The Top Songs for a Road Trip

The Top Songs for a Road Trip

Summer may be over, but it’s not too late to go on a road trip. If you’re like me, you probably spend a lot of your time reading tech blogs to learn about the best gadgets for your next vacation. There are also mobile apps, such as Spotify and Apple Music, that you can use to stream music while you’re driving. No matter who you’re traveling with, there are certain songs that should be on your road trip playlist. That’s why it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest hits, and the classics that never get old.

The best thing about driving music is that it doesn’t matter what kind of music you prefer. There are genres that are always great to jam to when you’re behind the wheel, as well as certain artists who have produced timeless road trip classics. Plus, depending on the music streaming app you download based on reviews from tech blogs, you can choose from pre-made playlists. Whether you like the Eagles, James Taylor, or prefer more modern tunes, there’s bound to be a song on this list that you’ll play on your road trip.

Best Songs to Listen to on a Road Trip

Carolina in My Mind

James Taylor is the godfather of singer-songwriter music. You might be too young if you’ve never heard of James Taylor, but chances are, he’s had an impact on a musician you love. “Carolina in My Mind” is one of his best road trip songs, in my opinion. Taylor’s acoustic guitar-playing and soothing melodies are some of the best out there for anyone, no matter kind of music you prefer to listen to. While some think that James Taylor sounds a little country, most people know the difference between his music and true country.

Take it Easy

The Eagles are one of the most popular bands out there, especially among classic rock fans. At the end of the day, their songs are some of the best to listen to when driving down the highway. Give their song “Take it Easy” a listen and you’ll know what I mean. Starting with the line, “Well, I’ve been driving down the road…” it really makes you feel like you’re right there in the middle of it.


If you prefer newer hits, don’t worry – there are plenty of road trip songs out there. Drake’s newest album is especially good. “Passionfruit” is one of the catchiest songs on it. If you want your road trip playlist to be a little more hip, give this song a shot. Besides, some people probably wouldn’t even listen to some of the older artists on this list just because their parents did. Don’t worry – there’s Drake.

Down in the Valley

For fans of more alternative music, I recommend The Head and the Heart. They’re a chill band that specializes in great acoustic melodies and interesting lyrics. Their song “Down in the Valley” is perfect for when you want to listen to something relaxing while you’re driving. Just don’t listen to this one when it’s late at night – it’s so calming that you might just fall asleep.

Aside from following mobile device recommendations from tech blogs and paying attention to your GPS, one of the most important things to do on a road trip is playing the right music. Most people just assume that they know the best kind of music to listen to without doing any research. Don’t be like them and give these new songs a try.