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8 playlists that'll improve any drive

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From classic rock to chart-toppers, these playlists will help add a little extra zest to your journey.

Driving playlists

What turns a bog-standard commute into a mini road trip? What transforms a long-haul drive in traffic into an adventure?

That’d be down to the tunes you play behind the wheel. A well-crafted playlist can make the difference between a good drive and an amazing drive.

With that in mind, here are some carefully-curated playlists just for you. Let us know in the comments if you have suggestions for other tracks!

Carpool Karaoke playlist

The James Corden playlist

Any fan of our driver should be aware of his success in the States.

Carpool Karaoke is the ultimate driving singalong, and hosts some of the hottest artists in the charts – as well as the heavy-hitters of yesteryear.

From Stevie Wonder to Adele, there’s something for everyone here. We’ve had to leave out a few tracks as they’re not available on Spotify – sorry Taylor Swift fans.

The only thing missing is James Corden as your road trip buddy.

If you're more a fan of Corden's earlier work, we've just the playlist for you.

Here's a selection of tracks from one of James Corden's biggest successes - Gavin & Stacey:

This list has been curated by Spotify user Emma Samuel.
Driving rock playlist

Driving rock

The windows are down, the wind’s in your hair and the open road is ahead of you.

This set of tunes combines your traditional driving rock anthems like Steppenwolf’s Born To Be Wild with some more modern tracks like Queens of the Stone Age’s Go With The Flow.

Modern pop playlist

Modern pop 

If you keep up with the charts, this’ll be the playlist for you. We’ve got some of the best tunes from the past few years – from Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk to One Direction’s What Makes You Beautiful.

There are a few cheesy pop classics thrown in for good measure too (Wannabe, anyone?).

Movie singalong playlist

Movie singalongs 

Ever wanted to headbang along to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody like in Wayne’s World? Or belt out Miley Cyrus’s Party in the USA with your friends like in Pitch Perfect? Now’s your chance!

Here’s our collection of tracks that are used in films where characters sing along while driving.

Driving safety playlist

Safer driving 

According to psychologist Dr. Simon Moore, the safest tunes to listen to while driving are those whose tempo matches your resting heartbeat. This means you should aim for tracks of around 60-80 BPM.

We’ve done the hard work for you and come up with an eclectic playlist that’ll keep you calm behind the wheel. 

Playlist for driving at night

Night driving

Driving at night is an entirely different experience, especially if there's little traffic around you. We've found a selection of moody, atmospheric tracks that'll put you in the right frame of mind to get the most out of it.

There's nothing too relaxing here, though - you need to stay alert at the wheel, after all.

Collaborative playlist

It's up to you! 

This final playlist is collaborative, so you can add tracks that you think make for a great driving playlist. We want you to help us create the ultimate driving playlist.

Our friendly moderators at Confused.com will keep an eye on the tracks and weed out anything explicit or inappropriate, so keep it clean.

 

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