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What Music Does Richard Hammond Listen To In The Car?

Listening to music while driving; it’s a combination that’s more classic than peas and carrots. Ice cream and cones. Ketchup and french fries. It’s the thing that can make a long boring commute stuck in traffic bearable, and one of the few times (assuming you’re alone in the car) where you can truly just be yourself and free to sing however you please.

So what does a man like Richard Hammond listen to while driving?

According to the Facebook Q&A held on September 22nd, Hammond likes listening to “lots of music. I enjoy listening to Tom Waits, JJ Cale, BB King, Troy Trumbo…a wide variety.” It’s interesting; I wouldn’t have taken Richard for such a blues man!


And since we’re on the subject of driving music, let’s revisit the greatest driving songs of all time, which, if you don’t remember, were as follows:

– Queen: Don’t Stop Me Now

– Meat Loaf: Bat out of Hell

– Steppenwolf: Born to Be Wild

– Golden Earring: Radar Love

– Deep Purple: Highway Star

But here’s the thing, it’s been 12 years since that list was compiled, and there must be some updates with greatest driving songs, both old and new.

So how about it, Nation? Let’s hear your picks for what you listen to while driving and what you think the greatest driving song is!

My vote for the greatest driving song ever is “The Hellion/Electric Eye” by Judas Priest. When I’m out for my weekend drive in my Mustang and this song comes on, I always get a big smile and start driving more…erm…”spiritedly.”

Tony Hsieh

Cars, the Buffalo Bills, video games, comics, sandwiches, jelly beans, and the shooting star press; these are the things that Tony loves (in addition to his family, of course). When he's not spending his time writing tech reviews for, Tony puts his lifetime love of muscle cars to use on his 2015 Mustang GT. Tony's top three favorite cars are the 1973 Mustang Mach 1, Ferrari 458, and Aston Martin DBS.

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