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Songs for the Left Lane

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Crafting the right music mix for your road trip can be as important as printing out directions: Both tasks require advance planning, and both are there to ward off dire consequences, be they getting lost or finding yourself stranded in a wasteland of crummy radio. The perfect mix lets you celebrate the freedom of being on the road, while the wrong mix cries out, "You're paying $4 a gallon for this?

These five songs not only touch on the concepts of movement and driving, but should also help keep you going just a hair over the speed limit — rolling along in the left lane, where you belong.

Copyright 2008 KEXP

John Richards
John Richards is the host and producer of The Morning Show with John on 90.3 FM KEXP Seattle, and online at kexp.org. He is also KEXP's assistant program director.