10 Songs to Make Your Road Trip More Enjoyable

July 31, 2010

When you are driving your classic Chevy convertible, with long stretches of space along both sides of road, you can feel the wind tickle your face and the warm sun on your head, what a perfect way to relax and enjoy this earth’s beautiful scenery! For moments like this you need a special selection of tunes. So let’s look at the best songs that can make your trip more enjoyable.

1. John Denver “Take Me Home, Country Roads”

When you travel across the country, you might consider “Take Me Home, Country Roads” an obvious choice. John will guide you through the splendors of the West Virginia countryside.

2. Creedence Clearwater Revival “Travelin’ Band”

It’s midnight and John is flying across the land, trying to get a hand, he wants to go to Memphis. He is asking to “take me to the hotel” then wondering “won’t you get me to my room.” Finally he wants help “won’t you get me to the rhyme.”

3. America “Ventura Highway”

Dewey Bunnell explained that the song “reminds me of the time I lived in Omaha as a kid and how we’d walk through cornfields and chew on pieces of grass. There were cold winters, and I had images of going to California.”

4. Tracy Chapman “Fast Car”

Tracy leaves her hometown with her boyfriend in hopes of making a better life. She felt like she was drunk and forgot her troubles for the moment when they were driving so fast.

5. Willie Nelson “On the Road Again”

The song is about life on tour. Nelson scrawled down the lyrics when the executive producer of the movie Honeysuckle Rose asked him to write a song for the movie.

6. Céline Dion “I Drove All Night”

Céline had to escape from the city to get to her boyfriend. She was dreaming about him while she drove all night.

7. Eagles “Take It Easy”

Despite troubles, Jackson keeps on the road “I’m running down the road tryin’ to loosen my load.” If you ever want to lighten your mood, just listen to that song.

8. Tom Petty “Runnin’ Down a Dream”

Life is a journey at times sweet at other times bitter as Tom wants to tell in this song.

9. Aretha Franklin “Freeway of Love”

Well, you get a pink Cadillac; it’s time for a romantic road trip! Don’t forget to get the maps?

10. Paul Simon “Graceland”

After losing his wife, Paul takes a road trip with his son to “Graceland”, a place where he will be accepted and loved. He explains how it feels when you break up with the one you love.

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