People love lists. In fact, “listicles” were a thing for a while thanks to websites such as Buzzfeed. One type of list that always sparks debate is the “Top 10 (fill in the blank) Songs.” For example, a recent blog over at AXS listed the “Top 10 trucker tunes.”
It’s not too often you see people not associated with trucking talking about trucker tunes. AXS, a ticket merchant you have probably purchased concerts tickets through, dipped their hand in the trucking tune jar, and here’s what they came out with:
1. “Movin’ On” – Merle Haggard
2. “Six Days on the Road” – Dave Dudley
3. “Phantom 309” – Red Sovine
4. “Purple Sky” – Kid Rock
5. “All I Do Is Drive” – Johnny Cash
6. “Smokey on Your Front Door” – Waylon Jennings
7. “Truck Driving S.O.B” – Deadbolt
8. “Highway To Hell” – AC/DC
9. “Mama I’m Coming Home” – Ozzy Osborne
10. Psalm 69 album – Ministry
As you can see, there are a lot of standard trucker songs we see on similar lists created by truckers. Of course, AXS had some fun with that last one, which by the way, it’s supposed to be the full album, not one particular track.
My personal favorite on that list is actually the Ministry album. However, I did notice they missed any Aaron Tippin or Tony Justice songs.
What’s your favorite song in the above list and what essential trucker tunes are missing?