The Best Road Trip Songs Ever

Looking for a list of the best road trip songs for your next trip? You’ve found it! These are songs that speak of the road and the journey down it to your destination. You can practically feel the wind in your hair and the vibration of the engine of your car, the road stretched out in front of you as you head somewhere great.

Included are a blend of old and new songs from a variety of genres, so you’ll definitely find at least one song that appeals. Don’t forget to check out my article about selecting your road trip soundtrack. It will help you tailor a great personalized music compilation that includes songs that are meaningful to you as well as road trip songs that reflect both your destination and any stops along the way. The article also offers ways to make sure that everyone on the trip will enjoy the selection.

Best Road Trip Songs

So what are the best road trip songs ever? This list isn’t in any kind of order, so don’t think that this is like a "top ten/twenty" list that defines one song as being better than another – they’re all great songs.

Best Road Trip Songs

  • "Every Day is a Winding Road" by Sheryl Crow (my personal favorite)
  • "Going Mobile" by The Who
  • "Drive My Car" by The Beatles
  • "Road Trippin'" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • "Cars" by Gary Neuman
  • "Ramble On" by Led Zeppelin
  • "Ride Like the Wind" by Christopher Cross
  • "Rockin' Down the Highway" by the Doobie Brothers
  • "Rollin’ With My Homies" by Coolio
  • "On The Road Again" by Willie Nelson
  • "Get Out of Denver" by Bob Seger
  • "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66" by Nat King Cole
  • "Ventura Highway" by America
  • "Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf
  • "Running on Empty" by Jackson Browne
  • "Low Rider" by War
  • "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC
  • "Hit the Road, Jack" by Ray Charles
  • "I’ve Been Everywhere" by Johnny Cash
  • "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • "Life Is a Highway" by Rascal Flatts
  • "Ramblin’ Man" by The Allman Brothers
  • "East Bound and Down" by Jerry Reed
  • "I Get Around" by The Beach Boys
  • "Roam" by B52s
  • "Driver's Seat" by Sniff' n the Tears
  • "Holiday Road" by Lindsay Buckingham (who can beat Vacation’s theme song?)
  • "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen
  • "Come On and Take a Free Ride" by Edgar Winter Group
  • "Truckin'" by The Grateful Dead
  • "Heading out to the Highway" by Judas Priest
  • "Driving My Life Away" by Rhett Akin
  • "One Headlight" by The Wallflowers
  • "Take It Easy" by The Eagles
  • "Slow Ride" by Foghat
  • "Runnin' Down a Dream" by Tom Petty
  • "Radar Love" by Golden Earring
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