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Smile Music for overlanding

How about your favorite music for the trip. I don't think regular roadtrip music does it for extended overland trips. How about music that would get in the mood for crossing Central America or traveling through Africa.
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I don't think regular roadtrip music does it for extended overland trips. How about music that would get in the mood for crossing Central America or traveling through Africa.
This was the British motoring programme Top Gear’s all-time top 5 driving songs as voted for by viewers. I think they were given a limited pool to choose from.

5. Highway Star - Deep Purple
4. Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
3. Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf
2. Radar Love - Golden Earring
1. Don't Stop Me Now – Queen

I can see why you might prefer something a bit more eclectic for overlanding in Africa or South America. How about Manu Chao?
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Top 100

We are busy aquiring a recently voted for top 100 ever album chart. We are going to listen to one album each day that we are travelling. This will mean we listen not just to our 'normal' album choices, but some completely different ones too.....

here is the list if your interested


# RADIOHEAD - OK Computer
# U2 - The Joshua Tree
# NIRVANA - Nevermind
# MICHAEL JACKSON - Thriller
# PINK FLOYD - Dark Side of the Moon
# OASIS - Definitely Maybe
# THE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
# MADONNA - Like a Prayer
# GUNS N' ROSES - Appetite For Destruction
# THE BEATLES - Revolver
# R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
# THE BEATLES - The White Album
# QUEEN - A Night at the Opera
# COLDPLAY - Parachutes
# OASIS - (What's the Story) Morning Glory
# ALANIS MORISSETTE - Jagged Little Pill
# LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin IV
# THE VERVE - Urban Hymns
# JIMI HENDRIX - Are you Experienced
# THE SMITHS - The Queen Is Dead
# JOHN LENNON - Imagine
# RADIOHEAD - The Bends
# BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS - Exodus
# THE STONE ROSES - The Stone Roses
# SIMON AND GARFUNKEL - Bridge Over Troubled Water
# BJORK - Debut
# THE DOORS - The Doors
# ABBA - Arrival
# MICHAEL JACKSON - Off the Wall
# DURAN DURAN - Rio
# SEX PISTOLS - Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols
# DAVID BOWIE - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
# THE BEACH BOYS - Pet Sounds
# JOY DIVISION - Closer
# THE ROLLING STONES - Let It Bleed
# BLUR - Parklife
# BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Born to Run
# BILLIE HOLIDAY - Lady Sings the Blues
# THE WHITE STRIPES - Elephant
# BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid
# THE SPECIALS - Specials
# THE ROLLING STONES - Exile on Main Street
# FRANK SINATRA - Songs for Swingin' Lovers!
# THE CLASH - London Calling
# THE PRODIGY - The Fat of the Land
# THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - The Velvet Underground and Nico
# DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms
# PIXIES - Doolittle
# ARETHA FRANKLIN - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
# THE LIBERTINES - The Libertines
# HAPPY MONDAYS - Pills 'N' Thrills and Bellyaches
# PATTI SMITH - Horses
# THE WHO - Tommy
# LOU REED - Transformer
# BOB DYLAN - Blood on the Tracks
# PRINCE - Sign 'o' the Times
# DIDO - No Angel
# AIR - Moon Safari
# ELTON JOHN - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
# THE JAM - All Mod Cons
# JEFF BUCKLEY - Grace
# FLEETWOOD MAC - Rumours
# MOBY - Play
# RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
# THE POLICE - Synchronicity
# JONI MITCHELL - Blue
# CURTIS MAYFIELD - Superfly
# ELVIS PRESLEY - The Sun Sessions
# OUTKAST - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
# PULP - Different Class
# KRAFTWERK - Trans-Europe Express
# MASSIVE ATTACK - Blue Lines
# BECK - Odelay
# STEVIE WONDER - Songs in the Key of Life
# KATE BUSH - Hounds of Love
# TALKING HEADS - Fear of Music
# EMINEM - The Marshall Mathers LP
# MARVIN GAYE - What's Going On
# GEORGE MICHAEL - Faith
# SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - The Original Movie Soundtrack
# PRIMAL SCREAM - Screamadelica
# JOHN COLTRANE - A Love Supreme
# LOVE - Forever Changes
# PAUL SIMON - Graceland
# NICK DRAKE - Five Leaves Left
# MEAT LOAF - Bat Out of Hell
# DUSTY SPRINGFIELD - Dusty in Memphis
# DE LA SOUL - 3 Feet High and Rising
# THE STROKES - Is this It
# MADNESS - One Step Beyond...
# ROBBIE WILLIAMS - I've Been Expecting You
# NEIL YOUNG - After the Gold Rush
# PUBLIC ENEMY - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
# BLONDIE - Parallel Lines
# THE EAGLES - Hotel California
# JAMES BROWN - Sex Machine
# THE STREETS - A Grand Don't Come for Free
# DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
# ROD STEWART - Every Picture Tells a Story
# The HUMAN LEAGUE - Dare!
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# ALANIS MORISSETTE - Jagged Little Pill
I love lists too. Just keep the Landy is a really low gear and the windows open the day you get to the above.

Not sure how Dido sneaks in there either despite her being an Arsenal supporter.
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There is background music and .. What about some speach?

Poetry .. Lawson (OZ poet)
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Get thee some Fela Kuti, a Nigerian afrobeat artist who was big in the 70's and 80's, now deceased. Think James Brown, but African. I love this guy, and his story is interesting too, he was very anti-government, was arrested numerous times and once married 27 women simultaneously (divorcing them simultaneously a few years later). His son, Femi Kuti plays good music too.
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There is background music and .. What about some speach?

Poetry .. Lawson (OZ poet)
Royal Flying Doctor Stories
Hitch hickers Guide to the Galexy

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Don't forget comedy I've got some Billy Connolly on my i-pod! guaranteed to bring back a smile when things go tits-up
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Whatever turns you on, or rocks your boat.

Olieseems to have a god idea, and quite a good mix of albums - some will certainly be more interesting/challenging than others - do ou have to listen al the way thru if you don't like it??

I have always tried to have a mix/variety of music dependant on my mood.

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Listening all the way through - thats debatable!

My wife says no to listening all the way through, I say yes!

The rule is if we are on the road at 2pm, we listen to the next album ........

But we're making it up as we go along really
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