The Best Songs For A Road Trip

One of my favorite movies is Elizabethtown. Not because it is romantic, or because Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst are so cute, or maybe because the family drama is so funny but because of the notion of the road trip as a cathartic adventure in letting go, moving on and experiencing the world. I am extremely nostalgic about creating mix tapes (i.e. playlists) of the best songs for a road trip and Elizabethtown nailed it! So because J. and I are pretty much full-time in the car this summer I decided to share the best songs for a road trip-according to me:

Beggar In The Morning-The Barr Brothers

I’m Gonna Be-The Proclaimers

Just Breathe-Pearl Jam

Into The Mystic-Van Morrison

Hard Times-Ryan Adams

Anything Could Happen-Elie Goulding

Little Lovin’-Lissie

We Own It-2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa

Float On-Modest Mouse

Fire It Up-Modest Mouse

Thin Line-Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Song For Zula-Phosphorescent

Catch The Wind-Donovan


Jack & Diane-John Mellancamp

Stubborn Love-The Lumineers

The Monster-Eminem

I Can Be Somebody-Deorro

All The Pretty Girls-Kaleo

You’re Such A-Hailee Steinfeld

All Time Low-Jon Bellion

Lost In My Mind-The Head and the Heart

Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want-The Smiths

Glitter & Gold-Barns Courtney

Best Songs For A Road Trip


After reaching out to my friends to find out what their favorite songs are for a road trip I compiled this list of their top recommendations:

Runnin Down A Dream-Tom Petty

Take It Easy-The Eagles Steven

Ends of the Earth-Lord Huron

Going To California-Led Zeppelin-Amy

Golden-My Morning Jacket-Amy

Meet Me In The City-The Black Keys-Amy

I Can See Clearly Now-Jimmy Cliff-Joan

Have You Ever Seen The Rain- CCR-Lanette

Don’t Stop Believin’-Journey-Kat

What are your favorite songs for road trips? J. and I are always looking for new music! Do you love to sing in the car as much as I do? If so what are some of your favorites to sing to?

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