Best Road Trip Songs

colorful-music-notes.jpgLooking for the perfect road songs to make your own playlist or CD to listen to on your next roadtrip?

Or maybe you want to download your favorite songs via iTunes or Amazon.

Either way, here are some of the best roadtrip songs to enjoy on your travels…

 

Greatest Music Tunes

Any Road‘ by George Harrison And if you don’t know where you’re going… Any road will take you there. Listen/buy

 

Back In The USA‘ by Chuck Berry
Did I miss the skyscrapers, did I miss the long freeway?… From the coast of California to the shores of Delaware Bay… You can bet your life I did, till I got back to the USA
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Be Quiet And Drive‘ by The Deftones
It feels good to know you’re mine… Now drive me far – away, away, away… Far away… I don’t care where just far… And I don’t care
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Born To Be Wild‘ by Steppenwolf
Get your motor running… Head out on the highway… Looking for adventure… In whatever comes our way
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Born to Run‘ by Bruce Springsteen
Someday girl I don’t know when… we’re gonna get to that place… Where we really want to go… and we’ll walk in the sun… But till then tramps like us… baby we were born to run
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Cars‘ by Gary Numan
Here in my car… I feel safest of all… I can lock all my doors… And It’s the only way to live… In cars
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Convoy‘ by C.W. McCall
Cause we got a little convoy rockin’ through the night… Yeah, we got a little convoy, ain’t she a beautiful sight… Come on and join our convoy, ain’t nothin’ gonna get in our way… We gonna roll this truckin’ convoy ‘cross the USA… Convoy!
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Day Tripper‘ by The Beatles…
She was a day tripper, a Sunday driver yeah… Took me so long to find out, and I found out… Day tripper
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Days Are Numbers (The Traveller)‘ by The Alan Parsons Project
The traveler is always leaving home… The only kind of life he’s ever known… When every moment seems to be… A race against the time… There’s always one more mountain left to climb
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Days Go By‘ by Keith Urban
Days go by… I can feel ‘em flying… Like a hand out the window in the wind as the cars go by… It’s all we’ve been given… So you better start livin’ right now… Cause days go by
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Drive‘ by Incubus
Sometimes, I feel the fear of uncertainty shining clear… And I can’t help but ask myself… how much I let the fear take the wheel and steer… It’s driven me before and it seems to have a vague… haunting mass appeal… But lately I’m beginning to find that I… should be the one behind the wheel
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Drive My Car‘ by The Beatles
Baby you can drive my car… Yes I’m gonna be a star… Baby you can drive my car… And maybe I’ll love you
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Drivin My Life Away‘ by Eddie Rabbitt
Well the midnight headlight find you on a rainy night… steep grade up ahead slow me down makin no time… gotta keep rollin… those windshield wipers slappin out a tempo… keepin perfect rhythm with the song on the radio… gotta keep rolling… Ooh I’m driving my life away
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Every Day Is A Winding Road‘ by Sheryl Crow
Every day is a winding road… I get a little bit closer… Every day is a faded sign… I get a little bit closer to feeling fine
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Flirtin’ With Disaster‘ by Molly Hatchet
I’m travelin down the road… and I’m flirtin with disaster… I’ve got the pedal to the floor… My life is running faster
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Free Ride‘ by Edgar Winter Group
The mountain is high… The valley is low… and you’re confused on which way to go… so I’ve come here to give you a hand… and lead you into the promised land so…come on and take a free ride [free ride!]… come on and sit here by my side… come on and take a free ride
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Freebird‘ by Lynyrd Skynyrd
If I leave here tomorrow… Would you still remember me?… For I must be travelling on now… ‘Cause there’s too many places I’ve got to see.
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God Bless The USA‘ by Lee Greenwood
From the lakes of Minnesota… To the hills of Tennessee… Across the plains of Texas… From sea to shining sea… From Detroit down to Houston… And New York to L.A… Where there’s pride in every American heart… And it’s time we stand and say…
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road‘ by Elton John
I’ve finally decided my future lies… Beyond the yellow brick road
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Have You Ever Seen The Rain?‘ by Creedence Clearwater Revival
I want to know… Have you ever seen the rain?… I want to know… Have you ever seen the rain… Comin’ down on a sunny day
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Here I Go Again‘ by Whitesnake
And here I go again on my own… Goin’ down the only road I’ve ever known… Like a drifter I was born to walk alone… And I’ve made up my mind… I ain’t wasting no more time
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Highway to Hell‘ by AC/DC
No stop signs, speed limit… Nobody’s gonna slow me down… Like a wheel, gonna spin it… Nobody’s gonna mess me round… Hey Satan, payed my dues… Playing in a rocking band… Hey Momma, look at me… I’m on my way to the promised land… I’m on the highway to hell
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Hit The Road Jack‘ by Ray Charles
Hit the road, Jack… And don’t you come back no more no more no more no more… Hit the road, Jack… And don’t you come back no more
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Holiday Road‘ by Lindsey Buckingham
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick (ohhh)… Take a ride on a West Coast kick (ohhh)… Holiday road
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Home Sweet Home‘ by Motley Crue
I’m on my way… Well I’m on my way… Home sweet home… Tonight tonight… I’m on my way… I’m on my way… Home sweet home
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Hotel California‘ by The Eagles
On a dark desert highway… Cool wind in my hair… Warm smell of colitas… Rising up through the air… Up ahead in the distance… I saw a shimmering light… My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim… I had to stop for the night
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I Can See Clearly Now‘ by Johnny Nash
I can see clearly now, the rain is gone… I can see all obstacles in my way… Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind… It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)… Sun shiny day
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I Can See For Miles‘ by The Who
I can see for miles and miles… I can see for miles and miles… I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles… Oh yeah
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I Can’t Drive 55‘ by Sammy Hagar
One foot on the brake and one on the gas… Well, there’s too much traffic, I can’t pass, no!… So I tried my best illegal move… Well, baby, black and white come and touched my groove again!… Gonna write me up a 125… Post my face wanted dead or alive… Take my license, all that jive… I can’t drive 55
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I Get Around‘ by The Beach Boys
I’m gettin’ bugged driving up and down the same old strip… I gotta find a new place where the kids are hip… My buddies and me are getting real well known… Yeah, the bad guys know us and they leave us alone… I get around
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I’ve Been Everywhere‘ by Johnny Cash
I’ve been everywhere, man… I’ve been everywhere, man… Crossed the deserts bare, man… I’ve breathed the mountain air, man… Travel – I’ve had my share, man… I’ve been everywhere
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King of the Road‘ by Roger Miller
Trailer for sale or rent… Rooms to let — fifty cents… No phone, no pool, no pets… I ain’t got no cigarettes… Ah, but two hours of pushin’ broom… Buys an eight-by-twelve four-bit room… I’m a man of means by no means… King of the road.
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Learning to Fly‘ by Tom Petty
Well I started out down a dirty road… Started out all alone… And the sun went down as I crossed the hill… And the town lit up, the world got still… I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings… Coming down is the hardest thing
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Life in the Fast Lane‘ by The Eagles
She’d say, Faster, faster… The lights are turnin’ red…. Life in the fast lane
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Life is a Highway‘ by Tom Cochrane
Life is a highway… I want to ride it all nigh
t long… If you’re going my way… I want to drive it all night long

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Like A Rolling Stone‘ by Bob Dylan
How does it feel… To be on your own… With no direction home… Like a complete unknown… Like a rolling stone
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Magical Mystery Tour‘ by The Beatles
Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour… Roll up (And that’s an invitation), roll up for the mystery tour… Roll up (To make a reservation), roll up for the mystery tour… The magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away… Waiting to take you away
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No Particular Place to Go‘ by Chuck Berry
Riding along in my automobile… My baby beside me at the wheel… I stole a kiss at the turn of a mile… my curiosity running wild… crusin’ and playin’ the radio… with no particular place to go
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On the Road Again‘ by Willie Nelson
On the road again… Goin’ places that I’ve never been… Seein’ things that I may never see again… And I can’t wait to get on the road again.
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Paradise City‘ by Guns N’ Roses
Take me down to the paradise city… Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty… Take me home
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Passenger Seat‘ by SheDaisy
Ooo life’s so sweet right here in the… passenger seat… Ooo yeah life’s so sweet… When I look to my left, see his… suntanned hands… His muddy river hair and his… thousand-acre plans… I’m all shook up like a quarter in a can… Ain’t life sweet in the passenger seat
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Proud Mary‘ by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Big wheel keep on turnin’… Proud Mary keep on burnin’… Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ on the river
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Radar Love‘ by Golden Earring
I’ve been drivin’ all night my hand’s wet on the wheel… There’s a voice in my head that drives my heel… And it’s my baby callin’, says “I need you here”… And it’s half past four and I’m shifting gears
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Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head‘ by B.J. Thomas
Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head… But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turnin’ red… Cryin’s not for me… ‘Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’… Because I’m free… Nothin’s worryin’ me
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Ramblin’ Man‘ by Allman Brothers
Lord, I was born a ramblin’ man… Tryin’ to make a livin’ and doin’ the best I can… And when it’s time for leavin’… I hope you’ll understand… That I was born a ramblin’ man.
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Ride Like The Wind‘ by Christopher Cross
It is the night. My body’s weak… I’m on the run. No time to sleep… I’ve got to ride… Ride like the wind to be free again… And I got such a long way to go
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Road To Nowhere‘ by Ozzy Osbourne
The road to nowhere leads to me… Through all the happiness and sorrow… It guess I’d do it all again… Live for today and not tomorrow… It’s still the road that
never ends

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Road Trippin‘ by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Road trippin’ with my two favorite allies… Fully loaded we got snacks and supplies… It’s time to leave this town… It’s time to steal away… Let’s go get lost… Anywhere in the USA… Let’s go get lost
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Roadhouse Blues‘ by The Doors
Keep your eyes on the road… Your hands upon the wheel… Keep your eyes on the road… Your hands upon the wheel… Yeah, we’re going to the roadhouse… Gonna have a real good-time.
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Roadrunner‘ by The Modern Lovers
“One two three four five six… Roadrunner, roadrunner… Going faster miles an hour… Gonna drive past the Stop ‘n’ Shop… With the radio on
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Roll Me Away‘ by Bob Seger
Roll, roll me away… I’m gonna roll me away tonight… Gotta keep rollin, gotta keep ridin… Keep searchin till I find what’s right… And as the sunset faded… I spoke to the faintest first starlight… And I said next time… Next time… Well get it right
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Route 66‘ by Nat King Cole
If you ever plan to motor west… travel my way, take the highway that is best… Get your kicks on Route 66… It winds from Chicago to LA… more than two thousand miles all the way… Get your kicks on Route 66
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Running On Empty‘ by Jackson Browne
Lookin out at the road rushin under my wheels… Lookin back at the years gone by… Like so many summer fields… ’65 I was seventeen… And runnin’ up one to one… I don’t know where I’m running now… I’m just running on… Running on, running on empty… Running on, running blind… Running into the sun… But I’m running behind
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Six Days On The Road‘ by Sawyer Brown
Well, I pulled out of Pittsburgh… Rollin’ down the Eastern Seaboard… I’ve got my diesel wound up… And she’s running like never before… There’s a speed zone ahead, all right… I don’t see a cop in sight… Six days on the road and I’m gonna make it home tonight
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Sleep While I Drive‘ by Melissa Etheridge
C’mon baby lets get out of this town… I got a full tank of gas with the top rolled down… There’s a chill in my bones… I don’t want to be left alone… So baby you can sleep while I drive
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Slow Ride‘ by Foghat
I’m in the mood, the rhythm is right…Move to the music, we can roll all night… Oooh, oooh, slow ride – oooh, oooh …Slow ride, take it easy
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Start Me Up‘ by Rolling Stones
Start me up… If you start me up I’ll never stop… You make a grown man cry… Spread out the oil, the gasoline… I walk smooth, ride in a mean, mean machine… Start it up
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Sweet Home Alabama‘ by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Big wheels keep on turning… Carry me home to see my kin… Singing songs about the southland… I miss Alabamy once again… And I think it’s a sin
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Take it Easy‘ by The Eagles
Take it easy, take it easy… Don’t let the sound of your own wheels… Drive you crazy… Lighten up while you still can… Don’t even try to understand… Just find a place to make your stand… And take it easy
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Take Me Home, Country Roads‘ by John Denver
Country roads take me home… To the place I belong… West Virginia mountain mama… Take me home country roads
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Take The Long Way Home‘ by Supertramp
When lonely days turn to lonely nights… You take a trip to the city lights… And take the long way home… Take the long way home
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Takin’ Care Of Business‘ by Bachman Turner Overdrive
People see you having fun… Just lying in the sun… And tell them that… You like it this way… It’s the work that we avoid… And we’re all self employed… We love to work at nothing all day… And we’ve been… Takin’ care of business… Every day… Takin’ care of business… Every way… We’ve been takin’ care of business… It’s all right… Takin’ care of business… And working overtime
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The Long And Winding Road‘ by The Beatles
The long and winding road that leads to your door… Will never disappear… I’ve seen that road before it always leads me here… Leads me to your door
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Thirty Days‘ by Chuck Berry
I’m gonna give you thirty days to get back home… I done talked to the gypsy woman on the telephone… She gonna send out a world wide hoodoo… That’ll be the very thing that’ll suit ya… I’m gonna see that you be back home in thirty days
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This Land Is Your Land‘ by Woody Guthrie
This land is your land, this land is my land… From California, to the New York Island… From the redwood forest, to the Gulf Stream waters… This land was made for you and me
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Thunder Road‘ by Bruce Springsteen
Well the night’s busting open… These two lanes will take us anywhere… We got one last chance to make it real… To trade in these wings on some wheels… Climb in back… Heaven’s waiting on down the tracks… Oh oh come take my hand… Riding out tonight to case the promised land… Oh oh Thunder Road
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Travelin Man‘ by Rick Nelson
I’m a travelin’ man… I’ve made a lot of stops all over the world… And in every port I own the heart… Of at least one lovely girl
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Traveling Without Moving‘ by Jamiroquai
Speed freak… Faster than a speedin’ bullet… Slow down, if I don’t… If I don’t I might just lose it… Locked up… You’ve got me honey… Locked up under heavy braking… Yeah yeah… You know I’ve got to hang on… Drive too fast I might be last… Oh yeah… I know all we’re doing is travelling without moving
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Truckin‘ by Grateful Dead
You’re sick of hangin’ around and you’d like to travel… Get tired of travelin’ and you want to settle down… I guess they can’t revoke your soul for tryin’… Get out of the door and light out and look all around
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Turn the Page‘ by Bob Seger
When you’re riding sixteen hours and there’s nothing much to do… And you don’t feel much like riding, you just wish the trip was through… Say, here I am, on the road again… There I am, up on the stage… Here I go, playing star again… There I go, turn the page
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Ventura Highway‘ by America
Ventura Highway… Where the days are longer… The nights are stronger… Than moonshine
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Watching the Wheels‘ by John Lennon
I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round… I really love to watch them roll… No longer riding on the merry-go-round… I just had to let it go
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We Gotta Get Out of This Place‘ by The Animals
We gotta get out of this place… If it’s the last thing we ever do… We gotta get out of this place… ‘Cause girl, there’s a better life for me and you
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Where I May Roam‘ by Metallica
Call me what you will… but I’ll take my time anywhere… I’m free to speak my mind anywhere… and I’ll never mind anywhere… anywhere I may roam… where I lay my head is home
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Who Says You Can’t Go Home?’ by Bon Jovi
There’s only one place they call me one of their own… Just a hometown boy, born a rolling stone… Who says you can’t go home… Who says you can’t go back… Been all around the world… And as a matter of fact… There’s only one place left I’d rather go… Who says you can’t go home
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Wish You Were Here‘ by Pink Floyd
How I wish, how I wish you were here… We’re just two lost souls… Swimming in a fish bowl… Year after year… Running over the same old ground… What have we found… The same old fears… Wish you were here.
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I’m sure there are plenty of others. Feel free to add your favorite road songs in the Comments below!

Various Compilations of Road Trip Songs

Road Trip Songs for Kids

Best Summer Songs Of All Time

Road Trip Classics

Great Summer Driving Music

Sesame Street Sing-A-Long Travel Songs

Texas Road Trip Songs

Family Vacation: Fun Travel Tunes

Greatest Road Trip Songs

Disney Travel Songs For Children

RV Music CD

50 Years Of Top Summer Songs

Lynnette Walczak

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I frequently write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed several years until switching gears to pursue things I was more passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun websites).

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