This is the first in a seven part series appearing here on Thursdays. Unavoidable happenings kept this part from publishing last week. The second part will publish tomorrow or over the weekend so it can coincide with the final seven episodes of Supernatural.
Music has been an integral part of Supernatural since the very beginning. When younger brother Sam complained about Dean’s musical choice, he was reminded of the number one rule of road trip music:
Driver picks the music,
Shotgun shuts his cakehole.
And so for fifteen years, we traveled across the country (and twice in foreign lands) with the brothers, listening to their radio or cassette tapes (until finally updating to the 21st century and iPods) while engrossing ourselves in the classic rock of our own childhoods. Their musical tastes also updated (a little) to some modern classics as the boys grew older, and there was even a fun musical episode complete with soundtrack.
I had originally picked out fifteen songs, but I just couldn’t stop, so I went to twenty-five. You can find all the songs wherever you get your music: Amazon, Pandora, Spotify.
Except for the first and the last, they are in no particular order. I did not place them by season or my favorites.
- Carry On Wayward Son – Kansas
- Space Oddity – David Bowie
- We Gotta Get Out of This Place – The Animals
- Renegade – Styx
- Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
- Back in Black – AC/DC
- Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
- Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
- Cold as Ice – Foreigner
- Hey Man Nice Shot – Filter
- I Shall Not Be Moved – Johnny Cash
- White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
- Cross Road Blues – Robert Johnson
- Rock and Roll Never Forgets – Bob Seger
- Heat of the Moment – Asia
- Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi
- House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
- Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith
- Black Water – The Doobie Brothers
- O Death – Jen Titus (not on Spotify)
- A Well Respected Man – The Kinks
- World’s Collide – Louden Swain (not on Spotify)
- Simple Man – Lynard Skynard
- No One Like You – The Scorpions
- Fare Thee Well – Rob Benedict (not on Spotify)
I’ve curated this list (minus the three that weren’t available) for you to listen to on Spotify.