Road Trip Planning

20+ Road Trip Songs You Must Download

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We have searched the web, listened to the radio, and dusted off our personal CDs, tapes, and records to find the best songs for getting you in the road trip mood. This is the perfect playlist to get the whole car singing! If you have any road trip songs suggestions, please leave us a comment below. I’m sure we’ve missed a bunch! Don’t forget to pack the tunes!

Best Road Trip Songs

The listed road trip songs are all either driving, adventure, or road trip themed, so start your engines!

Life is a Highway – Tom Chochrane
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
On the Road Again – Willie Nelson
Life in the Fast Lane – The Eagles
Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker
Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
Dirt Road Anthem – Jason Aldean
Crossroads – Cream
Highway To Hell – AC/DC
Road To Nowhere – Talking Heads
I Get Around – The Beach Boys
Road Trippin’ – Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Traveling Song – Will.I.Am
Shut Up and Drive – Rihanna
Send Me On My Way – Rusted Root 
Get in My Car – 50 Cent
Hey Porsche – Nelly
Ramblin’ Man – Allman Brothers Band
Son’s Gonna Rise – Citizen Cope
Ventura Highway – America
Drive my Car – The Beatles
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Let It Roll – Little Feat (thanks for the comment Phyllis!)
Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi (thanks for the comment Mark!)

Most of the songs listed above are classics, and they all will set the mood for your road trip. When you are starting to get sick of your road trip games (we hope that will never happen!) turn on this playlist. The majority of the songs are happy and upbeat, so if you happen to have a Debbie-Downer in your van these songs will get her having a little more fun.

How Many Road Trip Songs Should I Bring On My Trip?

A million! There is nothing worse than listening to the same album on repeat when you are on a ten hour drive. Planning out your music options before your car ride is essential, especially if you will be driving through rural areas with slim to no radio stations. Have fun with your song selection. Play the oldies and the classics. Oh and play our road trip songs, duh!

Please leave your favorite road trips songs in our comments section so we can add them to our list! Thank you!

 

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3 Comments

  1. Phyllis

    July 2, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    My favorite road trip song is THE BEST ONE EVER–Little Feat’s “Let It Roll”

  2. Mark Gaspich

    August 15, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    The best toad trip song in my mind is “Living on a Prayer” instant classic.

  3. warren boxshall

    May 18, 2016 at 7:36 AM

    first of ,love the list..but do have to laugh,… as an aussie we have massive distances in this country..”There is nothing worse than listening to the same album on repeat when you are on a ten hour drive”……that really isn’t a road trip in australia….our road trip is like 1400 kilometres,with NO towns in between but the occassional service station….still think the ultimate road trip is from adelaide to perth here in australia…approx, 3000 kilometres……an u r travellin thru some of the most beautiful but desolate areas around……

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