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The Only Road Trip Playlist You’ll Ever Need

road trip palylistThe Fall Road Trip season is fast approaching! We recently shared  some Spectacular Fall Road Trips‘ and you seemed to like it.  So, we wanted to provide you with a few driving anthem suggestions.  That way you can have an awesome road trip soundtrack to take with you.

What makes a good road trip song?

For a song to become a decent road trip song it needs to do one of two things. Number one, it has to be a fun song to sing-a-long to, when the volume is cranked up high. These types of songs are usually from the pop and rock genre. The second way a song can make it onto a road trip playlist is, it features a strong reference of a car, roads, highways and distance travelling.

Basically, if you can’t imagine driving down an empty highway with the windows down or sunroof open, and you singing along to it then it is not worthy enough to be a good road trip anthem.

The road trip playlist

  1. Symphony by Clean Bandit (2017)- Listen
  2. A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton (2000) – Listen
  3. Adventure of a Lifetime by Coldplay (2016) – Listen
  4. Budapest by George Ezra (2014) – Listen
  5. Burn to Run by Bruce Springsteen (1975) – Listen
  6. California Dreamin’ by The Beach Boys (1965) – Listen
  7. Carry on My Wayward Son by Kansas (1976) –Listen
  8. Cups by Anna Kendrick (2013) – Listen<
  9. Highway to Hell by AC/DC (1979) – Listen
  10. Hit the Road Jack by Ray Charles – (1961) – Listen
  11. I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas (2009) – Listen
  12. I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) by The Proclaimers (1988) – Listen
  13. Life is a Highway by Rascal Flatts (2006) – Listen
  14. Roadrunner by The Modern Lovers (1976) – Listen
  15. Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root (1994) – Listen
  16. Shut Up and Drive by Rhianna (2009) – Listen
  17. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd (1974) –Listen
  18. Wannabe by Spice Girls (1996) – Listen
  19. Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N Roses (1987) – Listen
  20. Where the Streets Have No Name by U2 (1987) – Listen

Perhaps some of these songs will already appear in your music collection because they have all become well-known hits. Together these 20 hits will fill more than an hour of driving time. If you love to sing along, make sure you have a bottle of water in the car to keep your vocals fresh. Which song will you be downloading first and which one will you be sick of after your road trip has ended?

How to make your road trip playlist

If you are unsure about how to create your playlist, here are two possible ways. Firstly, you can compile a playlist using your mobile phone or tablet. Using iTunes or Google Play, create a playlist and buy the songs from the store. You can then link your device to the car radio via Bluetooth. Alternatively, you can do it old school and burn the playlist onto a blank CD. This way you can create a few copies and give one to your road trip buddy as a travel gift memento. This is may be your best bet if you don’t want to spend money on a mobile data plan when you travel abroad.

Road trip advice

If you’re planning a road trip any time soon here are a couple more articles that you may find both, interesting and useful ‘How to Stay Healthy On A Road Trip’ and ‘How to Avoid Serious Car Rental Mistakes.’

Happy Driving!


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