DJ our road trip!


So with Nate and Eric moving cross-country over the next couple of weeks, we’ve been doing a lot of planning, trying to ensure that the process is smooth as possible. We thought we covered all of our bases-until we took stock in our travel time. We will be driving to Nashville from Washington state-not once-but twice, which makes for A LOT of driving. And we all three agree-every road trip needs theme music.

This is where you come in.

We need suggestions. Sure, we have our favorite music already queued up, but you can only listen to Pat Benatar’s greatest hits so many times before you need a switch. If you have music that you feel we need to have for the trips, let us know, and we’ll go to iTunes and check it out. We’ll try to keep you all updated via our twitter (@iemediagroup) which of your suggestions we’re listening to on the trip, and where in the country we’re listening to them. And if we really love the music, you may even get a shout-out. 🙂

Thank you for your help!


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Incorporated Elements is Eric Olson, Ric Robbins and Nate Thacker.

11 thoughts on “DJ our road trip!”

  1. I’d recommend Ellie Gouldings album! especially songs Under The Sheets & Your Biggest Mistake 🙂

  2. -Jason Mraz’s ‘We sing, We dance, We steal things’ album.. especially Details in the Fabric & Lucky.
    -Also, The Wreckers ‘Tennessee’ (seeing as you’re going there, haha!),
    -The Temper Trap, Sweet Disposition. (that song gives off really good vibes! love it!),
    -Snow Patrol & Martha Wainwright, Set The Fire to The Third Bar.
    and ‘oldens but goodens’ like U2 – Vertigo & Foo Fighters – Learn to Fly.

    haha okay that’s me done 🙂 have a safe trip guys! xoxo.

  3. Here are some of my favorite songs that i think u will love 🙂

    Kings of Leon-Cold Desert,Be Somebody
    The Black Keys-Pyschotic Girl,Lies
    Kelly Clarkson-Dont Let Me Stop You,Whyyawannabringmedown
    City And Colour-The Girl,Body in a Box
    Butch Walker-Stripped Down Version
    Pink-It’s All Your Fault,Crystal Ball

    Hope you like some of these songs nd they make ur roadtrip better 🙂

  4. Hmmmm when i’m on long journeys or a long period of silence I always play…

    Anything by – Kelly C., Jill and Kate, Cheryl Cole, Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne (her first 2 albums), Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Lily Allen, Natasha Bedingfield, Nickelback, Pink, The Veronicas.

    (I’m very female dominated music wise lol)

    And I’m not sure if you can get them on US itunes or not (if not try but here we have mix albums released every few months with the biggest or best charting songs of the time period which are good if you want range of music rather than one particular persons album straight through. ‘Now That’s What I Call Music!’ is the most popular variety album. The most recent is ‘Now That’s What I Call Music! 75’ and the number goes down with past albums and current music. (Hopefully that makes sense)

    A couple others you might wanna look up – Ellie Goulding, Lemar, Will Young, Alesha Dixon, La Roux, Robbie Williams, James Morrison, Parachute, Sophie Ellis Bextor.

    Ok, that should keep ya busy, might find something you like amongst that haha 🙂

  5. ok i forgot some songs…. hope u like these aswell 😉

    Kasabian-Fire,UnderDog,Thick as Thieves
    The White Stripes-Blue Orchid,Jolene
    The Black Keys-I Got Mine,Remember When(Side B)
    Butch Walker-She likes hair Bands
    Elbow-Grounds for Divorce
    3 Doors Down-Let Me Be Myself

    ok i swear thats me done lol :)have a good trip

  6. Road trip music needs the perfect mix of albums that
    a) make you think and appreciate the moment and
    b) keeps you awake…

    So here are my carefully assembled suggestions:

    1. Upon leaving or approaching Washington state you must pay homage to the genre that put Seattle on the music map, grunge. Required listening: “Ten” by Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, The Singles Soundtrack

    2. Americana. Proudly wave that red, white and blue. We live in a country where you can drive over 3,000 miles in one direction and still be within our borders, find the same burger menu at any McD’s and a Starbucks along all major highways. Required listening: “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen, “The Big To-Do” by Drive-by Truckers, “Tuesday Night Music Club” by Sheryl Crow, “Wilco” by Wilco, “Gossip in the Grain” by Ray LaMontagne, “Full Moon Fever” by Tom Petty, “Scarecrow” by John Cougar Mellancamp, “Hotel California” by the Eagles, “American Recordings II & III” by Johnny Cash

    3. When you need to stay awake, sometimes you just roll down the windows and sing-along to some great 80s tunes… Required listening: “Slippery When Wet” by Bon Jovi, “Pyromania” by Def Leppard, “Vivid” by Living Color, “Traveling Wilburys Vol 1” by Traveling Wilburys, “1984” by Van Halen, “Doolitle” by the Pixies

    4. Take a musical stroll off the beaten path. (Dont blame me if you wander off your intended driving path…) Required listening: “For Emma, Forever Ago” by Bon Iver, Favourite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys, “Brothers” by The Black Keys, “The ’59 Sound” by Gaslight Anthem, “Super Tartanta!” by Gogol Bordello, “Stay Positive” by the Hold Steady, “Streetcore” by Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros, “LCD Soundsystem” by LCD Soundsystem, “Mule Variations” by Tom Waits

    note: All suggestions are albums and meant to be listened to in entirety. When else will you get an opportunity to listen to an entire album from beginning to end, the way the artist intended?

    Enjoy. Hope that wasn’t too much and long-winded.
    Laura B.
    (@LauraBusta on Twitter)

  7. Anything by Scars on 45, Love and Theft, Green Day, Jimmy Eat World, Nirvana, TobyMac, Plain White Ts, or Train. Good Luck!

  8. ok i know i said that was me done but no road trip is complete without these two albums-

    Guns ‘n’ Roses-Greatest Hits

    I LOVE THESE ALBUMS!!!! Hope u do 2 🙂

  9. “Drive” by Judge Jackson!

    As it happens the single is available for free:

    Also I love me some Zeppelin for road trips, and the dead head in me always keeps at least one Grateful Dead set in the mix (I prefer mid 70’s, and of course a live version of “Tennessee Jed” is appropriate).

    Otherwise Laura B summed it up really well.


  10. Lovin’ The Parlotones right now! There latest and previous album: ‘Stardust Galaxies’ and ‘A World Next Door To Yours’. So you can check those two out.
    Enjoy the road trips ahead and save travels!

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