Best Songs For Your Road Trip Playlist

Let’s face it, there are a lot of things that go into having a great summer road trip; a good itinerary, plenty of snacks, and maybe most importantly, excellent tunes.

A well thought out playlist is only going to enhance your trip, not to mention create some lasting memories. How often do you hear a song come on the radio and immediately smile thinking of a special person or place? That’s what a great playlist is going to be all about.

Since we’re in the prime of summer road trip season we couldn’t pass up the chance to share some do our favorite tunes that are a must for any road trip. So sit back, grab some snacks and load up these songs into your playlist.

“Free Fallin'” – Tom Petty

A road trip classic, this song makes you think of California, ocean waves and the ever important freedom of just hitting the road. Plus, it’s a great sing along for everyone in the car and the perfect way to get the trip started.


“Life is a Highway” – Tom Cochrane

Speaking of literal interpretations, Cochrane’s popular hit will have you belting out the tune as you travel the highways and byways of America during your own trip. It’s hard not to start singing along.

“Home” – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Save the best for last with this song. Though technically more of a love song, the fantastic beats and funky melody of this tune makes it the perfect song to have on the radio as you are heading back home.

There you have it, some of our favorite songs for the great American road trip. Of course,you’ll probably need a few more songs to complete your playlist,but you are not going to go wrong with any of these tracks lined up.

Must-Have Songs for Your Road Trip Playlist

So put the top down, roll down the windows and enjoy the summer breeze as you explore. What are some of your favorite road trip tunes? Do you keep a must play list for every trip? Let us know your top songs in the comments!