100 Songs for Your Next Road Trip

When we planned a road trip to the Grand Canyon (50+ hours of driving), we thought we’d need hundreds of songs to keep us entertained.

But truthfully, for the majority of the trip, we found the scenery around us to be so awe-inspiring that our Spotify Premium subscription went to waste. Instead, we enjoyed the music of conversation and gazed around at the beauty of the American Southwest.

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That said, we did listen to music for the first leg of our journey – from Indiana through Illinois, Missouri and Kansas – as you can imagine they’re not as scenic as Colorado, Utah, Arizona or New Mexico.

So here’s a snapshot of what we listened to, curated carefully for other couples who may be embarking on a similar journey.

RELATED: Learn why we recommend road trips to all couples.

Cruisin’ Playlist for Couples

  1. Suit and Jacket – Judah & the Lion
  2. Take Me Home Country Roads – John Denver
  3. Title and Registration – Death Cab for Cutie
  4. New Slang – The Shins
  5. Stay Alive – Jose Gonzalez
  6. Shotgun – George Ezra
  7. Stuck in My Id – Reptar
  8. Geronimo – Sheppard
  9. Speakers – Sam Hunt
  10. Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
  11. Old Pine – Ben Howard
  12. Piazza, New York Catcher – Belle & Sebastian
  13. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
  14. The Few Things – JP Saxe
  15. Love You Madly – Cake
  16. Winding Road – Bonnie Somerville
  17. Caring is Creepy – The Shins
  18. Hands – The Raconteurs
  19. Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
  20. Magic – Leagues
  21. Sympathique – Pink Martini
  22. Don’t Panic – Coldplay
  23. Welcome Home, Son – Radical Face
  24. Let Go – Frou Frou
  25. Heartbeats – Jose Gonzalez

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Alternative Rock Playlist for Couples-3

Trip Down Memory Lane – ’90s and ’00s

  1. Fat Lip – Sum 41
  2. Pop – NSYNC
  3. We Found Love – Rihanna
  4. The Kill (Bury Me) – Thirty Seconds To Mars
  5. One Week – Barenaked Ladies
  6. Wonderwall – Oasis
  7. All The Small Things – blink-182
  8. Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
  9. Drive – Incubus
  10. What I Got – Sublime
  11. The Distance – Cake
  12. Electric Feel – MGMT
  13. Make Damn Sure – Taking Back Sunday
  14. Welcome to the Black Parade – My Chemical Romance
  15. Mr. Brightside – The Killers
  16. Dirty Little Secret – The All-American Rejects
  17. Sugar, We’re Goin Down – Fall Out Boy
  18. Spirits – The Strumbellas
  19. A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
  20. The Boys of Summer – The Ataris
  21. Superman – Goldfinger
  22. Ocean Avenue – Yellowcard
  23. 1985 – Bowling For Soup
  24. The Anthem – Good Charlotte
  25. The Middle – Jimmy Eat World

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Alternative Rock Playlist for Couples-4

Best Car Dancing Playlist

  1. That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
  2. Lean On – Major Lazer
  3. Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon
  4. Honey, I’m Good – Andy Grammer
  5. Love Me Less – MAX
  6. 7 rings – Ariana Grande
  7. Meant to Be – Bebe Rexha
  8. Close To Me – Ellie Goulding
  9. Keep It Mello – Omar Linx, Marshmello
  10. We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus
  11. Clarity – Zedd
  12. Just Dance – Lady Gaga
  13. Feel It Still – Portugal, The Man
  14. Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers
  15. Pony – Ginuwine
  16. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson
  17. Starboy – The Weekend, Daft Punk
  18. The Rhythm of the Night – Corona
  19. Don’t Turn Around – Ace of Base
  20. Can’t Feel My Face – The Weekend
  21. Better Now – Post Malone
  22. Me! – Taylor Swift, Brendon Urie
  23. Closer – The Chainsmokers, Halsey
  24. Thunder – Imagine Dragons
  25. Get Lucky – Daft Punk

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Alternative Rock Playlist for Couples-5

Rockin’ Throwbacks for the Fast Lane

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  2. Carry on Wayward Son – Kansas
  3. Icky Thump – The White Stripes
  4. Call Me The Breeze – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  5. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  6. Paradise by the Dashboard Light – Meat Loaf
  7. Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
  8. Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
  9. Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses
  10. Hold The Line – Toto
  11. Dream On – Aerosmith
  12. Renegade – Styx
  13. Don’t Bring Me Down – Electric Light Orchestra
  14. Cars – Gary Numan
  15. Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
  16. Set It Off – Audioslave
  17. Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin
  18. Rock’n Me – Steve Miller Band
  19. Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith
  20. More Than a Feeling – Boston
  21. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  22. You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi
  23. Tom Sawyer – Rush
  24. Life in the Fast Lane – Eagles
  25. Show Me How to Live – Audioslave

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Alternative Rock Playlist for Couples-6

What songs are on your road trip playlist? Share them in the comments!

2 thoughts on “100 Songs for Your Next Road Trip

    1. We usually do that too – flip on the radio and listen to it until the station cuts out. Then it’s silent for the rest of our trip 😂 But we had a lot of fun curating these playlists (and singing to them)!

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