First song

First song

Now that I have received my email to build my Model S, I am imagining that first ride and need to decide what music will suit such an occasion. Radar Love maybe? What will be your first driving tune in your new Model S?

Mike_ModelS_P457 | 22 agosto 2012

What about folk?

Brian H | 22 agosto 2012

No longer a separate category! Have to squeeze in with the "Popular" genre, I'm afraid. Are there any current folk artists on the charts? I don't follow such things all that closely.

Volker.Berlin | 22 agosto 2012

If it's in the charts, it's "pop" by definition. Are there any current classical artists on the charts? I don't follow such things all that closely. >:P

Brian H | 22 agosto 2012

Actually there are long-standing and extensive classical "charts", with their own stars and superstars. The thing about classical is that it endures (almost by definition). But it seems the time for folk has pretty much passed. It was a Boomer-generation thing.

I guess Arlo and Leonard are still doing concerts, etc. Who else? | 22 agosto 2012

"Damn this traffic jam" by James Taylor would likely qualify as folk/pop,

Teoatawki | 22 agosto 2012

I used to program to classical music. Besides the fact that I enjoyed it, I never got distracted by the words. The problem with classical music in the car is the dynamic range, which makes the soft passages drowned out by road noise, and your eardrums ruptured if you boosted it to hear the soft passages when the loud sections hit.

But this car is so quiet, maybe I could really enjoy some classical music in my Model S.

Epley | 22 agosto 2012

A few more:

Tesla Girls and Electricity by OMD
Anything by Tesla (the rock band from Sacramento)
Built for Speed by the Stray Cats
Rhythm from a Red Car by Hardline
Rockin' down the Highway by the Doobie Brothers
Oh Yeah by Chickenfoot
Blue Highway by Billy Idol
Baby You Can Drive My Car by the Beatles
Driver's Seat by Sniff 'N the Tears

This has been a fun discussion--I now have a whole playlist!

mw | 30 settembre 2012

No Sammy Hagar fans?!!! I can't drive 55... all time favorite song.

pilotSteve | 30 settembre 2012

my play list will probably start with "At Last" by Etta James!

cosmomusic | 30 settembre 2012

Up tempo love song. Perfect candidate here for the exhilaration of Model S.

You and Me by COSMO; CD: Alone Tonight.

Captain_Zap | 30 settembre 2012

The last time I saw Sammy Hagar he changed the lyrics to
"I Can't Drive 65".

Teoatawki | 1 ottobre 2012

That's ok. I can't drive 65 either! ;)

Velo1 | 1 ottobre 2012

"On the road again" Willie Nelson

ReeceWeb | 1 ottobre 2012

Howzabout [Signature] Red Barchetta by Rush.

prash.saka | 1 ottobre 2012

@pilotSteve +1 for At Last.

I love that song ... more so as it is the first dance song at my wedding.

mw | 1 ottobre 2012

Captain_Zap: Well I guess I show my age... I can't drive 65 either! LOL

Brian H | 1 ottobre 2012

How soon will he escalate to 75? <8-0

STARR X | 2 ottobre 2012

"Drive " by Incubus.

jackhub | 2 ottobre 2012

My first will be the Stone's Start Me Up. The second will be Simon and Garfunkel's Sounds of Silence. What could be more appropriate for a powerful, silent EV.

hwye81k | 2 ottobre 2012

Sounds of Silence........good call jackhub.

Teoatawki | 3 ottobre 2012

Right now I'm torn, but I'm leaning toward "take 5" by Dave Brubeck. Its driving 5/4 beat is both relaxing and pushes me forward at the same time. And in a car this quiet, you can really savor a legendary jazz piece like this one.

petero | 17 ottobre 2012

You might give a listen to Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells

s_curve | 17 ottobre 2012

Life is a Highway - Tom Cochrane.

(Rascal Flats was a cover)

Mark E | 18 ottobre 2012

Autobahn - Kraftwerk

mrspaghetti | 18 ottobre 2012

Actually I kind of like that song they played prior to the Supercharger event - The Veldt, by deadmau5

And the lyrics somehow fit the car. I can easily picture myself driving silently along at night listening to it.

Oaktowner | 18 ottobre 2012

+1 epley for the play list.

And I'll add "Oh, Yeah" by Yello (you might remember it as the Ferrari song from Ferris Beuller's Day Off).

"Doh Doh....chicka chickaahhhhhhhhhhhhh."

DouglasR | 18 ottobre 2012

Tesla Sally?

weeandthewads | 18 ottobre 2012

I can't drive 55!

tharasix | 18 ottobre 2012

I like the idea of queuing up "Fight for your Right" by the Beastie Boys and hitting the goose pedal right after he yells, "Kick it!"

Captain_Zap | 18 ottobre 2012

I was at a show a couple weeks ago and Mike Portnoy (Hall of Fame drummer for Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold, Transatlantic, and many more) came out during the encore and said he had a fantasy about singing a song on stage since he was a little kid. Until then I had totally forgotten the song. He gave up the drum kit to Neil Morse and took the mike. It was:

"Crazy Horses" - a song protesting car pollution that was written by the Osmonds. Mike Portnoy really rocked it out at the live show I was at.

(I wish I could find a better recording of it to share.)

Captain_Zap | 18 ottobre 2012

Here's the original "Crazy Horses"

prash.saka | 18 ottobre 2012

How about the Rocky theme song?

Runar | 19 ottobre 2012

Speed demon Michael Jackson

Runar | 22 ottobre 2012

I have complied a playlist with all the songs mentioned in this thread, at Spotify.

"Tesla Model S"

Should be available for everyone who search iwthin Spotify.

Peter Spirgel | 22 ottobre 2012



BYT | 22 ottobre 2012

@Runar, LOL, Awesome! I look forward to discovering some new tunes when I listed to that playlist in my Model S.

SSL161 | 22 ottobre 2012

Geek warning.

I picked the music from "Star Trek the Motion Picture" where Kirk is re-introduced to the Enterprise after her first refit.

I liked it because it showed them doing a "walk around" before entering, something I figure everyone would do with a new car. :)

(Performance Signature, Pearl White, Tan Interior.)

LLP \\//_

--- Cherif

prash.saka | 22 ottobre 2012

@Runar, good job!

Captain_Zap | 22 ottobre 2012

Too cool for school!

Brian H | 2 gennaio 2013

You all realize those video selections won't show video. Just the sound tracks! Video is verboten.

nav66 | 2 gennaio 2013

"Trans Island Skyway" by Donald Fagen, from the 1993 album "Kamakiriad".

mikemooremd | 2 gennaio 2013

It's gotta be "Magic Carpet Ride" by Steppenwolf! | 2 gennaio 2013

I picked Dreams by Van Halen.

Shelmire | 2 gennaio 2013

Either Mr. Blue Sky by ELO or Caddy-O by the Cars....however, Les Mis would rock.

jat | 2 gennaio 2013

Whatever happens to be next on Google Play on my phone when I get it paired with the stereo. | 2 gennaio 2013

You can tell slacker radio to play anything you want (while you pair your phone via bluetooth).

RZitrin1 | 2 gennaio 2013

My first Slacker request by voice command with 4.0 software was King Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson King. Couldn't quite pump it up to 11, though. | 2 gennaio 2013

rzitrin-- good choice-- Now I'll have to ask Slacker for Epitaph tomorrow.

AaronX | 2 gennaio 2013

Tesla's (the band) Edison's Medicine

HiddenGems99 | 2 gennaio 2013

My car arrives tomorrow - then I fly to the east coast on Friday for three days with it parked at SeaTac, taunting me from a distance as I enjoy my mid-sized rental SUV with cloth seats and the funk of 30 or 40 thousand miles of various misuse on the roads of America.

So, fittingly, I'll probably listen to "Three Days" by Janes Addiction - 10 minutes and 46 seconds of pure bliss.