Speed Rock Playlist

Cover art from King Crimson’s “Court of the Crimson King” LP.

Here’s another contribution to my collection of thematic playlists. The “theme” of this collection is all about “energized” music that might complement a tedious, boring activity (e.g. vacuuming, driving, etc.) because the songs all feature a tempo challenging the listener to remain sedentary.

This all started in the early 70’s when I began pulling songs from my favorite vinyl and compiling them onto cassettes. My car radio no longer features a cassette bay but does have a USB and Bluetooth inputs, so here’s a way to access the tunes another way.  Time permitting, the playlist will grow.

Click anywhere in the list, and the subsequent tunes will play automatically in order.


Viani's Speed-Rock Playlist



501 Jeans Commercial (Tim Cain)
Again And Again (Status Quo)
Baby  Won’t You Let Me Rock ‘n’ Roll You (Ten Years After)
Better Off Dead (Rod Stewart)
Betty Lou’s Gettin’ Out Tonight (Bob Seeger)
Bloody Mary (David Coverdale)
Blue Sky Riding Song (Michael Murphy)
Boney Maroney (Johnny Winter)
Come Back Baby (Tim Cain)
Dancin’ With Myself (Billy Idol)
Devil With the Blue Dress On Medley (Bruce Springsteen)
Feet Don’t Fail Me Now (Buckwheat Zydeco)
Just Say That You Love Me (Little River Band)
Just Want To Be With You (John Prine)
Long Tall Sally (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
I’m A Lovestruck Baby (Stevie Ray Vaughn)
Luxury Liner (Emmylou Harris)
Kiss Me Three Times (Nihon Rock)
Respectable (Rolling Stones)
Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Stand (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
Rip This Joint (Rolling Stones / Exile on Main Street)
Rude Mood (Stevie Ray Vaughan / Double Trouble)
Scuttle Buttin’ (Stevie Ray Vaughan / Double Trouble)
Steel Claw (Tina Turner)
Teenage Nervous Breakdown (Little Feat)
The House Is Rockin’ (Stevie Ray Vaughan / Double Trouble)
Tutti Frutti (Elvis Presley)
Up, Up, Up (Asleep At The Wheel)
Workin’ For A Livin’ (Hewey Lewis & the News)
Backtrack (Squeeze)
Boney Maroney (Ronnie Hawkins)
Boogie Thing (James Cotton Blues Band)
Drinking That Wine (Electric Flag f. Mike Bloomfield)
Goin’ Home – live (Ten Years After)
Hayseed Suede (Leo Kotke)
I Knew The Bride (Nick Lowe’s Last Chick In The Shop)
I Know A Little (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Man With A Mission (Don Henley)
Maybelline (Ronnie Hawkins)
Oh Babe (Elvin Bishop)
Play That Fast Thing One More Time (Rockpile)
Southbound Squirrel (Led Zeppelin)
Surfin’ Bird (The Trashmen)
Tear It Up (Rod Stewart)
Turd On The Run (Rolling Stones)