I have been driving now for 35 years. I remember when I got my first car. It was a used 1968 Ford Mustang that I bought for $800. My friends and I would drive around town with the windows down listening to music and looking for fun.
There is something quintessentially American about cruising around in your car and listening to music. Movies like American Graffititi glamorized cruising with your friends. The Beach Boys sang about it in their song "Fun, Fun, Fun."
Now that I am older, most of my driving is for practical purposes; going to and from work, running errands, and doing my part time pizza delivery gig on the weekends. Still, every now and then when I am driving around I will hear a song come on the radio that makes me want to roll down the windows, open the sunroof and turn up the volume.
Kia Rio and Spotify have joined together to develop the "Best Songs with your Windows Down" playlist. When you get there, you can search for and submit your favorite song for driving around with the windows down. You will need a Spotify account if to submit a song for the list or to view the playlist.
I had a hard time narrowing down which song I wanted to submit as my favorite song. At different times in my life, there were different songs that did it for me. In the 80's, there were a lot of Journey songs that I would turn up loud. Of course you can't go wrong with Freebird or Sweet Home Alabama by Skynyrd. In the end, I picked my favorite rock song of all time, Layla.
You can go to the Facebook page by clicking the link above where you can submit your favorite song or click a link to view the playlist. You will need a free Spotify account to see the list. If you have an account, you can open Spotify and search for the playlist directly in the application. Why don't you submit your favorite song and leave a comment for which song you submitted and why?