Road Trip Playlist: A Curation of Traveling Jams

Okay, so real talk: a road trip without music is like toast without avocado — it’s just not the same.

Music is essential to the road trip experience, and carefully curating playlists for trips is so much fun. For those of you who are planning a trip this summer (especially a group trip!) and are still debating whether to drive or take a plane, just remember: sure, road trips take longer than if you were just to fly to your destination, but driving allows you to soak in the scenery, visit interesting landmarks, and make lasting memories. Life is about the journey, after all.

This playlist is a surefire way to get you started on compiling your own road trip playlist this summer:

  1. Do a Thing – Street Joy
  2. Highway Tune – Greta Van Fleet
  3. Keep the Car Running – Arcade Fire
  4. At the Beach – The Avett Brothers
  5. Walkin’ On The Sun – Smash Mouth
  6. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
  7. The Passenger – Iggy Pop
  8. Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash
  9. In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry
  10. Get in My Car – BRONCHO
  11. Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  12. I’m Bound To Pack It Up – The White Stripes
  13. Ride – The Vines
  14. Dashboard – Modest Mouse
  15. Gronlandic Edit – of Montreal
  16. Heart It Races – Dr. Dog
  17. Lake Michigan – Rogue Wave
  18. The Summer – Coconut Records
  19. Ocean’s Deep – Born Ruffians
  20. Run Run – Those Dancing Days
  21. One Headlight – The Wallflowers
  22. Road Trippin’ – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  23. Another Travelin’ Song – Bright Eyes
  24. Daylight – Matt and Kim
  25. Feels Like Summer – Weezer
  26. Whole Wide World – Cage the Elephant
  27. It’s A Trip! – Joywave
  28. No Sleep Till Brooklyn – Beastie Boys
  29. The Distance – Cake
  30. This Must Be The Place – Sure Sure

If you have a Spotify account, you can listen to the playlist here:

What do you listen to on the road? Let us know in the comments.

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