I was contacted recently to enter a competition to illustrate my Ultimate Summer Driving Playlist. I tend not to have so much time to enter blogger competitions but as I was in the process of compiling a summer playlist anyway, I thought it the perfect opportunity to create my playlist with a chance of winning something at the end of it.
So the question from MoneySupermarket.com was -
What’s your ultimate driving playlist?We want to know about your ultimate summer driving playlist. What songs do you love to listen to on long journeys? Are you going to a festival? What songs will be blaring out of your stereo on the way down to it? Tell us what the songs mean to you, who the songs remind you of, or just the great days you’ve had driving with friends and the music that triggers those memories. If you want, just list your ultimate driving soundtrack, because sometimes great driving tunes don’t need an explanation!
Why? There is a serious message behind the idea of a great driving soundtrack. THINK! research suggests that almost 20% of accidents on major roads are sleep or tiredness related. Long journeys on motorways can lead to a lack of concentration and, as well as other preventative measures, listening to songs you love can be a great way to stay alert and focused on the road.
Especially when driving, I like a lively mix of songs, quite eclectic in choice. Sometimes they are by artists that I am no so fond of but love the songs themselves. Or sometimes they are old favourites that have special memories for me. Here are the songs I chose for my Summer Playlist, currently running on my iPhone...