Sometimes you “gotta get out of this place.” What song makes you want to hit the road?
Larry, Program & Administrative Assistant
- Freeway of Love, Aretha Franklin
- Last Exit to Brooklyn, Gene Pitney
- Gotta Move, Barbra Streisand
Lorena, Program Manager
Dancing On My Own, Robyn
Ivy, Finance & Operations Manager
Mr. Blue Sky
Jessica, Executive Director
Roadrunner, The Modern Lovers
Beverly, Individual Giving Manager
Hotel California because my dad always played it on road trips.
Laurie, Institutional Giving Manager
Exile on Main Street is my quintessential short trip album. That, and Revolver.
Black Sabbath reminds me of the epic roadtrip across the US with my brother. Waking at dawn, having a slug of Limoncello, getting in the car and cranking “Paranoid” while drinking terrible coffee and eating doughnuts, AKA “Continental Breakfast”
But if I was scoring a movie with a road trip scene, I’d have to include “Chicago” by Sufjian Stevens. I always imagine a car speeding down a highway when I hear it, it’s a great escape song.
Anne, Program & Communications Manager
Magic Carpet Ride, Steppenwolf
Built to Spill’s There’s Nothing Wrong With Love and Sparks’s Indiscreet will always and forever be associated with my whirlwind tour of the Southwest I took between Junior and Senior year of high school with two friends. It was the first sans parents road trip I ever took and my first time visiting Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and parts of California. It was desertastic!
Karena, Program Director
We Belong, Pat Benatar