Driving Songs: The 80 Best Road Trip Songs

Songs For Driving

If you travel by car every day and always cover the same distance, you long for variety. For this reason, we have compiled a list of songs that will provide musical entertainment during the car ride.

Whether it’s a sunny road trip, a family outing, or a night drive on the autobahn, every movement becomes much more pleasant with the right songs on your ears. The Beatles, Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Bruce Springsteen have published particularly famous songs, which are still heard today while driving with pleasure.

If you want to warble along to a song or two yourself, you can’t miss the classic “Freeway” from the German band “Kraftwerk” not around. The song provides on almost 23 minutes the appropriate sounds for longer trips on Germany’s roads. The catchy refrain also invites the passengers to sing along because, with a “Wir fahr’n, fahr’n, fahr’n auf der Autobahn,” even the longest drive goes by like a flash.

Another song that encourages you to sing along is called “300 HP” by the Austrian pop-rock band “Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung.” The lyrics of this song are simple, but that’s what makes it a good choice for the cassette deck in the car. Cult lines like “My first word was a car, the second was tutu” can still be sung along by people over 30 – and those who don’t know the lyrics will be brought up to 300 hp by the rocking melody.

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Among the best road trip songs, of course, is “Born to Run” by “Bruce Springsteen”, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by “The Proclaimers”, or else “Highway to Hell” by the Australian band “AC/DC”.

In our playlist of the best songs for driving, we’ve compiled 80 songs that are especially good for having a good time in the car. From classic pieces to let yourself drift with the rhythm of the music to current hits that make long car rides fly by, this playlist offers the fitting soundtrack for every musical taste.

(At the end of the article, we’ve created a Spotify playlist for you with all the songs listed here.)

Playlist: 80 songs for a varied car ride:

Each song is linked to the corresponding music video via the title.

1.The PassengerIggy Pop
2.Keep the Car RunningArcade Fire
3.Born to Be WildSteppenwolf
4.Drive-In SaturdayDavid Bowie
5.Free BirdLynyrd Skynyrd
6.I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)The Proclaimers
7.PanamaVan Halen
8.I’m In Love With My CarQueen
9.The DistanceCake
10.Holiday RoadLindsey Buckingham
11.Highway to HellAC/DC
12.I Drove All NightCyndi Lauper
13.Don’t Stop BelievinJourney
14.Speed KingDeep Purple
15.Mr. Blue SkyElectric Light Orchestra
16.On the Road AgainWillie Nelson
17.Born to RunBruce Springsteen
18.Shut Up and DriveRihanna
19.I’ve Been EverywhereJohnny Cash
20.Thunder RoadBruce Springsteen
21.Feeling GoodMuse
22.Where the Streets Have No NameU2
23.Wouldn’t It Be NiceThe Beach Boys
24.Interstate Love SongStone Temple Pilots
25.Going Up the CountryCanned Heat
26.Love ShackThe B-52’s
27.Going Back to CaliLL Cool J
28.Little Red CorvettePrince
29.Can’t StopRed Hot Chili Peppers
30.King of the RoadRoger Miller
31.Runnin’ Down a DreamTom Petty
32.Hit the Road JackRay Charles
33.Whole Lotta LoveLed Zeppelin
34.Sweet Home AlabamaLynyrd Skynyrd
35.RoadrunnerModern Lovers
36.The Golden AgeBeck
37.Ride Like the WindChristopher Cross
38.Let Me RideDr. Dre
39.ChicagoSufjan Stevens
40.CarsGary Numan
41.Here I Go AgainWhitesnake
42.Free RideEdgar Winter
43.Joker And The ThiefWolfmother
44.No Particular Place To GoChuck Berry
45.Radar LoveGolden Earring
46.The Ballroom BlitzSweet
47.Truckin’Grateful Dead
48.Take It EasyJackson Browne
49.HomeEdward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
50.Jack & DianeJohn Cougar Mellencamp
51.Life Is a HighwayTom Cochrane
52.Road to NowhereTalking Heads
53.Eye Of The TigerSurvivor
54.Scar TissueRed Hot Chili Peppers
55.Radar LoveGolden Earring
56.Two of UsThe Beatles
57.Wild ThingThe Troggs
58.The WayFastball
59.Green OnionsBooker T. & the M.G.’s
60.Fade Into YouMazzy Star
61.Queen Of The HighwayThe Doors
62.GracelandPaul Simon
63.Everyday Is a Winding RoadSheryl Crow
64.CaliforniaPhantom Planet
65.Walk On The Wild SideLou Reed
66.The ChainFleetwood Mac
67.Fast CarTracy Chapman
68.Mustang SallyWilson Pickett
69.Take It EasyThe Eagles
70.Welcome To The JungleGuns N’ Roses
71.Running on EmptyJackson Browne
72.Route 66Chuck Berry
74.WheelsFoo Fighters
75.Mercedes BenzJanis Joplin
76.Don’t Stop Me NowQueen
78.Fast CarTracy Chapman
79.300 PSErste Allgemeine Verunsicherung
80.Highway StarDeep Purple
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