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What would a road trip be without a great playlist? Music has been an essential part of every journey I’ve ever been on. The overwhelming feeling when you hear a song again after a few years and remember all the amazing adventures you had while listening to it. That’s why I have created a playlist with the best road trip songs I can think of. It’s a mixture of new songs and classics, different genre and sentiments. Check out this list and pick your favorites for your next holiday!

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Best Road Trip Songs For An Epic Journey

  1. Walk on the Ocean – Toad The Wet Sprocket
  2. California – Phantom Planet
  3. Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo‘Ole
  4. Highway to Hell – AC/DC
  5. I Lived – One Republic
  6. American Pie – Don McLean
  7. Wonderful World – Sam Cooke
  8. Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn
  9. It’s my Life – Bon Jovi
  10. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
  11. Hitch a Ride – Boston
  12. Island in the Sun – Weezer
  13. Life is a Highway – Cochrane
  14. Proud Mary – Creedance Clearwater Revival
  15. Shut up and Drive – Rihanna
  16. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  17. Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  18. Good Life – One Republic
  19. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
  20. Riptide – Vance Joy
  21. Hotel California – Eagles
  22. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  23. Route 66 – Chuck Berry
  24. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  25. On the Road Again – Willie Nelson
  26. Learning to Fly – Tom Petty
  27. Trucking – The Grateful Dead
  28. Young, Wild & Free – Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa
  29. Ramblin’ Man – The Allman Brothers Band
  30. Packing Blankets – Eels
  31. The Passenger – Iggy Pop
  32. Take it Easy – Eagles
  33. Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver
  34. Road Trippin’ – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  35. Life is a Highway – Rascal Flatts
  36. Caravan – Van Morrison
  37. The Way – Fastball
  38. Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
  39. Counting Stars – One Republic
  40. Legendary – Welshly Arms
  41. Some Nights – Fun
  42. Don’t Stop Belivin’ – Journey
  43. Viva la Vida – Coldplay
  44. Streets of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen
  45. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  46. Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  47. Dream On – Aerosmith
  48. Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
  49. Piano Man – Billy Joel
  50. Paradise City – Guns ‘N’ Roses
  51. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  52. Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
  53. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
  54. Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf
  55. Where the Streets have no Name – U2
  56. Heaven is a Place on Earth – Belinda Carlisle
  57. Leaving on a Jet Plane – Peter, Paul, and Mary
  58. Perfect Strangers – Jonas Blue
  59. Summer Nights – John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
  60. Pirates Of The Caribbean Theme Song
  61. We Are Young – Fun
  62. Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash
  63. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  64. Good Riddance – Green Day
  65. Drops of Jupiter – Train
  66. A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
  67. Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
  68. Windows are Rolled Down – Amos Lee
  69. Into The Great Wide Open – Tom Petty
  70. Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay
  71. Budapest – George Ezra
  72. Best Day of My Life – American Authors
  73. All Summer Long – Kid Rock
  74. On Top of The World – Imagine Dragons
  75. Drive – Incubus
  76. A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
  77. Big Jet Plane – Angus and Julia Stone
  78. In the Aeroplane Over The Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel
  79. Jackie and Wilson – Hozier
  80. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  81. Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
  82. Wheels – Foo Fighters
  83. Empire State of Mind – Alicia Keys & Jay Z
  84. C’est la Vie – Bob Seger
  85. Summer of ’69 – Bryam Adams
  86. Beautiful Day – Eels
  87. Far Away – Ingrid Michaelson
  88. Up Up and Away – Kid Cudi
  89. Alaska – Maggie Rogers
  90. Sweet Ride – Mando Diao
  91. Tiger in My Tank – Eels
  92. Traveller’s Chant – Rizzle Kicks
  93. Surfin USA – The Beach Boys
  94. Ride – Twenty One Pilots
  95. Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
  96. My Favorite Game – The Cardigans
  97. Everybody Knows This is Nowhere – Neil Young
  98. Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
  99. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
  100. Hook – Blues Traveler
  101. Here I Go Again – Whitesnake

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How to Listen to Your Favourites

The easiest way to listen to your favorite and best road trip songs while traveling is probably by using your smartphone and a streaming service, such as Spotify or Apple Music. If you won’t have an internet connection while driving you can save playlists offline. These services are fairly cheap, too. Student plans start at around 5 EUR a month.

You could also use the free version of Spotify and simply use a hotspot with unlimited WIFI to stream it as you go. This also gives you the cance to do other stuff on the internet as well while traveling.

If you don’t want to listen to the songs with a headset and your smartphone is not loud enough, use a portable speaker. There are some great wireless speakers out there, working with Bluetooth, which have an excellent sound quality. Most of them are very small (mini ones even fit on your keyring) and have an USB port, in case you don’t want to use it via Bluetooth.

Rock Your Next Road Trip

I hope these 101 best road trip songs prepared you for your next journey. If you haven’t lined up a trip at the moment, listen to them while working out, cleaning the house or relaxing on the couch. They will surely trigger your desire for adventure and make you want to pack your bags and leave straight away. Nothing better than starting your new trip with good music.

Which song do you like most? Maybe there is another great road trip song that you absolutely love and that is missing? Let me know in the comment section below!

In case you are still in need for some inspiration, check out these awesome quotes about traveling, that you don’t get to hear every day.

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