Life Is a Highway by Tom Cochrane is a go-to road-tripping song. We get many requests for the 1991 Canadian hit from travellers hitting the road, many on their way to summer fun in Canmore, Banff or further west – Revelstoke, B.C., is a great place to go!
Tom Cochrane just headlined this week’s Stampede Shaker. Check out this awesome video of Tommy taking a climb to get a better look at the crowd:
A new study says that your favourite road-trip songs are probably not the best choices. Forget the fast-tempo, rocking tunes: If you’re in the car, pick something with a slower, more melancholy feel. Amy Belfi, a cognitive neuroscientist from New York University, explained to The New York Post why brooding songs may be best.
“Of course, ‘sad’ songs can actually make us feel good about ourselves,” she said in an interview. Read the full story HERE.
“They may remind us, for example, of difficult experiences that we have overcome and learned from,” said Belfi, who is an expert on the effects of music on the brain.
Need some suggestions? Here are some of the study’s ‘best’ road-trip songs. Feel sad, people. Feel sad. (‘Cause you’re eventually going to feel rockin’!)
- “Back to Black” – Amy Winehouse
- “Beggin’” – Madcon
- “Buck Rogers” – Feeder
- “Chained To The Rhythm” – Katy Perry, Skip Marley
- “Ciao Adios” – Anne Marie
- “Don’t You Worry Child” – Swedish House Mafia, John Martin
- “Everybody’s Changing” – Keane
- “Green Light” – Lorde
- “Hometown Glory (High Contrast Remix)” – Adele
- “Lean On” – Major Lazer, DJ Snake, MØ
- “Power” – Little Mix, Stormzy
- “Run” – Foo Fighters
- “Shake It Out” – Florence and the Machine
- “Sorry” – Justin Bieber
- “Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)” – Lana Del Ray
- “This Is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris, Rihanna
- “Titanium” – David Guetta, Sia
- “What Went Down” – Foals
We just went on a mini road trip to Banff to go camping. Before we went to the campsite, we went for a hike at Johnston Canyon. (Wear hiking boots or running shoes. We saw many people doing the walk/hike in sandals and dress shoes.) On the way to the site’s parking lot, we got stuck in a long lineup of cars. We thought they were waiting to park, but everyone had actually stopped on the road to see this bear on the side of the road.
And, then, on the way out of Johnston Canyon, everyone slowed down to get a snap of this horny fella.
Parks Canada recommends just slowing down and not stopping to watch and photograph bears and other animals. (We were in a lineup though of probably 25 cars. Once the first car stopped, we were all stopped.)
“Slow down—consider not stopping. Bears need to forage undisturbed in order to gain enough fat to survive the winter. Your decision to drive on by gives bears the space they need to make a living in this challenging landscape.” Read more tips HERE.
If you could only list to the same 3 songs your entire road trip, what would they be? AND …. go! – Sarah