Typical playlist of a Nicaraguan bus driver

I mentioned in my post about surviving a chicken bus trip that Nicaraguan bus drivers have a soft spot for either latin romantica or 80’s power ballads.   To give you an indication of what I’m talking about, here’s the actual playlist for the 2 hour bus trip from Rivas to Managua (yes, I sat there noting down each song as it came on).   Enjoy!

  • “Total Eclipse of the Heart” – Bonnie Tyler
  • “Without You” – Mariah Carey
  • “Reunited” – Peaches and Herbs
  • “Making Love out of Nothing At All” – Air Supply
  • “Horse with No Name” – America
  • “Torn Between Two Lovers” – Mary MacGregor
  • “I Want to Make it with You” – Bread
  • “Never Going to Let You Go” – Sergio Mendes
  • “Woman in Love” – Barbara Streisand
  • “Mandy” – Barry Manilow
  • “Forever and Ever” – Demis Roussos
  • “Because I Love You” – Stevie B
  • “Call Me” – Blondie
  • “Heart of Glass” – Blondie
  • “Its a Heartache” – Bonnie Tyler
  • “Holding Back the Years” – Simply Red
  • “Love is in the Air” – John Paul Young
  • “Seasons in the Sun” – Terry Jacks

For those of you who are Air Supply fans, I can highly recommend coming to Nicaragua and riding the buses. You will invariably hear at least one of their songs and apparently they toured here a few months ago!  There was even a question about Air Supply in the Trivia Quiz I did in León a month or so ago!


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