Last week we brought you a fantastic in-car playlist to flip the switch on when you’re in the best of moods. It was full of energy and passion and good vibes for all. If you recall, the second Music on the Move playlist challenge asked for your top 5 songs for a sunday cruise. Appropriately, we called the challenge “Straight Cruisin”. We had a number of really good entries and, like last week, it was an incredibly tough decision. So tough in fact that we are moving to a winner and runner up scenario.
Take a bow Christopher Michaels, your whimsical playlist (pictured below) had us daydreaming about places far beyond the cubicle. Your reward…a brand new Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini docking station. Well done sir!
Honorable mention to James Lartin. You get an official Man on the Move t-shirt for your worthy entry. I know it’s not as cool as the stereo, but we still have 3 more to give away so please do enter our next challenge. It will be announced tomorrow.
1.) William De Vaughn – Be Thankful For What You’ve Got
This song is the definition of Straight Cruising. West Coast style of course… Just picture yourself rolling through Los Angeles, CA in your 1964′ Chevrolet Impala (with or without hydrolics). ”Diamond in the back, sun-roof top, digging the scene with a gangsta lean.” With this tune cranked up it’s just another classic Sunday stroll through Southern California.
2.) The Tornadoes – Bustin’ Surfboards
You are now in Carlsbad, CA in your 1950 Ford Woodie. Complete with surf rack and surfboards stored awesomely above. The Tornadoes were a surf band from Redlands, California, the first to receive national airplay with a surf instrumental. The song was “Bustin’ Surfboards”, released on Aertaun Records in 1962, and it has since become a classic and mainstay of the surf genre. What better song to compliment such a awesome car! Surfs up!
This time were in Wildwood, New Jersey and it’s the 1956′ Chevrolet Convertible, the song is Sleep Walk by Santo & Johnny. ”Sleep Walk” is an instrumental steel guitar-based song recorded and released in 1959 by brothers Santo & Johnny. I can picture myself cruising to the boardwalk at Wildwood on a Sunday afternoon to ride the roller coaster with my girl.
4.) The Flamingos – I Only Have Eyes For You
Remember the movie a Bronx Tale? Well, Sonny just let you borrow his 1968 Cadillac Convertible and your cruising through the city listening to the Flamingos. The Flamingos were a doo wop group from Chicago, most popular in the mid to late 1950s and best known for their 1959 cover version of “I Only Have Eyes for You”. Hey C!, Just make sure you returns this car without a scratch!