Heading out on a family vacation? Leaving town on a romantic getaway? Travelling for work?
No matter the reason for your upcoming road trip you are likely going to want to boost your playlist before heading out on the open road. I know what you’re thinking…you can listen to the radio… this is so true, but let me assure you some of the most scenic drives in our country are not radio/satellite radio friendly. To avoid having spotty service it’s always great to have the ultimate road trip playlist with you to ensure the trip is serenaded by classic, new and a few random hits.
We ran into a stretch of spotty service during our family road trip to the Gaspé coast of Quebec and again during our road trip from Calgary to Vancouver. Luckily we learned from the first experience and were well prepared for the second!
Our playlist suits us and allowed us to have a variety of music depending on the mood we were feeling through the drive. Although, I should say that Little Dude’s favorite song for the entire trip was “Castle on the Hill” by Ed Sheeran so we listened to that song on repeat for about an hour (more than once!). Thankfully, he was about 22 months old at the time and slept well in the car – during his extended sleeping periods we of course listened to the rest of the playlist.
PIN THIS PLAYLISTClassic Road Trip Songs: Life is a Highway – Rascal Flatts I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers Here I Go Again – Whitesnake Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey Fast Car – Tracy Chapman Jack and Diane – John Mellencamp On the Road Again – Willie Nelson Cool Car – Jimmy Rankin Where the Streets Have No Name – U2 Songs We Love: Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran Malibu – Miley Cyrus America’s Sweetheart – Elle King Renegades – X Ambassadors Saltwater Gospel – Eli Young Band Honey, I’m Good. – Andy Grammer Record Year – Eric Church Follow Your Arrow – Kacey Musgraves Riptide – Vance Joy H.O.L.Y. – Florida Georgia Line Hood of My Car – Chard Brownlee Dirt Road Anthem – Jason Aldean Getaway Car – Thompson Square Church Pew or Bar Stool – Jason Aldean Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons Better Place – Kane Brown Just Passing Through – Jason Aldean Pageant Material – Kacey Musgraves John Cougar, John Deer, John 3:16 – Keith Urban Play It Again – Luke Bryan Song for Another Time – Old Dominion Ho Hey – The Lumineers Dance Party: There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back – Shawn Mendes Good Feeling – Flo Rida Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) – Mark Ronson Moves like Jagger – Maroon 5 Wild Ones (feat. Sia) – Flo Rida We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon Jenna’s Must Have Songs: No One Needs to Know – Shania Twain Pop a Top – Alan Jackson You Feel the Same Way Too – The Rankin Family Any Man of Mine – Shania Twain Good Time – Alan Jackson Piece of my Heart – Faith Hill Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks It’s a Great Day to Be Alive – Travis Tritt And, just as I promised I have special bonus tracks to add by special request from the employees at Hatheway Ford in Bathurst, NB… Bonus Tracks: Drop Your Guns – April Wine chosen by Mike S. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey chosen by Rickey H. (it was on my list too, so it’s a must!) Carolina – Eric Church chosen by Patrick G. Everything is Alright – The Glorious Sons chosen by Vanessa A. Fireball – Pitbull chosen by Colette B. Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers chosen by Charles D. Sniff ‘n’ The Tears – Driver’s Seat chosen by Mike S. Jump – Van Halen chosen by Rickey H. Dirt road Anthem – Jason Aldean chosen by Patrick G. (this one was on my list too:D) Mad Love (feat. Becky G) – David Guetta & Sean Paul chosen by Vanessa A. Despacito – Justin Bieber chosen by Colette B. Now that you’ve seen our Road Trip Playlist chime in and tell me what songs I’ve missed that I need to add – Road Trip season is right around the corner and I’m always looking to add new songs for the new travel season.
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