Summer Road Trip Play List

Summer Road Trip Play List

Summer is the ideal time for getting away, whether you’re traveling by train, plane, boat, or automobile, one thing is certain – a play list is a necessity. From many road trips with my friend, Lara, around the U.S. to navigating the back roads in New Zealand with my cousin, Michelle, to 2.5 hour flights to Miami or 21 hour flights to New Zealand,my i-Pod has helped me along the way. No matter what layovers or delays came my way, I was prepared and content because of my music. This is why I’ve complied a list of a few of my favorite songs for traveling.

Summer Road Trip Play List

This list changes with time and I always update it before a trip, but this list includes a some of my all-time favorites and a few more recent additions. Enjoy!

Elton John – Tiny Dancer

Ryan Adams – Wonderwall

Lissie – In Sleep

Ray Lamontage – Beg, Steal, Borrow

Arcade Fire – Wake Up

The Avett Brothers – I and Love and You

Florence and the Machine – The Dog Days are Over

The Shins – Caring is Creepy

Plastiscines – Barcelona

Sufjan Stevens – Chicago

Mumford and Sons – The Cave

Regina Spektor: On the Radio

Santigold – L.E.S. Artistes

One Republic – The Good Life

Feist – I Feel it All

Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed

Little Boots – Remedy

Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Ingrid Michaelson – Everybody

The Black Keys – Tighten Up

The Smiths – There is a Light that Never Goes Out

Metric – Gold Guns Girls

Scars on 45 – Give Me Something

Summer Road Trip Play List

If you are driving, these songs are great to listen and sing along to, however, you may need a couple songs to keep you awake . Here are a couple I’d pick:

Stromae ft. Kanye West and Gilbere Forte – Alors on Danse (Remix)

Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello

LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem

Don Omar & Lucenzo Ft. Daddy Yankee, Arcangel – Danzo Kuduro (Remix)

Afrojack ft. Eva Simons – Take Over Control

Rihanna ft. David Guetta – Who’s that Chick?

Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand

Discobitch – C’est Beau La Bourgeoisie

Edward Maya – This is My Life

As for plane and train rides, my list is relatively similar, though I try to download a new album, one I haven’t listened to fully. If I know the lyrics to songs, I will stay up throughout my entire ride dancing along, but if I make sure they are new songs, then I can listen while also using the time to sleep. For my 21 hour trip to New Zealand, I downloaded Heart Full of Soul by Krishna Das. The chants are not only easy to fall asleep to, but they also ease any travel stresses you may come across. With so many distractions  to keep me awake on the plane, listening to this album has now become a tradition of mine to get some sleep while traveling.

Summer Road Trip Play List

No matter where you are traveling to or how you get there, make sure you have a good play list to get you through whatever your travels bring your way. If you come across delays and traffic or livestock in your path, you’ll be grateful you thought out your play list before you left. Trust me.

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