Car Blasting Tunes – 70’s & 80’s Rock


It’s that glorious time of year once again where it is warm enough to roll your windows down in your car (does anyone actually roll windows down anymore?), turn the car stereo up loudly and sing to your hearts content. In my opinion, there is no activity better than this to de-stress and feel happy – even if for just a few hours. 

Wayne's World singing in car

I started making this playlist and realized it was too long, so I decided to divide it up into categories. The first installment features rock songs of the 70’s and 80’s that I just can’t resist cranking the volume on. 

I’ve been known to sing these tunes quite loudly (and sometime hilariously) as well as perform air guitar and drums – just ask anyone who has been a passenger with me. You’ll also notice on this playlist in particular, I really like Phil Collins… it was hard to not include more of his songs!

Future Car Blasting installments will include:

  • Hair Bands
  • 80’s & 90’s Pop/Dance
  • Alternative
  • Modern Rock/Pop

I hope you enjoy the following rockin’ playlist – and I leave you with the following question:

What are the rock songs you cannot resist cranking from the 70’s and 80’s?


car blasting 70s 80s rock



  1. Easy Lover – Phil Collins & Philip Bailey
  2. Carry On Wayward Son – Kansas
  3. Only Time Will Tell – Asia
  4. Hold the Line – Toto
  5. The Warrior – Scandal
  6. Love is a Battlefield – Pat Benatar
  7. I Missed Again – Phil Collins
  8. Love Stinks – J. Geils Band
  9. Cold as Ice – Foreigner
  10. I Hate Myself for Loving You – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  11. Back on My Feet Again – The Babys
  12. Love is Like a Rock – Donnie Iris
  13. Lonely is the Night – Billy Squire
  14. Keep on Loving You – REO Speedwagon
  15. Alone – Heart
  16. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) – Journey
  17. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  18. Come Sail Away – Styx
  19. Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes
  20. Out of Touch – Hall and Oates
  21. Freewill – Rush
  22. Broken Wings – Mr. Mister 
  23. Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
  24. Lights Out – Peter Wolf
  25. Sussudio – Phil Collins
  26. Piano Man – Billy Joel
  27. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  28. Mr. Blue Sky – ELO
  29. Just What I Needed – The Cars
  30. Bang the Drum All Day – Todd Rundgren