A Playlist For … Driving Over the Hudson Bridge

Photo from Big Gay Hudson Valley

I drive over the Hudson Bridge quite frequently, (as most commercial stores are located in Poughkeepsie) and I always like to have a song blasting as I drive across. With the weather being unpredictable recently, the view of the river from the bridge is always different. 

Whether there’s a beautiful icy river in your sights or so foggy you can’t see ahead, I find myself listening to the same slew of songs while embarking on my drive. Maybe it’s because I’m an Aquarius and have difficulty changing things, or it could be the sheer creativity put into creating these musical masterpieces, but my queue remains unchanged. 

Although my friends have probably grown sick of these songs due to my overplaying of them, I’m here sharing them with you, dear reader. I present my top songs to listen to while driving over the Hudson Bridge, or wherever you may happen to be. I hope you love these songs as much as I do for the current moment, until I’m obsessed with a new bunch of songs for my travels. If you want to listen to this playlist, it’s available on my Spotify, @samanthasalerno, along with some other playlists that might just broaden your music taste.

Kilby Girl by The Backseat Lovers

It Never Rains in Southern California by Albert Hammond

The Moment by Tame Impala

One Million Lovers by The Growlers

KEEP IT UP by Rex Orange County 

Dirty Work by Steely Dan

WILSHIRE by Tyler, The Creator

Over the Influence by The Neighbourhood

Less Than Zero by The Weeknd

This Charming Man by The Smiths

Basement Jack by Steve Lacy

Baby I’m Yours by Arctic Monkeys

Radio by Lana Del Rey

I Can’t Think of Anybody But U by Vista Kicks

Sunflower (feat. Steve Lacy) by Vampire Weekend

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Samantha (Sam) Salerno is a second-year theater arts major from Long Island, NY. She has previously worked as a reporter for her hometown newspapers, The Islip Bulletin and The Long Island Advance. Aside from writing, she enjoys traveling, playing guitar and going to the beach. You can reach her by emailing salernos2@newpaltz.edu.