Picture this: a long, long road with nothing else to see but the landscapes surrounding you. Tank is full, you’ve got some snacks, and the only thing missing to make it a perfect experience is a great soundtrack. Now, what if no other than Stephen King was in charge of the music? What would he play? Would it be the soundtrack of one of his horror stories?
Not really. Actually, the playlist is somehow the opposite of what you’d imagine. Following the trend in which important personalities post their go-to playlists, early (very early) this morning, Stephen King tweeted a handwritten list of his favorite songs to hear during a road trip…. down memory lane apparently!
Jokes aside, the playlist is actually quite good, with a lot of soul, some disco, and really great beats to hit that road!
1. “Going to a Go Go” – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
This is the perfect song to start with on a road trip. You need that energy boost to prepare for the hours ahead, and Robinson’s beats are definitely what you needed.
2. “Call Me” – Al Green
3. “Papa was a Rolling Stone” – The Temptations
4. “Chain of Fools” – Aretha Franklin
5. “I Feel Love” – Donna Summer
Ok, this one could easily fit in a scary scene of persecution or even a serial killer getting ready to commit his villainies. So, let’s give this one to the master of horror.
6. “Mashed Potato Time” – Dee Dee Sharp
7. “Locomotion” – Little Eva
8. “Got to Give It Up” – Marvin Gaye
9. “Sweet Soul Music” – Arthur Conley
With an intro that will immediately remind you of those cowboy cigarette ads, this classic will definitely put you in the mood to step on it and feel the air in your face.
10. “Bread and Butter” – The Newbeats
11. “Higher and Higher” – Jackie Wilson
12. “What’d I Say” – Ray Charles
13. “I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor
We could all use an “I Will Survive” moment on a daily basis even if we’re not hitting the road. But, I give it to Mr. King that it’s a great tune to get the party started.
14. “Be My Baby” – The Ronettes
15. “Shout” – The Isley Bros
16. “One of the Living” – Tina Turner
They say you can really know a person by the books they read. And, though in some cases it could be accurate, I think it’s really music what connects us the most. Now, in Mr. Stephen King’s case, we could say this playlist was a pleasant surprise.
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