Epic Road Trip Playlist

The move is over! Mostly… Code Boyfriend and I have made it to Seattle, and are settling in to the temporary housing. Next mission is to find an apartment and move again..

But we did just complete a road trip of over 2000 miles in a week. It was a very long week.

When we were preparing, we did a lot of planning: hotels, snacks, days, routes. We also pulled together a playlist for the car.

We wanted upbeat music that both of us could sing along to if we felt like it. We also needed a lot of it, as some of our days were almost 11 hours of driving time.

When I did an internet search, I found… some suggestions. But most of them weren’t… current. Now, I have nothing against Highway to Hell, but I wanted some songs from this century too. Those lists for road trips are much harder to find.

 

Road Trip Playlist

So here is a list of my 120 favorite songs from our road trip playlist. Some of the songs aren’t as new as others, but I tried to list the less common driving songs.

  1. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

  1. Fountains of Wayne – Hey Julie

  2. Fountains of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom

  3. Fountains of Wayne – Maureen

  1. fun. – Carry On

  2. fun. – Some Nights

  1. Owl City – Vanilla Twilight

  2. Owl City – Good Time

  3. Owl City – Fireflies

  4. Owl City – Hello Seattle

  1. Katy Perry – Hot n’ Cold

  2. Katy Perry – Firework

  3. LMFAO – I’m Sexy and I Know It

  4. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem

  5. Cee Lo Green – Fuck You

  6. Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger

  7. Train – 50 Ways to Say Goodbye

  8. Train – Drops of Jupiter

  9. Train – Calling All Angels

  10. Train – Hey, Soul Sister

  11. Prince – 1999

  12. Pink – So What?

  13. Pink – Raise Your Glass

  14. Pink – Blow Me (One Last Kiss)

  15. Pink – U and Ur Hand

  16. Pink – Just Give Me A Reason

  17. Matt Nathanson – Faster

  18. Matt Nathanson – Come On Get Higher

  19. Ho Hey – The Lumineers

  20. Taylor Swift – Mean

  21. Taylor Swift – I’m Only Me When I’m With You

  22. Taylor Swift – Ours

  23. Lady Gaga – Edge of Glory

  24. Lady Gaga – Bad Romance

  25. Lady Gaga – Born This Way

  26. Lady Gaga – Telephone

  27. Gotye – Someone That I Used to Know

  28. Weird Al Yankovic – Yoda

  29. Weird Al Yankovic – The Saga Begins

  30. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

  31. Queen – I Want To Break Free

  32. ABBA – Dancing Queen

  33. ABBA – Fernando

  34. ABBA – Mama Mia

  35. Elton John – Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart

  36. Madonna – Like A Virgin

  37. Mumford and Sons – I Will Wait

  38. Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song

  39. Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are

  40. The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

  41. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

  42. Journey – Faithfully

  43. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Free Fallin

  44. Fleetwood Mac – Landslide

  45. Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way

  46. Fleetwood Mac – Don’t Stop

  47. Stevie Nicks – Leather and Lace

  48. Belinda Carlisle – Heaven is a Place on Earth

  49. Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl

  50. Sixpence None The Richer – Kiss Me

  51. The Bangles – Manic Monday

  52. Whitesnake – Here I Go Again

  53. Hootie and the Blowfish – Only Wanna Be With You

  54. Darius Rucker – This

  55. Steve Miller Band – The Joker

  56. Billy Joel – Piano Man

  57. Billy Joel – My Life

  58. Billy Joel – Only The Good Die Young

  59. Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start the Fire

  60. Bon Jovi – Livin on a Prayer

  61. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

  62. Avril Lavigne – Girlfriend

  63. Avril Lavigne – Skater Boi

  64. Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen

  65. Bob Seger- Hollywood Nights

  66. Bob Seger- Old Time Rock and Roll

  67. Bob Seger – Night Moves

  68. The Who – Baba O’Riley

  69. Barenaked Ladies – One Week

  70. Barenaked Ladies – If I Had a Million Dollars

  71. The Beatles – Let It Be

  72. The Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand

  73. The Beatles -Eight Days a Week

  74. The Beatles – With A Little Help From My Friends

  75. Green Day – Holiday

  76. Green Day – Good Riddance

  77. Green Day – 21 Guns

  78. Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

  79. Natasha Bedingfield – Pocketful of Sunshine

  80. Blink-182 – All the Small Things

  81. Blink-182 – What’s My Age Again

  82. Colbie Caillat – Bubbly

  83. Spice Girls – Wannabe

  84. R.E.M – Man on The Moon

  85. R.E.M – End of the World As We Know It

  86. The Wanted – Glad You Came

  87. Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up

  88. The Foundations – Build Me Up, Buttercup

  89. Lady Antebellum – Downtown

  90. Violent Femmes – Blister in the Sun

  91. Bowling for Soup – 1985

  92. Bowling for Soup – High School Never Ends

  93. Bowling for Soup – No Opinion

  94. Bowling for Soup – Ohio (Come Back to Texas)

  95. Lee Brice – A Woman Like You

  96. Lee Brice – Love Like Crazy

  97. Eli Young Band – Crazy Girl

  98. Brad Paisley – Online

  99. Brad Paisley – I’m Still a Guy

  100. Brad Paisley – Alcohol

  101. Garth Brooks – Friends in Low Places

  102. Boys Like Girls – Love Drunk

  103. Relient K – College Kids

  104. Relient K – My Girl’s Ex Boyfriend

  105. Jack’s Mannequin – Swim

  106. Jack’s Mannequin – Dark Blue

  107. The All-American Rejects – Dirty Little Secret

  108. The All-American Rejects – Move Along

  109. Simple Plan – I’d Do Anything

 

I hope my list gave some ideas of newer songs that rock to drive to. Let me know if I missed one of your favorites!

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2 thoughts on “Epic Road Trip Playlist

    • If you do one, do 1 day driving, then the next day doing literally anything else. 3 days driving, 2 days off, then 2 days driving made for a really long week.

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