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Friday Playlist: On the Road With the Winchester Brothers

Classic rock for spooky summer drives.

I always hated ’70s-style classic rock, with its over-the-top guitar and drum solos and gaudy conceptualism. Or at least I thought I did. Then I became obsessed with Sam and Dean Winchester, who, on the show Supernatural, drive a black Chevy Impala on dark back roads, hunting demons, ghosts, and monsters. And I came to love the music they listened to—classic rock that’s loud, spooky, wild, and totally perfect for road trips. This playlist is a soundtrack for your own battles with evil—or just driving around on twilit summer nights.

Illustration by Minna

51 Comments

  • Moxx August 3rd, 2012 11:09 PM

    Am I allowed to submit a playlist?

    • purrr August 4th, 2012 7:19 AM

      submit one to me!!!
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  • i-like-autumn August 3rd, 2012 11:12 PM

    Best. Playlist. Ever.

    Sincerely,
    Autumn (i-like-autumn.tumblr.com)

  • africa August 3rd, 2012 11:12 PM

    oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god sAM DEAN oh my god omfg thank you!

  • EveyMarrie August 3rd, 2012 11:17 PM

    Why the fudge is ‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor not on here?! XD

    Hello? Epic cutout scene of Supernatural done by Dean :3

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsyMtYoSkC0

    RE-EDIT NAO! lol

    • EveyMarrie August 3rd, 2012 11:30 PM

      Then again, ‘Eye of the Tiger’ isn’t classic >>

      …Honorably mention then :3 haha

      • Stephanie August 4th, 2012 12:35 AM

        I totally debated about eye of the tiger because that outtake may be literally my favorite thing from supernatural– perhaps literally my favorite thing ever. (I’m totally a Dean girl.) But yeah it didn’t fit my classic rock vibe. In retrospect, honorable mention would have been a good way to go. But EVERYONE should watch that video. It will make your day!

  • pygmypuffs August 3rd, 2012 11:21 PM

    YES PERFECT.

  • Narnie August 3rd, 2012 11:23 PM

    Love this! Classic rock is SUCH good roadtrip music.

  • LeatherStuddedFae August 3rd, 2012 11:28 PM

    I love Supernatural! My sister is so obsessed with it. Then she shared it to me and now we’re both obsessed.

    Dean is awesome because we both love classic rock. ;D

    http://stylestuddedfairy.blogspot.com/

  • brynntheredonethat August 3rd, 2012 11:30 PM

    SUPERNATURAL ON ROOKIE. I JUST DIED. I love this!

  • Dylan August 3rd, 2012 11:46 PM

    NICE NICE NICE NICE

  • Perleri August 4th, 2012 12:03 AM

    I was seriously just thinking about how Rookie should talk about Supernatural and its amazingness! You guys never disappoint and this playlist is officially one of my favorites!!! Okay, I think I’m overusing the exclamation points but that’s okay cause it’s for SUPERNATURAL!

  • AlisonWonderland August 4th, 2012 12:12 AM

    I’ve always loved seventies rock, so this is perfect!

  • Brit August 4th, 2012 12:12 AM

    aghghghgh this is so great. Supernatural is great. Dean is great. Probably my favourite playlist yet.

    http://t3ddy-picker.tumblr.com

  • karsenjade August 4th, 2012 12:20 AM

    YES. Everything about this is perfect. I love you, rookie! :3

  • Carolineeeee August 4th, 2012 12:44 AM

    Rush….Iron Butterfly….Black Sabboth….
    PERFECTION.
    Stephanie, you rock!
    :)

  • thelittlepotato August 4th, 2012 12:45 AM

    No “Thunderstruck”? This art no playlist of the Winchesters! This art the work of the trickster, Loki!

  • redundundant August 4th, 2012 1:50 AM

    this is perfect! i’m obsESSED with this show! yay supernatural :D

  • SpencerBowie August 4th, 2012 2:51 AM

    THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!

    RAWK N ROLLS Y’ALLS!!!

    Plus I have friends who are in love with those Supernatural guys, I’ll jus rawk out instead!

    :)

  • Laura August 4th, 2012 5:50 AM

    AH I LOVE SUPERNATURAL, this really makes me want to go on a road trip.

  • robynjean August 4th, 2012 6:41 AM

    most amazing playlist thank you thank you.
    it makes me dream of kicking up some dust in the desert and being rebellious.

  • anton August 4th, 2012 7:29 AM

    Perfect!!

  • starsinyourheart August 4th, 2012 7:36 AM

    yay winchesters! :D

  • radiofireworks August 4th, 2012 7:55 AM

    Free Bird always reminds me of the last scene in a kickass (and very brutal) horror film called The Devil’s Rejects. Rob Zombie directed it, and it’s about a family of insane serial killers. I don’t want to spoil it, but the last scene involves a slow motion drive down a road with Free Bird playing, and it is AWESOME and makes me cry every time.

  • Jessie August 4th, 2012 8:32 AM

    House Of The Rising Sun is an amazing song-also,The Animals are from Newcastle,which makes it all the better.

  • tove August 4th, 2012 8:34 AM

    I’m in love with this one.
    should I start watching “supernatural”?

  • August 4th, 2012 9:11 AM

    can I submit a playlist?

  • MichyMich August 4th, 2012 9:56 AM

    I REALLY love this playlist, but I feel that something is missing: The Doors’ “L.A. Woman”. I love love love love LOVE “L.A. Woman” and I feel disappointed that it isn’t included. QQ

    Anyways, I think that it deserves an honorary mention, don’t ya think?

  • Blythe August 4th, 2012 11:03 AM

    Oh, such nostalgia for when Supernatural was a good show…

  • RXLWK August 4th, 2012 12:17 PM

    Holy crap I made one almost IDENTICAL for my last road trip! This is like, the ultimate in Dad-Rock.

  • Fiddle15 August 4th, 2012 5:14 PM

    this made my day! great songs and i love supernaturalll

  • Microbyte1 August 4th, 2012 5:19 PM

    can’t get enough of good old rook n roll

  • lyrarose August 4th, 2012 10:41 PM

    finally, a rookie playlist where I know every one (read: any) of the songs

  • pinkpepsigirl August 4th, 2012 11:10 PM

    This playlist is simply amazing. Am I the only one who noticed that most of these songs are on Guitar Hero? No? Just me? Okay :c

  • caro nation August 5th, 2012 11:52 AM

    RON BURGUNDY

  • leavesofyggdrasil August 5th, 2012 1:25 PM

    omg I totally did a double take when I saw “Winchester brothers”.
    I LOVE SUPERNATURAL aha;wjef/

  • Fuzzlovespearl August 5th, 2012 2:15 PM

    ARGH Supernatural! Love this.
    I’m a total Sam girl <3

  • Suzette August 5th, 2012 2:27 PM

    Burning question: WHY HASN’T ANYONE MADE A “HANGING OUT WITH THE GILMORE GIRLS” PLAYLIST!!?!??!?

    • eggzonable August 29th, 2012 3:50 PM

      AGREE!! BEST SHOW EVER MADE!

      • eggzonable August 29th, 2012 3:51 PM

        Or just hanging out with LANE KIM!!!! Please, please, please!!!!

  • melusineclary August 5th, 2012 2:41 PM

    I LOVE YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH OH MY GOD

  • Bloom August 5th, 2012 7:15 PM

    AHHHHH SUPERNATURAL PLAYLIST SFKJSKLAAFJKAL AWWWWW YISSSSSS

  • erin35 August 5th, 2012 8:18 PM

    Really good playlist, nice job.

  • VeronicaLake August 7th, 2012 2:06 AM

    No Zep?

  • Lucille August 8th, 2012 5:30 AM

    perfect.

    http://fashion-babel.blogspot.com

  • pygmypuffs August 8th, 2012 12:56 PM

    Oh, if anyone’s putting together their own Winchester and Co playlist, I found a list of every song played in every episode: http://www.fanpop.com/spots/supernatural/articles/31282/title/list-songs-per-episode

  • megand010 August 25th, 2012 10:42 AM

    oh. my. god.
    this is such an amazing playlist.

    http://www.lastfashiondinosaur.wordpress.com

  • kirsten September 22nd, 2012 2:07 PM

    AHHHHH YESSSSSSS
    Totally made a playlist JUST like this for my road trip this summer :)