If you’re planning on doing a little road tripping this summer, don’t even think about grabbing your car keys before you’ve made your playlist for the trip, loaded with some of the best road trip songs ever recorded. You’ll need something fun and upbeat, sharing airtime with a few expansive, thought-provoking songs. As something of a road trip junkie myself, I’ve compiled a list of must-listen road trip songs, perfect for recording onto a cassette – remember those? – or adding to your iPhone playlist. Some of them are classics, others are new, but all of them will set the mood for your best-ever road trip.
1. The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
Looking for something to start your travels, to get your journey off on the right foot? This song is so beautiful, with soaring orchestration and lyrics, ideal for summer driving in a rented convertible, top down. It’s one of my all-time favorite road trip songs, and one listen will tell you why.