Wednesday 31st of May 2023
TV, Film & Music

96 Truck Tunes for Competition Days


Jay Halim showing us how it’s done


After a flurry of tweeting activity on Monday night during #HorseHour where we asked for suggestions for rousing pre-competition tunes to play on journeys, it seemed like a good idea to put together a ‘trucking fun’ Spotify playlist. Little did I know how much time I could waste having a really good reminisce (mainly over the 80s!)  

It was amazing how many tunes have equestrian nuances, be it the weather (Mr. Blue Sky and Baby It’s Cold Outside), the gear (These boots are made for walking), the support (With a little help from my friends and A-Team) or the result (Survival and We are the Champions). 



Not all of these suggestions are my own and I am very grateful for anonymous contributions from my equestrian and non-equestrian friends.  It is an eclectic collection to say the least! There are a few songs at the end that are for the journey home – especially if things haven’t gone quite to plan.   

If your favourite isn’t there, let us know on Twitter @thegaitpost and we will add it in.  If you don’t have Spotify, here’s the link to download it but panic not, there’s a full list below. GET SPOTIFY

 We hope they help get you in the zone!  There are 96 tunes so far: Robbie, Mr. Bublé, Survivor, Elbow, Nina Simone, Queen and some TV and movie classics…that’s over 6 hours of singing!  Just don’t crash!



For further inspiration, check out Jay Halim’s #lorrysingalong Facebook page and get uploading – we’d love to see your musical talents!  This is where it all started…


Huge thanks to Jay Halim for his pics – if you haven’t read his interview with us, check it out below. Can you help Jay keep his ride on Abrisco? Get in touch with Jay on 07979 550180 if you would like to find out more.

And if you haven’t yet discovered #HorseHour, it’s a weekly tweet-up on Twitter every Monday night between 8pm-9pm GMT where you can meet fellow equestrians, equine businesses and have a ‘chat’ about everything equestrian. See you there! 


Full list:

Michael Bublé – It’s A Beautiful Day

Tina Turner – The Best

Tom Jones – Baby It’s Cold Outside

Ellie Goulding – Anything Could Happen

Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky

Gipsy Kings – Bamboléo

Various Artists – Hawaii 5-0

Ed Sheeran – The A Team

Dolly Parton – 9 to 5

Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights

MIKA – Grace Kelly

Eurythmics – Thorn in My Side

Jessie J – Bang Bang

Robbie Williams – Candy

James Blunt – Bonfire Heart

Ike & Tina Turner – River Deep Mountain High

Paolo Nutini – Scream (Funk My Life Up)

Helen Reddy – I Am Woman

Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Oliver’s Army

Coldplay – Viva La Vida

Ace of Base – The Sign

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra – The Adventures of Black Beauty

Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines

Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine

Ram Jam – Black Betty

The Voodoo Tears – Jumping Jack Flash

Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made For Walkin’

Beyoncé – Crazy in Love

Oasis – Wonderwall

a-ha – Take On Me

John Parr – St. Elmos Fire [Man In Motion]

Katy Perry – Firework

Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out

Iggy Pop – Lust For Life

The Lumineers – Big Parade

Joni Mitchell – Big Yellow Taxi

Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass

Jenny Lewis – Just One Of The Guys

TV Themes – Happy Days

Muse – Survival

The Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way – with Sarah Jane Morris

Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell

Mott The Hoople – All the Young Dudes

Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now

Robbie Williams – Rock DJ Survivor – Eye of the Tiger

Madonna – Vogue

Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning – Remastered

The Chainsmokers – #SELFIE

Mike Oldfield – Moonlight Shadow

Men At Work – Down Under

Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby

Destiny’s Child – Survivor

Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out for a Hero

Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head

Blue – One Love

Rose Royce – Car Wash

Elbow – One Day Like This

Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive

Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69

Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer

Train – Hey, Soul Sister

Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line

Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

Nena – 99 Red Balloons

Shirley Bassey – Goldfinger

Generation DJ – Take Me To The Clouds Above

Idina Menzel – Let It Go Soundtrack

All Stars – Nobody Does It Better

Jack Johnson – Better Together

Nickelback – Rockstar

Nina Simone – Feeling Good

Kristen Bell – Love Is an Open Door

Mumford & Sons – Awake My Soul

Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit

Noah And The Whale – 5 Years Time

One Direction – One Thing

The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

Pharrell Williams – Happy

Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk

Queen – We Are The Champions

Taylor Swift – Today Was A Fairytale

Alison Moyet – All Cried Out

Phil Collins – Against All Odds

Noah And The Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.

Calvin Harris – Blame

Wet Wet Wet – With A Little Help From My Friends

Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait

Elton John – I’m Still Standing

The Raconteurs – Steady, As She Goes

Queen – Another One Bites The Dust

Owl City – Fireflies

Monty Python – Look On The Bright Side Of Life

Chumbawamba – Tubthumping 


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