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Best Road Trip Songs

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best road trip songs

Things required for the perfect road trip: A comfy car, lots of candy, and a kick ass soundtrack.

Having the perfect soundtrack is essential, and you’ll find each song has its place along your journey. Whether you’re cruising down the coast or moseying  through the mountains, these are our picks for the best road trip songs to guide you along the way:

Mark’s Picks

1. “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson

2. “Great Salt Lake” by Band of Horses

3. “Sausalito” by Conor Oberst

4. “T For Texas” by Johnny Cash

5. “This Land is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie

6. “Radio” by Alkaline Trio

7. “No Particular Place to Go” by Chuck Berry

8. “Danse Caribe” by Andrew Bird

9. “Graceland” by Paul Simon

10. “Me and Bobby McGee” by Kris Kristofferson

11. “Travelin’ Song” by Bright Eyes

12. “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles

13. “Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again” by Bob Dylan

14. “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen

15. “Streets of Bakersfield” by Buck Owens

16. “Stickshifts and Safetybelts” by Cake

17. “That’s What I Like About Texas” by Dale Watson

18. “Hotter Than Mojave In My Heart” by Iris Dement

19. “Save Some Time to Dream” by John Mellencamp

20. “It’s a Big Old Goofy World” by John Prine

21. “Hey Porter” by Johnny Cash

22. “Dashboard” by Modest Mouse

23. “Kodachrome” by Paul Simon

24. “King of the Road” by Roger Miller

25. “End of the Line” by The Traveling Wilburys

Christy’s Picks

1. “Moab” by Conor Oberst

2. “The Littlest Birds” by The Be Good Tanyas

3. “Have You Ever” by Brandi Carlile

4. “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley & The Wailers

5. “I Am Goodbye” by Bonnie “Prince” Billy

6. “Born To Run” by Bruce Springsteen

7. “Streets of Bakersfield” by Buck Owens

8. “Going The Distance” by Cake

9. “Along The Road” by Doc & Merle Watson

10. “I’m Gone” by Dolly Parton

11. “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oats

12. “Me & Bobby McGee” by Janis Joplin

13. “”Milwaukee Here I Come” by John Prine with Melba Montgomery

14. “My House” by Kacey Musgraves

15. “A Life Of Artic Sounds” by Modest Mouse

16. “The Right Place” by Monsters Of Folk

17. “Graceland” by Paul Simon (and by this I really mean the entire album)

18. “Send Me On My Way” by Rusted Root

19. “Keep The Customer Satisfied” by Simon & Garfunkel

20. “Baby Driver” by Simon & Garfunkel

21. “California Stars” by Wanda Jackson

22. “When I Get Home” by The Beatles

23. “She Loves The Sunset” by Old 97’s

24. “A New Life” by Jim James

25. “I’ll Be Here In The Morning” by Townes Van Zandt

Shadow Bear’s Pick

1. “Copacabana” by Barry (BEARy) Manilow

What’s one song you’d add to this list of best road trip songs?


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