My Road Trip Playlist

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 might not have driven but I was never gonna pass up the opportunity to have my photo taken in our Mustang!


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.

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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!

To catch up on my latest adventures you can find me over on Instagram at @girl_meets_passport

Nic xoxo

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