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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?

Tesla Girls is tempting, but like Hans, perhaps Red Barchetta for being topical. And making one want to drive fast. Very.

"Are Friends Electric?" by Gary Numan.

Music?
Mozart's Jupiter Symphony (#41) - it is music for the prophet on the mountain top, preaching to the masses below. The prophet who then descends to help lift the masses up to join him/her on the peak.

You will be Socrates,in Plato's 'Allegory of the Cave'. You will lead people, who believe that mere Shadows are reality, out of their caves into the Light. Once they have seen the light and experienced its Joy, they will return to other caves and lead those shadow-dwellers out to the light.

(Tesla, you may use this for your ads in exchange for a 2015 Model S)

@kkiri7 Mozart's Jupiter made me think of another song to add to my playlist: Mars, The Bringer of War by Holst :D

I have my USB stick all set up for my delivery (by end of the month with any luck) and it contains the following:

Stupidly Happy - XTC
Make a Circuit with Me - The Polecats
Tesla Girls - OMD
Drive My Car [Mono Version] - The Beatles
That's the Way (I Like It) - Dead or Alive

Other songs I considered for the first playlist were:

Cars [Premier Mix] - Gary Numan and Tubeway Army
Silence, Sea and Sky - The Chameleons UK
Electricity - OMD
Drive - The Cars
Behind the Wheel - Depeche Mode
Hot You're Cool - General Public
I Get a Thrill - The Honeydrippers
What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy) - Information Society
The Modern World - The Jam
A Gallon of Gas - The Kinks
Good Life - OneRepublic
Drive Baby Drive - Shona Laing
Perfect - The The

How about "Highway Star" - Deep Purple?

Love Song by Tesla

I never really gave this much thought myself, but I always read this thread because I like music and found it amusing.

Before I got my car, I made a smart playlist in itunes with every album that was rated 3 or higher and dragged those 3,736 songs to a USB stick.

My car was finally delivered and I just started near the beginning of the alphabet and picked songs quickly because I wanted to focus on the car. Here were the first few songs:

1: At the Drive-In / Relationship of Command / Arcarsenal
2: Black Sabbath / Black Sabbath / Black Sabbath
3: Frank Zappa / Hot Rats / Willie the Pimp

While not car themed, I'm not sure I could have done much better even if I had been planning for months.

Here is a couple more good candidates for a first song in a Model S.

Octane Twisted - Porcupine Tree

Lithium - Nirvana

Runar made a Spotify station with all the songs we mentioned called "Tesla Model S". Has anyone had good luck with streaming Spotify?

There is also a long thread at TMC with a list of first songs that people to planned to play upon delivery.

http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/7397-What-is-the-first-thi...

To really test the sound upgrade package it will have to be Frankie Goes To Hollywood's Welcome to the Pleasuredome.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/welcome-to-pleasuredome-25th/id402483998

Then chilling with the excellent Tea Street Band.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-tea-street-band/id376984660

When I was in New York I was shown the voice command search for music, despite almost 10 attempts the car failed to understand my, understated, Scouse accent. Hope that will be fixed for European RHD deliveries!

Would be nice if Tesla can partner with Apple an offer iTunes Match.

Super Bad by James Brown

Sail, by AWOLNATION.

This song is loud, pounding and perfect for a 0-80 (no, not 60) acceleration and then manuvering quickly yet carefully through traffic while wearing a huge smile. If you have the upgraded sound, even better!

As a definetly goodbye to ICE cars, I think of using CAN'T GET MY MOTOR TO START the openingstrack from Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports. Words and music by Carla Bley (who owns a record compagny named WATT WORKS -nomen est omen-). With phrases as "...lookin` under the hood never did any good ... the choke must be broke ... let's take the gasoline out ... try puttin' beer in the tank ..." and the Teslagrim on my face.

Teslagrim? Sounds ominous.

Like the Ferrari scene in Ferris Bueller: STAR WARS!

Won't you take me to frunky town? (Z's wife's pun)

Sorry, Brain H, should have been "grin". English in only my third language, so you can correct me whenever you want (and have nothing better to do ;-). But maybe I was thinking of Tesla as a fairy tale and I had my mind set on the Grimm Brothers.

The Cult, "Electric Ocean"

Yeah, I was joking.

Doobie Brothers
Takin' it to the streets

...maybe next week

How 'bout a d/l'ed MP3 from this video track? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgll-XTqcS4

New first for me:
Shut up and drive from Wreck It Ralph }B)
Sung by Rihanna if anyone cares :P

Rocket Man

Easy one. The new Daft Punk.

"Magic Carpet Ride" by Steppenwolf

So I pick up my car Monday. Thanks to the suggestions in this thread and some scouring of my MP3 library, I'll be taking an old 128MB (yes, MB) flash drive with a dozen tracks on it:

They Might Be Giants - Electric Car
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Tesla Girls
Manic Street Preachers - Faster
Moby - Electricity
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (Peoples Car Mix)
Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down
Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue
Gary Numan - Cars
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Electricity
Don Felder - Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride)
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - Sex on Wheelz
Daft Punk - The Game Has Changed

Changed my mind

"Bat out of Hell"

How about "It's a Beautiful Ride" by John C. Reilly?

Electric car, on roads so dark
To change the end, rewrite the start
Electric car, so good, so far

Electric car, on verdant green
Invent a turn, invent a dream
Electric car, the new machine

Let's take a ride in an electric car
To the west side in an electric car
How can you deny an electric car?
Won't you take a ride with me?
Come on and take a ride with me

Electric car beside the tree
Will past the dock, will past the sea
Electric car, roll silently

Electric car on roads so dark
To change the end, rewrite the start
Electric car, so good, so far

Let's take a ride in an electric car
To the west side in an electric car
How can you deny an electric car?
Won't you take a ride with me?
Come on and take a ride with me

No diesel, steam or gasoline

Let's take a ride in an electric car
Happiness resides in an electric car
You can even drive an electric car
Won't you take a ride with me?
Come on and take a ride with me

Let's take a ride in an electric car
To the west side in an electric car
How can you deny an electric car?
Won't you take a ride with me?
Come on and take a ride with me

>>Sail, by AWOLNATION.

That was mine. :) Unfortunately Slacker found only the remix version and the car seems to recognize only about half my music on my iPod Shuffle, not including Sail. So I streamed it from my phone, but it wasn't quite the "play Sail by AWOLNATION" experience that I had imagined.


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