13 June 2019

The Top 10 Trucker Songs

During the long journeys on the road, the time can sometimes drag for HGV drivers and a welcome distraction is often appreicated to keep the brain engaged. Music can quite often become a driver’s best friend and the radio doesn’t always cut the mustard. SNAP wanted to discover the top 10 trucker songs for the drivers in our network.

The SNAP team have put together a list of their top 10 timeless trucker songs, which are made up of a range of genres and from a variety decades, to suit the diverse driving demographic. You might not agree with all of them, so we would love to hear which tunes would make your list. Let us know on social media. But we hope that there is something for everybody in the playlist we have compiled. Here is our top 10:

10. Convoy - C.W McCall (1975)

Did you know, this track peaked at number two in the UK charts during 1975 and inspired Sam Peckinpah’s famous trucker film, Convoy which was released in 1978.

9. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) - Proclaimers (1988)

Did you know, this unmistakeable Scottish anthem was intially a number one in Iceland before reaching global recognition.

8. The Logical Song - Scooter (2002)

Did you know, Scooter are considered the most commercially successful German single-record act. The Logical Song was their highest ever charting single.

7. Radar Love - Golden Earing (1973)

Did you know, Golden Earing were formed in the Netherlands during 1961 and the Radar Love single brought them international fame.

6. Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand (2004)

Did you know, this catchy song is inspired by the film, Enemy at the Gates and its well-known guitar rift is ranked among the UK’s best.

5. Black Betty - Ram Jam (1977)

Did you know, the lyrics in this ageless rock single caused civil rights group NAACP and Congress of Racial Equality to call for a boycott.

4. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd (1974)

Did you know, this unforgettable country track has been played before every race at the Talladega Superspeedway since the late 1990s, including the annual NASCAR Cup Series.

3. Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis (1996)

Did you know, this was Oasis’s second single to reach number one. Of the character ’Sally’ referenced in the song, Noel Gallagher said, "I don’t actually know anybody called Sally. it’s just a word that fit."

2. We Will Rock You - Queen (1977)

Did you know, Queen released We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions at the same time and many radio stations played the songs consecutively without interruption.

1. I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys (2005)

Did you know, The Arctic Monkeys performed this renowned song at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

What do you think to the top 10 trucker songs we have named in this list? If your top 10 would look any different, we would love to hear which tracks you would include.

Josh Cousens | SNAP. 

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