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Q: Our young son is a huge fan of cars—real ones as much as the cartoon or toy versions. Can you think of any auto-related trip ideas he'd enjoy (and us too)?
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Rockin' Road Trip MusicWe asked some music junkies to tell us their fave stuff to listen to on the way to somewhere special. Here are their picks.

Illustrated collage of various road-related items.

Kathryn Rose, singer-songwriter
"I think of a road trip as a chance to pull out all my old favourites, thus the abundance of so many retro gems on my list. In another context I might gravitate to more obscure songs, but I think familiarity is a key factor in good road song selection. Marrying the right music with a particular stretch of scenery and inspiring my husband to sing along while he's driving are always the highlights of my trip."

• "Running Up That Hill," Kate Bush
• "Walking On the Moon," The Police
• "I Want You," Marvin Gaye
• "Babylon," David Gray
• "Everyday I Write the Book," Elvis Costello
• "Something About Trains," Jane Siberry
• "Baby, Now That I've Found You," Alison Krauss
• "The Carnival Is Over," Dead Can Dance
• "Fat Bottomed Girls," Queen
• "Hella Good," No Doubt

Perez Hilton, gossip gangster
• "Mercy," OneRepublic
• "Licky," Larry Tee & Princess Superstar
• "Seven Day Fool," Jully Black
• "L'incendie," Vanessa Paradis
• "Best Laid Plans," We The Living
• "Fascination," Alphabeat
• "Obsessed with You," The Orion Experience
• "Je Veux Te Voir," Yelle
• "Can't Speak French," Girls Aloud
• "With Every Heartbeat," Robyn
• "Basket Case," Pete du Pon

Beth Maher, 2's senior editor
• "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa," Vampire Weekend
• "More Than a Feelin'," Boston
• "Beautiful Day," U2
• "Back on the Chain Gang," The Pretenders
• "Livin' on a Prayer," Bon Jovi
• "Summertime," DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
• "Truckin'," Grateful Dead
• "You Could Have Been a Lady," April Wine
• "Crosstown Traffic," Jimi Hendrix
• "Birdsong," The Golden Dogs

Raine Maida & Chantal Kreviazuk
Maida: "It's great to be on the road listening to whole CDs, just like the old days when I was a kid. These days, we've been playing the new Saul Williams record [The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust]. One of our kids loves it, while one of them hates it. It makes for an, um, interesting ride." Kreviazuk: "The Beatles mixes we make are always perfect for the kids too."

Melanie Doane, singer-songwriter
• "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)," Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
• "Skinny Boy," Amy Millan
• "The Bird," Shawn Colvin • "Nobody Knows Me," Lyle Lovett
• "Civil Twilight," The Weakerthans
• "Baby Elephant Walk," Henry Mancini
• "She's So Young," The Pursuit of Happiness
• "Maybe It'll Rub Off," Tower of Power
• "Too Darn Hot," Mel Tormé
• "Good In Everyone," Sloan

Andrew Ennals, 2's music reviewer
• "Dynamite Walls," Hayden
• "Driver's Seat," Sniff'n'the Tears
• "Alberta Bound," Gordon Lightfoot
• "Windfall," Son Volt
• "I've Been Everywhere," Hank Snow
• "We've Gotta Get Out of This Place," The Animals
• "Six Days on the Road," Dave Dudley
• "Runnin' Down a Dream," Tom Petty
• "Northwest Passage," Stan Rogers

Lezlie Lowe, 2's parenting columnist
• "Crazy in Love," Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z
• "5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days," Louis Prima
• "No More," Julie Doiron
• "Baby Got Going," Liz Phair
• "Bohemian Rhapsody," Queen
• "Ms. Jackson," OutKast
• "Run to the Hills," Iron Maiden
• "Mother's Little Helper," The Rolling Stones

Cathy Logan, road trip veteran
• "Drinking in L.A.," Bran Van 3000
• "Bittersweet Symphony," The Verve
• "Stay," Jackson Browne
• "Fast Car," Tracy Chapman
• "Hungry Heart," Bruce Springsteen
• "Miles from Nowhere," Cat Stevens
• "One," Johnny Cash
• "What's Up?" 4 Non Blondes
• "Hallelujah," Rufus Wainwright
• "Apologize," Timbaland
• "Long Hot Summer," The Style Council
• "All These Things That I've Done," The Killers
• "Rockstar," Nickelback

Shelley White, television producer
• "Ready To Go," Republica
• "Go With the Flow," Queens of the Stone Age
• "Today," Smashing Pumpkins
• "Undone--The Sweater Song," Weezer
• "Sweet Emotion," Aerosmith
• "Just," Radiohead
• "Lithium," Nirvana
• "Helena," My Chemical Romance
• "Wouldn't It Be Nice," The Beach Boys
• "More Than a Feelin'," Boston
• "Atomic," Blondie
• "Rock Your Body," Justin Timberlake
• "The Seed," The Roots

Steve Park, web producer
• "Sabotage," Beastie Boys
• "Born to be Wild," Steppenwolf (or The Cult version)
• "Summertime," DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
• "It's Tricky," Run DMC
• "Last Nite," The Strokes
• "Nature of the Experiment" + "Citizens of Tomorrow," Tokyo Police Club
• "American Idiot," Green Day
• "Crazy," Gnarls Barkley