not bricks and mortar. Of course, we all have our problems, but these were (are) good people. My high school football team was strong - yes, we had back to back perfect seasons. The cheerleaders were attractive. Students were competitive honor-roll wise.

Yes, I'm from Main Street U.S.A.

So, Main Street U.S.A. didn't have much action on a Friday or Saturday night. There were two options for dates: the movies and cruising.

In that instance, I would always choose movies. To be honest, cruising used to always bore me to tears. I mean, how many times can a person drive around the same city block, stuck in traffic?

The answer is a lot of times!

The only good part about cruising...was the music. When I was really "young," Glam was the biggest music of the day. At this age, I wasn't crusing with friends. More like riding through town with my parents - but you could easily hear the music waft from the cars. Years later, I cruised for real - and controlled the music, too.

There are some songs that just beg to be played in a car. Fast and loud is usually a prerequisite - of course, that's just my opinion. I know some people don't like a big racket while driving. I've never lived that way.

My top 10 cruising songs (and yeah, I threw in a couple modern tunes):

Toys in the Attic - Aerosmith
Public Enemy #1 - Motley Crue
Get It While It's Hot - Kix
Runnin' With the Devil - Van Halen
It's Hot Tonight - Alice Cooper
Unholy Confessions - Avenged Sevenfold
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Guilty - Bonham
Crazy Bitch - Buckcherry
The Last Mile - Cinderella

The only rule is that, of course, "The Last Mile" must be played at the end of the cruise. Or when you run out of gas. You know, whichever comes first.

What are your top 10 cruising tunes?

Reader Comments (17)

the only one i can think of (and remember cruising to)right now is rock you like a hurricane by scorpions. i know there are a ton more but it's late and time to get off work so please forgive me.
October 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon
I can't drive 55
October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
I've been listening to these a lot lately...

Whitesnake - Judgement Day
Atreyu - Right Side Of The Bed
Jedi Mind Tricks - Blood In Blood Out
Rage Against The Machine - Fistful of Steel
Avenged Sevenfold - Sidewinder
Avenged Sevenfold - And All Things Will End
Thrice - Hoods On Peregrine
U2 - New Years Day
Atreyu - When Two Are One
Coheed and Cambria - Welcome Home

And then of course there's pretty much any '80s glam hits compilation.
October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLuke
1-Pour some sugar on Me - Def Leppard
2-Nothing but a Good Time - Poison
3-Shake Me - Cinderella
4-Bang Bang - Danger Danger
5-I love Rock n Roll - Joan Jett
6-Rag Doll - Aerosmith
7-Here I go - Whitesnake
8-Same Ol Situation - Motley Crue
9-Kiss me Deadly - Lita Ford
10-Cherry Pie - Warrant
October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterXavier
In high school, my friends and I would cruise around while blasting Quiet Riot's Metal Health, Van Halen's 1984, and GNR's Appetite.

One of the best pedal-to-the-metal songs of the past few years though has to be Sebastian Bach's "Love Is A Bitchslap." Just try not to go over the speed limit on the interstate with that song playing. Impossible.
October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJT
1. Blue Tears - Rocking With The Radio
2. Aerosmith - Eat The Rich/Dude Looks Like A lady
3. W.A.S.P. - I Don't Need No Doctor
4. Cinderella - The Last Mile
5. Poison - Fallen Angel/Blind Faith
6. U2 - Pride
7. Bon Jovi - 99 In The Shade/ Keep The Faith
8. Whitesnake - Summer Rain
9. Michael Monroe - Not Fakin' It
10. Def Leppard - Lets Get Rocked/I Wanna Touch You
October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNikkeSixx
Well nowadays and in Britain, we dont do that sort of thing... We just go down to the park with copious amounts of alcohol and down it all and then get very drunk and end up all standing in a circle singing Bon Jovi....
Happens every time.
Oh and then someone calls the police and the police come and then we run...
October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
Motley Crue - Kickstart My Hear
Guns N' Roses - Its So Easy
Buckcherry - Crazy Bitch
AErosmith - Back in The Saddle
bon Jovi - Living In Sin
Slipknot - Pshycosocial
Dokken - Heaven Sent
Poison - Back To The Rocking Horse
Cinderella - Somebody Save Me
Metallica - For Whom The Bell TOlls
October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
Oh Yeah

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
1-Live Wire- Motley * 2-Layin Rubber-Kix * 3-Hollywood-Junkyard * 4-Givin the dog a bone-AC/DC * 5-It's so Easy-Guns * 6-Let it Roll-Velvet Revolver * 7-Scared-Dangerous Toys * 8-You're in Love-Ratt * 9-She Rides-Rhino Bucket * 10-Once Around the Ride -Cinderella
October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn
1 - Riot in everyone - Crashdiet
2 - It's Hard to be a Rock n' Roller - Wig Wam
3 - Kickstart of my Heart - Motley Crue
4 - Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
5 - Heard it on my Radio - Brother Firetribe
6 - Let there Be rock - AC/DC
7 - Here I go Again - WhiteSnake
8 - Wings - Tyketto
9 - My Michelle - Guns n' Roses
10 - By Your Side - Sebastian Bach

this is the current CD in my car!!!!There are 200 more....but it's a top
October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLucas Serpa
1. AC/DC - Back In Black
2. G N'R - Welcome To The Jungle
3. Kix - Cold Blood
4. Metallica - Enter Sandman
5. Cinderella - Gypsy Road
6. Motley Crue - Looks That Kill
7. Van Halen - Panama
8. Bullett For my Valentine - Tears Dont Fall
9. Avenged Sevenfold - Afterlife
10. Thunder - Backstreet Symphony
October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
Wild Side - Motley Crue
Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Nothin' But a Good Time - Poison
Gypsy Road - Cinderella
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
Back in the Saddle - Aersmith
Panama - Van Halen
Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSixx6Sixx
Here are some right off the top of my head;

* Poison - "Nothin' But A Good Time"
* Cinderella - "Gypsy Road"
* Motley Crue - "Wild Side"
* Y&T - "Summertime Girls"
* Autograph - "Blondes in Black Cars"
* Whitesnake - "Here I Go Again"
* L.A. Guns - "Electric Gypsy"
* W.A.S.P. - "Wild Child"
* Lynch Mob - "River of Love"
* Kick Axe - "On The Road to Rock"
October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
^ Oh and I have to add 2 more that are must plays while cruisin';

* Tora Tora - "Wild America"
* Icon - "Two for the Road"

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
1) WASP - I Wanna Be Somebody
2) Ratt - Back For More
3) Great White - Rock Me
4) KISS - Unholy
5) Dokken - It's Not Love
6) Poison - Nothin' But A Good Time
7) Motley Crue - If I Die Tomorrow
8) Cinderella - Shake Me
9) Scorpions - Big City Nights
10) Def Leppard - Bringing On The Heartache

....and just to be a pain.....

11) Van Halen (Hagar) - Run Around
October 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCombat
hey alyson woww i havnt posted here in ferever! xD well i could never pick ten hahah but dirty pennys deffz amazing excpet the fact i realized you CAN NOT drive slow listenin to them hahah i had to take the cd outta my car cuz i was doin 50 above the speed limit down my street without even realizing xDD amazinggg tho lol
November 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDirty Angel

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