Every road trip needs a great playlist, and by great, I mean a bit cheesy, full of classics, and made to sing along to while cruising along the highway, preferably with the windows down. Some road trip songs are on everyone’s list, like Ramblin’ Man and On the Road Again. Others are more personal. These are my ultimate road trip songs, for reasons ranging from nostalgia to singability, in no order whatsoever.
Route 66 – Especially because I’m heading on a Route 66 road trip soon!
Me & Bobby McGee
Sweet Home Alabama
I Love Rock and Roll – Yes, the Britney version. Yes, I will lose points for that (especially with my dad and brothers), but….Crossroads.
Chicken Fried – So ridiculous. And yet I can’t stop playing it.
Red – Very fond memories of screaming this on a highway somewhere in rural Cuba during a rainstorm with two of my best friends and a very confused but happy driver.
Here I Go Again
Cecilia (And as much Simon & Garfunkel as possible)
On the Road Again
Don’t Stop Believin’
Something Like That
Running On Empty
I Want It That Way
Two of Us (And much more Beatles)
Take It Easy
Have You Ever Seen the Rain? (Really just all the CCR)
Wide Open Spaces
Empire State of Mind
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Boys of Summer
Like a Prayer
Drink You Away
Like a Rolling Stone
All These Things That I’ve Done
9 to 5 – Especially when driving through Tennessee
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay
I Love It
Bored to Death
If It Makes You Happy
Life Is a Highway
Complicated – You know you love it!
Independent Women, Pt. 1
Highway to Hell
A Thousand Miles
Fun, Fun, Fun
Walking On Broken Glass
Take Your Time (Coming Home)
The First Single
Ocean Avenue – Feel like you’re in high school again?
Home – Edward Sharp
The High Road
Another Travelin’ Song
Carolina In My Mind
Amie – With the same friend as in Cuba, memories of screaming this out of my mom’s van windows when we were around 11.
I Woke Up In a Car
What are your favorite road trip songs? Let me know! Always looking for inspiration for my playlist, and I have many, many hours of driving coming up next month so I could use some new music!
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