Travel Song of the Day: ‘I Drove All Night’ by Roy Orbison

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  11.12.09 | 5:16 PM ET

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

11 Comments for Travel Song of the Day: ‘I Drove All Night’ by Roy Orbison

Ed Wetschler 11.12.09 | 7:13 PM ET

This is not Roy Orbison’s very best song, but it sure is nice to encounter it here. The vulnerability behind Orbison’s voice makes it one of the most honest instruments in rock history.

tanja crouch 11.13.09 | 9:23 AM ET

Thank you for your mention of Roy Orbison’s I Drove All Night. Would love to send you a Roy box set as a thank you. email me your address and I will have one sent out. Tanja (BTW: The CD you’re showing is one I wrote the liner notes for)

clint 11.14.09 | 5:15 PM ET

among Roy fans, it’s a favorite, and definately presents his voice!

kevin whealan 11.15.09 | 12:30 AM ET

Anything sung by Roy Orbison is worth st lesst s listen and thank you for this one…...............Kevin

Bob Waterhouse 11.15.09 | 12:52 PM ET

great song by Roy Orbison

first track on any long drive

check out ride away for another great driving song from Roy

all the best

Slobodan 11.16.09 | 6:55 AM ET

I thank you so much for remembering Roy Orbison, his music and great songs. Sure, it is not the best song of Roy -beside, it is a cover- but all about Roy is so touchable and interesting… Roy was a good man, so gentle and human, unfortunately with very sad destiny! May dear God bless his beautiful soul!
Slobodan of SRB

Packaging USA 11.16.09 | 8:50 AM ET

I heard this song for a first time during the concert of Celine Dion. It was great and exciting, covered with picturies from previous concerts from whole the world.

OZZY 11.16.09 | 5:36 PM ET

This is one of my fav Roy’s song , as always , showing his wonderful voice

Cheryl Lenz 11.17.09 | 4:46 PM ET

Thankyou so much.
This song reminds me of my long distance relationship with my husband when he was in the service.
My sister also had a long distance relationship with her husband, having a home in Montana and Washington.
This song feels good.

Sheila H. 11.18.09 | 10:36 AM ET

Not Roy’s best song????
It’s one of my favorites! Great feel-good up-tempo song featuring the best voice EVER, in my opinion. And I have a vast collection of Roy Orbison songs in my collection, to choose from. This one’s in my top five favorites from songs spanning from 1956 onwards, and not exclusively his greatest hits.
Thank you for featuring this song. May I suggest you have a listen to another traveling song by Roy - called “Ride Away”? ;-)

Sheila H. 11.18.09 | 10:48 AM ET

P. S. I am in Tennessee, grew up in Delray Beach/Palm Beach County. This page is being shared by Orbison fans worldwide! ;-)

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