There are some classic songs about travel, but some of them are a bit more upbeat than others. Here are some of the best ones to get you in the mood to travel. Whether you’re tired, burned out, or simply looking forward, these songs are sure to get your blood pumping.
Bob Dylan’s ‘Travel’
In a new 14-CD box set, Bob Dylan chronicles his 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue concert tour. The tour is also the subject of a new film directed by Martin Scorsese, which is slated for a September 2017 release on Netflix and some theaters. The legendary songwriter has toured more than three thousand times.
This book is a great way to understand the musician’s influence on the American music scene. It includes a history of the singer-songwriter’s life, as well as many places that inspired him. In particular, the book contains maps of Greenwich Village, Manhattan, and other significant locations from Dylan’s career. It’s a fun way to explore the city that inspired Dylan, including where he first stayed.
In 1988, Bob Dylan had a very bad summer. Despite his fame, his songs didn’t get the critical acclaim they deserve, but he was still able to reach a large audience. That summer, Dylan also performed at the CMAC Performing Arts Center in upstate Canandaigua, New York, which is located between Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo.
Dylan began his musical career in Minneapolis, where he followed in the footsteps of other Minnesota musicians. He encouraged people to live restlessly and to explore the open road. This was a very important theme in his songs. Those early songs were deeply personal and often contain a strong message.
A new mural depicting three eras of Dylan was unveiled in Minneapolis in 2015. The work is by acclaimed artist Eduardo Kobra and is located at the corner of 5th Street and Hennepin Avenue. The mural, which is 160 feet long, was completed in less than two weeks.
Tom Petty’s ‘Train Song’
The chorus on Tom Petty’s ‘Train’ is one of the most beautiful in all of American music. Whether it’s the driving rhythm of the horns or the enchanting lyric of the train’s whistle, this song is a classic. But it wasn’t always this way. Originally, the track was a completely different animal. It appeared on Nicks’ 1989 album The Other Side of the Mirror, but it was never released as a single. It was a clear rip-off of Tom Petty’s ‘Runaway Trains’.
Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Little Red Corvette’
Although ‘Little Red Corvette’ is a popular song about traveling, the lyrics don’t refer to speedy vehicles. Instead, they’re a metaphor for something more seductive. The song was written by Prince, who got the idea from a 1964 Mercury Montclair Marauder. While this song may have some racy undertones, Bonnie Tyler’s 1983 hit is essentially a love song that is almost impossible to resist singing along to.
The song is a classic that mentions travel and homecoming. However, the writers of the song didn’t actually visit West Virginia before writing the song. Taffy Danoff, Bill Danoff, and Bonnie Tyler did not visit West Virginia before writing the song.
Willie Nelson’s ‘On the Road Again’
The song “On the Road Again” is one of Willie Nelson’s most memorable songs. The song was originally part of the soundtrack for the movie Honeysuckle Rose. Although the movie was not a success, the song became one of the most popular country songs ever. It peaked at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also went on to win Nelson the Grammy Award for Best Country Song.
Willie Nelson has a long list of awards and honors. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993 and received a Kennedy Center Honor. In 2015, he was awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Paul Simon’s ‘America’
Paul Simon’s “America” is a song about a journey through the United States for two lovers. The lyrics refer to Simon’s girlfriend, Kathy Chitty, who he met in 1965. The song is unusual in that it uses blank verse, which is a rare choice for a popular song. In addition to being a popular hit, the song was also used in the movie Almost Famous, in which Anita uses the song as the reason for leaving home.