Deep Cuts

Deep Cuts: Highway Songs

You might not be looking for the working writers’ highway, but I bet you are looking for one nonetheless. Maybe your highway is the road that leads to a finished marathon or a teaching credential. It could be that you are looking for the highway to love.  If you’re chasing spiritual satisfaction; well, that may be the longest highway of all.

But whatever road you’re looking for, there’s plenty of music to keep you company. Here are some highway songs you might hear once you get off the main road:

“Blue Highway,” Heat Miser.

“Lost Highway,” Jeff Buckley.

“Highway Kind,” Townes Van Zandt.

“Highway Song,” Iggy Pop.

“I Am the Highway,” Audioslave.

“Key To the Highway,” Dave Alvin + Phil Alvin.

“Face To the Highway,” Tom Waits.

“In the Highways,” The Peasall Sisters.

There you have it: Eight songs as lonely as the road you’re on. What did I miss? I’m listening.

 

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  1. “Highwayman” – The Highwaymen
    “Ventura Highway” – America
    “Roll On Down The Highway” – BTO
    “Carefree Highway” – Gordon Lightfoot
    “King’s Highway” – Tom Petty
    “Rockin’ Down The Highway” – The Doobie Brothers
    “Highway Song” – Blackfoot
    “Highway Star” – Deep Purple
    “Highway Patrol” – Junior Brown
    “Heading Out to the Highway” – Judas Priest
    “Lost Highway” – Hank Williams
    “Mystic Highway” – John Fogerty
    “Life is a Highway” – Tom Cochrane
    “Highway 61 Revisited” – Bob Dylan
    “Highway to Hell” – AC/DC

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