- Audio CD (14 April 2008)
- Number of Discs: 5
- Format: Box set
- Label: Virgin Television
- ASIN: B0015U807Y
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,760 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
101 Driving Songs Box set
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Top Customer Reviews
I have a 1 hour round trip commute every weekday by car, so this one looked a decent buy.
Disc 1 starts up in lively fashion, gearing up with Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now". Minus the odd track, this disc is generally excellent. Disc 2 isn't so bad either, with some nice choices in Blondie's "One Way or Another" and the theme from Saxondale.
But unfortunately it's all downhill from there. Disc 3 is absolutely the worst. It is, bar the odd exceptions, 25 consecutive tracks of oldies. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate the oldies, in fact I quite enjoy them, but in moderation. It's the way they dedicated the entire CD to it that just seems so lacking in creativity. Why not spread them out over a few discs?
Now, what I consider a good driving song may well differ from what you, or in this case, the CD compilers, consider a good driving song. But it just seems to me as though, particularly in Disc 3, they have just Googled songs with "car" or "drive" or "highway" etc in them, and randomly selected the ones that have been thrown up. That doesn't necessarily make them good driving songs: Disc 3 is enough to send you to sleep - not a good idea when you're driving.
Fortunately, Disc 4 is on hand to pick up the speed again. "My Sharona" followed by "Turning Japanese" gets the heart rate going again, and by the time you reach Roxette's "Joyride" you can't help but put your foot down. In fact, it all coasts along quite nicely into Disc 5.Read more ›
I have to agree with the more recent comments about this compilation. It is a great mix of stuff, certainly will keep you bouncing about while driving, and also while doing housework etc! Very good value for money and only one or two tracks that I would really call fillers. I had an excellent cassette of driving hits which was stolen and this is a terrific replacement.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this cd. It's great for listening to on long journeys as has a range of artists and songs. Definitely one of my favourite compilation of CDsPublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great album didn't receive it in the best of conditions. With a broken casing but all the discs workedPublished 14 months ago by Mr. Stephen M. Thomas
Very good value for money, so many great tracks which are all original recordings or remasters.Published on 4 Dec. 2014 by Peter hales