This week’s playlist features songs from the 1980s, the decade that brought us iconic vehicles such as Dodge Caravan and Jeep Cherokee. And you were totally styling if your car had the latest in audio technology: a cassette deck—a far cry from today’s CD players, satellite radios, and iPods.
Even though Otto isn’t sure where this weekend’s drive will lead him, he knows he’ll check out Plymouth Rock’s Gas Price Finder to find the lowest gas prices near him before heading out on the road. Otto still needs to run a few errands, one of which is to get his car inspected, which he might of forgotten if it hadn’t been for eReminders from Plymouth Rock. Massachusetts drivers can register to have an email sent to notify them when their driver’s license, registration, and inspection sticker are about to expire.
To start out, Otto will be listening to:
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Rock with You - Michael Jackson
With or Without You - U2
And as Otto wraps up his errands he’ll be listening to
Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer to get revved up: “Oh, we’re half way there!”
It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me - Billy Joel
Candy Girl - New Edition
Hangin’ Tough - New Kids on the Block
Solid as a Rock - Ashford and Simpson
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
So if you’re about to head out on the road to run errands or to go someplace exciting – listen to some of these classics – they’ll be sure to keep you fingers tapping along on the steering wheel, and who knows, you may even belt out a lyric or two!
Have a nice weekend and if you’re traveling have a safe trip!
Yet another fun weekend drive - I hope you had a nice weekend and were able to enjoy some fun-filled activities or at least got a chance to relax! Otto loved the new playlist so much that it was on repeat for the whole car ride!
Since last week’s playlist was for the decades of the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, Otto felt like watching movies from these decades and Rocky (1976) was on the list. And after checking out the best ice cream places featured on last week’s blog Otto made sure he got some Rocky Road ice cream!
All of this talk about Rocky and Rocky Road ice cream reminds Otto of the rock and roll and dance classics from the 1980s, so this week we’ll create a playlist with songs from a single decade: the 1980s, when Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston, Madonna, and Boston-based groups such as New Edition and New Kids on the Block ruled MTV (born in the 1980s!) and radio. So let Otto know on Plymouth Rock’s Facebook Fan Page what your favorite song or songs from the 1980s are and rock on! Otto can’t wait to hear your suggestions.
Thanks again for your suggestions, Otto is excited for another road trip this weekend and has downloaded all the songs into his iTunes Library. These decades remind Otto of going to the local ice cream shops, drive-in movie theaters, and a time when he listened to music on vinyl!
Perhaps Otto’s weekend drive will lead him to a place on Boston.com’s list of New England ice cream stores. Or he’ll head to the local drive-in to catch the weekend’s new release on the big screen. Or maybe he’ll head to Memphis, TN to Elvis’ house (okay that may be more than a weekend drive) and try out for a part in Memphis Beat. But what Otto will definitely do is check the Gas Price Finder on Plymouth Rock’s website before going to the gas station so that he can find the lowest gas prices.
Whether you are traveling or staying at home, if you are looking for a dessert to have on this nice summer weekend, then check out Paula Deen’s (from Food Network) recipe for a Chocolate Malted Milkshake.
Now for the moment, you’ve been waiting for – Otto’s playlist of songs from the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s:
I Want You Back Jackson 5
The Locomotion Little Eva
Get Together Youngbloods
Sittin on the Dock of the Bay Otis Redding
Leader of the Pack The Shangri-Las
Momma Said The Shirelles
Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe Barry White
Crocodile Rock Elton John
Heaven Knows Donna Summer
Dream Lover, Bobby Darin
Dancing in the Moonlight King Harvest
Mr. Sandman The Chordettes
Staying Alive Bee Gees
Save the Last Dance for Me The Drifters
Hope you enjoy, and have a safe trip if you are travelling this weekend.
Check the blog next week for the theme of the next playlist!
Hope you enjoyed the first “Plymouth Rock’s Playlists from Otto” featuring beach/summer songs as much as Otto did! It was a great weekend, and he’s ready for the next one!
While Otto was on the road, he was already thinking of what music he wants on his next playlist. He’d like to listen to some tunes from the past, preferably from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Artists such as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, The Four Seasons, and more come to mind. So what’s your favorite song from these decades? Let Otto know!
Send Otto your favorites by Thursday, August 11th, so he can download the songs before he hits the road again for another weekend drive. You can post your songs to Plymouth Rock’s Facebook Fan Page. We’ll post the playlist on our blog later this week.
Stay tuned to Plymouth Rock’s Facebook Fan Page for updates on the songs of these great decades, plus trivia and facts about the artists. For example, when were the GRAMMY Awards first presented?
Okay, I won’t keep you in suspense…the year was 1958.
So take a trip down memory lane for songs from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s; Otto can’t wait to hear your suggestions!
Gas Savings Reminder: Before your next road trip, or even for your commute to work, remember to use Plymouth Rock’s Gas Price Finder to find the lowest gas prices near you.
Yo – thanks for all the suggestions for Otto’s beach/summer theme playlist! His iPod is charged, the songs have been downloaded (using savings from Plymouth Rock’s Gas Price Finder) and he packed for his road trip around New England. This week’s playlist features everything from to Sean Kingston to U2 to Brad Paisley. So here it is, the playlist that will kick off this weekend’s drive:
- Summertime Kenny Chesney
- Harbor Lights by Boz Scaggs
- Letting Go (Dutty Love) Sean Kingston
- Knee Deep Zac Brown Band
- Always Be My Baby Mariah Carey
- Where the Streets Have No Name U2
- Dirt Road Jason Aldean
- Summertime Will Smith
- Barefoot Blue Jean Night Jake Owen
- Summer Girls LFO
- Settle Me Down Zac Brown Band
- Surfin’ USA Beach Boys
- American Saturday Night Brad Paisley
- Alloway Grove Paolo Nutini
- Cruel Summer Bananarama
There is a wide variety of songs, which will be good if you are traveling with your posse because there will be tunes for everyone. So whether you are using this playlist for your road trip, on the beach, sitting by a pool, or relaxing in your yard, have fun and stay tuned for next week’s theme! Otto is looking forward to the suggestions!
The sun is out, the windows are rolled down and your favorite song is cranking on the radio - what a great start to the road trip! And then the inevitable happens – you reach that point in your journey where the preselected stations on your radio start to fade and the static kicks in and you start the search for a new station. If you had a playlist on your iPod, a CD, or a tape you wouldn’t have to try to find a new station. To avoid being distracted while searching for a new radio station Otto is looking for a new playlist for his next car ride, and needs your suggestions of songs.
Each week, Otto will select a new genre of music, and Plymouth Rock’s Facebook “Fans” will have the opportunity to post their favorite songs from said genre to the Facebook Wall. At the end of each week, Otto will pick the top 15 songs for the playlist of the week and post it to Plymouth Rock’s blog! In addition to the songs, trivia, recipes and more related to each week’s genre of music will be featured.
Anyone who has a Facebook account and is a “Fan” of Plymouth Rock’s Fan Page can participate; so start thinking of your favorite songs, and encourage your family and friends to join in the fun. And if they haven’t already “Liked” on Plymouth Rock’s Facebook Fan Page encourage them to do so.
Since this is the first week of August, and the weather temperatures are high, it’s a perfect time for a beach/summer playlist. Otto is going to be traveling New England this weekend, perhaps taking suggestions from last week’s blog and wants some good tunes for the season. Whether it’s the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ USA” or Kenny Chesney’s “Summertime,” let Otto know what song will keep him in the summer spirit.
So next time you hear your favorite song make note of it and let Otto know! Likewise, if there is a song that you love, but never hear it on the radio let Otto know so that he can listen to it too! And Otto may have links to his favorite version of the song on YouTube. So keep the songs coming Otto can’t wait to hear your favorites!
And remember - before every road trip Otto uses Plymouth Rock’s Gas Price Finder to find the lowest gas prices near him to save money – which he promptly spends downloading new songs from iTunes for his playlists! Make sure you check it out before your next trip.