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Karen

That keyboard line in the break is one of my favorite pieces of music EVER.

catherine

Great song. Anything else, the subtext?

flem snopes

I thought Del was pretty much a one-hit wonder. Broke on top with Runaway and downhill from there.

My nominee for best driving song...

Jessica - Allman Brothers Band

Linkmeister

It's not necessarily the best driving song, but it popped into my head -- Coming into Los Angeles, by Arlo.

And don't you say nuthin' bad 'bout Linda.

Claire

Haha, we listened to the oldies station a lot growing up. Love this song (and the previous one).

Campaspe

"Runaway" AND Linda Ronstadt? sounds like driving with my Cousin Robin and Mom. Too bad we couldn't get your station in Alabama.

almostinfamous

this song takes me way back... to 2004. first time i heard this song, was shocked, then grew to love it. reminds me a lot of bollywood music :)

no contest on driving song - radar love, golden earring.

Ed D

The Radio Song - Joe Walsh - listened to it non-stop while driving back and forth from Cincinnati to Youngstown Ohio.

Ramblin' Man - Allman Brothers and on the same record, Pony Boy even though it's a light bit of fun... it moves your feet. I was dancing on the ladder as I painted my grandpa's house and it played through the window.

and of course...

Layla - turn up that volume boys.

Ken Houghton

"Me and Del were singin'/Little runaway"

anita

that is such a great song.

i always thought Aretha's "Respect" was a great driving song. But that's just me.

To me the ultimate driving song is Springsteen's "Born to Run" ... (yeah, i know, it is, literally, a "running" song, but i see it as a driving song ... again, that's just me).

flem snopes

Radar Love is a swimming song.

Olympian Brian Goodell was playing it in his head while practicing for and winning Gold Medals at the 1976 Olympics! He found the beat just right for timing his stroke.

More here.

Jim

Del Shannon was not a one-hit wonder. "Runaway" was his only No. 1 song, but he had two other top-10 hits: "Hats Off to Larry" was his follow-up to "Runaway" in 1961 and "Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)" in 1964; and he had several other top-40 songs in the 60s.

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