Top 10 Classic Rock Trucking Songs
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The surge of the COVID-19 made the world take a pause for a moment and stay at their respective homes. Aside from our dear front liners, there are people, as well, who are intended to work twice as much as they did pre-pandemic since their service are essential; they are the truck drivers who basically haul every supply towards those who need it. Now, to celebrate these unsung heroes, we round up these 10 classic rock songs fit for their long drives. Because who says that they can’t mix business with pleasure? Enjoy!
“Drivin’ My Life Away” – Eddie Rabbit
Eddie Rabbit gave his best to this classic trucking song, “Drivin’ My Life Away.” Judging from the title, it seems like the road worth crossing is the life worth living.
“Truckin’” – Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead also gave a share on the trucking craze with their 1970 single, “Truckin’.” The song contains one of the most used refrains in pop culture, “What a long, strange trip it’s been.”
“On The Road Again” – Willie Nelson
This Willie Nelson hit is one of the most popular songs that dwell on a life of a traveler, which basically relates to a trucker’s life. It hooks you up whenever you listen to this classic, and that’s the right way to handle it.
“6 Days on the Road” – Dave Dudley
Thanks to this 1963 Dave Dudley hit, the trucking song category became popular. “6 Days on the Road” is indeed a lovely song worth a listen to on your truck radio.
“Eastbound and Down” – Jerry Reed
Jerry Reed made this song to be released in this famous trucking movie Smokey and the Bandit (1977). You just can’t help singing the chorus!
“I’ve Been Everywhere” – Johnny Cash
Geoff Mack, the one who wrote and sung the song first, was great, but Johnny Cash’s version got stuck on the mainstream radio. From the title itself, truckers would want to dive into this gem since it’s the one thing they could relate to this legendary country singer.
“White Line Fever” – Merle Haggard
This trucker song epitomizes the life on the road that you just can’t stop. Like any trucker or driver in general, there’s something about the path that relates to our long journeys in life. it’s a great one for listening while on crossroads.
“30,000 Pounds of Bananas” – Harry Chapin
This frightening story about a trucker who loses his brakes while he approaches a nearby town makes your heart pound with anxiety. The panic-stricken song definitely is a must on an adventure ride with someone.
“Convoy” – C.W McCall
This classic truck song is worthy of its appreciation since it’s so good. Aside from that, it bore a classic film that carries the same name starring Kris Kristofferson and Ali McGraw, which basically talks about the whole trucking industry.
“Phantom 309” – Red Sovine
This minor hit sung by Red Sovine is hauntingly melancholic. The lyrics tell you about a trucker who picks and drops off a hitchhiker, only to find out that it was a ghost of “Big Joe,” a generous driver who picks up hitchhikers for many years on his Phantom 309 tractor-trailer.