Music Monday: Hero.

Music Monday: Hero.

While traveling, music is a necessity. It tunes out distracting noises in hotel rooms and on transportation, gives long car rides a soundtrack, can cure homesickness and help ease a hangover. To me, it’s the glue that holds it all together; music is my most important travel accessory.

Not only do I prepare for all my trips by downloading new songs and organizing my music into playlists, I also enjoy discovering music through my travels. I usually leave each country with scraps of paper covered with names of bands and songs on them. I’ve been known to ask a bartender, or two, to write down the names of songs that were playing in the bar, and in Africa, I made my guides write me an entire list of songs that I took to the music store on the waterfront, where, of course, I stayed for hours.

Since it is such an important part of my travels, I thought it would be nice to share my favorite bands and songs with you, and maybe help you discover something new for your travels. I like a variety of music, so I hope that there’s something on here for you and your future travels, whether it’s the perfect road trip song, something to help you sleep on the plane, or your new favorite song to get ready for a night on the town.

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Currently, I am loving the song Hero by the indie band from California, Family of the Year. I love driving to it, which makes it the perfect road trip song. Happy listening!

I also love the acoustic version, which you can find here.

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Comments (7)

  1. Fiona

    Good choice! Sounds like something from an indie movie – can see why it’s perfect fro road trips – thanks for introducing Family of the Year, from a first time listener! 🙂

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks, Fiona…I’m so glad you liked it. 🙂 They are a pretty cool band.

  2. Mariella

    I wanna scream! “Unfortunately this video is not available in Germany because GEMA has not granted the rights.” They always do that!!! Argh!!!
    I love the idea of Music Monday, in fact my first thought was: “I should have come up with that tooooooo!!!” I’ll still try and get my hands on that song. Music is so important – not only for travelling, but in general. Thank you for this great feature on your blog!

    1. The World Wanderer

      I hate not being able to watch videos from other countries. Happens to me all the time when my cousins from Ireland send me songs! Glad you wound up finding it though. 🙂

      I agree with you that music is so important. I hope you have a music day too, I would love to hear what your picks would be.

      1. Mariella

        actually if you don’t mind, I would really like to have a category like that on my blog – maybe not once a week but once a fortnight – but I don’t want to just steal your idea…

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