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rock n road

Crank it up: Your May Bank Holiday Weekend Driving Soundtrack has your playlist sorted.

IT’S NOT THE first bank holiday of the year, but it sure as hell feels like the season of road trips is now properly upon us.

Each week, we’ll be compiling a themed soundtrack for your driving pleasure.

This week’s – especially for that May Bank Holiday feeling – is an eclectic one and features the tunes that team reckons set them up for that ‘start-of-the-summer-even-if-it’s-lashing’ feeling.


  1. Mr Blue Sky (Electric Light Orchestra)
  2. Carry On (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
  3. Modern Love (David Bowie)
  4. Friday I’m in Love (The Cure)
  5. Don’t You [Forget About Me] (Simple Minds)
  6. This Must Be The Place (Talking Heads)
  7. Got To Give It Up (Marvin Gaye)
  8. Lookin’ Out My Back Door (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
  9. Don’t Leave Me This Way (The Communards feat. Sarah Jane Morris)
  10. Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf)
  11. Hells Bells (AC/DC)
  12. One Way or Another (Blondie)
  13. Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)
  14. Tiny Dancer (Elton John)
  15. Mustang Sally (The Commitments, Andrew Strong)
  16. The Heat (Jungle)
  17. Rapper’s Delight (The Sugarhill Gang)
  18. Witness [I Hope] (Root Manuva)
  19. Concrete Schoolyard (Jurassic 5)
  20. Chicago (Sufjan Stevens)
  21. Love is All (The Tallest Man on Earth)
  22. Red Eyes (The War on Drugs)
  23. This Charming Man (The Smiths)

NEXT WEEK: The Night Driving playlist.

We want your help compiling next week’s list – send your best tunes for our Night Driving playlist to