There aren’t many better feeling than being out on the open road. And obviously one of the key components to a successful road trip is a fire playlist! Today, I’m only looking at some of the absolute classic road trip songs. But don’t worry, I’ll be posting more of these so you’ll be well equipped with the best road trip songs of all time!
You and your road trip buddies will be bouncing around like the guys from Wayne’s World!
Before checking out the list do you want to read our post on 12 Amazing Road Trip Ideas To Put On Your Bucket List?
1. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns n’ Roses
Starting off with a bang! The iconic opening riff sets the tone for the whole song and your road trip.
2. Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers
With their ultra smooth, chilled out guitar, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are a staple on road trip playlists.
3. Hotel California – The Eagles
No road trip would be complete without at least one listen to this absolute anthem from the Eagles!
4. Highway to Hell – AC/DC
Stepping things up a notch with this bone-crushing classic from Angus Young and the gang!
5. Tush – ZZ Top
The bearded boys of ZZ Top have a lot of candidates for this list, with Tush being one of their most famous songs.
6. Panama – Van Halen
7. Highway Star – Deep Purple
8. Roadrunner – The Modern Lovers
9. Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
You’ll be wanting to “hit the road” once this song’s finished! Haha
10. Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers
With their second entry on this list, the Chili Peppers bring us, Scar Tissue. The guitar solo from this song has been voted as one of the 50 greatest guitar solos of all time!
11. Runnin’ Down a Dream – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
For when you’re cruising along in your road trip mobile!
12. On the Road Again – Willie Nelson
Come on! Everyone knows this one!
13. Ride Like The Wind – Christopher Cross
14. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
This is almost like the second national anthem of Scotland!
15. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
16. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
You were probably expecting this one at some point!
17. Where the Streets Have No Name – U2
18. Here I Go Again – Whitesnake
19. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
20. Born to Be Wild – Steppenwolf
Last but not least!
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