Neon Highway — a playlist by Jane Asylum
Find alternative rock songs with the word highway in the title
featuring artists like
Audioslave • Hole • Pixies • PJ Harvey • Gorillaz • Pigalle • Piss Factory • Mazzy Star
About this playlist
Are you looking for alt rock songs with the word highway (in any language) in the title? You’ve come to the right place!
Neon Highway is a playlist containing exactly what you’re looking for: alternative rock about highways. Yep, it’s that straightforward, or at least it seems so on the surface. The thing is that this isn’t exactly a comprehensive list. In fact, if you type “highway”, “motorway”, “autobahn”, “autoroute”, “autoestrada” into your streaming service search box, then you’ll get thousands of hits.The problem is that you’ll need to listen to almost every one of them to single out great alternative tracks.
Not something you want to do? Perfect. Because I’ve already done it for you, and the result is Neon Highway. I’m a huge fan of highway, freeway, road trip and car songs. I’ve been collecting my favorites in a personal playlist for years, but it’s a bit of a beast and contains a diverse range of music genres, and languages, so I’m going to bypass sharing the entirety of it. Instead, I’ve handpicked 15 best alt rock highway songs… for now!
about the curator — Jane Asylum
When my mother wasn’t walking around the house belting out early 60s’ girl-band lyrics, she was collecting compilation albums, specifically from K-Tel. She may not have had the most refined taste, but she enjoyed variety, or at least that’s what I recall. I poured over them all, preferring some sounds to others. And when I found the perfect song, I’d play it over and over until ready to perform my latest theatrical dance incarnation. With my family all gathered on floral grey sofas in our basement apartment, I’d set the vinyl on the turntable of a brown fibreboard stereo and not-so-carefully lower the needle. It would pop, screech, and crackle before any music spilled from the weaved-wheat speakers. My toes would press, lift, and sweep through the blue-green shag carpet, my arms would flail, and the music would bass and treble through my soul. I’m no longer that 6-year-old doing private-audience interpretive dance routines, but my passion remains just as intense. I have no special superpowers as a curator — just my love of sounds and lyrics that transport, transform, move, and make your body groove.
by Jane Asylum