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Songs for Night Driving (that won't put you to sleep)

TheJournal.ie has your playlist sorted.

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EACH WEEK, WE compile a themed soundtrack for your driving pleasure.

Today, TheJournal.ie team have come up with their favourite tunes for an atmospheric night-time drive (not designed to put you to sleep, obviously).

If you want to have your favourite track included or have a suggestion for next week’s theme – Tunes To Mend Your Broken Heart – email editor@thejournal.ie.


  1. 1979 (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  2. Two Weeks (FKA twigs)
  3. A Real Hero (College & Electric Youth)
  4. Save Tonight (Eagle-Eye Cherry)
  5. Soft Hand (Willard Grant Conspiracy)
  6. 7/11 (Beyoncé)
  7. Numb (Portishead)
  8. Fast Car (Tracy Chapman)
  9. Broken Wings (Mr Mister)
  10. Knight Rider Theme (Dominik Hauser)
  11. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (The Postal Service)
  12. Kathleen (Josh Ritter)
  13. Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)
  14. I Drove All Night (Roy Orbison)
  15. Run To You (Bryan Adams)
  16. ’74-’75 (The Connells)
  17. Nightswimming (R.E.M.)
  18. County Line (Cass McCombs)
  19. Sweet Thang (Shuggie Otis)
  20. Slow (Twin Shadow)
  21. The Chain (Fleetwood Mac)
  22. All Night Long [All Night] (Lionel Richie)

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