Be that person that gets handed the aux lead in all of your friends cars with an ultimate hits playlist which is amazing for long (or short) drives. The key to a great drive playlist is having a lot of variety. You have to be a crowd pleaser, even if your friends like the same music as you do. Throwbacks, current songs, pop, rock, R&B. DJ your way around the steering wheel.
1. All My Friends – Snakehips, Tinashe, Chance the Rapper
This song will make you sing your heart out and is a great song to sing with your friends. It is a great track to sing whatever mood and if you have three friends you can all take a part. It is a real heart warmer and is a great song to pass the time while on a long drive.
2. This Love – Maroon 5
Sing your heart out to this track. It is a cheesy pop throw back but will guarantee to get you singing all the words you thought you would have forgot. The band released this song and surely made it for car journeys. Everyone will delicately know this song when it is played.
3. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
This country classic will make you into a strong independent woman after just one listen! If you have ever been cheated on before then this will be your anthem. If you don’t like country music then you might be riding with someone who does. It is classically country but the lyrics will be sure to make you change your mind.
4. The Only Exception – Paramore
Paramore are known for their rock music but have mellowed it down for this song. The beautiful melody and lyrics will make you fall in love all over again and you will be sure to belt this ballad out when it comes on shuffle. It is a great slow song to get in touch with your feelings too while on your drive – a great place to think.
5. Paradise – Benny Benassi, Chris Brown
This classic summer house song with Chris Brown’s smooth voice will be a great drive song to get you in a good mood. Wherever your destination is it will feel like paradise when you are singing this song. It makes you feel happy inside and has a smooth beat against the classic house. You’ll get this one stuck in your head after you hear it!
6. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
The clock strikes upon the hour and the car turns into a karaoke room. Every person in your car will love this song and will sing their heart out to it. But if it is just you – get your Whitney on. The 80’s classic will be a huge hit with all passengers and you won’t skip this one on shuffle. A total wedding classic that all love.
7. I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
This 90’s classic will have everyone singing and dancing (as much as they can with a seat belt on). The backstreet boys were everything that 90’s music stood for and they will take you back in time to when boy bands were every young girls life. It is a real old school classic that is great for a long/short drive, and everyone knows the chorus.
8. Vossi Bop – Stormzy
This British classic is a great grime track for all those rap lovers out there. He made a rise in the early 2010’s and hit the charts this year with Vossi Bop. It is a loved song all over the UK and will be loved in your car. The lyrics aren’t that complex to memorise and you will love when the beat drops. Impress all your friends by rapping along with Stormzy in the car. I mean, you will have the time on your drives to listen again and again if you love it.
9. Bury A Friend – Billie Eilish
This young American took the charts by storm the past couple of years with her creative and unique music. A lot of people are warming to Billie Eilish’s music and she is brilliant at expressing herself through her sound. You can express yourself too by singing along to this song and learning all the freaky sounds and when they come in while you are on your drive.
10. Fergalicious – Fergie, Will.i.am
How can you not know this song? Grab a partner and learn the two parts and wow the crowds (or the car) by smashing out this song on your next drive. Get your fergie on and love yourself and give yourself the self confidence you need by empowering yourself through the lyrics in this song. It will be one that you do not skip past while you are on your drive.