Road Trips are a summer staple, and American tradition, and the reason (we're certain) that 8-tracks were installed in cars. We've compiled the best road trip songs about road trips for your last-minute, late-summer journey.
(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 (1946) – The Cole Trio
Recorded by Nat King Cole’s early group, the Cole Trio, “Route 66” is as American as Apple Pie. It also highlights the beginning of the era of the automobile in the United States. The construction of enormous highways coincided perfectly with the rise of Big Auto out of Detroit.
I've Been Everywhere (1959) – written by Geoff Mack, made famous in the States by Johnny Cash
This song was actually written and performed first by Australian Geoff Mack, but Cash adopted and adapted the tune to mesh perfectly with his down-home vision of Americana. It is now a staple of hotel commercials.
Deez Nuts for President
Presidential hopefuls better be on the lookout for “Deez Nuts.” And no, I’m not trying to make some sort of crude joke; Mr. Nuts is actually a 2016 presidential nominee, who, according to Public Policy Polling is polling at 9 percent in North Carolina, 8 percent in Minnesota, and 7 percent in Iowa. In the end, it turns out “Deez Nuts” is actually a 15-year-old from Iowa named Brady Olson, who is about to begin his sophomore year of high school. Unfortunately for supporters of “Deez Nuts,” he has 20 more years to go before he’s actually eligible to become president, but hey, 9 percent ain’t bad.
We've posted about this before, but it keeps happening. An artist will be playing a show, minding their own business, when suddenly they meet up with the edge of the stage and take a tumble. In the end, it's usually no big deal. The artist will get up and continue on with the performance. But it is interesting to see, if only because it proves that they can be clumsy just like the rest of us (okay, maybe just me). Here are 10 more incidents.
Mary Shelley’s classic horror tale receives an action-comedy remake with James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe. Told from the perspective of the lab assistant Igor (Radcliffe) the movie promises to deliver high-octane monster action from a formidable cast. But what makes the Frankenstein tale stand the test of time? Why do we keep returning to Victor’s lab after two centuries of horror?