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?

Brian H | 14. august 2012

"...driving' 'round the world..."

Brian H | 14. august 2012

"...ridin' 'round the world..."

I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no satisfaction
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no

When I'm drivin' in my car
And that man comes on the radio
He's tellin' me more and more
About some useless information
Supposed to fire my imagination
I can't get no, oh no no no
Hey hey hey, that's what I say

I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no satisfaction
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no

When I'm watchin' my TV
And that man comes on to tell me
How white my shirts can be
But he can't be a man 'cause he doesn't smoke
The same cigarrettes as me
I can't get no, oh no no no
Hey hey hey, that's what I say

I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no girl reaction
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no

When I'm ridin' round the world
And I'm doin' this and I'm signing that
And I'm tryin' to make some girl
Who tells me baby better come back later next week
'Cause you see I'm on losing streak
I can't get no, oh no no no
Hey hey hey, that's what I say

I can't get no, I can't get no
I can't get no satisfaction
No satisfaction, no satisfaction, no satisfaction

BryanW | 14. august 2012

Maybe "Sail" by AWOLNATION

Something about this video and the Model S seem to go together for me...

BYT | 14. august 2012

I have upgraded sound but will ride in pure silence for my first ride so my Model S and I can get to know one another. No Brian H, not in the Biblical sense.

Brian H | 14. august 2012


Heinz | 14. august 2012

"Oh yeah!"

BYT | 14. august 2012

LOL, well, I hate making promises I may not be able to keep.

Volker.Berlin | 15. august 2012

"Important question for the day you take ownership of the car" (private)

Vawlkus | 15. august 2012

"It's my time to fly" from the Titan AE soundtrack :P

Timo | 15. august 2012

Yello: The Race from album Flag. Watch your speed if you listen that.

dubaty | 15. august 2012

Thanks for that link, there are some great song suggestions there. I guess I have about ninety days to figure it out.

jaq1 | 15. august 2012

Running on empty - Jackson Browne

Brian H | 16. august 2012

Flight of the Bumblebee. By anybody.


andex23 | 16. august 2012

How are we missing the obvious, all time chessiest wedding song, but totally relevant to the tesla... Electric Boogie (i.e. Electric Slide)!

"I'll teach you the electric Slide.."
"It's Electric, Boogie Woogie Woogie!"

go ahead and check out the lyrics, seems like a no brainer.

Or am I too literal?

ItsNotAboutTheMoney | 16. august 2012

The problem is that you're liable to end up with an "Every Breath You Take" situation where the lyrics don't really fit, because there haven't been many songs written about electric cars. But I'm sure there will be plenty of apt titles:
I'm In Love with My Car*
Enjoy The Silence
Electric Avenue
Fast Car
All I Want Is You
Enjoy The Ride (by Morcheeba)
... and for those of you a little eager on the go pedal ...
Smooth Criminal

* Somebody should get Roger Taylor in a Model S so he can update the lyrics. The first line is very apt...

Mel. | 16. august 2012

Bob Dylan's highway 61 revisited

BYT | 16. august 2012

Song's Specifically about Electric Cars? Corny buy you asked for them, well, you didn't really ask, but in my mind's eye you did.

They Might Be Giants - Electric Car - Official Music Video -

Deb Seymour: "Little ZENN Car" -

Tiebreaker | 16. august 2012

Talking Heads !!!

(Nothing But) Flowers

From the age of the dinosaurs
Cars have run on gasoline
Where, where have they gone?

Larry Chanin | 18. august 2012

Dippin In My Tesla - J Brave feat. Aishah (produced by Ari Melo)


Epley | 19. august 2012

How about "Magic" by the Cars?

ElectricFarmBoy | 19. august 2012

"Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car" -- Billy Ocean . Minus the sound of the car starting at the beginning.

John56 | 19. august 2012

+1 for Dippin in my Tesla - J Brave!!

Larry Chanin | 19. august 2012


+1 for Dippin in my Tesla - J Brave!!


Now, Brian H has already gone on record on another forum that he despises both music videos and Bollywood, ;-) but those who don't here's one that features a Roadster.

I like the refrain, "These are my dreams, I'm living them now. To all of my haters I'll never give ground."

Kind of reminds me of Elon.


Brian H | 19. august 2012

And I hate rap even worse! But this isn't bad, almost musical. I'm impressed!

ItsNotAboutTheMoney | 19. august 2012


But it bemoans the loss of highways

The highways and cars
Were sacrificed for agriculture
I thought that we'd start over
But I guess I was wrong

Once there were parking lots
Now it's a peaceful oasis


Tiebreaker | 19. august 2012

you got it, you got it

ItsNotAboutTheMoney | 19. august 2012


I think TMBG might have it.

However my wife suggested something more emotive like " How You Like Me Now?".

Brian H | 19. august 2012

Bad link. List of "Spotlight videos", that one not included.

Larry Chanin | 19. august 2012

And I hate rap even worse! But this isn't bad, almost musical. I'm impressed!

It's good to see you've changed your outlook. In general I usually don't care for the the rap/hip hop musical style either, but I found that if I listened to Dippin a few times it grew on me in a campy sort of way. So when I figure out this portable music thing I'm definately going to add this song it to my Model S play list.

Hey, we better get our act together and start keeping up with the Millennial Generation or get left in the dust! For instance I felt compelled to do a facebook page and learn to text to keep tabs on my nieces. That was promptly followed by a twitter account to keep up with Elon. ;-)


Rathjebaxter | 19. august 2012

If we are going with the straight electric theme, then I am partial to the Polecats - Make a Circuit With Me

MarkV | 19. august 2012

William Tell Overture

dsecrist | 19. august 2012

"Ride of the Valkyries" by Richard Wagner

ccostanz | 19. august 2012

dubaty, just so I can have some idea when I might be recieving my e-mail, what is your reservation number?

And by the way, mine will be Ride The Lightning by Metallica.


Brian H | 19. august 2012

Yeah, I suggested that as the b/g music for a drive to the course with your full foursome, all bags and carts neatly stashed.

I'll see your Lone Ranger Intro, and raise with the 1812 Overture! ;p
;) (Good workout for your sub-wumpers, emulating the cannon.)

dubaty | 20. august 2012

My res# is P2198. I thought I would sign the paperwork right away, but I agonized for a couple of days before making that final mouse click. Now it's time to start prepping the garage.

bfranks273 | 20. august 2012

Good stuff people, yeah its tuff. Being a tad older:

Drive my Car
what was that song in First Contact? i think thats it.
Or maybe Thus Sprach Zarathustra
Radar Love - definitely
Need a full play list, not like I am not getting out of the car too soon.
Thats it, I will make a full play list of the whole thread (maybe not William Tell...;)

Brian H | 20. august 2012

What's your problem, Kemo Sabe? >:/

electricblue0303 | 20. august 2012

Tried to post yesterday and it wasn't taking it. Here are my songs in order of importance:

[1] Electricity - OMD
[2] Electric Avenue - Eddie Grant
[3] Electric Blue - Icehouse

Any other 80s fans out there?

electricblue0303 | 20. august 2012

One other I forgot - Heavy Metal by Don Felder (Heavy Metal Soundtrack) - still 80s!

ccostanz | 20. august 2012

@dubaty, thanks for the info, still another 1700 before my # comes up but they are farther along then I thought.

If you have kids in the car might want to play Watchin' All The Cars Go By by Keith Munslow. Great children's song (I think I actually like it better than my kids). Has a great ending where the kid dreams about growing up to drive an electric car.

TheAustin | 21. august 2012

You're probably never heard of it (but props to you if you have)...It's called The Great Escape by an English band called The Rifles. Give it a listen, if you're so inclined:

"Today could be the day you might make a change..."

biggator | 21. august 2012

Gary Numan - Are Friends Electric?

Teoatawki | 21. august 2012

I don't have any E-specific songs, and I probably won't have any specific songs until that first road trip. I probably won't use the audio on my first local drives until I get tired of the quiet.

Once I hit the open road the "Tesla road trip" playlist comes out. Songs like

Fun, fun, fun
Little old lady from Pasadena
Rockin' down the highway
Little deuce coupe
My 409
I'm in love with my car
Surfin USA
California girls
Bohemian rhapsody
Flash Gordon

Good traveling music with a heavy dose of irony!

Timo | 21. august 2012

@Teoatawki I'm in love with my car, Bohemian rhapsody and I think Flash Gordon is actually "Flash" from Queen.

If you like Queen, then I think "A Kind of Magic" would be somehow appropriate to Tesla Model S. Not sure if I like the song itself that much for road trips. "We are the Champions" definitely would go to my playlist because that would be my state of mind in the car. And immediately switch to "Another One Bites the Dust" when I pass Yet Another slow driver.

Still, my favorite of all driver songs is Race from Flag-album by Yello.

Teslamodels4me | 21. august 2012

At Last!
by Etta James

dr_gko | 21. august 2012

Dynamite by Rokstarr

dubaty | 21. august 2012

Excellent choice! Not a typical driving song, but certainly one of my favorites and it would take advantage of the quiet in the car.

Brian H | 22. august 2012

How 'bout we make this more challenging for a bit, and limit suggestions to jazz? From Satchmo to Miles to Bird to Ella to ...

Timo | 22. august 2012

How about not. You can challenge yourself as much as you want, but I will not limit myself to jazz.

Brian H | 22. august 2012

As I said, "for a bit". Means "for a while", a short-term experiment.

But in fact it might be fun to set up 3 or 4 categories, and offer a suggestion for each.

Popular (even hip-hop/Rap allowed);