Who doesn’t love a road trip? Whether by yourself, with some friends or even certain members of your family, hitting the road in a vehicle is an exhilarating way to travel. It’s even better when you have the proper tunes providing the soundtrack for your adventures, which is why we’ve put together this list of 20 of the best road trip songs.

So, gas up, buckle up and turn it up!

(NOTE: These songs are in no particular order. If you disagree with our list, that’s okay, you can use it as fodder for your next road trip. When you’re not jamming out, that is.)


On the Road Again
Willie Nelson
Easily one of the most quintessential traveling songs. Just make sure you don’t partake in the substance Mr. Nelson is known to enjoy from time to time to time.

Kickstart My Heart
Mötley Crüe
Disclaimer: This song may make you want to drive really, really fast. We do not condone such behavior, so proceed with caütiön.

Born To Be Wild
It’s like Road Trips For Dummies put to music. First, you get your motor runnin’. Next, you want to head out on the highway. Once on the highway, be sure to look for adventure in whatever comes your way.

Van Halen
This classic is perfect for when you’ve just started your road trip, or if you’ve been driving for hours and need an extra boost. Oh, who are we kidding? This song always puts us in the mood to drive.
East Bound And Down
Jerry Reed
If you've got a long way to go and a short time to get there, this is the song for you. Just watch out for Smokey. The word is that he's got his ears on.

Life Is A Highway
Tom Cochrane
We like this infectious song, but can't help but wonder how much caffeine Tom Cochrane would consume if he really were to "drive it all night long."

Carry On Wayward Son
It's going to take some restraint, but if you're driving you HAVE to leave all the shredding air guitar action to your passengers. You're on vocals, buddy. Carrrry oooon!

King of The Road
Roger Miller
As much as we all want to be thought of as King of The Road, that doesn't mean we have to succumb to road rage. If you find your patience about to snap, put on this laid-back track and snap your fingers instead.
Life In The Fastlane
Although this is the second Eagles song, we promise that Don Henley is not the author of this list. It’s just that, in addition to believing we should all Take It Easy, we also consider ourselves to be brutally handsome and terminally pretty.

The Distance
This 90's classic is on our list not only because it's a rousing rock track, but because we had to fill our rock-songs-about-driving-featuring-a-trumpet quota.

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