There is nothing more soul affirming than cranking up the music and hitting the open road. From classic rock belters to modern day magic, the point of the road trip playlist is to keep you awake, feeling alive, and moving. The perfect playlist for those long and lush road trips simply have to suggest a singalong, must step your giddiness up a gear, and should straddle that line between nostalgia and the need to move. Here are our suggestions to add to your next epic road trip playlist…
Road to Nowhere – Talking Heads
We’re on the road to nowhere, come on inside. Taking that ride to nowhere, we’ll take that ride.
Because we all know its not the destination that matters but the journey.
LA Woman – The Doors
Drivin’ down your freeways, midnight alleys roam, cops in cars, the topless bars, never saw a woman so alone…
Jim Morrison, the dark side of the American dream, the sixties – The Doors makes for epic driving music.
Passenger - Iggy Pop
I ride through the city’s backsides, I see the stars come out of the sky, yeah they’re bright in the hollow sky, you know it looks so good tonight…
Capturing the secret thrills of driving without a purpose.
Sinnerman – Nina Simone
Sinnerman where you gonna run to?
Dazzling, dramatic, and ready to make you feel the pulse of movement in a thousand ways.
Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf
Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway, lookin’ for adventure, and whatever comes our way
The opening credit song to Easy Rider is a road trip classic.
Going Up the Country – Canned Heat
I’m gonna leave this city, got to get away, all this fussin and fightin man, you know I sure can’t stay
Melodic summer magic and the promise of brighter days over yonder.
Little Red Corvette – Prince
Little red corvette, oh baby your much too fast…
Sexy and sublime, exactly the feels you need when putting your foot to the gas.
Celebrity Skin – Hole
When I wake up in my makeup, its too early for that dress
For when you want to go full throttle with attitude, Courtney Love salutes you.
On the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
I left my home in Georgia, heading for the Frisco Bay….
For those drives that feel aimless and beautiful and steeped in the soul of wandering.
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
Sprung from cages out on highway 9, chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin’ out over the line
The boss. Say no more.
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Now here you go again, you say you want your freedom
The open road is the best place for a Stevie singalong.
Which hot hits are making your road trip playlist? Share your favorite singalongs with us in the comments and lets crank up the volume.