The Ultimate Road Trip Playlist
The most important part of a road trip is the good tunes. Here is everything you need to create the ultimate road trip playlist.
Do your summer plans include hitting the open road?
There's nothing like a great road trip to help you shake off some stress, bond with your loved ones, and see some epic sights along the way!
Before you head out on the highway, you need the right tunes. Today, we're sharing our top songs to help you create the ultimate road trip playlist.
1. American Pie by Don Mclean
Road trips are all about nostalgia, and arguably no song is as classic as this one. Whether you're taking your Chevy to the levee, the mountains, or the coast, you'll find yourself singing along in no time. The beat is steady, the hook is contagious, and the lyrics are surprisingly deep.
Just save the whiskey and rye until you reach your destination, and you'll be all set!
2. Learning to Fly by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
If there's any human experience that comes close to flying, it's cruising down the road with one arm out the window and the wind in your hair. When Tom starts wailing that he'll know where he's going when he gets there, you'll feel that sentiment deep in your soul.
On a road trip, the destination is the journey, and self-discovery is at the heart of it all.
3. Life Is a Highway by Tom Cochrane
No list of road trip songs would be complete without this jam! This is the subtle reminder we all need to continue exploring, discovering, and adventuring, even after the getaway is over.
Country group Rascal Flatts released their own version of this song in 2006 for the movie "Cars", but we still love the rock-and-roll original! Cochrane's music video is also a master class on how to dress in impeccable road trip style!
4. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Springsteen is an automatic addition to any best road trip playlist. Blast this song while you cruise at full speed, and you'll feel as cool as The Boss himself. It's ideal for anyone who can relate to being "Chrome wheeled, fuel-injected, and steppin' out over the line."
5. Fast Car by Tracy Chapman
The steady pace of this song is perfect for any long drive, and its message is right on point. While we never recommend speeding, you can get your thrill by listening to Chapman belt out the misfortunes of a young couple in love, and all of the twists and turns life takes them on along the way.
Create Your Own Road Trip Playlist
These five songs are a great way to start any road trip playlist, but don't stop there! Feel free to add your own favorite tunes and before long, you'll have the perfect soundtrack to your next adventure.
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