10 Must Have Road Trip Tunes Even Your Car Will Enjoy

On my journey from Houston to Chicago this past weekend, lugging all of our worldly possessions out of the South, I was excited to listen to a couple of audiobooks. But by hour two, with my eyes getting heavy, I knew I was going to need something more engaging, so I switched over to Spotify.

Over the next 18 hours, I had a lot of time to experiment and now I present to you: 10 must have songs for any road trip playlist (in no particular order)

1. “Ten Twenty Ten” – The Generationals 

Get your trip started off right with a toe-tapping shuffle, the  La Grange of the modern day.

2. Graceland” – Paul Simon

When you don't have a travel companion as cool as this, music is your next best bet!

When you don’t have a travel companion as cool as this, music is your next best bet!

Nothing better for road trip music than a song about a road trip, right?

3. “Bang Bang Bang” – Mark Ronson & The Business Intl 

4. “Blue Nile” – Mulatu Astatke and The Heliocentrics 

5. “Mountain Sound” – Of Monsters And Men 

6. “Ragged Wood” – Fleet Foxes

7. “Award Tour” – A Tribe Called Quest 

Early 90’s/Golden Age hip-hop was meant for cruising

8. “Taking The Farm” – The War On Drugs  

This one was written for the road.

9. “Fire” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience 

Had to throw in one classic jam.

10. “Homecoming” – Kanye West 

For when you see that first glimpse of your destination, whether you’re going to Chicago or not (though it’s a requirement if you’re going to Chi-town).

Now we want to hear from you! 

Spotify has this great feature, “collaborative playlists”, where anyone can add songs to a playlist. Enjoy what we’ve started and add your own by clicking below. Or, add your favorite road trip songs in the comments. Happy travels!

Written by Dan

Written by Dan

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