Travelling is awesome! We travel to lose ourselves, and we travel again to find ourselves and of course, both of these make sense only when we travel, again.
We also travel to nurture our wild and free souls, to slow down time, and to envelope our souls in the leafy green arms of mother nature.
Just you, your friends, and the winding road ahead. What could make the journey more fun-filled?
Music, of course! Nothing makes a rad road trip better than a thumping playlist!
Below, I’ve put together some cherished classics- the perfect playlist for your next grand adventure!
- Back in Black- AC/DC
“Let loose from the noose, that’s kept me hanging about, I kept looking at the sky cause it’s gettin’ me high”
Rock it out with Back in Black’s sheer air-guitar inducing power. A thrilling track that celebrates the holy hell out of living!
- Born to be Wild- Steppenwolf
“Like a true nature’s child, we were born, born to be wild.
We have climbed so high! Never want to die”
This timeless rock anthem perfectly conveys the idea of open roads, rebellion, freedom and rock and roll.
- Riders on the Storm- The Doors
“Take a long holiday
Let your children play”
Intense vocals, a liquefied keyboard sound, minimalist drumming, and the intriguing guitar baseline make this the perfect song to cruise along to.
- Hotel California- Eagles
“On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air”
Hotel California is a unique masterpiece with sexy guitar riffs, appealing storytelling lyrics, and overt rock stance.
- Paradise City- Guns N’ Roses
“Take me down To the paradise city
Where the grass is green And the girls are pretty”
‘Paradise city’ is a groovy song where Slash shines as a soloist. Its melodic, gritty and classic hard rock beats will be perfect to listen to during a road trip with your homies.
- Wherever I May Roam- Metallica
“Anywhere I roam, where I lay my head is home, yeah!
And the Earth becomes my throne!”
Lyrically about a wanderer, the song’s electric sitar intro, the bass guitar horn, and fast chorus will lead to some serious head-bobbing.
- On the road again- Willie Nelson
“Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
We’re the best of friends”
Happiness is being on the road again, going to places that I may never see again! Damn right, Willie! ‘On the Road again’ is an upbeat country song that shows you exactly how beautiful traveling with friends can be!
- Where the Streets Have No Name – U2
“I want to feel, sunlight on my face
I see that dust cloud disappears without a trace”
Expansive, religion-soaked lyrics meet their perfect instrumental match on this track. Hear the orchestra created out of the delayed riffs and tear down the walls that hold you inside!
- Magic Bus- The Who
“Every day I get in the queue (Too much, Magic Bus)
To get on the bus that takes me to you ”
Oh, no. My playlist is not going to be that easy to predict! ‘Magic Bus’ is a delightfully charming track that will get you grooving and going. Get on that magic bus and get to your loved one!
- Home- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
“Home, let me come home
Home is wherever I’m with you”
To end this piece on a peaceful, romantic note, ‘Home’ is a colorful song filled with catchy lyrics and harmonic choruses. Traveling with that special one? Sing along this nostalgia-laced ditty and drive in cheer.
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