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25 Best Road Trip Songs (To Add to Your Road Trip Playlist)

Heading on a road trip soon and looking for the top road trip songs to add to your road trip playlist?  I’ve got you covered with 25 of the best road trip songs to listen (and sing along to) on long car drives.

Best Road Trip Songs For Your Road Trip Playlist

Listening to good music is essential on a long road trip. If you are driving solo, a great road trip playlist helps you pass the time and keeps you company. If you are traveling with friends or family, singing out loud to your favorite songs makes the trip more fun.

I hope you enjoy this list of great road trip songs. I have included a mix of road trip songs from different genres (including rock, pop and country) and different eras (from classic road trip songs to more modern road trip songs).

(And if you are planning on taking a road trip soon make sure to check out my complete road trip packing list to make sure you have all your road trip essentials before you go!)

Best Road Trip Songs of All Time

I think these are the 10 best road trips songs of all time (in no particular order).

  • “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen
  • “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson
  • “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver
  • “Life Is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane
  • “Little Red Corvette” by Prince
  • “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by the Proclaimers
  • “Take It Easy” by the Eagles
  • “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf
  • “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd (This song is perfect for a classic American road trip in the South.)
  • “I Can’t Drive 55” by Sammy Hagar

More Great Road Trip Songs

  • “Shut Up and Drive” by Rihanna (not the best song but very catchy and fun)
  • “California” by Phantom Planet (This was the theme song from The O.C., one of my favorite teen tv shows from the 2000s. Perfect for a California road trip like driving the Pacific Coast Highway.)
  • “Hit the Road Jack” by Ray Charles
  • “Route 66” by Chuck Berry
  • “No Particular Place to Go” by Chuck Berry
  • “Truckin’” by The Grateful Dead
  • “Running on Empty” by Jackson Browne
  • “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John
  • “Mustang Sally” by Wilson Pickett
  • “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins (from the movie Top Gun)
  • “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey
  • “Love Shack” by the B52s
  • “Holiday Road” by Lindsey Buckingham
  • “Radar Love” by Golden Earring
  • Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake

What are your favorite road trip songs?


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One Comment

  1. These are all classics for sure when you’re talking about a road trip. My favorite would be Sammy Hagar “I Can’t Drive 55”. Something about that cool flow that makes it perfect for a summer road trip. But I would not follow the advice because I wish not to get pulled over crossing the country LOL.

    Ryan
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