Best road trip songs

November 17, 2012

Who doesn’t dig a road trip? Gorgeous vistas speeding by, the wind in your hair, and most of all, great tunes. Maybe you’re taking one this coming holiday?

We Boomers (and yes, the half-generation before us) are connoisseurs of great road trip songs.

For me? Anything by the Beach Boys.  Or Motown. Crank them up and let the music power your trip!

Here are some of my favorites, below. Take a listen, then, I’m asking:

How about you? What are your favorite road trip songs?

OMG, does that one bring back memories.  Wasn’t the B side of this 45 “Don’t Worry, Baby?” Another of my all-time favorite songs.

How about this guy?

Iconic road trip song, no?

Equally iconic to Boomers.

Sprung from cages out on highway 9,
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin out over the line

7 comments on “Best road trip songs
  1. Janie Emaus says:

    I went on the best road trip with my BFF in our twenties. All I can hear in my head right now is Company’s Coming by Poco

  2. Anonymous says:

    I have a CD of car songs in the Vette. A compilation of Jan and Dean, The Beach Boys, The Cheers and assorted others. Two of the best Vette songs were Shut Down by the Beach Boys and Dead Man’s Curve by Jan and Dean. To date i haven’t played the radio when I’m driving. : )

  3. my best road trip songs involve James Brown and Bob Segar. Blaring..LOUD. Motown and Gladys Knight are a close second.

  4. Jennifer Comet Wagner says:

    These are still some of my favorite songs (except for Willie Nelson). Even though I keep up with new music, I will always love classic rock.

  5. I guess I have a strange idea of road songs. I like to listen to movie scores from Lost Boys, Cat People, and Bladerunner, all from way after my teen years. (I’m in that half-generation before the Baby Boomers, and I spent my 20s getting married and having babies.)

  6. Haralee says:

    We have a bevy of nieces in Montana and try to see them every year so it a 12 hour drive. Bruce, Bob, and Van are always good and the score from the movie ‘Wonder Boys ‘ is a favorite !

  7. BeverlyM says:

    I love On the Road Again and I Get Around. Once when my daughter and I drove from NC to Ohio, we sang “We are Family” practically the entire way there. Just give me satellite radio and I’ll listen to just about anything.

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