The only way to do a road trip is accompanied by some sweet tunes, which is why Are You Selling has compiled the ultimate list of songs for your big trip this summer. Rock on!
Everybody has their old favourites that they know all the words to and love to jam along to.
Life Is A Highway (Cover) – Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts do an amazing cover of this timeless Tom Cochrane song. What better place to sing about the highway when you’re on one?
I Drove All Night – Cyndi Lauper
While we don’t recommend actually driving all night to get to (your destination), we do recommend cranking this one and doing your best Cyndi Lauper sing-a-long.
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ is probably the most-played karaoke track of all time, making it the perfect song for your road trip singing session.
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
We dare you to try and sing this one without doing the Scottish accent.
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
This is a bit of a more mellowed out tune, but it’s still a beautiful classic and – bonus points – works with the whole driving motif.
Songs have a magical way of evoking emotions, and there are certain tracks that fit the feelings of infinity and endless possibilities that come with a road trip. We’ve tried our best to capture that with our shortlist of tracks.
The City – Patrick Wolf
This is a fun, upbeat track that could easily become the “theme song” of your road trip.
Death – White Lies
The way White Lies are able to build this song is really special, and will have you hanging on from the very first beat.
Keep The Car Running – Arcade Fire
Another master of the build-up, Arcade Fire nail the perfect travelling song with Keep The Car Running.
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2
One of U2’s most iconic songs, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For is all about that endless search called life, and the opportunities that come with looking for more.
Song For Zula – Phosphorescent
When a few people in the backseat are starting to fall asleep, maybe it’s time to switch to the more chilled out tunes. This song is perfect for that.
Dancing In Your Seat
Sometimes, you just need a good beat to dance to. Crank the following tunes and dance like everybody on the M1 is watching but you don’t care!
Ways To Go – Grouplove
We dare you to listen to this without at least tapping your foot. No – we double dare you!
Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
An especially great song to dance to you if you’re road trip destination is home.
Somebody Loves You – Betty Who
This song is the ultimate feel good jam that will have everyone dancing along.
5 Years’ Time – Noah & The Whale
5 Years’ Time is one of those chirpy, feel good, whistle-along tunes that will be stuck in everyone’s head.
The Distance – Cake
If you somehow missed this 90’s classic, you’re in a for a big treat.