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The ULTIMATE Road-Trip music playlist

We’ve compiled our favourites to create quite possibly the widest mix of driving music songs and genres you’re ever going to find!

Uplifting, road and holiday themed sing-along and cruising classics from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, this side of the millennium and covering anything from pop to rock, hip-hop, reggae, dance, indie, a spot of new age and metal… 


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Above & Beyond – Sun in Your Eyes


AC/DC – Highway to Hell

- Hail Caesar


Alanis Morissette – Ironic

- Hand in my Pocket


All Saints – Pure Shores


America – Horse with no Name


Angelo Badalamenti – Dub Driving


ATB – Long Way Home


Audioslave – I Am the Highway


Avicii – Wake me Up


Barenaked Ladies – One Week


Blind Faith – Can’t Find my Way Home


Blink 182 – All the Small Things


Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear the Reaper


Blur – Parklife

- Song 2


Bob Marley - Don’t Worry Be Happy

- Three Little Birds

- One Love


Bob Sinclair – Love Generation


Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer

- It’s my Life


Broken Bells – The High Road


Bruce Hornsby & The Range – The Way it Is


Bruno Martini & Timbaland – Road (feat Johnny Franco)


Bryan Adams – Summer of ‘69


Canned Heat – On the Road Again


Catatonia – Road Rage


Chase & Status – Take me Away


Chuck Berry – No Particular Place to Go


Circa Waves – T-Shirt Weather


Citizen Cope – Son’s Gonna Rise (feat Carlos Santana)


Coldplay – Sky Full of Stars

- Adventure of a Lifetime

- In My Head

- Every Teardrop is a Waterfall

- Up & Up


Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise


Cornershop – Brimful of Asha


Crowded House – Weather with You


Current Swell – Young and Able


Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun


David Bowie – Space Oddity


Deftones – My Own Summer

- Passenger


Dido – Take My Hand


Duke Dumont – Ocean Drive


Eagle-Eye Cherry – Save Tonight


Eddie Vedder – Hard Sun

- Long Nights

- Rise


Elbow – One Day Like This


Eminem – Without Me


Empire of the Sun – We Are the People

- Walking on a Dream


Enya – Orinoco Flow

- Caribbean Blue

- Anywhere Is


Fatboy Slim – Don’t Let the Man Get You Down


Feeder – Seven Days in the Sun

- Buck Rogers


Fever Ray – Keep the Streets Empty for Me


Filter – Take a Picture


First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining


Five Finger Death Punch – Far from Home


Fleetwood Mac – The Chain

- Seven Wonders

- Go Your Own Way

- Dreams

- Gypsy


Florence and the Machine – Dog Days are Over


Flo Rida – Good Feeling


Florida Georgia Line – This is How We Roll

- Cruise


Foo Fighters – Everlong

- The Pretender

- Learn to Fly

- Times like These


Friendly Fires – Paris


Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Scooby Snacks


Gavin DeGraw – I Don’t Want to Be


Genesis – Follow You Follow Me

- Home by the Sea


Greenday - Good Riddance (time of your life)

- Holiday

- Stop When the Red Lights Flash

-Welcome to Paradise

- Minority


Groove Armada – Edge Hill

- At the River

- Inside my Mind (Blue Skies)

- My Friend


Hootie & The Blowfish – Hold my Hand


Ides of March – Vehicle


Iggy Pop – The Passenger


Imagine Dragons – On Top of the World

- Thunder


Incubus – Drive

-Wish You Were Here


Iron Maiden – The Trooper


Jack Johnson – Better Together


Jack’s Mannequin – The Mixed Tape


Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity


Ja Rule – Life Ain’t a Game


Jimi Hendrix – All Along the Watchtower


Joe Cocker – With a Little Help From My Friends


John Denver – Take me Home


Johnny Cash – I’ve Been Everywhere


Johnny Nash – I can See Clearly Now


Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire

- The Immortals

Len – Steal my Sunshine


Lighthouse Family – Ocean Drive


Limp Bizkit – Rollin’


Loreena McKennitt – Night Ride Across the Caucasus

- The Highwayman


Lost Witness – Happiness Happening


Madonna – Ray of Light


Manic Street Preachers – Motorcycle Emptiness


Massive Attack – Teardrop


MARC & Caroline Hoier – Won’t Let You Down


Metallica – Enter Sandman

- Orion

- Nothing Else Matters


Mike Oldfield – Moonlight Shadow

- Voyager


Moby – Porcelain

- Go

- Extreme Ways

- In This World


Modest Mouse – Float On


Mumford & Sons – Hopeless Wanderer


Muse – Knights of Cydonia

- Starlight

- Sunburn

- Map of the Problematique

- Feeling Good

- Follow Me

- Invincible


Nada Surf – Always Love


Nelly Furtado – I’m Like a Bird


Netsky – Memory Lane


Nine Inch Nails – Deep


Nirvana – Come as You Are


Nora Jones – Come Away with Me


Oasis – Wonderwall


One Republic – Good Life

- Counting Stars

- I Lived

- If I lose Myself (feat Alesso)

- Wherever I Go


Orbital – One Perfect Sunrise

- Kinetic


Pearl Jam – Even Flow

- Just Breathe


Pharrell Williams – Freedom

- Happy


Placebo – Pure Morning

- Slave to the Wage

- Loud Like Love

- Life’s What You Make It

- Every You Every Me


Pras – Ghetto Superstar


Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

- I want to Break Free

- Don’t Stop Me Now


Saliva – Superstar


Savage Garden – To the Moon & Back


Scorpions – Wind of Change


Sheryl Crow – If it Makes you Happy

- Everyday is a Winding Road


Smash Mouth – Walkin’ on the Sun


Sniff’n The Tears – Drivers Seat


Snoop Dogg – Young, Wild and Free

- The Next Episode


Soul Asylum – Runaway Train


Stealers Wheel – Stuck in the Middle with You


Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride

- Born to be Wild


Stereophonics – Dakota

- Maybe Tomorrow


Steve Earle – Copperhead Road


Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Make me Smile


Stevie Nicks – Edge of Seventeen


Sting – Englishman in New York


Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song


Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child


System of a Down – Hypnotize


Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack


Ray LaMontagne – You’re the Best Thing


Razorlight – In the Morning


Red Hot Chili Peppers – Road Trippin’


R.E.M – Shiny Happy People


Robert Miles – Children


Rusted Root – Send me on my Way


Tal Bachman – She’s so High


Talking Heads – This Must be the Place


Tenacious D – Tribute


The Allman Brothers – Ramblin’ Man


The Cardigans – My Favourite Game


The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This


The Chemical Brothers – The Golden Path


The Corrs – Runaway


The Cure – Friday I’m in Love

- Just Like Heaven

- A Forest


The Church – Under the Milky Way


The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You


The Darkness – I Believe in a Thing Called Love


The Doors – Riders on the Storm


The Flys – Got You Where I Want You


The Goo Goo Dolls – Iris


The Killers – Mr Brightside


The La’s – There She Goes


The London Film Score Orchestra – The Lonely Shepherd (Kill Bill)


The Lumineers – Sleep on the Floor


The Mamas & The Papas – California Dreamin’


The Naked & Famous – Young Blood


The Offspring – Come Out & Play


The Presidents of the United States of America – Peaches


The Prodigy – You’ll be Under my Wheels

- Wind It Up

- The Day is my Enemy


The Rolling Stones – Route 66 (get your kicks)

- Start Me Up


The Smashing Pumpkins – 1979

- Today

- Eye


The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition


The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony


The Vines – Ride


The Wallflowers – One Headlight

The Wannadies – You & Me


The XX – Intro


The 1975 – Chocolate


Thin Lizzy – The Boys are Back in Town


Three Drives – Greece 2000


Tiesto – 10 Seconds Before Sunrise


Tom Petty – Learning to Fly

- Free Fallin’


Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight


Toto – Africa


Train – Drive By


U2 - one tree hill

- Beautiful Day


Uncle Kracker – Follow Me


Van Morrison – Into the Mystic


Wham – Wake Me Up Before you Go-Go


World Party – Ship of Fools


Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps


4 Strings – Take Me Away


Did we miss something? Let us know your favourite driving songs in the comments below! 


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