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The Top 10 Road Rage Songs

Living in New York City, I don’t drive anymore–I take the subway. Subway rage is far more pathetic than road rage, since all you can do is stammer and yell when the train door closes right before you get to the platform. Then again, flipping off an elderly woman in a Ford Tempo just because she cut you off isn’t very cool. I’ve done it, and should know. What is cool are songs that inspire you to flip off an old lady, like the following Road Rage songs courtesy of Spike.

Road rage is part of human nature. If you spend enough time every day in your car, inevitably some jackass will pull a stunt that just defies all logic and regard for the motorists around them. Once you’ve experienced this enough times, you’re bound to lose it sooner or later. So when you end up going off the deep end, you might as well have a kickass soundtrack to compliment the fury.

10. Metallica – “Battery”

The slow and somber acoustic guitar strumming that opens Master of Puppets serves as the perfect red herring for what’s to come. Suddenly the ethereal melodies turn into roaring thunder, and from then on there’s no turning back, dishing out pure, aggressive thrash till the last note of the song. This actually mimics the road rage phenomenon quite well – one minute you’re calmly going about your business, the next minute it’s vehicular mayhem. With the constant, propulsive force of this song, you’ll have an apt refrain to flip out to.

9. N.W.A. – “Straight Outta Compton”

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If this track doesn’t make you want to take down stupid pricks on the freeway, check your pulse because you’re probably already dead. Right out of the gate you get this constant click track and James Brown guitar riff that matches the pace of the road perfectly. Then suddenly Ice Cube is right in your face telling you to crush every sucka who gets in the way. Word to the mothef**ker.

8. Rage Against the Machine – “Bulls on Parade”

Watch “Bulls on Parade” here.

If nothing else, the name of this band should tip you off to the intentions of their music. True to form, “Bulls on Parade” immediately grabs you with the kind of vitriol you get when some jerkoff cuts you off and then slams on the brakes just to shave a couple seconds off their otherwise pointless commute.

The sinister, lumbering bass line that follows works as a backdrop to the frustration of watching your existence grow ever shorter as you battle just to get back to the package of stale Top Ramen and well-worn Victoria’s Secret catalog that you call home.

Check out the Top 10 Road Rage Songs at Spike.