Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Volume Crankers

While driving in my car there are songs played over the radio that either make me change the channel quickly or crank the volume to the max. Last week I did the channel changers and for this Thursday Thirteen I am going to play tribute to the songs that must be cranked up full blast!

1) Shook Me All Night Long, AC/DC. It's just as dangerous a driving song than any, in fact you can suffer lead foot just by listening to it. When it comes on the radio it must be cranked up so loudly that the windows shake.

2) Enter Sandman, Metallica. Yeah Baby, gotta crank it and lead foot it. After all we're off to Never Never land with this awesome tune.

3) Time, Pink Floyd. It starts out slow, tick-tocking as you obey the speed limit but somehow and in some way during the song you glance down at your speedometer and realize you buried the needle. The flashing red lights in your rear-view mirror will attest to that.

4) Blinded by the Light, Manfred Mann. What can I say it's got to be loud so your passengers don't realize you may mess up the lyrics. Then when the song gets to the Chopsticks riff - who can stop themselves from banging out the notes upon your dashboard turned air keyboard?

5) Son of a Bitch, Nazareth. Great cranker song while driving through traffic hell during rush hour. Guaranteed to frighten old ladies off the roadways.

6) Nobody, Skindred. This isn't my crank-it song, but the husbands. They play it on his XBox driving game "MX vs ATV" and now play it on the radio frequently. Let's just say I don't like to be in the passenger's seat when this song comes on and Gon is driving. I seriously shake in fear wondering if "we will get out alive."

7) Down with the Sickness, Disturbed. A disturbing volume cranker but a volume cranker nonetheless.

8) Twisted Transister, Korn. A relatively new song on the radio which lyrics in the first verse say, "Turn it up, Turn it up!" So you do and it grows on you.

9) Y.M.C.A., Village People. Sorry it's the gayest song that I know but it's a sure flashback in time and I gotta crank it, even if only to embarrass the passengers in my car.

10) Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy, Big 'n Rich. I can't leave out some country tuneage especially this one a sure cranker upper as of late.

11) In the Air Tonight, Phil Collins. Now here is a song I won't even turn down if the police pull me over. They will just have to wait until the song is finished before I hand over my license and registration.

12) Atomic Dog, George Clinton. It's Funkadelic and I absolutely love it! "Why must I feel like that, why must I chase the cat, Ruff! Ruff!" Oh yeah baby, a sure cranker upper that can rattle my hubcaps anyday..

13) Closer to Fine, Indigo Girls. It may not be jamming, it may not be funky, but it is my favorite chick-flicking song and I just love it, gotta crank it.. that's all there is to it.

Have a great Thursday!

Stumble It! .......posted by Margaret @ 5:23 PM  
  • At 9:55 PM, Blogger armywife said…

    i agree completely on #1, 2, & 3, though the rest are good too.

    i've posted 13 too at

  • At 9:58 PM, Blogger Happy0303 said…

    I totally remember Ac/Dc. It sure brings back memories!

  • At 10:18 PM, Blogger Mama Duck said…

    Excellent list! Happy TT!!

  • At 10:55 PM, Blogger Amy said…

    even my fiance who doesn't like country likes to turn up save a horse, ride a's so addicting!

  • At 10:59 PM, Anonymous Suzy said…

    ahhh how I remember days of #5, even some of the others....but number that one had some meaning when we screamed it outloud! lol

  • At 11:07 PM, Anonymous Janet ( said…

    WOW! Cracked me up to see George Clinton on your list! I love #s 1, 4, 9 & 12 myself!

    My 13 are up ;-)

  • At 11:12 PM, Blogger MysteriousLady said…

    Oh I just got stereo head phones! This is awesome!! Yes!

    I got mine up early for once!

  • At 11:28 PM, Anonymous robin said…

    I'm not so in to music right now...rednecks are more my thing. ROTFLOL

  • At 11:29 PM, Anonymous Fida said…

    Entersandman! Classic! Love it

    Happy TT

  • At 11:41 PM, Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said…

    Honestly I'm not too keen with titles of songs. I recognize songs when I hear it.
    My T13 is up too and hope you'll enjoy the tour.

  • At 12:00 AM, Blogger Kimmy said…

    Great. Now I can't get "Enter Sandman" outta my head. That really needs to be replaced with "Mr. Sandman" ;)
    My 13 are up!

  • At 12:45 AM, Blogger Raggedy said…

    Great list!
    Crank it up!
    My TT is up!

  • At 1:34 AM, Blogger Barbara said…

    I listen to talk show so much, I've lost out on most music - that is, unless I have my grandchildren in the car with me.

    My TT is up

  • At 3:23 AM, Anonymous wrigley said…

    im with you on chick flicking songs!
    my 13's up!

  • At 7:16 AM, Blogger Carmen said…

    one morning i was driving to work listening to the local radio station - which was playing YMCA. I was doing the YMCA dance in my car at a stoplight. Looked over, and the car next to me, the guy was doing the dance too. We laughed!

  • At 7:31 AM, Blogger angela said…

    Isn't it great how a song can totally change your mood? There you are trapped in traffic and a song comes on that you love and all of a sudden you are in your own little studio...

    Fun list:-)

  • At 8:08 AM, Blogger Shannon said…

    Great list. I love the Indigo Girls!

  • At 9:50 AM, Blogger Wystful1 said…

    #5!!! Love it....and love your little added note for it also.

    Happy Thursday

  • At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Trina said…

    2, 3, 5, 8, and 10

    You totally rea my mind, I could definantly add:

    coming undone and freak on a leash - korn

    Sad but True - Meatllica

    Beautiful People - Marylin Manson

    and last but not least

    Crazy B!*ch - Buck Cherry

    Wrongblog's TT is up!

  • At 10:08 AM, Anonymous Stacy said…

    Several really good ones on here, but I must comment on #11. I've always loved that song and still do the most childish impersonation of an air drum routine in the middle part. Even while driving :)

    Have a great Thursday, mine are up too...

  • At 10:35 AM, Blogger LoryKC said…

    11...13...1 are my pics. No one ever accused me of being consistent! Great list!

  • At 1:20 PM, Blogger Karen said…

    I like Big N Rich...and that song is just hilarious!
    My TT is up!

  • At 3:02 PM, Blogger fivetimemom said…

    That list is so true... I could drive for hours with those songs playing especally phil collins, and YMCA! I mean have you ever met a person who didn't know the YMCA?

  • At 3:23 PM, Blogger Tracie said…

    that is a great eclectic list there!

    Mine is up!

  • At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Christine said…

    Great list! We had an outing at work and many of us ended up the bar. We put YMCA on the jukebox and danced away to it. It's a oldie but a goody. ;)

  • At 6:20 PM, Anonymous Missi said…

    Oh, yes, lots of fav's there!! Metallica was my first concert ever!
    Manfred Mann is on my artist list for XM. It notifies me each time there is a song by them on. I saw Disturbed at Ozzfest a few years ago and fell in love with them!!

    GREAT TT!!

  • At 8:26 PM, Anonymous tbirdonawire said…

    Ah man! Now I have to go searching for a copy of Atomic Dog. I love that song! It's been SO long since I've heard it.

  • At 9:36 PM, Anonymous kelli said…

    4,9,10,11...crank up the volume! Great list!

  • At 9:46 PM, Anonymous Maryanne said…

    Yes X 13. Awesome list. I love them all. Time by Pink Floyd has the most memories for me. I could listen to that song with my ear phones on for hours. It was so awesome, it still is. My kids like it also. When I hear those songs, I have to crank it up and start singing. Wow, what a trip down memory lane. Thanks for sharing.


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