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Playlist of Best Road Trip Songs

Updated on April 2, 2008
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Road Trip Songs Playlist Inspiration

I will soon be making a trek from the east coast out to the west coast. With the interstate most of the way, this is going to make for lots of boring hours.

So, I decided to compile a list of the best songs for a road trip mixed CD or MP3 playlist. I came up with far more than I thought I would and yet, I feel like I am missing some great ones that are just beyond my memory.

I still haven't decided how to categorize these. Right now, it's a somewhat chaotic, disorganized playlist of great road trip songs. If you have suggestions for grouping them, please let me know in the comments.

See if you agree with these travel road trip songs and if you have any to add, let me know in the comments section. Help a girl out! I would sure appreciate it.

Born to Be Wild Live by Steppenwolf

Roger Miller King of the Road Music Video Live

I Can't Drive 55 - Live Van Halen

Download I Can't Drive 55 by Sammy Haggar

Runnin' On Empty by Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne Greatest Hits

Highway to Hell Live by AC/DC with Bon Scott

Hit the Road, Jack by Ray Charles

On the Road Again by Willie Nelson

Baby, You Can Drive My Car by The Beatles

The Low Rider by War

Mustang Sally by Wilson Pickett

Mercedes Benz by Janis Joplin

Rolling Stones Start Me Up Video

Classic Road Trip Songs

Born to Be Wild- Steppenwolf

I don't believe any road trip song playlist would be complete without this classic rock song.

Get your motor runnin'

Head out on the highway

Lookin' for adventure

And whatever comes our way

King of the Road- Roger Miller

Play this song in the car on a road trip and you can't help but sing along.

I Can't Drive 55- Sammy Haggar

If I don't want my road trip to last a month, I can't drive 55!

Running on Empty- Jackson Browne

Once I hit parts of the southwest, I'll have to make sure I stay filled up or I will be running on empty. This song just seems to go in rhythm with your motor.

Highway to Hell- AC/DC

AC/DC is my favorite band, so how can I not include this song? Great song to play when you start to feel tired and need to get energized and there's no Red Bull around.

Hit the Road, Jack- Percy Mayfield

Great theme song for a road trip and lots of fun to sing along

On the Road Again- Willie Nelson

Simply put, a classic traveling song for the road

DJ Funktual thinks I should change this to the version by Canned Heat. Does anyone agree?

Drive My Car- The Beatles

Classic song, classic band. By the time I get to Louisiana, I'll be wishing someone would drive my car.

Low Rider- War

Another classic song for a road trip that cranks up the energy

Mustang Sally- Wilson Pickett

Play Mustang Sally on a road trip and you just cruise down the road- no worries.

Mercedes Benz- Janis Joplin

Most people either love Janis Joplin songs, or they hate them. Me, I could sing this song all the way to California.

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz

My friends all drive Porsches

And I must make amends

Worked hard all my lifetime

No help from my friends

So, oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz

Start Me Up- Rolling Stones

What road trip would be complete without the Stones? This is a great tune to start you up and keep you going on that monotonous highway.

I've Been Everywhere- Johnny Cash

I'm starting to feel like I've been everywhere. When I listen to this song, I've been to a lot of the places that Johnny Cash mentions.

Magic Carpet Ride- Steppenwolf

Yeah, I know. I've listed two songs from Steppenwolf. But come on, Magic Carpet Ride would be such a killer road trip song. I love the intro.

Already Gone- The Eagles

Gotta have The Eagles on a road trip!

And I'm already gone

And I'm feelin' strong

I will sing this victory song

Woo hoo hoo

The 'woo hoo hoos' are the best part

Cruisin'- Smokey Robinson

How can you not go on a road trip with Smokey? Smooth as silk Smokey crooning 'Cruise with me, baby' will get you through any traffic jam.

Runnin' With the Devil- Van Halen

First of all, this is probably my favorite Van Halen song, so don't knock it. ;-) And it's a perfect accompaniment to AC/DC's Highway to Hell.

Sister Golden Hair- America

One of my all-time favorite songs ever, and I don't know why I consider it a great road trip song. I just do. So there. My excuse is that it's a great sing along song.

Free Bird- Lynyrd Skynyrd

If I leave here tomorrow

Will you still remember me

For I must be traveling on now

'Cause there's too many places that I've got to see

(If Free Bird is not a road trip song, I don't know what is.)

Back in Black- AC/DC

You can't possibly fall asleep at the wheel with this classic rock song blaring. Another of my favorite all-time songs

Bat Out of Hell- Meatloaf

Like a bat out of hell

I'll be gone when the morning comes

When the night is over

Like a bat out of hell I'll be gone gone gone...


I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram

On a silver black phantom bike

When the metal is hot and the engine is hungry

And we're all about to see the light

Cool song

Paradise by the Dashboard Light- Meatloaf

Another awesome road trip song by Meatloaf

Fast Car- Tracy Chapman

You got a fast car

But is it fast enough so we can fly away

We gotta make a decision

We leave tonight or live and die this way...

I remember we were driving driving in your car

The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk

City lights lay out before us

And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder

And I had a feeling that I belonged

And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

Perfect road trip song

Runnin' Down a Dream- Tom Petty

Actually, this is probably the most perfect road trip song of all time, if the songs were judged by the lyrics.

It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down

I had the radio on, i was drivin'

Trees flew by, me and del were singin' little runaway

I was flyin'

Yeah runnin' down a dream

That never would come to me

Workin' on a mystery, goin' wherever it leads

Runnin' down a dream

I felt so good like anything was possible

I hit cruise control and rubbed my eyes

The last three days the rain was un-stoppable

It was always cold, no sunshine...

I rolled on as the sky grew dark

I put the pedal down to make some time

There's something good waitin' down this road

I'm pickin' up whatever's mine

Life Is a Highway- Rascal Flatts

Upbeat, fun song for the open road

Life is a highway

I want to ride it all night long

If you're going my way

I want to drive it all night long

DJ Funktual thinks the Tom Cochrane version is better. I can't decide. What do you think?

Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me?- Keith Urban

I don't think that anyone will want to be me when I go on my road trip, but this Keith Urban song will be fun to sing in the car while I'm on the road.

And the sun is shinin'

And this road keeps windin'

Through the prettiest country

From Georgia to Tennessee

And I got the one I love beside me

My troubles behind me

I'm alive and I'm free

Who wouldn't wanna be me?

Sweet Hitchhiker- Creedence Clearwater Revival

One of my least favorite CCR songs, but this one fits the travel theme the best. Any CCR song is great on a road trip.

I Get Around- The Beach Boys

Not that kind- get your mind outta the gutter! Another classic song by a classic band. Fun to sing, goes with the whole road trip mood.

Ramblin' Man- The Allman Brothers

Another classic road trip song that no road trip list would be complete without.

Shakin'- Eddie Money

Probably my favorite Eddie Money and it's a bit naughty. And hey, a car IS involved. Remember this great song?

We started drinkin', wasn't thinkin' too straight

She was doin' 80 then she slammed on the brakes

We got so high we had to pull to the side

We did some shakin' til the middle of the night

More Road Trip Songs That I've Added to My List

Okay, I know that some of you have already mentioned a few of these road trip songs. BUT I had already thought of them and haven't had time to add them yet. I've been so embarrassed by the road trip songs I've missed that I've got to claim credit for these songs, okay? No hard feelings?

Anyway, here are some more road trip songs that I've remembered.

PANAMA by Van Halen Oh my gosh, how did I miss it? Like DJ Funktual said, the lyrics are perfect for a road trip.

California by Phantom Planet

If you don't recognize the song, you know it if you ever watched the television show, The OC. California was the theme song. The song is very repetitive, but I love it. Perfect song for a trip out to the west coast.

Little Red Corvette by Prince

Considering the fact that Corvettes are my favorite car and this is one of my favorite 80s songs, don't ask how I forgot this song for a road trip. I don't have the slightest idea.

Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin

Have I been in a coma or what? Check out these perfect road trip lyrics:

Bobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rained

It rode us all the way to New Orleans....

Windshield wipers slapping time

I was holding Bobby's hand in mine

We sang every song that driver knew

Only one of the best songs ever, road trip or not

Best Road Trip Songs Recommended by You - Thanks!

The Road Goes on Forever - Robert Earl Keen

Fast as You - Dwight Yoakum

Roam - B52s

Bidibodi Bidibu - Bubbles (from Super Troopers movie)

Lake Shore Drive - Alliota, Haynes, and Jeramiah

Holiday Road - Lindsay Buckingham

Motorcycle Diaries soundtrack

Roadhouse Blues - The Doors

Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots

Ramble On - Led Zeppelin (There were quite a few requests for Zep in general)

Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen (Gotta have The Boss- What was I thinking?)

Turn the Page - Bob Seger (Also a few suggestions for ultra cool Bob)

November Rain - Guns 'N Roses

Kiss in General - May I suggest I Wanna Rock n Roll All Night?

Here I Go Again - Whitesnake (Of course!)

Slow Ride - Foghat (Another classic road trip song that I can't believe I forgot)

Riding With the King - B.B. King & Eric Clapton

Theme Song from Route 66

Little Deuce Coupe by The Beach Boys

Road Trippin' - Red Hot Chili Peppers (At least a couple of suggestions for Red Hot Chili Peppers for road trip songs) Thanks, jsullivan!

I'm not done updating. I'll get them all added soon. Here are more of the best road trips songs contributed by you: Fantastic work, you guys!

Drive Like Lightning by Brian Setzer Orchestra

Under My Wheels by Alice Cooper

Hot Rod Lincoln- Thanks, Dawn, and wajay_47

Little Old Lady From Pasadena- Jan and Dean

Dead Man's Curve by Jan and Dean

Maybelline by Chuck Berry

No Particular Place to Go by Chuck Berry

Radar Love by Golden Earring (Thanks, wajay_47, for so many great road trip songs.)

Out on the Highway by Judas Priest

Freewheel Burning by Judas Priest (How did I miss Judas Priest?)

Come On and Take a Free Ride by Edgar Winter Group (HOW did I forget about this fantastic classic song? It's a perfect road trip song. Thanks, DJ Funktual- excellent choice.)

Cars by Gary Numan (DJ Funktual changed his mind about this one, but I'm including it anyway. It fits into the whole road trip songs theme, even if not perfectly.

Nationwide by ZZ Top Again, how did I overlook this road song? Thanks, Peter. This song should be somewhere near the top of a list of road songs.

Truckin' by The Grateful Dead Wow, Millertime. You got me. I can't believe I'm missing so many obvious songs for a road trip. I love this song.

If You're Going Through Hell by Rodney Atkins (Thanks for the suggestion, About-The-Home. This song is ringing a bell, but I can't place it.)

Deep Purple Highway Star Video

Still Adding Songs!

Oh my gosh. I had no idea that I had gathered so many song ideas for a road trip. I'll keep adding them and feel free to add suggestions for me.

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      5 years ago

      Marshall Tucker Bank "can't you see" and "heard it in a love song".

      Hey Soul Sister

      Anything by the Allman Brothers

      and, quite frankly, any opera arias, especially Mozart and Verdi

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      7 years ago

      sleep while i drive melissa ethridge

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      7 years ago

      Aldo Nova - Fantasy

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      7 years ago

      Bottomless Lake by John Prine

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      7 years ago

      I would add "Gran Torino" by Jamie Cullum

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      7 years ago

      Great list! But the Tom Cochrane version of "Life is a "Highway" should replace the Rascal Flatts version, imho.

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      Darren J. 

      7 years ago

      Great list! I would have to include Rush's "Red Barchetta" from the Moving Pictures album. Designed to incure traffic violations...

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      7 years ago

      'Woodstock', especially the version by Crosby, Stills and Nash. Gotta include that one.

      "Motorcycle Song" by Arlo Guthrie, long and short version.

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      7 years ago

      passenger- iggy pop

      driving along- nilsson

      call me the breeze- jj cale

      i feel free- cream

      take it easy- jackson browne

      wasn't born to follow- byrds

      ballad of easy rider- byrds

      country roads- john denver

      i'm on my way-proclaimers

      king of the road- roger miller

      this land is your land- woody guthrie

      freeborn man- junior brown

      anything by woody guthrie

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      Carlos Teja 

      7 years ago

      Ride Like The Wind, Christopher Cross

      Djobi, Djoba, Gipsy Kings

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      7 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      Hi here is a few..

      Take The Highway - Marshall Tucker Band

      Take me to the High Way - The Doobie Brothers

      Four Wheel Drive - Bachman Turner Overdrive

      Rush - Red Barchetta

      Little Feat - (live) Dixie Chicken/Tripe Face Boogie

      Allman Brothers - Southbound

      Charlie Daniels - Uneasy Rider

      Charlie Ryan - Hot Rod Lincoln

      Foghat - Road Fever

      The Outlaws - Green Grass and Hightides (Forever!)


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      8 years ago

      John Denver's Sweet Surrender!

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      8 years ago

      don't fear the reaper - blue oyster cult

      barracuda - heart

      road to hell - chris rea

      highway song - blackfoot

      bad company - bad company

      don't look back - boston

      some are related to driving, some are not... but to me they all got 'the sound' and are on my driving compilation


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      8 years ago

      Wheel in the sky - Journey

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      8 years ago

      Here are some more

      NRBQ - Howard Johnson's Got His Ho-Jo Workin'

      Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland, Johnny 99 & Racing in the Streets

      The Hooters - Great Big American Car

      Raspberries - Tonight

      Wendy Waldman - Long Hot Summer Nights

      Nanci Griffith - Drive-In Movies and Dashboard Lights

      Beat Farmers - Big Ugly Wheels

      Lucinda Williams - Side of the Road

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      Ryan Rush 

      8 years ago from Tacoma WA

      here's another one

      Fastlane-Bad Meets Evil

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      8 years ago

      I don't want this night to end- Luke Bryan

      Train in Vain- Clash

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      Ryan Rush 

      8 years ago from Tacoma WA

      didn't know if this one was in there but

      California Dreamin- The mamas & The Papas

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      Ryan Rush 

      8 years ago from Tacoma WA

      some more to add, mostly country songs but prefer to listen to a variety of music

      Dirt Road Anthem-Jason Aldean

      How Bad do you want it- Tim McGraw (Theme song from CMT's Trick My Truck)

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      8 years ago

      And just to entice you to look up "Take a Back Road" - Rodney Atkins

      "Sittin in six lane backed up traffic

      Horns a honkin, I've about had it

      I'm lookin for an exit sign

      Gotta get outta here, get it all off my mind...

      And it makes me wanna take a back road

      Makes me wanna take the long way home

      Put a little gravel in my travel

      Unwind, unravel all night long

      Makes me wanna grab my honey

      Tear down some two lane country

      Who knows

      Get lost and get right with my soul

      Makes me wanna take, makes me wanna take a back road"

      It doesn't get much better :-)

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      8 years ago

      Ok, I didn't see Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel...

      But the best traveling song I've heard - besides Take the Back Road, by Rodney Atkins - which I actually JUST heard for the first time today - on a 3000 mile road trip!... is one I think very few people would recognize, but youtube it or something...


      Nitzer Ebb is technically a techno genre artist (hahaha - technically a techno artist?) - but he's so versitile (sp) - so easy to listen to - and you can't help but dance in your seat to it...

      "The night is calling me - it know me, it calls me

      tomorrow's beckoning, it's waiving it's greeting

      MMMM, light comes to me... mmmmm, comes right through me...

      mmmm, light comsumes me... mmmm shining into me...

      I've been traveling, been far away, been traveling...

      I've been traveling, I travel inside myself...

      I've been traveling, been far away, been traveling...

      I've been traveling, I travel to find myself..."

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      8 years ago

      Country Roads - John Denver... Where the Streets Have No Name - U2...Take the Back Road - Rodney Atkins - the BEST I've heard in a long time for road trips :-)

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      CJ in CT 

      8 years ago

      Under The Hood by Al Anderson from the Pay Before You Pump CD

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      CJ in CT 

      8 years ago

      Under The Hood by Al Anderson from the Pay Before You Pump CD

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      8 years ago

      At the top of my road trip playlist is "Fader" by The Temper Trap.

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      Christina Walker 

      8 years ago from Utah

      Awesome list of music for long road trips. Voted up, useful, and awesome because I will definitely come back to this resource the next time I plan a long drive.

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      8 years ago

      How come all you could forget two songs :"late goodbye-poets of the fall" and "berlin-take my breath away"

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      CJ in CT 

      8 years ago

      Stephen Stills from his Manassas alblum...the song is MOVE AROUND

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      CJ in CT 

      8 years ago

      Lyle Lovett - The Truck Song from My Baby Don't Tolerate

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      CJ in CT 

      8 years ago

      Little Feat - Let it Roll

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      8 years ago

      Mercury Blues is the best Steve Miller road song

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      CJ in CT 

      8 years ago

      John Hiatt's song RIDE ALONG..SLOW TURNING CD

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      CJ in CT 

      8 years ago

      In My Car...Joe Walsh...Got Any Gum CD

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      CJ in CT 

      8 years ago

      Traffic Jam by James Taylor

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      CJ in CT 

      8 years ago

      Ol' 55 by the Eagles

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      CJ in CT 

      8 years ago

      Don Henley...Boys of Summer... out on the road today I saw a Dead Head Sticker on a Cadilac

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      CJ iN CT 

      8 years ago

      Love Shack by the B52's...I got a car as big as a whale...its a Chrysler and it seats about 20...

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      CJ in CT 

      8 years ago

      Have to add Riding in My Car by NRBQ...a killer road song!

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      CJ in CT 

      8 years ago

      Freeway of Love Aretha Franklin?

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      Cj in CT 

      8 years ago

      How about Going Mobile by the Who?

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      8 years ago

      its oxymoronic takin music on travels, though acadaca is already there, coz they rock~!

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      8 years ago

      The following will keep you gassed up and running...

      "Keep The Car Running" by Arcade Fire

      "Fader" by Temper Trap

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      8 years ago

      I am the highway - Audioslave

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      8 years ago

      Can I suggest Spread your wings by Queen???

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      8 years ago

      American Pie? Leroy Brown?

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      Norb Frydrych 

      8 years ago

      Lowrider by Carlos Santanna is a great Roadtrip song

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      8 years ago

      Oh great! I've been all over trying to find songs to fit our travel plans for the summer, now it's time for the music. If you don't mind, I'd suggest a finnish song as I am a finn myself: Popeda - Pitkä Kuuma Kesä so the band is popeda and the song translates into long hot summer. It's great as is this webpage! Thanks!! :)

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      8 years ago

      another great song "I'm in love with my car" (Queen)

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      8 years ago

      Great post, check mine out! My latest blog entry is all about travel music! :-)

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      8 years ago

      Great post, check mine out! :-)

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      8 years ago

      Such a great list! I love it.

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      One more 

      8 years ago

      Waned dead or alive

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      Cherie Fuchs 

      8 years ago

      Pacific Coast Highway

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      8 years ago

      Must of Got Lost - J Geils Band

      Hungry Heart - Bruce Springsteen

      Valentine's Day - Bruce Springsteem

      Long May You Run - Neil Young

      Carry On - Pat Green

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      8 years ago


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      8 years ago

      my most favourite travel song is PASSENGER from IGGY POP !!!!!!

      while listening this you feel like drivin in a car or train and leave all things behind you...

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      8 years ago

      For a fast trip, don't forget these :

      QOTSA - You think I ain't worth a dollar but I feel like millionaire

      The Stooges - TV Eye

      Dr Feelgood - She does it right

      Pearl Jam - Do the evolution

      The Datsuns - MF from Hell

      Sonic Youth - Silver Rocket

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      8 years ago

      Some of my favorites on a road trip! In no particular order. Some were mentioned already, some make reference to the open road and others are just great for driving!

      Choctaw Bingo-James McMurtry

      Eric Clapton -The Core

      -Mainline Florida

      -The Shape Your In

      -Lay Down Sally

      Drive Somewhere - Vulgar Boatman

      The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary

      If Your Going Through Hell - Rodney Atkins

      Drive South - John Hiatt

      Fighting My Way Back - Thin Lizzy

      Rebael Rouser - Duane Eddy

      In God's Country - U2

      Everyday is a Winding Road - Cheryl Crow

      Tulsa Time - Don Williams

      Catch the Sun - The Doves

      Roam - B-52's

      Holiday Road - Lindsey Buckingham

      Afterglow 61 - Son Volt

      Windfall - Son Volt

      Copperhead Road - Steve Earle

      Where I Come From - Alan Jackson (Can't believe no one mention it!)

      Jessica-Allman Brothers Band

      Listen to the Music - Doobie Brothers

      You ain't seen nothing yet - B.T.O.

      Open Road Song - Eve 6

      Music for driving at night and relaxing. Someone mentioned aboveabout being in the zone!

      Dreams - The Allman Brothers (Great Song!!!)

      Disintegration - The Cure

      I'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen

      Big Neon Glitter - The Cult

      Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

      Light My Fire - The Doors

      Us and Them - Pink Floyd

      Flesh and Blood - Roxy Music

      Fade Into You - Mazzy Star

      The West Country - Bela Fleck & the Flecktones

      And these when heading back home...

      Take Me Home - Phil Collins

      Sweet Home Chicago - Blues Brothers (Because that's where home is!)

      All the Way Home - Bruce Springsteen

      Just to name a few!

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      bugs bunny 

      8 years ago

      Goodbye Stranger by Supertramp

      Around the World by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

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      bugs bunny 

      8 years ago

      Thanks to everyone who posted! My playlist is huge!

      Here are one's that I didn't see which I would like to contribute:

      Trucker's Atlas by Modest Mouse

      Run Around and Hook by Blues Travelers

      We Are Not Home Yet by Steven Curtis Chapman

      Drive by the Cars

      Buggin' by the Flaming Lips

      Ride Captain Ride by the Blues Image

      Funkytown by Lipps, Inc

      One More Cup of Coffee by the White Stripes

      Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard by Paul Simon

      Madison by Jude Cole

      All I Need is a Miracle by Mike + the Mechanics

      Mr. Jones by the Counting Crows

      I Got My Mind Set on You by George Harrison

      Don't Stop Till You Get Enough by Michael Jackson

      Spill the Wine by War

      Take the Money and Run by the Steve Miller Band

      I've Been Thinking About You by London Beat

      Take On Me by a-ha

      Of course, not all of these contain themes of travel but are great beats for the road.


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      A Nonny Mouse 

      8 years ago

      What about

      Texas Bound and Flying - Jerry Reid

      Foggy Mountain Breakdown (from Bonnie and Clyde) - Flatt and Sruggs

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      8 years ago

      Highway star by deep purple...amazing

      China grove by the doobie brothers

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      8 years ago

      Some great listening recommendations for me here. Thanks :).

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      8 years ago

      Hello. I recommend 2 tracks for your roadtrip:

      Chris Rea - Looking for the summer

      The Coasters - Down in Mexico.

      Look them up on youtube, you will like them most certainly.


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      8 years ago


      Mr. Cabdriver - Lenny Kravitz

      2-4-6-8 Motorway - Tom Robinson

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      8 years ago

      hey has anyone gathered these fab suggestions and lists and put them somewhere?

      mat's(three years ago) squido site that compiled some seems to be no more?

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      Gurkan (From Turkey) 

      8 years ago

      I am a driver for 12 years. Turkey is bigger than some of the Europan countries. I recommend for the list;

      Queen- Show Must Go on

      Runnin' Wild - Too Much, Too Young Too Fast - Airbourne

      Bon Jovi - Wanted Death

      Hell is living without you - Spark in the Dark - Alice Cooper

      Road To Hell - Chris Rea

      Rainbow in the Dark - Dio

      Some of Dire Straits available for Road

      Some of Joe Satriani (will be great)

      Also unforgotten; "Shoud I Stay Or Should I Go"(I cant remember the singer)

      Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row

      Some Song of Z.Z.Top(impossible to add.)

      I thought I helped.

      I wanted to add something that I love the most;

      Fool for your Loving - Whitsnake

      Now You're Gone - Whitesnake

      Cryin' in The Rain - Also whitesnake..

      Thank you for the title..

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      8 years ago

      LA Woman by The Doors

      Hollywood Nights by Bob Seger

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      8 years ago

      don't know if it was mentioned

      it is a dutch band called diesel really worth listening to sausalito summernights

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      8 years ago

      Chris Rea - Road to Hell

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      8 years ago

      Black Betty - SPiderbait version

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      8 years ago

      Highway Star by Deep Purple.

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      9 years ago

      Steve wynn and the miracle three - amphetamine

      PERFECT for driving!

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      9 years ago

      One of my favorites

      Drive - REM

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      9 years ago

      I just have to say

      Jessica-allman brothers,

      it was in field of dreams!

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      9 years ago

      uhm...i think a great on the road song is Ain't no rest for the wicked- Cage the Elephant

      Enjoy it!

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      Venture Boyz 

      9 years ago from Floating in the clouds

      Wicked list! How many gigs is your ipod?!?! hehe

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      9 years ago

      The best instrumental hit for a road trip is "Race with the devil on the spanish highway" by Al Dimeola... guitaring that actually flows with ur drive..

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      9 years ago

      I second the Sister Christian by Night Ranger. The song starts off a little lame, BUT the chorus is AWESOME!!!

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      9 years ago

      Sister Christian is by Night Ranger not Motorhead my bad

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      9 years ago

      I Must add this two as well

      Sister Christian by Motorhead

      Oh, Sherrie by Journey

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      9 years ago

      This is my own list of road trip songs

      You give love a bad name - Bon Jovi

      Any Way you want it - journey

      Band on the run - Paul Mcartney and the Wings

      Don't Stop Believing - Journey

      Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters

      More than a feeling - Boston

      Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

      One Vision - Queen

      Sweet Child of mine - Guns and Roses

      Separate Ways - Journey

      Gemini - Brian Kahanek

      Money For Nothing - Dire Straits

      Blaze of Glory - Bon Jovi

      Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard

      Carry on Wayward son - Kansas

      Boys of Summer - Don Henley

      The Heat is on - Glen Frey

      Some like it hot - Powerstation

      Faithfully - Journey

      Heartache tonight - Eagles

      Private Eyes - Hall and Oates

      Africa - Toto

      Elevation - U2

      Bring Me to Life - Evanescense

      Rosanna - Toto

      Are you gonna be my girl - Jet

      Rock and Roll All night - Kiss

      Black Betty - Ram Jam

      Life is a Highway - Rascal Flatts

      Shout it out loud - Kiss

      Are you gonna go my way - Lenny Kravitz

      Smooth - Santana

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      Louisa Stieda-Sanne 

      9 years ago

      BIG SUGAR :)

      Red Rover, Nicotina


      Money for Nothing-Dire Straits

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      Piano Tuners Pittsburgh 

      9 years ago

      Wow great selection. Being a music person I will have to try that out in the car

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      9 years ago

      The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be :))))

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      9 years ago

      Fantastic List...though I can't believe in all this time noone has added "Tuesday's Gone" by Lynyrd Skynrd or even the Metallica version with all the guest stars which is also fantastic!

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      9 years ago

      This list isn't complete without Bob Seger's "Roll me Away."

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      Sith Lord 

      9 years ago

      Midnight Ride -Styx.

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      Sith Lord 

      9 years ago

      BTO-Rolling Down the Highway.

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      9 years ago

      all of the farther down the road series from shell rotella and 500 miles away from home, detroit city, king of the road, take home country road

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      Wedding Bands Melbourne 

      9 years ago

      Definitely!!! It is very useful for the music lovers like me. I appreciate the information that this article provided. This is a great tool & a lot of people will find it very useful! This blog have its own great idea.

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      9 years ago

      Great list and hours of entertainment...thanks

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      9 years ago

      No Sleep Til Brooklyn . .

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      9 years ago

      BTW my girlfriend and I are taking a trip from Saint Louis Mo to Clearwater Fl. in July and this list is great!

      Thanks to everyone for the great suggestions.

      some more suggestions

      Eels - Mr. E's beautiful blues(from the movie Road Trip)

      Butthole surfers - Pepper

      The Rolling Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knocking(gota crank this one up)

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      9 years ago

      Must add

      Open Road Song by Eve 6 and

      Danger Zone song for the movie Top Gun

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      9 years ago

      Ted Nugent = Hammer Down & Home Bound

      The Cars = Double Life, & Drive, & Candyo

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      Rose Clearfield 

      9 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      So so many great songs here! I'm a sucker for a good music mix. I have to include The Distance by Cake as an all-time favorite to include on road mixes for friends.

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      9 years ago from UK

      Some good tracks, we all enjoy a road trip! It would be good to have a link to each track to purchase or listen to, the ones that I couldn’t remember or haven’t heard I played, but not all.

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      9 years ago

      Did no one mention Molly Hatchet's "Flirtin' With Disaster"? I might be 25 but that one's just classic. Listened to it when I moved out west this January.

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      9 years ago

      Check out Frank Turner's "The Road" if you haven't already.


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