06 May 2010

Itineration Playlist

So part of our itinerate life of fund raising is many hours in the car. Did I say many? So all sorts of things get chatted about when we run out of radio stations. An on going theme from the last time we did this five years ago and still today is the idea of creating a list of songs that go with itinerate fund raising. Now, please, please, please, take this as it is meant -- silly and sarcastic.

The songs either relate to traveling, fund raising, or the heartache of feeling like a salesman on a cold call. Don't be offended as the songs are secular and often there is only one line in the song that applies but it is too good to leave off the list. Also I'm a little embarrassed but the list reflects my age somewhat (and my husbands), so please help me include other eras.

Here is our list, ever growing, and I'd love to hear any other songs that you would add, especially if you are involved in the process of receiving our phone calls or you've had to do something similar.

In no particular order:
I been everywhere man, Johnny Cash
Don't have to live like a refugee, Tom Petty
On the Road Again, Willie Nelson
Ring my bell, Gloria Gaynor
Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Guns N' Roses
I will survive, Gloria Gaynor
Puttin' on the Ritz (take your pick of artists)
Missionary Man, Eurythmics
Blue Morning, Blue Day, Foreigner
Turn the page, Bob Seger
Seven Nation Army, White Stripes (because we have to drive through Wichita a lot and that is mentioned)
Rawhide, Blues Brothers
I can't drive 55, Sammy Hagar
I will do anything for love, Meatloaf
I'll be gone when th morning comes, Meatloaf
Life is bigger than You and you are not me, REM
It's the end of the world as we know it, REM
I won't back down, Tom Petty
Kansas City Here I come, (your pick of artists) This is personal because we live in KC and we are always headed back there.
Life during War Time, Talking Heads
Heartbreak Hotel, Elvis.
Ventura Highway, America
Take the Money and Run, Steve Miller Band
Life in the Fast Lane, Eagles
Every girl's crazy bout a sharp dressed man, ZZtop
Money for Nothing, Dire Straits
Own Personal Jesus, Johnny Cash
On the radio, Donna Summer (as in what is on the...)
Six Months in a Leaky Boat, Split Endz
Hit the Road Jack, Ray Charles
Respect, Aretha Franklin
Living on a Prayer, Bon Jovi
Leaving on a Jet Plane, Peter, Paul and Mary
The Downeaster "Alexa" Billy Joel
I didn't start the fire, Billy Joel
I like to move it, move it, Crazy Frog


  1. Ramble on, Led Zepplin

    They just keep coming - the songs that is.

  2. Seven Nation Army was a good pick. "The Wanderer," comes to mind, but I don't know who sings it. I think Johnny Cash did a version.

  3. Wanderer is a good one. I think there may be like a Four Tops type version from the 60s too.