Driving My Life Away

Album: Horizon (1980)
Charted: 5

Songfacts®:

  • With the exception of "I Love A Rainy Night," This was Eddie Rabbit's most successful song, reaching #1 on the Country charts and selling over a million copies. The song was inspired by the hectic lives of his roadies, whose constant traveling made them virtual strangers to their wives, families, and friends.
  • This was featured in the motion picture Roadie, which starred Art Carney and Meat Loaf. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA, for above 2
  • David Malloy and Even Stevens wrote this with Rabbitt. They also collaborated on "I Love A Rainy Night."

Comments: 5

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaThanks Eddie. RIP.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 20th 1980, Eddie Rabbit performed "Drivin' My Life Away" on the NBC-TV program 'The Midnight Special', he was also the show's co-host...
    Six days earlier on June 15th, 1980 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #90; and on September 28th it peaked #5 (for 2 weeks) and spent almost a half-year on the Top 100 (25 weeks)...
    And on August 15th it reached #1 (for 1 week) on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart...
    On the Country chart it was the 2nd of his five straight #1s; "Gone Too Far", this one, "I Love A Rainy Night", "Step By Step", and finally "Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight" (in all he had a total of sixteen #1s on the Hot Country Singles chart between 1976 and 1989)...
    R.I.P. Mr. Rabbitt (1941 - 1998).
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxI heard this played many times during the late summer of 1980, so whenever I hear it, back I go to that year.
  • Paul from Detroit, MiI miss you, Eddie! What a classic song.
  • Karen from Manchester, NhThere was a killer remake done by Rhett Akins. I believe it was used in the movie "Black Dog."
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