Friday, September 25, 2009

Road Trip Playlist

No matter your destination, there are some songs that just fit when you pack up and hit the road. Layered songs with a medium to fast pace, easy to sing along to and keep you bouncing in your seat as you watch the trees rush by. Stop worrying about the guy that cut you off just to slow down to 20 miles per hour! It's all about the good times!
Here is my road trip playlist:

Cake-Stickshifts and Safetybelts
Foo Fighters-Learn To Fly
Sublime-What I Got
Violent Femmes-Blister in the Sun
The Beatles-Drive My Car
Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody
Led Zeppelin-Rock N' Roll
Tom Petty-Runnin' Down a Dream
Lovin' Spoonful-Summer in the City
Weezer-Buddy Holly
Willie Nelson-On the Road Again
Johnny Cash-I've Been Everywhere
Beach Boys-I Get Around
Beastie Boys-Brass Monkey
Guns N' Roses-Paradise City
Red Hot Chili Peppers-Road Trippin'

What are your favorite road trip songs? Leave me comments below!

Listening: Weezer-Self Titled ("The Blue Album")
Quote: "Stickshifts and safetybelts/bucket seats have all got to go/when we're driving/in the car/makes my baby seem so far"-Cake


  1. I have discovered that Chet Atkins, no matter what, makes wherever you're going seem GOOD.

  2. Probably the one thing I see in common is these songs are all good to sing along to. Also I like bringing along comedy albums or listening to NPR

  3. Peter: I ALWAYS bring music I can sing along to...road trips, for me, are not the time for experimental listening. I always feel weirdly alienated when listening to a new album for the first time in the car. Which are your favorite comedy albums?

    Heather: When I posted this, I thought of you immediately, as i know you road trip a lot. What else do you bring?

  4. I do like to try out new stuff in the car, as it keeps me paying attention. I also like to have some Carlin and Hedberg there as well, since I know those tracks like I do my favorite songs. The car is also where I listen to my techno, it really is great to drive to- I especially love Pendulum and Adam Freeland.

    In general, I like to have some old favorites that don't tend towards the emotional too much, new findings that I haven't gotten a chance to get into yet, and depending on whether I'm traveling alone or not, nothing that would be too bothersome.

    Driving home from Rob's dad's once, an hour west of Tallahassee, I played Crown of Thorns by Mother Love Bone on repeat for 8 HOURS. Mmmhmm... Rob was, of course, sound asleep. :)