Road Trip AnthemsJanuary 13, 2017
Every one of us has an anthem. It does not matter if you have a different groups than the person beside you. Your anthem will most likely reveal the genre of music you prefer to listen to. Road trips take hours, sometimes even days, to take before arriving to your destination. FM radio is not enough to fill the silence this long. You, as the driver, will feel more relaxed if you are familiar with the particular set of music coming out of your car audio.
You can consider it as your road trip anthem. This may be quite bothersome at first, but you find out later on that this is personally gratifying. So far, I have compiled 4 general cliques and have identified their personalities. Using deduction as a method of observation, we can come up with respective road trip anthems for each groups.
You know the stereotype: glasses, always has a computer, populates the bookstores or comic book stores, may or may not have unruly hair. So far, the most popular set of geeks one can find in recent TV history is the guys in The Big Bang Theory, a popular TV show that is now on its 7th season. The show has been quite successful in portraying the addiction as well as the quirks of geeks in general. Car owners of this type are most probably also avid fans of Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Star Wars, comic books, and online gaming, among others. To get a particular anthem for a given road trip, all you have to do is pick a soundtrack of any of the previously mentioned movies and series.
These are the jocks and the prom queens, the celebrities and the models. People inside these groups probably enjoy anything that is mainstream, pop if you may. They will probably enjoy the music of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and One Direction when on a long drive to a party in another city or an awards night in Hollywood.
Rock heads are loud. The genre also has a very wide variety: classic rock, punk, punk rock, scream, metal, reap metal-you name it. The anthem to a rock head’s particular road trip can be anything from one of his or her rock heroes. The most popular being Nirvana, Linkin’ Park, Foo Fighters, and many, many other from a whole lot of rock subgenres. Every rock head has his or her preferences, but he or she will jump at anything loud when lacking the choice.
While rock heads are disciples of rock, rap heads are the ones who live and breathe hip hop. Most of them probably frequent rap battles and consider Marshall Mathers as their god. Some compare hip hop to rock, saying that hip hop will win over rock any time. But these are not supposed to be compared because they are not even on the same genre. In fact, combining the music of the two genres is genius. A lot of bands have gained success with rap mental as their genre. When on a road trip, even if it’s not Marshall Mathers, they will still dig the music of Tupac, Jay-Z, and Calvin Broadus, Jr., among others.