Soundtrack for Trip #11: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky

imagesDid you know that Cleveland, Ohio is the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Or did you know that Motown is slang for the Motor City also known as Detroit? Kentucky is home to bluegrass music, and Gary, Indiana was the birthplace of the Jackson 5. There are so many musical connections and it was fun and creative putting this eclectic mix together trying to find songs to tie in to not only to the musical history, but to other things these states are famous for – like Michigan cherries, the Indianapolis 500, Toledo glass, and the Wright Brothers bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio where their first ideas about flight were born. As we hit the highways through these states, here’s what we listened to connecting us to people, places and themes from these parts. Feel free to use this list and then add your own personal favorites.

“My City Was Gone” The Pretenders
“The Middle Of The Road” The Pretenders
“Rock And Roll All Nite” KISS
“Heart of Glass” Blondie
“Drive” The Cars
“Let’s Go” The Cars
“Baby Love” The Supremes
“I Heard It Through The Grapevine” Marvin Gaye
“Dancing In The Street” Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
“Aint No Mountain High Enough” Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
“All Summer Long” Kid Rock
“Cherry Cherry” Neil Diamond
“ABC” The Jackson 5
“Jack and Diane” John Cougar Mellencamp
“R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.” John Cougar Mellencamp
“Built For Speed” The Stray Cats
“Lonesome Wind Blues” Rhonda Vincent
“Lose Yourself” Eminem
“Don’t Stop Believin'” Journey

 
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