Don McLean – American Pie (Starters for Ten #169) 9/10 (17)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #169: Top Ten Driving tracks: 190618

Don McLean – American Pie (1971)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

And, for the penultimate of the 17th – featuring my top ten driving tracks, and running between 10 and 19 June – here’s Don McLean’s American Pie from 1971.

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Tom Robinson Band – 2,4,6,8 Motorway (Starters for Ten #168) 8/10 (17)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #168: Top Ten Driving tracks: 190617

Tom Robinson Band – 2,4,6,8, Motorway (1977)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 17th – featuring my top ten driving tracks, and running between 10 and 19 June – here’s the first single from the Tom Robinson Band – 2 -4 – 6 – 8 Motorway – released in 1977 with ‘I shall be released’ on the B-side.

Stiltskin – Inside (Starters for Ten #167) 7/10 (17)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #167: Top Ten Driving tracks: 190616

Stiltskin – Inside (1994)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 17th – featuring my top ten driving tracks, and running between 10 and 19 June – here’s Stiltskin’s Inside from 1994

Boston – More than a feeling (Starters for Ten #166) 6/10 (17)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #166: Top Ten Driving tracks: 190615

Boston – More than a feeling (1976)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 17th – featuring my top ten driving tracks, and running between 10 and 19 June – here’s Boston’s More than a feeling from 1976.

Spin Doctors – Two Princes (Starters for Ten #165) 5/10 (17)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #165: Top Ten Driving tracks: 190614

Spin Doctors – Two Princes (1993)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 17th – featuring my top ten driving tracks, and running between 10 and 19 June – here’s Two Princes from Spin Doctors. Released as a single in 1993, it reached No. 7 in the United States, No. 2 in Canada, and No. 3 in the United Kingdom and Australia. It was the band’s highest-charting single internationally and earned them a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group.

Z Z Top – Sharp Dressed Man (Starters for Ten #164) 4/10 (17)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #164: Top Ten Driving tracks: 190613

Z Z Top – Sharp Dressed Man (1983)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 17th – featuring my top ten driving tracks, and running between 10 and 19 June – here’s Z Z Top’s Sharp Dressed Man from the breakthrough ‘Eliminator’ album, released in 1983.

Kraftwerk – Autobahn (Starters for Ten #163) 3/10 (17)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #163: Top Ten Driving tracks: 190612

Kraftwerk – Autobahn (1974)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 17th – featuring my top ten driving tracks, and running between 10 and 19 June – here’s Kraftwerk’s Autobahn released in 1974.