Any road trip would be incomplete without the perfect playlist to jam too! As you drive through long, winding roads, with beautiful sceneries around, great music elevates the entire experience. Sing along to some iconic beats as you drive to your destination with some of our suggestions for your ideal road trip playlist. From classic bops to more contemporary hits, our list covers music from all kinds of genres.

1. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers

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This classic song is written and performed by Scottish duo ‘The Proclaimers’. It continues to remain one of the duo’s most popular songs. The chorus that begins with /But I would walk 500 miles/ And I would walk 500 more/ is definitely the most catchy part of the song. It’s a great addition to your road trip playlist.

Listen to it here.

2. Hotel California – The Eagles

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Hotel California has always been one of the most culturally significant songs. Released in 1977, it still just as popular after all these years. With its hypnotic music and superb lyrics, this song is a must-have on any travel playlist!

Listen to it here.

3. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

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Dance along as you drive to one of the most upbeat Bruno Mars songs! It’s the perfect song to wake you up if you’re getting a little tired while driving on your road trip!

Listen to it here.

4. Californication – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

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This dreamy number by Red Hot Chilli Peppers is equal parts upbeat and melancholic. It’s a terrific song to drive too!

Listen to it here.

5. You Oughta Know – Alanis Morisette

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No road trip playlist is complete without some Alanis Morisette. Her powerful vocals and catchy pop songs have been everyone’s favourites for years! ‘You Oughta Know’ is one of her most memorable songs and is ideal to sing your heart out too!

Listen to it here.

6. So What – P!nk

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Using a road trip to get over a heartbreak? Sing your blues away with ‘So What’ by P!nk!

Listen to it here.

7. See You Again – Charlie Puth Feat. Wiz Khalifa

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Nostalgic and incredibly heartfelt, ‘See You Again’ is an amazing song to have on your road trip playlist!

Listen to it here.

8. Guns ‘N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine

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One of the most iconic songs to ever be performed, Sweet Child ‘O’ Mine is energetic, refreshing and simply sublime!

Listen to it here.

9. Hello – Adele

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Driving alone on your road trip? Jam to Adele’s ‘Hello’ on full volume and have an absolute blast!

Listen to it here.

10. Carry on Wayward Son – Kansas

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Made immensely popular by television shows and films, ‘Carry on Wayward Son’ is a classic rock gem that will add the perfect kick to your road trip playlist.

Listen to it here.

11. I Love It – Icona Pop

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This breezy summer anthem is perfect to sing along too with the wind in your hair and the windows rolled down!

Listen to it here.

12. Don’t Stop Believin – Journey

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‘Don’t Stop Believin’ is everyone’s go-to motivational anthem! It’s a super fun addition to a road trip playlist.

Listen to it here.

13. Demons – Imagine Dragons

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If you’re in the mood for some atmospheric music as you drive, ‘Demons’ by Imagine Dragons is the perfect fit!

Listen to it here.

14. Rock Star – Nickelback

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Nickelback gets its fair share of criticism but no one can disagree that ‘Rockstar’ is one of the catchiest songs and is the best to sing along to with your buddies on a road trip!

Listen to it here.

15. Piano Man  – Billy Joel

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This iconic song was Billy Joel’s first major hit. It has soulful lyrics and a beautiful melody that will make your road trip all the better!

Listen to it here.

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Are there any other songs you’d put on your road trip playlist? If so do share them in the comments below

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