Listomania: The Best Songs to Listen to During a High-Speed Chase
High speed car chase at DC9 HQ, y'all!
Just a few minutes ago, the not-so-high-speed chase that happened in Dallas passed by the Dallas Observer offices. We cheered as the carjacking suspect led about six or seven cop cars down Maple Avenue, and we discussed his motive, his determination, his lack of clothing, and, finally, his playlist.
Assuming he had planned ahead for the ultimate high-speed chase mix--and synced it to his iPod before flipping the bird to the cops--we've come up with the list of songs we're positive that this dude was jamming. Until, that is, he was smashed on the Love Field tarmac.
Check it out after the jump.
1. "Keep The Car Running" by Arcade Fire
OK, so this guy doesn't exactly
look like he's the typical ACL-attending Arcade Fire fan. But "Keep the car running" is probably
what he said as he allegedly stole someone's car while they were still
2. "I Fought The Law" by The Clash
We like to think he was really jamming to this track--right up until the part where it said the law won. I think he forgot that part when he made the playlist.
3. "Fuck The Police" by NWA
By this point in his mixtape, the cops were onto him. So what did he do? He lit up a cigarette and turned up the stereo. Seriously. Go back and watch the footage. Dude was smoking out the window.
4. "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes
This song was an accident. He immediately skipped to the next track, while he noticed three or four police cruisers in the rear-view mirror.
5. "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins
We kind of hope this was the song playing as his back right tire blew. Things were getting dangerous. And no one wanted to be his wingman. What a maverick!
6. "Born To Run" by Bruce Springsteen
When he looked up and saw police helicopters flying above, he had to figure he was in for it. So he had to just go. Because, let's face it, it'd be really embarrassing if everyone saw him without his shirt on. Which we did.
7. "Jump In My Car" by David Hasslehoff
Maybe it was just us, but the mood seemed to lighten as he passed the Dallas Observer offices.
8. "Roadrunner" by The Modern Lovers
At a certain point, the dude slowed down to a crawl. We like to think that this song inspired him to go "faster miles per hour."
9. "Jet" by Wings
In a last-ditch effort to escape, our suspect blew through a security fence at Love Field airport and started cruising up and down the runways. Paul McCartney is the only logical explanation.
10. "No Cars Go" by Arcade Fire
Well.... he should've known it was a bad choice to put this song in the mix.
Next time, he should consult us. Clearly.
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