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Top Ten Road Trip Songs - Best Music for the Road
On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
Nelson sings this song about travelling while doing his shows – but it fits a road trip, as well. This song is a great song to begin a trip with. Jump in your car, plug in the Mp3 player and listen as Willie sings, “On the road again….just can’t wait to get on the road again…” When you hear that song, you know your trip has started!
Ramblin' Man - Allman Brothers
“Lord, I was born a Ramblin’ Man…” croon the Allman brothers. This is good for those desolate stretches of highway – where no one is around to hear you sing along at the top of your lungs. It also helps when you dance along with the music.
Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf
This has been said to be the ultimate road trip song. Another great song to sing on those long stretches of highway between towns. If you have little kids in the car, it can even be more fun – the younger they are, the better.
Life Is A Highway - Tom Cochrane
If you want to get philosophical on your road trip, this is the song to do so with. Just listen to the words, “Life's like a road that you travel on When there's one day here and the next day gone, Sometimes you bend, sometimes you stand, Sometimes you turn your back to the wind…” How much more philosophical than that can you get? And still have fun while singing along!
Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen
Driving through sleepy little town where the speed limit is 25 miles an hour and the streets roll up at 8:00pm? Turn your stereo up to its highest and blare this song while speeding through. That will liven up your trip just a little bit!
Take It Easy – The Eagles
A favorite when it was originally recorded by the Eagles and a hit once again when Travis Tritt brought it back. After the trouble in your little town before, it might be a good idea to play this song and just “Take it easy!”
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
That small town policeman that caught you having too much fun might tell you this as he sends you on your way…”Hit the road, Jack! Don’t you come back no more!” Be careful listening to this song, it has a beat that will have you put a heavy foot on the gas pedal.
Highway to Hell – AC/DC
Another song with an awesome beat. And anything by AC/DC is a great road trip song! “No stop signs, speed limit, nobody’s gonna slow me down….” But be careful…that policeman from that small town a few hundred miles back may still be watching for you!
Wanted: Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi
Any song that you can use the dash of your car as a drum set is a good road trip song, and this is one of those songs. This song would be best for someone riding a motorcycle across country – “on a steel horse I ride!”
I Can’t Drive 55 – Sammy Hagar
This song came out when the speed limit across the country was 55 miles per hour on all major highways. It was an effort to save gas and save lives. This isn’t a problem in today’s world of much higher speed limits, but this song is still a great road trip song.
There are many more songs that are perfect for taking a road trip. These are just a few of classic favorites. Just remember to be careful when listening to these songs – you don’t want to get caught speeding!