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Transit Tunes: Six Songs to Celebrate Trains

A playlist for your next train ride

I wish I took more trains. I know it's faster to fly or cheaper to drive, but I really like that any mood is appropriate on a train—you can miss the place you're leaving and anticipate your destination in equal parts. That's what these songs do, too.


Jon Foreman, "Southbound Train"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyymdvWIQlA

Gladys Knight and the Pips, "Midnight Train to Georgia"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v78-ftcqpNw

Cat Stevens, "Peace Train"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sjSHazjrWg

Imogen Heap, "First Train Home"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZTDTW1X3Cs

Duke Ellington, "Take the A-Train"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHRbEhLj540

Bruce Springsteen, "Land of Hope and Dreams"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXGNq2-S06I
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