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Driving home playlist

| Monday, March 30, 2015

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A playlist for rolling your windows down (or up — it’s windy out there) and heading out of the Bend back to the place where it all began.

  1. “Let’s Go” – Matt and Kim

When that last class is over and you need to just get out, this bouncy, piano-fueled track just feels you. Perfect for starting off a drive.

  1. “Send Me On My Way” – Rusted Root

A classic driving song, this track will be stuck in your head by the time you need to stop for gas.

  1. “Lost In My Mind” – The Head and the Heart

For everyone who has a serious case of wanderlust. Plus, the line “you’re already home when you feel love” reminds you that home can be anywhere.

  1. “Lampshades on Fire” – Modest Mouse

The new, methodical single by Modest Mouse will help you power through those minutes — or hours — where all you see is corn and more corn. Thanks, Indiana.

  1. “Sugar” (Remix) – Maroon 5 and Nicki Minaj

For the people who are craving a party with their friends from back home, this remix will get you there.

  1. “Georgia” – Vance Joy

We all know “Riptide” is overplayed, but this lesser known song has Vance Joy’s mellow sound and is still upbeat.

  1. “Nothing Without Love” – Nate Ruess

The lead singer of fun. is back with this track that reminds you that life would be incomplete without the people that love you. Hug your dog, he needs it.

  1. “Seventy Times Seven” – Brand New

For all you former pop-punk kids out there that shamelessly put “I’ve seen more spine in jellyfish / I’ve seen more guts in thirteen-year-old kids” as your AIM away message, throw back and headbang like you know you can.

  1. “One Love / People Get Ready” – Bob Marley

For when you need to feel the summer sun on your face but it’s 39 and hailing.

  1. “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea” – Neutral Milk Hotel

A floaty feeling song for those who like to fly … or just hate road trips.

  1. “Chicago” – Sufjan Stevens

When you need a reminder of one of the greatest cities in the U.S., or just something calm to get you through.

  1. “Miles Away” (Acoustic Edit) – Years Around The Sun

A love song that also applies to home and the college experience. “And our minds were meant to sail / Take a rest from my thoughts / Take a break from this world / And we’ll feel miles away from the places that we used to be.”

  1. “Stars” – The Suits

This poppy track will keep you awake at the wheel while inspired about the time ahea. Win-win.



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