Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ten Best Route 66 Road Songs

From the May 6, 2012, American Profile Magazine.  These songs capture the essence of the famous road.

1.  CHICAGO--  Written bu Sufjan Stevens, from album "Illinoise."
2.  I LOVE L.A.--  Written and performed by Randy Newman from album "Trouble in Paradise."
3.  KING OF THE ROAD--  Roger Miller.  You know, down and out on 66.

4.  USED TO BE--  written by Bobby Wiles and Tom Skinner and performed by Red Dirt Rangers.  From the cassette Songs of Route 66.
5.  NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO--  Chuck Berry.  Up until a few months ago, too expensive to just be driving around.
6.  THE BAD ROADS OF OKLAHOMA--  written by Susan Herndon from album "All Fall Down."
7.  THE FIELDS, THE SKY--  written by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays from the Pat Metheny Group's album "Travels."

8.  TAKE IT EASY--  Eagles, written by Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne.
9.  GET YOUR KICKS ON ROUTE 66--  written by Bobby Troup.  No surprise here.
10.  THEME FROM ROUTE 66--TV show theme by Nelson Riddle.

Cruisin' All the Way--RoadDog

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