The Perfect Road Trip Playlist

I’ve almost finished my road trip playlist. It errs heavily on the side of American tunes because my taste in Aussie Indie and Alternative music does not compute with Mr M.

I find that in order to keep the driver and passengers awake they have to at least be able to recognise the songs. Except then I started thinking of all of my favourite Australian songs and maybe it’s slightly more even country-wise than I thought. What’s a road trip without some You Am I and INXS?

Here’s the full list:
Holiday Road – National Lampoon’s Vacation
One Week- Barenaked Ladies
Single Ladies – Beyonce
Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
Road Trippin’ – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane
Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot
Joker and the Thief – Wolfmother
I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
Get Outta my Dreams, Get into my Car – Billy Ocean
No Sleep till Brooklyn –  Beastie Boys
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf
More than a Feeling – Boston
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
This Boy’s in Love – The Presets
Pour Some Sugar on me – Def Leppard
How Bizarre- OMC
Flagpole Sitta – Harvey Danger
Back in Black – AC/DC

The Distance – Cake

Mr Milk – You Am I
Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
Monsters – Something For Kate
Black Betty – Spiderbait
Smells Like Teen Spirit –  Nirvana
Buddy Holly – Weezer
Somebody Told me – The Killers
Highway to Hell – AC/DC
Geronimo – Sheppard
Frontier Psychiatrist – The Avalanches
U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
Under Pressure – David Bowie and Queen
Day Tripper – The Beatles
Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Act Yr Age – Bluejuice
Dumb Things – Paul Kelly
Take me out – Franz Ferdinand
Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
Mr Jones – Counting Crows
Push It – Salt-N-Pepa
Weather With You – Crowded House
Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again – The Angels

Never Tear Us Apart – INXS

Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
American Pie – Don McLean
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
Love Shack – The B52’s
Chicago – Sufjan Stevens
No Cars Go – Arcade Fire

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4 thoughts on “The Perfect Road Trip Playlist

  1. So many of my favourites in that list, most notably Mr Jones, 500 miles and anything by the Barenaked Ladies gets my vote! I think I need to take a road trip just so I can listen to these tunes!

  2. Our current road trip playlist is Parov Stelar and Avicii, with the occasional Jamie Berry or Fritz and the Tantrums thrown in….However I’m instructed not to sing, and definitely not to dance….

    1. What fun is that? It’s imperative that you sing at the top of your lungs and car dance like a fiend! On my authority 🙂

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