10 Best Songs for a Road Trip
Some of the 10 best songs for a road trip have to do with cars or driving, but some of them just have a great beat and are perfect for traveling in the summer with your windows down. Try out this road trip play on your next trip.
- “Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf. “Get your motor running. Head out on the highway.” This is one of the best songs ever for starting off a road trip.
- “More Than a Feeling” by Boston. This song is not directly associated with road trips, driving, or cars, but it had to be included in the list because it is completely awesome. Guitar solo? Check. Great drums? Check. Hand claps? Check!!
- “Running on Empty” by Jackson Browne. This song was featured in the movie “Forrest Gump” when Forrest is running across the country, and it also makes an excellent road trip addition.
- “Already Gone” by the Eagles. Even though “Already Gone” is about leaving a relationship, and not about a road trip, it’s still a good song for driving. And the “woo hoo-hoo” parts are fun for everyone in the car to sing.
- “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. One of the greatest rock songs ever, “Free Bird” is nine minutes of awesome that starts off nice and easy and then picks things up with a searing guitar solo.
- “Ramblin’ Man” by The Allman Brothers Band. Southern rock makes for great road trip music, and this song is the perfect example.
- “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen. This classic is about wanting to escape from a dead-end hometown to something better, and provides a fantastic soundtrack for driving.
- “Thunder Road” by Bruce Springsteen. Yes, The Boss gets two spots on the list of best songs for a road trip. Starting off with pleasant piano and harmonica, the song picks up speed and layers of sound as it progresses. Picture perfect lyrics include “Roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair.”
- “Roll Me Away” by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. In this song, Bob Seger sings about getting on his motorcycle and taking off.
- “Truckin’” by The Grateful Dead. Everyone knows one of the classic lines of this song: “What a long, strange trip it’s been.”
Posted on: Apr. 05, 2010