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Discover the Songs that Help Superstar Driver Lando Norris Get Ready for Race Day


He might only be 23, but McLaren Racing's Lando Norris is already one of the world's biggest motorsport stars. And it's not just racing enthusiasts who are captivated by the charismatic driver-Lando is attracting new fans to the sport in droves.

Fans are showing their love for the driver through their Spotify playlists. Last fall, searches for Lando spiked more than 400%, and to date, fans around the world have made nearly 25,000 Lando-related playlists, with title themes like driving with Lando and pov: you're dating Lando Norris.

From among all Lando Norris-related playlists, some of the top tracks added include Yellow and Speed of Sound by Coldplay, Golden by Harry Styles, Smooth Operator by Sade, Ferrari by James Hype and Miggy Dela Rosa, and, of course, Let's Go Lando! by Pitstop Boys.

Meanwhile, top tracks added to Lando Norris dating playlists include London Boy and Paper Rings by Taylor Swift, Perfect by One Direction, Adore You by Harry Styles, and Kiss Me More by Doja Cat (featuring SZA).

As Lando prepares for the big race in Miami this weekend, he's created an exclusive Spotify playlist, Sunshine & Tan Lines, that gives fans an inside look at how music helps him get into the right mindset.

Featuring hits from the likes of Bad Bunny, Drake, Burna Boy, Lizzy McAlpine, and even Alan Jackson, Lando's playlist has a fun and laid-back vibe inspired by the Miami sunshine.

For the Record sat down with Lando to discuss the playlist, his favorite music to listen to before getting in the car, and how he likes to relax when he's not on the track.

How do the songs on your playlist help you get ready for a race? Before a race, I just want to listen to songs with good energy that remind me of good times and make me happy. I like to make sure I'm in a good mood before I go into the garage.

So there's a bit of variety on this playlist. There are lo-fi tracks that let me relax and chill out, and upbeat ones that get me focused. But Miami is a hot and fun place, so there are also some fun, quirky, and cheerful tracks that I can have a cheesy sing-along to.

Are there any songs on the playlist that might surprise people? Most of them are probably songs that people know, but they may be surprised that I have some sad songs on the playlist. I don't know why, but I love sad songs for some reason. Not because it connects me to anything. I think a lot of it is just enjoying the lyrics, the melody, and the vibe.

What's your go-to song when you're on a drive? I love a bit of country, so Alan Jackson's Drive (For Daddy Gene) is one of them. Not because it's about driving necessarily, but it's more that I like the tune. Miley Cyrus's Party In The USA is another one that I like to throw on. It's a song that always puts a smile on my face.

When I'm driving somewhere alone, I love singing along to songs. And typically, slower-paced songs are easier for me to remember and keep up with. It's a time to be free, so it has to be songs that I know the lyrics to.

How do you like to relax when you're not focused on racing? Mostly, it's about doing ordinary things that let me be a bit more normal and less of a racing driver. My main thing is just hanging out with friends. It doesn't really matter what we're doing, but as long as I'm with them, it takes my mind away from racing. As much as it's good to focus on racing, it's easy to overthink things. So my time with friends is important.

But when I'm chilling at home, I like to play video games and binge TV shows. I also got back into cycling recently, so when I'm in Monaco, it's nice to ride down to Cannes or Saint-Tropez and enjoy the coast and countryside.

Golfing with friends is another thing I love. It's one of the sports I enjoy the most outside of racing. It helps take my mind off racing, but still has a competitive aspect to it where I want to strive to be better.

What's your favorite song that you've discovered recently? Probably ceilings by Lizzy McAlpine. My friend sent this to me yesterday and said I had to listen to it, probably because it's a sad song. It's a very different song than what most people would imagine I'd listen to, but we had some good laughs about that. I also watched a documentary about Lewis Capaldi recently, so I've also been listening to Wish You The Best a lot.

Are there any Spotify playlists or features that you love? I probably listen to my Liked Songs playlist the most, so I would say that's my favorite. I also thank Spotify for enhancing some of my playlists-I like to find a couple of songs that I like, and then Enhance does the rest for me, saving a lot of time.

Stream all of Lando's favorite race-day jams on his playlist, Sunshine & Tan Lines.
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