This post brought to you by Kia Rio. All opinions are 100% mine.
When I was a tot, and when I became a teen to parents who suddenly decided to go frugal and buy a 12 year old car with only an AM radio, our only listening choices to blare on a summer's day on the freeway were Chuck Mangione's "Feel So Good," an instrumental version of "The Girl from Impanema" and the bumps in between segments on WLS in Chicago. I will note that we did not live anywhere near Chicago, nor in Illinois.
It's one of those spring days with sunshine and a sudden heatwave that summons the 62 Chevys and vintage cafe racers out of the garages and barns. Will it be a false start, with the sunny day bookended by frost and torrential rains? March and April sometimes throw a speedbump into the wind. But honestly, despite my love for vintage mobiles, the above listed songs only make me think of sticky red vinyl, side panelling – and definitely not in a good way.
Now that you are thinking if raindrops would smudge your Chevelle, Kia and Spotify are asking for submissions for their "Best Songs with your Windows Down" playlistt. The list is crowd sourced on Facebook. You can add your very own submisson
If you want to see all of the submissions from others, click on "View Playlist." A dialogue box will ask you which application to open the songs in and will give you the opportunity to download Spotify.
The submitters have not disappointed me. I searched for the most obscure and oldest turns and many astute listeners selected Beethoven.
No Gregorian chants yet, however. I decided to be a bit mirthful in my suggestion:
According to KIA, listending in the car is much safer these days when you can voice activate your entertainment system. So, play on with your Spotify playlist in the house, on the phone, and in your vehicle.
What are your favorite summer driving tunes?