One thing I miss about not having a car any more is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing through the windows and me, sat in the drivers seat belting out some tunes.
Now I know I'm not a professional in any way, shape or form but singing in the car is fantastic. no one else can hear you so you can be as rubbish as you like.
When it comes to putting together my Ultimate Summer Driving Playlist though, I find it quite hard. I love music and listen to loads of varying music but must admit, my driving music is usually big American classics. So when I saw that Money Supermarket were trying to find the Ultimate Summer Driving Playlist, I just had to get involved and write about mine.
The Eagles are one of my favourites. Hotel California is one of my all time favourite songs and you'll always find it on my phone, computer, CD player. The one you'll always find me singing along to in the car though is Take It Easy...
I think it's such a simplistic song and everyone can sing along to it and it makes me chill out, even when some
idiot person is tail-gating me. If I want one I can totally belt out to though, it just has to be Desperado, I seriously think I'm a popstar when this plays (although my husband has warned me that he will divorce me if I keep singing along to it).
Oh, and a couple more from the Eagles before I change to someone else, One of These Nights, Take It to the Limit and New Kid in Town are also always on my playlists.
UB40. Oh yes, I love these too (can you tell that my dad always had the music controls as we were growing up?) Red, red wiiiiinnnnnneeeee, stay close to me eee eeee! Sitting in the car, jamming along to this and doing my awful impressions of all the singers. No matter how hard I try, when the deep voice comes one to sing, I have to do my deep male impression too.
If it's not for that song then it'll be Cherry Oh Baby or Kingston Town.
Then we go through other big American singers such as Meatloaf with Dead Ringer for Love or Bat Out of Hell.
There is a serious message behind the idea of a great driving soundtrack. THINK! research suggests that almost 20% of accidents on major roads are sleep or tiredness related. Long journeys on motorways can lead to a lack of concentration and, as well as other preventative measures, listening to songs you love can be a great way to stay alert and focused on the road.
Upbeat, loud and deep hitting songs are the ones I like to listen to in the car. Like I said, driving around in this summer sun, singing along to an American classic is my idea of fun and is my ultimate playlist and also keeps me alert and focused whilst driving too.
It's so weird when I look through my CD playlist and see all these huge American rock singers, I certainly do take after my dad.
What would be in your ultimate playlist?