The Ultimate Road Trip Playlist

ULTIMATE ROAD trip playlist

“All you need is that perfect song, on that perfect drive, to feel infinite.” – Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Real talk, road trips are the best kind of trips. You don’t have to worry about the hassle of checking bags or going through security at the airport. Public transportation is more or less for peasants so I won’t go into traveling by bus or train. To me, there is nothing better than hopping in your car and hitting the open road.

And what good is a road trip without some tunes to help you through the miles? Long gone are the days of making a mix for your CD player, so instead I created a playlist which can also be found below and on Spotify. Whether you are heading to the beach, the lake, or following my road trip suggestions here, I have compiled a list of some of my favorite songs to help you on your way. Turn it up and let the good times roll.

01. “Running on Empty,” Jackson Browne

02. “California,” Phantom Planet

03. “Shake It Out,” Florence + The Machine

04. “I’m Gonna Be (500 miles),” The Proclaimers

05. “Born In The U.S.A.,” Bruce Springsteen

06. “Jack & Diane,” John Cougar Mellencamp

07. “California Gurls,” Katy Perry

08. “Against The Wind,” Bob Seger

09. “Mountain Sound,” Of Monsters And Men

10. “Fast Car,” Tracy Chapman

11. “What Kind Of Man,” Florence + The Machine

12. “Reelin’ In The Years,” Steely Dan

13. “Pink Houses,” John Cougar Mellencamp

14. “Wild World,” Cat Stevens

15. “American Girls,” Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

16. “I’m On Fire,” Bruce Springsteen

17. “Go Your Own Way,” Fleetwood Mac

18. “Daylight,” Matt and Kim

19. “Walk on the Wild Side,” Lou Reed

20. “Maps,” The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

21. “Rhiannon,” Stevie Nicks

22. “Small Town,” John Mellencamp

23. “Born to Run,” Bruce Springsteen

24. “California Love,” 2Pac

25. “Dog Days Are Over,” Florence + The Machine

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Check out my playlist directly on Spotify:

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