Road trip songs are amazing when you're on the road! If you're looking for the perfect road trip playlist, I'm sure you'll love this one.
Going on a vacation soon? Then music will make it a lot of fun. For example, when I'm going on a beach vacation, I love listening to my beach playlist.
I always love listening to songs when traveling. And especially when I'm on the road, music is also very important.
For that reason, I made this road trip playlist. Even though this playlist is perfect for traveling, I always love listening to it.
The playlist consists of 275 songs. The genres on the list are pop, rock, dance, indie, and hip-hop. Furthermore, I've included a category of other genres as well. All the songs are perfect for your next road trip.
Depending on what music you want to listen to, you can choose one of the genres. But I'd recommend listening to all and adding them to your Spotify account.
Here are the 275 best road trip songs!
Table of Contents
Pop: Amazing Road Trip Songs With Great Melodies
One of the best genres for your road trip is the popular music genre or pop for short.
The road trip songs that belong to this category are a lot of fun. And they will make your trip much better for sure.
You likely recognize a lot of songs on this list, which is great. It is always fun to sing along songs you know very well. These songs are great while you are driving the road for that reason.
Also, pop songs are great to listen to when you are going on a road trip with other people. The other people in the car will likely also know the songs on this list! This makes these songs even better for your road trip playlist.
What's great about pop music as well is that the songs have a lot of great melodies.
Furthermore, pop songs almost always have parts that repeat.
Also, many of the parts of the song are easy to sing. This makes them even better as a road trip song.
All these aspects make that you should definitely add pop songs to your road trip playlist.
Besides that, what's great is that pop music exists for a long time. Because of this, there were a lot of songs to choose from.
To make creating your playlist with pop road trip songs easier I divided these songs by when they came out.
For example, I have a category with songs from 2015 till 2019. Also, this list contains new songs from the year 2021 till the present. These songs will likely be more familiar to you when you often listen to the radio or look at the charts. Besides that, you find older songs on this list as well.
Music From 2021 Till Now
1. It'll Be Okay - Shawn Mendes
2. Oh My God - Adele
3. Sunshine - OneRepublic
4. Shivers - Ed Sheeran
5. Cold Heart - PNAU Remix - Elton John, Dua Lipa, PNAU
6. GHOST TOWN - Benson Boone
7. Easy On Me - Adele
8. Pepas - Farruko
9. Better Days (NEIKED x Mae Muller x Polo G) - NEIKED, Mae Muller, Polo G
10. THATS WHAT I WANT - Lil Nas X
11. abcdefu - GAYLE
12. INDUSTRY BABY (feat. Jack Harlow) - Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow
13. STAY (with Justin Bieber) - The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber
14. Woman - Doja Cat
15. Need to Know - Doja Cat
16. Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran
17. Life Goes On - Oliver Tree
18. good 4 u - Olivia Rodrigo
19. Heartbreak Anthem (with David Guetta & Little Mix) - Galantis, David Guetta, Little Mix
20. Freaks - Surf Curse
21. Build a Bitch - Bella Poarch
22. Run - OneRepublic
23. Save Your Tears (with Ariana Grande) (Remix) - The Weeknd, Ariana Grande
24. Kiss Me More (feat. SZA) - Doja Cat, SZA
25. MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X
26. Mood (feat. iann dior) - 24kGoldn, iann dior
27. Peaches (feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon) - Justin Bieber, Daniel Caesar, Giveon
28. Rasputin - Majestic, Boney M.
29. Cover Me In Sunshine - P!nk, Willow Sage Hart
Songs in 2020
30. Good Days - SZA
31. WITHOUT YOU - The Kid LAROI
32. positions - Ariana Grande
33. Lonely (with benny blanco) - Justin Bieber, benny blanco
34. Sweet but Psycho - Ava Max
35. Heat Waves - Glass Animals
36. Take You Dancing - Jason Derulo
37. Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) - Jawsh 685, Jason Derulo
38. Put Your Records On - Ritt Momney
39. Levitating (feat. DaBaby) - Dua Lipa, DaBaby
40. Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
41. Break My Heart - Dua Lipa
42. In Your Eyes - The Weeknd
43. Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
44. Control - Zoe Wees
45. Boss Bitch - Doja Cat
Music from 2015 Till 2019
46. Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
47. If the World Was Ending (feat. Julia Michaels) - JP Saxe, Julia Michaels
48. I Don't Care (with Justin Bieber) - Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber
49. 7 rings - Ariana Grande
50. Don't Call Me Up - Mabel
51. No Lie - Sean Paul, Dua Lipa
52. Attention - Charlie Puth
53. One Kiss (with Dua Lipa) - Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa
54. The Middle - Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey
55. New Rules - Dua Lipa
56. Perfect - Ed Sheeran
57. Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
58. Happier - Ed Sheeran
59. Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran
60. Hold On - Chord Overstreet
61. Starboy - The Weeknd, Daft Punk
62. Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
63. Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
64. 7 Years - Lukas Graham
65. We Don't Talk Anymore (feat. Selena Gomez) - Charlie Puth, Selena Gomez
66. Love On The Brain - Rihanna
67. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
68. Sorry - Justin Bieber
69. Stitches - Shawn Mendes
70. Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) - Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
Songs From 2010 till 2014
71. Time of Our Lives - Pitbull, Ne-Yo
72. Summer - Calvin Harris
73. Maps - Maroon 5
74. Sugar - Maroon 5
75. Animals - Maroon 5
76. Rude - MAGIC!
77. Thinking out Loud - Ed Sheeran
78. Photograph - Ed Sheeran
79. Like I Can - Sam Smith
80. Story of My Life - One Direction
81. Royals - Lorde
82. Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
83. Counting Stars - OneRepublic
84. Heart Attack - Demi Lovato
85. When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
86. Die Young - Kesha
87. Just Give Me a Reason (feat. Nate Ruess) - P!nk, Nate Ruess
88. What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
89. Payphone - Maroon 5, Wiz Khalifa
90. Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
91. Love You Like A Love Song - Selena Gomez & The Scene
92. Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye, Kimbra
93. On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull
94. Hey, Soul Sister - Train
95. Grenade - Bruno Mars
96. Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
97. DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love (feat. Pitbull) - Usher, Pitbull
98. TiK ToK - Kesha
99. Dynamite - Taio Cruz
100. Baby - Justin Bieber, Ludacris
Music before 2010: Perfect Road Trip Songs If You Like Older Pop Songs
101. See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth) - Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth
102. Classic - MKTO
103. Hey Ya! - Outkast
104. Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
105. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
106. Party In The U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus
107. Umbrella - Rihanna, JAY-Z
108. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
109. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
110. Gimme More - Britney Spears
111. SexyBack (feat. Timbaland) - Justin Timberlake, Timbaland
112. Hips Don't Lie (feat. Wyclef Jean) - Shakira, Wyclef Jean
113. Toxic - Britney Spears
114. I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
115. Careless Whisper - George Michael
116. Wannabe - Spice Girls
117. Take on Me - a-ha
118. Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
119. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
120. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Remastered - Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
121. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
122. Beat It - Michael Jackson
123. Africa - TOTO
124. Let's Groove - Earth\, Wind & Fire
125. Let It Be - Remastered 2009 - The Beatles
126. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell
127. Dancing Queen - ABBA
Songs of the dance music genre are also great to add to your road trip playlist.
These road trip songs are great for dancing, but also great while you are driving.
This genre has a lot of rhythm and great beats that I'm sure you'll enjoy and will make your trip better!
128. Where Are You Now - Lost Frequencies, Calum Scott
129. Panga (Ft. Idd Aziz) - LevyM
130. Love Tonight - David Guetta Remix Edit - Shouse, David Guetta
131. Sweet Dreams - Alan Walker, Imanbek
132. Never Going Home - Kungs
133. BED - Joel Corry, RAYE, David Guetta
134. Friday (feat. Mufasa & Hypeman) - Dopamine Re-Edit - Riton, Nightcrawlers, Mufasa, Hypeman, Dopamine
135. The Business - Tiësto
136. uNcuthu Ft. Sekiwe - LevyM
137. ily (i love you baby) (feat. Emilee) - Surf Mesa, Emilee
138. Lose Control - MEDUZA, Becky Hill, Goodboys
139. Ride It - Regard
140. Love Tonight - Edit - Shouse
141. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers, Coldplay
142. Closer - The Chainsmokers, Halsey
143. This Is What You Came For (feat. Rihanna) - Calvin Harris, Rihanna
144. Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers, Daya
145. Waiting For Love - Avicii
146. The Nights - Avicii
147. Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers) - Radio Edit - Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers
148. Wake Me Up - Avicii
149. Titanium (feat. Sia) - David Guetta, Sia
150. Feel So Close - Radio Edit - Calvin Harris
151. Give Me Everything (feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer) - Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer
152. Fireflies - Owl City
153. Timber (feat. Ke$ha) - Pitbull, Kesha
154. Remember - Becky Hill, David Guetta
155. Head & Heart (feat. MNEK) - Joel Corry, MNEK
156. Someone To You - BANNERS
Rock:Nice Road Trip Songs With Great Beats
Here's yet another genre that is great to add to your playlist.
Rock music often features acoustic or electric guitars. These instruments add a great sound to the song.
Furthermore, there is a lot of difference in the songs that belong to this genre.
For example, there are road trip songs of this genre that are very fast, while there are also very slow ones.
Furthermore, there are songs with heavy vocals, while there are also ones with soft vocals.
These differences exist because there are a lot of subgenres of rock.
Depending on what type of song you like most, you can choose certain songs from this road trip playlist.
Also, what's great is that rock songs often feature great stories. Taking in these stories while listening to these songs will make your road trip much more fun for sure!
For example, many songs are about love, but some are also about political or social themes.
These stories make the songs much more interesting!
Like pop music, there are a lot of different songs to choose from. That's because the genre exists for more than 75 years. This makes this genre amazing if you're looking for road trip songs.
To make choosing a song for your road trip playlist easier, I divided this list of songs too.
For this list, I chose to use the year 2000 as the dividing year.
Moreover, this list contains some new songs, such as Circles by Post Malone from 2019. But this list also has older songs. For example, it also includes Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses, which is a more classic rock song that I'm sure you know!
Music From 2000 Till Now
157. Circles - Post Malone
158. Sucker - Jonas Brothers
159. Natural - Imagine Dragons
160. High Hopes - Panic! At The Disco
161. Beggin' - Måneskin
162. Believer - Imagine Dragons
163. Thunder - Imagine Dragons
164. High Enough - K.Flay
165. Heathens - Twenty One Pilots
166. Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots
167. Ride - Twenty One Pilots
168. Friends - Chase Atlantic
169. Centuries - Fall Out Boy
170. Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
171. Hall of Fame (feat. will.i.am) - The Script, will.i.am
172. Everybody Talks - Neon Trees
173. Paradise - Coldplay
174. Animal - Neon Trees
175. Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
176. Snow (Hey Oh) - Red Hot Chili Peppers
177. How to Save a Life - The Fray
178. Fix You - Coldplay
179. The Scientist - Coldplay
180. Clocks - Coldplay
181. Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
182. Yellow - Coldplay
Songs Before 2000
183. Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
184. Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
185. Basket Case - Green Day
186. What's Up? - 4 Non Blondes
187. Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
188. Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
189. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
190. Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
191. You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi
192. Dancing In the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
193. Under Pressure - Remastered 2011 - Queen, David Bowie
194. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
195. Back In Black - AC/DC
196. You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
197. Another One Bites The Dust - Remastered 2011 - Queen
198. Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra
199. Highway to Hell - AC/DC
200. Don't Stop Me Now - Remastered 2011 - Queen
201. Dreams - 2004 Remaster - Fleetwood Mac
202. Hotel California - 2013 Remaster - Eagles
203. Bohemian Rhapsody - Remastered 2011 - Queen
204. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
205. Dream On - Aerosmith
206. Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time) - Elton John
207. Stairway to Heaven - Remaster - Led Zeppelin
208. Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
209. Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
210. Here Comes The Sun - Remastered 2009 - The Beatles
211. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Indie:Great Road Trip Songs If You Like Alternative Music
Ready for some alternative road trip songs during your trip?
If you like songs that are lesser-known, you should choose some of the songs on this list.
Also, the songs are great to add to your road trip playlist if you want to listen to more unusual instruments.
Indie music often combines a lot of different aspects of other genres. This makes the songs unique!
Also, what's great is that if you choose to add a lot of these songs to your playlist, you have a very diverse list of music! And that's great if you want to have a nice list of road trip songs. I'm sure you'll love these songs!
212. my ex's best friend (with blackbear) - Machine Gun Kelly, blackbear
213. Can I Call You Tonight? - Dayglow
214. Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
215. Bruises - Lewis Capaldi
216. when the party's over - Billie Eilish
217. Are You Bored Yet? (feat. Clairo) - Wallows, Clairo
218. Into It - Chase Atlantic
219. Infinity - Jaymes Young
220. Ophelia - The Lumineers
221. Hymn for the Weekend - Coldplay
222. Electric Love - BØRNS
223. Wait a Minute! - WILLOW
224. Shut Up and Dance - WALK THE MOON
225. Riptide - Vance Joy
226. Take Me To Church - Hozier
227. Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
228. Still into You - Paramore
229. Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
230. Stereo Hearts (feat. Adam Levine) - Gym Class Heroes, Adam Levine
231. Tongue Tied - Grouplove
232. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
233. Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz
234. Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
235. Numb - Linkin Park
236. Bring Me To Life - Evanescence
237. In the End - Linkin Park
238. Safe And Sound - Capital Cities
239. Best Friend (feat. Doja Cat) - Saweetie, Doja Cat
Hip-Hop music is great music to listen to during your road trip. That's why I added also added perfect road trip songs of this genre to the list.
This is a music genre that often includes rap, but there are also songs without rap. Also, there are lots of songs of this genre with both rap and other types of vocals. This combination makes these songs great too!
Besides that, these songs often have very rhythmic melodies. Also, there is sometimes beatboxing that accompanies rap.
What's great is that there is a lot of variety in these songs.
For example, there are hip-hop songs that combine with pop. Also, there are songs that feature both rap and rock.
Besides that, what's great is that these songs differ in their tempo. There are very fast songs, but also very slow songs.
The rhythm of this music genre is what makes many of these songs proper road trip songs. It is great to ride on the road while listening to a rhythm at the same time.
Also, many of these hip-hop songs contain stories that you can listen to while driving on the road. This makes these songs even better for your trip.
To make this list of songs more comprehensible I divided this list as well. Below, you can find songs from 2015 till now, and songs from before 2015.
Songs From 2015 Till Now
240. Laugh Now Cry Later (feat. Lil Durk) - Drake, Lil Durk
241. WAP (feat. Megan Thee Stallion) - Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion
242. What You Know Bout Love - Pop Smoke
243. ROCKSTAR (feat. Roddy Ricch) - DaBaby, Roddy Ricch
244. Godzilla (feat. Juice WRLD) - Eminem, Juice WRLD
245. Bandit (with YoungBoy Never Broke Again) - Juice WRLD, YoungBoy Never Broke Again
246. Robbery - Juice WRLD
247. SICKO MODE - Travis Scott
248. rockstar (feat. 21 Savage) - Post Malone, 21 Savage
249. Ric Flair Drip (with Metro Boomin) - Offset, Metro Boomin
250. Let You Down - NF
251. goosebumps - Travis Scott
Music Before 2015
252. No Role Modelz - J. Cole
253. Can't Hold Us - feat. Ray Dalton - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
254. Work Out - J. Cole
255. Love The Way You Lie - Eminem, Rihanna
256. Empire State Of Mind - JAY-Z, Alicia Keys
257. Low (feat. T-Pain) - Flo Rida, T-Pain
258. Yeah! (feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris) - Usher, Lil Jon, Ludacris
259. Ms. Jackson - Outkast
Other Genres:Additional Road Trip Songs That Are Perfect For Your Playlist
In the lists above I covered the genres pop, dance, rock, indie, and hip-hop.
Of course, there are more genres of road trip songs. That's why I included some songs that didn't fit the categories above in this section.
For example, there are songs of the R&B genre in this part of the list. Also, there are soul and country songs on this list.
Don't forget to add these songs to your road trip playlist, as they are great as well! Also, many of the songs are very popular songs, so you likely know them.
For example, if you want to add a great and slow song to your playlist, choose All of Me by John Legend!
Besides that, the songs of this section by Bruno Mars are great to listen to while driving as well!
260. I GUESS I'M IN LOVE - Clinton Kane
261. Leave The Door Open - Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
262. DÁKITI - Bad Bunny, Jhay Cortez
263. You Got It - Vedo
264. 10,000 Hours (with Justin Bieber) - Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber
265. No Guidance (feat. Drake) - Chris Brown, Drake
266. Shallow - Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
267. All The Stars (with SZA) - Kendrick Lamar, SZA
268. Redbone - Childish Gambino
269. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
270. The Hills - The Weeknd
271. idfc - blackbear
272. Like I'm Gonna Lose You (feat. John Legend) - Meghan Trainor, John Legend
273. All of Me - John Legend
274. Sure Thing - Miguel
275. Temperature - Sean Paul
This was my playlist of amazing road trip songs. If you're going to travel soon, have a lot of fun! I'm sure you'll have a great time listening to these lovely songs.
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