Top 10 Songs For a Fun Road Trip

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Are you planning a long road trip soon? Having the right music can make the difference between miles and miles of boredom and fatigue and a journey to remember for all the right reasons. These top 10 road trip songs will keep you singing along the whole way from pulling out of your driveway to finally stopping at your destination.

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1 – “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen

While the song is really about relationships and rebellion, the driving beat and strong melody will keep you moving down the road. Few can resist belting out the chorus of this well-known classic rock song.

2 – “Little Red Corvette” by Prince

The song may sound like it’s about one of the hottest cars ever made, but it really gets the motor revving for different reasons. Still, the catchy tune would make your toes tap if they weren’t already pushing down on the accelerator.

3 – “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake

Just you and the open road. This classic hard rock ballad is one of the most well-known songs around. The build up to the chorus will keep your eyes open and your attention sharp as your car eats up the miles.

4 – “Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2

Tone it back from the hard-driving power in the previous songs for something a bit more subtle, yet equally as effective. The guitar riffs and Bono’s unique vocals will lead you down roads that you hopefully can identify.

5 – “Keep the Car Running” by Arcade Fire

One of the more recent songs on the list of top road songs, this band pushes you to think about what could be better just down the road. When you’re on a road trip, you know what that is, and this song will help you get there.

6 – “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Generations of drivers have rocked out to the country-esque sounds of this road trip song. You just can’t stop the energy flowing through the lyrics and melody.

7 – ‘Truckin'” by the Grateful Dead

Whether you play this at the start of your road trip or when you’re nearing the end, you can’t help but repeat its famous line “What a long, strange trip it’s been.” This song has kept drivers company for nearly 50 years now.

8 – “Road to Nowhere” by Talking Heads

This quirky 80’s group has a host of unique songs perfect for the road, but what could be better than one that specifically welcomes you to adventure? Even if you don’t know where you’re going, you can still enjoy the journey.

9 – “Graceland” by Paul Simon

Infused with deeper meaning and introspection, this classic road trip song will keep your mind sharp as you listen to the lyrics. There’s always room for some musing on the road.

10 – “Take It Easy” by The Eagles

Comfortable, familiar, and enticing… this song weaves a tale of excitement and contentment for every driver. Forget road rage and the tension of long hours on the road. Just listen to the chorus and feel your cares drift away.

Along with choosing the best road trip songs of all times, you can only have a fun and safe journey with a reliable car. Before you choose your ride, you can check car history at Then, you know you can get to your destination without any worries. Turn on the music, set up your GPS, and take to the road.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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