When going on a road trip it is essential to have a playlist full of songs that you can sing along to. Let’s look at some road trip songs that will make you sing your heart out. Buckle up, it’s going to be a long-ish list.
OutKast’s most famous track is a must in your road trip songs playlist. It’s going to lift up anyone’s mood. Can you even resist yelling out: MY BABY DON’T MESS AROUND!
This has to be among the classic road trip songs. Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is the perfect road trip song! It is long, catchy and so fun to sing along to. And if you often travel with the same group, you probably already have specific parts assigned when singing it. Who does the guitar solo again?
I’m A Believer
I can’t be the only one who immediately thinks of Shrek when this comes on. It’s one of my favourite road trip songs. This Smash Mouth song is gonna make you a believer. Also, I never realised how CGI Fiona looked in this shot of the film.
The Less I Know The Better
If this came on somewhere, my flatmate would run to me yelling: It’s Tame Impala! It’s one of the more chill road trip songs on the list. So just put kick your feet up and vibe to the music.
You can’t tell me you don’t sing along to this in the club! This Noughties’ golden song is the perfect road trip companion. It was also one of the most streamed songs in the UK last year, so you no it’s a bop.
You’ve Got The Love
Open the windows and blast this song. The next recommendation on the road trip songs list is by Florence + The Machine or Candi Staton (or other covers) and it’s the perfect sing out loud song. Beautiful lyrics, great vibes and the wind in your hair. Isn’t that what road trips are all about.
Say My Name
If no one is around you, say baby I love you, if you ain’t runnin games. Get your matching outfits out and sing along with your friends to this Destiny’s Child classic. And no fighting over who sins Beyonce. Everyone sings everything!
Who doesn’t love this Prince song. The fact that it was featured in Happy Feet means that it will also be recognised by all generations. Okay, maybe a slightly altered version. What makes it among the best road trip songs (aside from Prince’s vocals) is it’s awesome riff, and it’s sing out loud potential. You can really test your vocals on this one.
Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)
A very catchy song with fun lyrics, an energetic sound and a lot of potential to sing your lungs out. A great addition to your road trip playlist.
ABBA are great and nobody can convince me otherwise. Mamma Mia is one of the great road trip songs. It’s beloved by all generations. Whether you’re traveling with friends or family, this is a great song to put on your playlist.
The chorus of this song is too iconic not to include this song by The B-52’s on the list of the best road trip songs. It’s a very fun song to sing along to, its rhythm will make you want to move and it has the potential to make you laugh.
Take on Me
Take me on. Take on me! This pick for the top road trip songs is among the most beloved one-hit wonders according to Rolling Stone. Of course, A-ha wouldn’t be considered a one-hit wonder in Europe, but whatever you think about the group, this song’s riff is still catchy and super fun. Definitely one of the top road trip songs.
I’m gonna be (500 miles)
You will immediately recognise the significance of this song when it comes to road trips if you watched ‘How I Met Your Mother’. Play it over and over again, this song is botch catchy and cringy, fun and infuriating. And it will always be one of the best road trip songs to sing with your bestie on a road trip.
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Currently going into her final year of English and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Gery has been writing in a personal blog since 2014 and has been published in publications StudentVoices and FictionHub on Medium. She debuted her first play 'Liminality' at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is already planning her next project.