Top 10 Songs for Road Trips

Road Trip Songs

There’s something kinda’ magical about getting behind the wheel and pointing your car down a stretch of pavement that reaches out to the horizon. Every great road trip needs a great soundtrack — the kind that’ll stir your senses and make you one with the road — and we’ve assembled a group of classic road trip tunes that’ll compliment any playlist. Turn the key and just press “play”…

  1. Life Is A Highway – Tom Cochran’s 1991 hit has been covered by dozens of artists from Tom Petty to Rascal Flatts and was featured in Disney-Pixar’s “Cars”. Try not to join in when the chorus rolls around, we dare ya.
  2. Born To Run – There’s plenty of reasons why Bruce is the boss and this rousing anthem is right up there at the top of the list. Tramps like us…baby we were born to run.
  3. Freeway Of Love – This one has the 80’s written all over it right down to the obligatory wailing saxophone – supplied by the late, great Clarence Clemons. Aretha Franklin delivers on this tune reminding us why she is, was and always will be The Queen Of Soul.
  4. Highway Star – From the same 1972 Deep Purple album that brought you Smoke On The Water. Featuring dazzling guitar work and an organ solo (yes, organ solo) that’ll melt your face this one is pure, rockin’ fun.
  5. Roadhouse Blues – For some reason this Doors tune plays best after the sun goes down. Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel. Enjoy.
  6. Ramblin’ Man – Like a fine wine this Allman Brothers classic just gets better with age. It’s boppin’, hoppin’ and eminently singable. BTW – it pairs nicely with “Jessica”.
  7. Road To Nowhere – It’s tough to beat the strange and wonderful weirdness of the Talking Heads. You may feel an urge to pull over and bust out some 80’s dance moves. Don’t worry, that’s normal.
  8. Running On Empty – C’mon, does it get any better than this Jackson Browne magnum opus? It’s pretty much a perfect song. David Lindley’s slide guitar sounds like angels.
  9. Radar Love – You may not be lost but this Golden Earring ditty will probably make you feel like you are – but in a good way.
  10. Low Rider – Not sure why they named the band “War” but the song is flat-out catchy. Take a little trip, take a little trip, take a little trip with me.

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