Let’s be honest. A banging road trip playlist is the key to a summer road trip. Okay, it is a tie between music and food. To have a successful trip, you need to put together the right combination of songs into your road trip playlist. It should be a mixture of current hits, old classics, sing-alongs, tropical sounds, and songs with easy lyrics.
1. Matt Maeson – Cringe
A song out of Matt Maeson’s most recent album ‘Cringe’ is a track you can scream your lungs out. Maeson’s name is starting to appear more and more in playlists, and your road trip playlist should mention him as well.
2. Lil Nas X – Old Town Road ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
Two people we would never have thought would collaborate and produce a song of this caliber. Somehow, they managed to create a certain fluidity of hip-hop with the country. Billy Ray Cyrus sure did slip inside the mainstream world with this banger.
3. Billie Eilish – bad guy
The base of ‘bad guy’ is so rhythmic you can’t help yourself, and you will dance to it. Billie produces hits after hits, but ‘bad guy’ on high volume in your car is the song on your road trip playlist you should play when you’re getting tired. It will wake up all of you.
4. benny blanco & Calvin Harris – I Found You
Ever since ‘Eastside,’ the first creation out of benny blanco’s studio released under his name, we knew this man will be responsible for more than just one hit. ‘I Found You’ is the hopeful summer jam you will not stop smiling to when on a highway looking at beautiful scenery.
5. The 1975 – TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME
It was hard to choose a 1975 song, so feel free to include more in your road trip playlist. When listening to ‘TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME,’ it would be a sin not to sing along with your friends.
6. Cub Sport – Hawaiian Party
If you want to slow it down but listen to some road trip tracks that will make you daydream, put on the Australian Cub Sport. ‘Hawaiian Party’ is only one of their abundant selection of songs.
7. Nora En Pure – Come With Me
This song is mainly known for Jay Alvarez’s video from California with Alexis Ren. This video of obnoxiously beautiful people and insane experiences went viral, and the song was its soundtrack. ‘Come With Me’ is the ultimate motivation for road trips, and wanting to venture out with your friends.
8. The Strokes – Someday
The amount of The Strokes played on Youtubers’ playlist videos is getting insane. Millennials have discovered The Strokes and rightfully so can’t get enough of their music.
9. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
‘Come On Eileen’ will pump you up just be careful and keep your eyes on the speed limit. This song will remind you of ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’ and the Homecoming dance.
10. Cults – Go Outside
The twinkling noise at the beginning of ‘Go Outside’ and the choir of kids singing brings so much joy and hope that it qualifies as a perfect song for a road trip playlist.
11. NoMBe – Sex On Drugs
More on the romantic note, NoMBe, and his raspy voice comes with ‘Sex On Drugs’ that might invoke some tingly feelings. Imagine, riding into a sunset with your partner and the sparks will naturally fly.
12 RÜFÜS DU SOL – Sundream
A road trip playlist cannot be complete without a tropical house track like ‘SUndream’ from RÜFÜS DU SOL.
13. Frank Ocean – Super Rich Kids
Frank Ocean’s ‘channel ORANGE’ album is one of the best albums to this day. It features songs that all generations know and love and ‘Super Rich Kids’ has the lyrics you will just have to rap.
14. Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
Beautiful and emotional. A road trip playlist should include songs that you can get a bit sensitive with.
15. The Lumineers – Sleep On The Floor
If we’re honest, The Lumineers are the kings of road trip music. The video for ‘Sleep On The Floor’ even follows a couple on a road trip around the country.
16. The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather
The Neighbourhood is probably the co-chair of the road trip music club. ‘Sweater Weather’ has such a nostalgic feel to it, we had to feature it in our road trip playlist.