Road trips around America are one of the most liberating, yet occasionally terrifying, things I have done. I mean, I wasn’t behind the wheel – just to clarify, I’m not that brave (do I need to repeat my horror at SEVEN LANES?!) But the freedom having a car gives you, allowing you to discover locations that are off the beaten track, make for some of the best memories.
I’ve been on a few road trips now and while my husband would, quite passionately, disagree with my choice of road trip music, I personally loved my choices.
I have quite eclectic taste in music so rather than have a few playlists on the go, I put every song into one and the result was quite amusing. Think Taylor Swift followed by The Rolling Stones with a bit of Mungo Jerry in between.
Anyway, without further ado, I present to you my playlist.
In true Nicola style, it’s not in any kind of order, but isn’t it just more fun that way?
I’d love to know your thoughts!
Hand In My Pocket – Alanis Morissette
Mr Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Riptide – Vance Joy
Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette
Ace of Spades – Motorhead
All Right Now – Free
American Pie – Don McLean
Bad to the Bone – George Thorogood
Best of You – Foo Fighters
Born in the USA – Bruce Springsteen
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Look What You Made Me Do – Taylor Swift
Skin – Rag n Bone Man
Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
Paradise City – Guns N Roses
Best Day of My Life – American Authors (this was our road trip 2017 anthem)
Summer In The City – The Lovin’ Spoonful
Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
Human – Rag N Bone Man
In The Summertime.- Mungo Jerry
School’s Out – Alice Cooper
Black Betty – Ram Jam
Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
Back In Black – AC/DC
Highway To Hell – AC/DC
Hotel California – Eagles
Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
All My Life – Foo Fighters
California Girls – The Beach Boys
It’s Always A Good Time – Carly Rae Jepson
California Soul – Marlena Shaw
Summertime – Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Under The Boardwalk – The Drifters
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
I hope this has given you some inspiration. I know when I was looking around for some ideas for our playlist some of the above gave me serious flashbacks!
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