Spruce up that new sweet ride of yours with a good music system, put aside the files from work, pack your clothes, get your buddies along, buckle up and hit the highway. Road trips are incomplete without a good playlist of some “feel-good” songs you can rhyme along with your buddies. Here’s a list of ’15 must have songs for your road trip playlist’ we’ve put together for the highway-rider in you.
The Proclaimers- 500 Miles.
Most of us remember this song as the ‘Ted & Marshall’ song from the famous TV series How I Met Your Mother. If you are that ‘Ted’, get your buddy ‘Marshall’ along and ride to ‘destination: unknown’ rhyming to the “Ta da da” tune as this song plays on.
John Denver- Country Roads.
Homesick? Living away from your family and loved ones can be desolating. Thoughts of your close ones are to fog up your memory as you listen to this track and drive down that memory lane. Reminisce and cherish the good old times as you rhyme along.
4 Non-Blondes- What’s up.
No road trip is complete with a bunch of friends singing along Linda Perry screaming “What’s going on”. For those who haven’t heard it yet, crank it up right now. It lends itself to a liberating and reflective mood that can’t be achieved by any other song of its kind. You’re likely to put the top down, crank up the volume and hit the repeat button with this one.
Lynyrd Skynyrd- Sweet Home Alabama.
The intro alone will jazz up your mood. Play it in the background and get your mates to sing it out in a chorus. Let the echo from the voices of your wolfpack fill up the highway.
Tracey Chapman- Fast Car.
“You got a fast car. Is it fast enough so you can fly away? You gotta make a decision. Leave tonight or live and die this way”. Need we say more to convince you to hit the road? It’s now or never.
John Denver- Leaving On a Jet Plane.
On the list is another John Denver track, a big hit from the 1960s. It is a bitter sweet concoction of two contrasting and passionate feelings – love for the beloved and love for travel and certainly makes for an all-time favorite among travelers.
AC/DC- Highway to Hell.
This one’s for the screamer in you. Let your lungs do the talking. Personal advice: just scream along even if you don’t remember the lyrics, No one will know. Tried and tested.
U2- Beautiful Day.
Clouds above your head, mild sunshine falling through it and cold winds blowing through your hair surely make up for a beautiful day. Why sit home on a day like this, ask U2, they know better.
Vanessa Carlton- A Thousand Miles.
This one’s especially our lady travelers for whom the entire fun is in the journey itself. Vanessa Carlton is just what you need for your travel. So rhyme along, you know the lyrics.
David Bowie- Heroes.
For all Emma Watson fans from the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower. You must be familiar with these lines, “You’re listening to that song and that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear, we are infinite”. Feeling small and uncared for? Let David Bowie convince that you can be infinite.
Swades- Yun Hi Chala Chal Rahi.
Ever felt so connected to a song that your legs couldn’t stop tapping. When music takes over, everything else seems immaterial. Make sure you put this one in your playlist before heading out. Thank me later.
Dil Chahta Hai- (Titletrack).
Your heart yearns for a lot of things. To be with your friends, all young wild and free with not a care of the world. This track will surely extend the list of the things your heart desires.
Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani- Ilahi.
This fast paced track from YJHD is sure to have you trying hard to keep up with Mohit Chauhan’s tempo. If it’s not a drop but the sea you desire, this song is for you.
ZNMD- Ik Junoon (Paint It Red).
What’s better than a group of friends going crazy, living their dreams in a completely new town? Not a lot of things. So take the city by storm and announce your arrival with this go-crazy track from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
ZNMD- Khwabon Ke Parindey.
Give wings to your dreams. This song appeals to you to follow your heart. Choose to lead the path to the place when your heart belongs, and it is in this place, where you shall find happiness and fulfilment. Lost yet? Wait till you tune into this song.
Be Awesome and Keep on Spinning!