There’s nothing quite like a road trip in the summertime. You know you’re going somewhere fabulous, but riding in the car can get boring after a couple of hours. You could read if you’re a passenger, but if you get motion sickness or are driving, it’s better to load your playlist with epic road trip songs that will make the miles fly by. When you get home, hearing these songs will take you back to your good times in an instant. Here are some of the best songs for the soundtrack to your summer road trip. Keep on rocking!
1. Take It Easy by the Eagles
This song is perfect for road tripping. It gets you in a calm frame of mind so that you are relaxed and ready for your time away. At the same time, the song is catchy and easy to sing along to. So, crank it up, roll down the windows and belt it out as you cruise down the highway. Road tripping has never been so awesome!
2. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
This is one of my all-time favorite songs! It just feels like summertime when it comes on. No doubt you’ve heard this tune a million times so you can sing along without mixing up the words. Sweet Home Alabama is a great song to add to your playlist as you travel, but it also deserves a spot when you get there. Have fun with it!
3. Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Even when I’m in the city, I have a hard time not pushing the speed limit when this song comes on. It’s been used in several movies in which the characters are on a road trip and it's ideal for your own trip too. Crank this tune up, but watch your speed. Getting pulled over in another state is always a mood killer.
4. Low Rider by War
Don’t you just love this song? It’s totally catchy and the music makes you feel good. That’s exactly what you want when you hit the open road and head out on a trip in the car. This song is easy to memorize so you can sing it loudly as you drive. Plus, it’s just fun to listen to. You won’t get sick of it after a couple times on the radio either.
5. Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
On my last road trip, it was raining the entire first two days. However, this song made the mood light and easy, even if there was no actual sunshine. There were plenty of good feelings in the car to make up for the lack of sun outside. This song is impossible not to sing along with and will put you in a good mood in no time.
6. Slow Ride by Foghat
“Slow ride, take it easy,” which are lyrics from this song, are perfect for a road trip. You’ll forget all about the stress of needing to stop for more gas, being really hungry or having kids in the backseat who can’t stop bickering. Crank this song up and you’ll be in the road tripping, vacation kind of mood in no time. Love it!
7. Life is a Highway by Rascal Flatts
Of course this song makes the list! This classic song is the one you might know from the Disney movies, Cars. It’s absolutely fantastic for all your time on the highway. Your kids will love it just as much as you do, so go ahead and put this one on repeat.
What songs do you crank while you’re on the road? Will you be adding any of these songs to your playlist?