Road Trip Playlist Songs

If you’re going on a road trip it is absolutely essential that you have an awesome playlist! As a passionate road tripper, who’s been traveling in an RV with my parents and four siblings for the last 5 years, and music lover, going on a road trip without an awesome road trip playlist the worst packing mistake you could make.

I’ve put together a complete road trip playlist to last you til the end of time (or at least 9 hours). Below is the perfect road trip playlist divided into four parts whether you’re looking for happy music, chill background tunes, head-nodding jams, or classics sing-alongs!

I’ve included a link at the bottom so you can download this entire playlist on Spotify as well as each individual playlist.

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Happy Playlist

Songs to keep to the good vibes rolling

1. Buttercup – Jack Stauber

2. Shut Up And Dance – WALK THE MOON

3. Blisters In The Sun – Violent Femmes

4. Gone Daddy Gone – Violent Femmes

5. Everyday People – Sly & The Family Stone

6. Someday – The Strokes

7. One Of Us – New Politics

8. NBHD – Onerepublic 

9. Good Life – Onerepublic

10. Life in Color – Onerepublic 

11. Lucky – Jason Mraz

12. Midnight City – M83

13. Oxygen – Dirty Heads

14. I Don’t Care – Ed Sheeran (with Justin Bieber)

15. Dog Days Are Over – Florence And The Machine

16. When It Was Wrong – California Honeydrops

17. Cleopatra – The Lumineers 

18. Burn The House Down – AJR

19. Everything Now – Arcade Fire 

20. Ride – Twenty One Pilots

21. High Hopes – Panic! At The Disco

22. We Are Young – fun

23. The Walker – Fitz And The Tantrums

24. Wake Up – Arcade Fire

25. Upside Down – Jack Johnson

26. Starman – David Bowie

27. 9 to 5 – Dolly Partson

28. Faith – George Michael 

29. Take It All Back 2.0 – Judah & The Lion

30. Unbelievers – Vampire Weekend 

31. Might Be Right – White Reaper

32. Everybody Talks – Neon Trees

33. The Hype – Twenty One Pilots 

34. Fool – Dan Luke and The Raid 

35. The Underdog – Spoon

36. Safe And Sound – Capitol Cities

37. Best Day Of My Life – American Authors

38. My Life – Billy Joel

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Jam On Playlist

Songs for when you’ve been driving for hours on end and to need a jump start

39. What’s Up- 4 Non Blondes

40. Back In Black – AC/DC

41. Like A Stone – Audioslave

42. E-Pro – Beck 

43. Hard To Handle – The Black Crowes

44. Pump It – Black Eyed Peas

45. Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen

46. Come A Little Closer – Cage the Elephant 

47. The Distance – Cake

48. What I Got – Sublime

49. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) –

50. The Kids Aren’t Alright – Fall Out Boy

51. This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race – Fall out Boy

52. Handlebars – Flobots

53. Best Of You – Foo Fighters

54. Sweet Child O’Mine – Guns N’ Roses

55. Choke – I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME

56. Believer – Imagine Dragons

57. Overthinker – INZO

58. Gloria – The Lumineers 

59. Float On – Modest Mouse

60. Supermassive Black Hole – Muse

61. Come As You Are – Nirvana

62. Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man

63. Fat Bottomed Girls – Queen

64. Creep – Radiohead

65. Sky Is The Limit – Rebelution 

66. Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers

67. Dani California – Red Hot Chili Peppers

68. Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones

69. I Heard It Through The Grapevine – The Slits 

70. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

71. Best Friend – Sofi Tukker (Feat. NERVO, The Knocks, & Alli Ueno)

72. Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden

73. Dream On – Aerosmith

74. Drive – Incubus 

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Chill Playlist

Songs perfect for when you want good music that can be in the background

75. Stand Tall – Dirty Heads

76. Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 

77. Take a Walk – Passion Pit

78. Young Folks – Peter Bjorn & John

79. High Dive – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

80. When It Was Wrong – California Honeydrops

81. The Girl – City and Colour

82. Clocks – Coldplay

83. Hang Me Up To Dry – Cold War Kids 

84. Half The World Away – Oasis

85. Space Oddity – David Bowie 

86. Ho Hey – The Lumineers

87. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

88. Everlong (Acoustic Version) – Foo Fighters

89. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People

90. Dead Sea – The Lumineers 

91. Dirty Paws – Of Monsters And Men

92. Oxford Comma – Vampire Weekend

93. Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton

94. Viva La Vida – Coldplay

95. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s

96. The Night We Met – Lord Huron

97. The World At Large – Modest Mouse 

98. Guiding Light – Mumford & Sons 

99. Starlight – Muse

100. Liztomania – Phoenix

101. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd 

102. Circles – Post Malone

103. death bed (coffee for your head) – Powfu, beabadoobe

104. Karma Police – Radiohead 

105. Courage To Grow – Rebelution

106. Losing My Religion – R.E.M

107. Wish I Knew You – Revivalists

108. Tiger Striped Sky – Roo Panes 

109. New Slang – The Shins 

110. Sunday Best – Surfaces 

111. Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader

112. Riptide – Vance Joy

113. Superposition – Young The Giant 

114. In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins 

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Classics Playlist

Songs we consider classics in our household that you will want to sing along to, dance, or both

115. A-Punk – Vampire Weekend

116. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

117. Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival

118. Starman – David Bowie

119. American Pie – Don Mclean

120. Heartache Tonight – Eagles 

121. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!

122. Without Me – Eminem

123. Africa – Toto

124. Psycho Killer – Talking Heads

125. Santeria – Sublime

126. Escape (The Piña Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes 

127. Come And Get Your Love – Redbone

128. Oh Pretty Woman – Roy Robinson

129. Stand By Me – Ben E. King

130. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

131. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

132. Counting Stars – Onerepublic 

133. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye

134. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli

135. You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oats 

136. Hotel California – Eagles

137. Loser – Beck

138. Hooked On A Feeling – Blue Swede

139. Cigarette Daydream – Cage The Elephant

140. Dancing Queen – ABBA

141. House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals

142. Should I Stay Or Should I Go? The Clash 

143. All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers

144. Island In The Sun – Wheezer

145. Fell In Love With A Girl – The White Stripes

146. The Chain – Fleetwood Mac

147. Free fallin’ – Tom Petty

149. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrn

150. The Joker – The Steve Miller Band

151. Another One Bites The Dust – Queen

152. The Devil Went Down To Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band

Download the Entire Playlist on Spotify

You can click here to get the whole Spotify playlist or the titles below for each individual playlist

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