50 Songs You Need To Add To Your Road Trip Playlist

There’s two types of people in this world, people who are quiet in the car while the music plays or people who roll down the windows and sing their heart out. If you’re not singing your heart out and making up dance moves to the songs, that’s not the kind of negatively I need in my life, haha! It doesn’t matter if you have a good singing voice or not, sing your little heart out. Though my playlist has like over 3,000 songs, I’m going to give you 50 songs you should add to your road trip playlist below…

50 Songs You Need To Add To Your Road Trip Playlist

There all kinds of road trips, there’s the out of state trips, in state trips or going to the store. My friends and I are forever jamming to something. Normally with my sister, Debbie, it’s a mix of Bo Burnham and punk rock music. When I am with my friends Nic or Stephen it’s a mix of everything honestly. I finally got them hooked on listening to Tyler Ward when we take trips to Virginia. There’s anything from country to emo punk, christian to gangsta music. We honestly listen to anything and everything in between.

Lately we have been taking a lot of trips to Virginia to see family, the kids or something court related, normally court related. Day trips are the best though, you don’t even really have to go far. Going to Greensboro or just driving around being with people is great. I remember when my depression was pretty bad and I just didn’t leave the house. Now when I feel an episode coming on, I call up my friends and I’m like, “Let’s drive, I got gas..” Even if it’s just around town, grabbing some Sheetz and just singing.

50 Songs You Need To Add To Your Road Trip Playlist

Here’s 50 of my favorite songs to play in the car, now I have a playlist for everything on Amazon and Spotify, depending on if we’re taking back roads or not it’s one or the other playlist. Between them both, I have well over 5,000 songs in different playlist, crazy maybe. But I love music, music heals the soul. Different music for different moods. Picking 50 songs is hard to do, here’s a playlist I plan on using next Saturday when we go pick up the kids!

Now being the fact that I don’t have a car currently, getting around can be a real pain. Let’s pretend for a moment that I do have a car and there was a company that would let you rent your car to other people in the area. It’s also a nice way to have a side hustle. Sounds like a good deal right? Well you’re in luck, it’s called Turo!

50 Songs You Need To Add To Your Road Trip Playlist

It’s totally free to list your cars, there’s no monthly fee or anything! Your car is covered by their $1 million insurance policy and they’ll be there to guide you every step of the way. Skip the lines at the rental counter — many Turo owners offer delivery to airports around the country. You can also pick-up a car for free from the airport! That within itself is a win-win. Some of the people that rent out their cars for people, leave CDs or a custom playlist for their rentee to listen to for the length of the time they have the car. As a peer-to-peer car rental company, the people at Turo truly hold dear to those personal touches.

50 Songs You Need To Add To Your Road Trip Playlist

What’s your must have song for a road trip?

About Natalie

Natalie is a North Carolina single mom who enjoys the simple things in life such as live music, great food, travel. When she’s not blogging, you can probably find her making graphics, binging netflix or spending time with friends.


  1. You have great taste in music! I love the song “My house” so catchy 🙂

  2. I like “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson.

  3. My playlist kicks off with “Middle of Nowhere” by Hot Hot Heat.

  4. I love listening to music on long road trips!

  5. I like “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen.

  6. Melissa S says:

    That is a great playlist. I listen to a lot of audiobooks when I travel but I like music too.

  7. I’m in a chorus and usually have my practice CD on in the car. Or I listen to NPR.

  8. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I am a big fan of Adele and QUeen. My playlist is now the 25 album by Adele.

  9. Jessica Iskey says:

    Wow!! That’s an awesome list! I’m an aspiring author, so I like to listen to all kinds of music. It gives me a lot of ideas. I love the music from the movie Burlesque. A lot of it is fast and upbeat – you can’t help but start singing along with it!

  10. Lisa Brown says:

    Yay, for Toby Kieth 🙂

  11. Jo Anne V says:

    great playlist – on road trips I sometimes just listen and other times I singing along

  12. Sherry Compton says:

    Depends on my mood. I like Ed Sheeran but also Garth Brooks and Tom Petty. Bon Jovi and The Beatles all have places on my list as do Katy Perry.

  13. You definitely have some good ones on this playlist!

  14. A playlist is always good to have!

  15. Music is what makes a road trip. Great list!

  16. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I like Bleed It Out by Linkin Park. What a great playlist for the road.

  17. Sherry Compton says:

    Sounds like you have quite the selection of songs. I understand that. I have eclectic tastes and depending on the trip want different things.

  18. Hannah C says:

    This is such a great list, I love most of the songs on it. I like to listen to Adele’s new album for a road trip.

  19. Francine Anchondo says:

    Great playlist and I never knew there was a service to rent out your own car that sounds interesting.

  20. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I also like My House by FloRida. What a great playlist for any day.

  21. Buddy Garrett says:

    I love your playlist. Music makes traveling easier and more enjoyable.

  22. Eugenia Hall says:

    More of a metal fan here, but its a great list for others!

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