Following on from Gatz’s holiday thread, I thought I’d put a bit down about my upcoming holiday. We’re driving off to Cornwall in a few days’ time, which googlemaps insists has a journey time of four hours and 40 minutes. Experience tells me it shall be longer. To while away the hours I have developed a ‘greatest hits’ play list. In my mind long car journeys with the family are all about the greatest hits compilation. I’m not 100% sure why I came up with this idea originally, perhaps it’s so you have something to sing along with, perhaps it’s the familiarity of the tunes and the order of the tracklist, perhaps it’s because most ‘normal people’ when asked would say that they’re favourite Beatles album is “the greatest hits.” I dunno, but I seem to be able to get away with playing greatest hits in the car as it doesn’t offend Mrs. Paws as much as the new album by (enter name here) and occasionally Mini Paws mentions that she likes a song. She rather famously did this one time when we were driving somewhere or another, declaring that “this is a song that they play at Granny’s church!” “Are you quite sure?” I respond. “Definitely” she says. The song in question was ‘There is a light that never goes out.’ It seems that the Catholic Church really has made a few changes.
Nowadays of course we’ve got Spotify, so gathering the greatest hits compilations is a darn sight easier. I don’t have to carry 15 or so CDs in the car, and they don’t get scratched either. Also the shuffle feature works a treat as you don’t know what’s coming next. And my favourite thing of all, you can edit or even devise a greatest hits. Handy when an artist doesn’t actually have one (such as Beck).
I know that there have been threads about Greatest Hits before, but does anyone have any favourite driving greatest hits, recommendations or ideas in general? Here’s a song off of a greatest hits album both Mrs. Paws and I can agree on-