10. Red Barchetta – Rush
Legendary band, interesting lyrics, and the Ferrari Barchetta is dope!
9. Top Down – Teenage Head
Great upbeat song. Oh the joys of driving top-down in the summer!
8. One Week – Barenaked Ladies
This one earns a spot here because it was the music for the Mitsubishi Lancer ad in 2002.
7. Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane
Lightning McQueen’s travelling song.
6. Alberta Bound – Gordon Lightfoot
I haven’t been to Alberta in a while and this song makes me want to go.
5. Out on the Weekend – Neil Young
I love Neil Young. Such an icon. I once bought a used car from a fella named Neil Young. Not the musician, but still.
4. Snowmobile Song – Stompin’ Tom Connors
We Canadians love the outdoors all year long, and what better way to enjoy the winter than on a snowmobile, “and a lake trout meal”.
3. Convoy – Paul Brandt
Excellent cover of C.W. McCall’s classic, and best truckin’ song ever!
2. Home for a Rest – Spirit of the West
The ultimate travelling song. Brings me back to the days working at summer outdoor concerts and driving across Canada from one gig to the next.
1. Truck Got Stuck – Corb Lund
Nothing like friendship and teamwork to take an unfortunate circumstance and turn it around. Add in guitar, banjo and a couple a pickup trucks and you can’t beat that.
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