100 Best Road Trip songs to sing along with as you drive!

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Planning a road trip or long drive? Looking for the BEST songs to sing along to? Whether you’re travelling by car, RV, camper or bike, this list of the 100 best road trip driving songs is guaranteed to make the miles fly past!

We’ve got a mix of great driving songs to sing along to; songs for girly summer road trips, classic rock, all-American, a bit of country and some modern tunes- all designed to create the PERFECT playlist for your journey. And with over 100 road trip songs to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find something for everyone to sing along with in the car. 

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How to create a great road trip playlist with sing-along songs!

The window wound down, the stereo cranked up and some awesome tunes you can sing along to- perfection, right? But if you’re anything like us, your phone/ ipod is a random mix of all sorts of music- including a Christmas album or 7.

(We also have children’s nursery rhymes in French…. not entirely sure why!)

That’s why a road trip playlist is so important- you don’t have to worry if the next tune will be great, you already know it will be! 

I’ll be honest- there was some…. let’s call it “discussion”… over the best travel songs to include on this list. Mr WB prefers classic rock for driving songs.

I like songs you can sing along with in the car and songs to drive fast too (NEVER above the speed limit though… right?!) Our daughter likes… well, she likes some weird stuff- and not all of it is great driving music, but we love her anyway.

We compromised on creating a road trip playlist with song choices from all of us, so we hope there’s something in here for you!

We accept that sharing our road trip song choices exposes us to potential ridicule. Bring it on- we can take it! 🙂 

TOP TIP: I would suggest you make sure the songs are downloaded onto your phone/ ipod. Otherwise you’re going to use up a lot of data and/ or run the risk of being in an area with bad signal and no music. The horror! 

So, let’s get to the best road trip songs. 

(UPDATE: This post started off as 100 of the best road trip songs… it’s growing as we add more in, so no idea how many are here now!! 🙂 )

The BEST road trip songs are the ones you can sing along with. Loudly!

The BEST road trip songs are the ones you can sing along with as you drive. Loudly!

20 Rock Classics- the BEST Road trip Rock songs

  • Danger Zone– Kenny Loggins
  • Nutbush City Limits– Ike & Tina Turner
  • Dude Looks like a Lady– Aerosmith
  • American Pie– Don Mclean
  • Whole Lotta Rosie– AC/ DC
  • Don’t Stop Believing– Journey
  • Paradise City– Guns N’ Roses
  • All Night Long– Rainbow
  • Cats in the Cradle– Ugly Kid Joe
  • Here I Go Again– Whitesnake
  • Jump– Van Halen
  • We Built This City– Starship
  • Summer of ’69– Bryan Adams
  • Hell ain’t a Bad Place to Be– AC/DC
  • The Boys are Back in Town– Thin Lizzy
  • Rio– Duran Duran
  • Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting– Elton John
  • Who are You– The Who
  • Go Your Own Way– Fleetwood Mac
  • Love Walked In– Thunder

Top 10 All-American road trip songs

  • Born in the USA– Bruce Springsteen
  • Sweet Home Alabama– Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Walk This Way– Aerosmith & Run DMC
  • My Life– Billy Joel
  • Living on a Prayer– Bon Jovi
  • Footloose– Kenny Loggins
  • One of these Nights– The Eagles
  • Born to be Wild– Steppenwolf
  • Nothing but a Good Time- Poison

20 Modern road trip songs to sing along with

Our favourite modern (ish!) driving songs, all of which are perfect to sing along to in the car and belt it out- especially in a traffic jam with people staring at you!! Add any (or all!) of these to your perfect summer road trip playlist.

  • Castle on the Hill– Ed Sheeran
  • Uptown Funk– Mark Robson & Bruno Mars
  • Rockstar– Nickelback
  • Looking for a Good Time– Lady Antebellum
  • It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
  • Take me to Church– Hozier
  • Hold Back the River– James Bay
  • Shut Up & Dance– Walk the Moon
  • Happy– Pharell Williams
  • The Pretender– Foo Fighters
  • Hall of Fame– The Script
  • Centuries– Fall Out Boy
  • Sex on Fire– Kings of Leon
  • The Kill– 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Mr Brightside– The Killers
  • My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark– Fall Out Boy
  • Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time– Panic at the Disco
  • Knights of Cydonia– Muse
  • If I had you– Adam Lambert
  • All the Small Things– Blink 182
Best road trip songs to sing along with in a car or RV

Best road trip songs to sing along with in a car or RV

The ultimate girls road trip playlist- perfect songs to sing along with in the car!

Ah- I LOVE girly road trips, especially in the summer. There’s nothing better than some sunshine, good friends and some GREAT songs on the stereo. Here are some of our favourite road trip songs for girls (although we don’t mind if you boys listen to them too! 😉 )

20 Modern road trip sing-along songs for girls

  • Rolling in the Deep– Adele
  • Waking Up in Vegas– Katy Perry
  • Trouble– Pink
  • Everytime We Touch– Cascada
  • According to You– Orianthi
  • Bang Bang– Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Menaj
  • Black Magic– Little Mix
  • Heartbeat Song– Kelly Clarkson
  • Sax– Fleur East
  • Can’t Be Tamed- Miley Cyrus
  • Fight Song– Rachel Platten
  • The Best Damn Thing– Avril Lavigne
  • Call Me Maybe– Carly Rae Jepsen
  • U and Ur Hand– Pink!
  • Part of Me– Katy Perry
  • Shake it Off– Taylor Swift
  • This is Me– Greatest Showman Soundtrack
  • Raise Your Glass– Pink
  • Living la Vida Loca– Ricky Martin
  • Baby one more time– Brittany Spears

20 Classic road trip songs for girls to sing along to in the car!

  • Walking on Sunshine– Katrina & the Waves
  • Bitch– Meredith Brooks
  • Everything I do, I do it for you– Bryan Adams
  • Holding Out for a Hero– Bonnie Tyler
  • Wake Me up before you Go-Go– Wham
  • It’s Raining Men– Weather Girls
  • Love Shack– B52s
  • I’m so Excited– Pointer Sisters
  • Dancing in the Moonlight– Toploader
  • 9 to 5– Dolly Parton
  • Uptown Girl– Billy Joel
  • Heaven is a Place on Earth– Belinda Carlisle
  • Man! I Feel like a woman– Shania Twain
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun– Cyndi Lauper
  • Poker Face– Lady Gaga
  • Burning Love– Wynonna (I much prefer this version- sorry Elvis!!)
  • Love My Life– Robbie Williams
  • Torn– Natalie Imbruglia
  • Proud Mary– Tina Turner
  • Summer Loving- Grease

10 Songs with ‘road in the title’- perfect for a road trip playlist!

  • Hit the Road Jack– Ray Charles
  • Every Day is a Winding Road– Sheryl Crow
  • Take me Home, Country Roads– John Denver
  • The Long and Winding Road– The Beatles
  • Bright Side of the Road– Van Morrison
  • Long Road To Ruin– Foo Fighters
  • Road Trippin’– Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Back on the Road Again– REO Speedwagon
  • Thunder Road– Bruce Springsteen
  • Road to Hell– Chris Rea
Best road trip songs to sing along with on a long drive

Best road trip songs to sing along with on a long drive

10 best songs about driving and cars

Some of the best songs about driving (and cars!) – all perfect for a road trip playlist!

  • Mustang Sally– The Commitments
  • Bat out of Hell– Meatloaf
  • I Drove all night– Roy Orbison
  • Rhythm Made Me Do It– Shania Twain
  • Drive By– Train
  • Greased Lightnin’– Grease Soundtrack 
  • Paradise by the Dashboard Light– Meatloaf
  • Bad Habit– The Offspring
  • Car Wash– Rose Royce
  • 2,4,6,8 Motorway– Tom Robinson Band

20 Best Driving songs to drive faster to (and sing along with!!)

Yes, we’ve already had some AMAZING road trip songs for the playlist, but here are some more to crank it up and sing along with (just watch that speed limit!!)

  • Don’t Stop Me Now– Queen 
  • Monkey Wrench– Foo Fighters
  • Eye of the Tiger– Survivor
  • Beat It– Michael Jackson
  • 50 Ways to say Goodbye – Train
  • River Deep, Mountain High– Tina Turner
  • Cherry Pie– Warrant
  • I would do anything for love– Meatloaf
  • Addicted to Love– Robert Palmer
  • Pour Some Sugar on Me– Def Leppard
  • Any Way you Want it– Journey (or the Rock of Ages version!)
  • DOA– Foo Fighters
  • Lowlife– Theory of a Deadman
  • Making it Hard– Hinder
  • Oblivion– Terrorvision
  • Haven’t Had Enough– Marianas Trench
  • Angel with a Shotgun– The Cab
  • Silent Majority– Nickelback
  • Run to You– Bryan Adams
  • Thanks for the Mmrs– Fall Out Boy

20 Quieter Road trip songs- for when the kids are sleeping!

These songs are perfect when you want to turn it down a little bit. Admittedly, we tend to turn them up, but then we don’t have young kids anymore.

(Top tip for parents- we found the beat in a slightly ‘more rock’ song made our daughter sleep better than a softer song!)

  • Living Thing– Electric Light Orchestra
  • All I Need is a Miracle– Mike and the Mechanics
  • Everybody wants to Rule the World– Tears for Fears
  • Money for Nothing– Dire Straits
  • In the Air Tonight– Phil Collins  (just remember to air drum quietly!!)
  • I don’t want a lover– Texas
  • The Chain– Fleetwood Mac
  • The Gambler– Kenny Rogers
  • Stay with Me– Rod Stewart
  • All Night Long- Lionel Richie
  • No Son of Mine– Genesis
  • Easy Lover– Phil Collins & Philip Bailey
  • Every Little Thing She Does– The Police
  • It’s a Beautiful Day– Michael Buble
  • Jesus, he knows me– Genesis
  • The Day We caught the Train– Ocean Colour Scene
  • All Right Now– Free
  • Another Brick in the Wall– Pink Floyd
  • Mama Told Me not to Come– Tom Jones
  • Boys of Summer– Don Henley
Every good road trip needs a GREAT playlist! Here are the best road trip songs to sing along to!

Every good road trip needs a GREAT playlist! Here are the best road trip songs to sing along to!

Classic road trip driving songs for EVERY trip

These are some of our favourite driving tunes- but they didn’t really fit anywhere else (or they did, but my OCD with the numbers wouldn’t allow it!) Still, don’t forget to put these onto your ultimate driving playlist!! 

  • Africa– Toto
  • Waterloo– Abba
  • Like I Roll– Black Stone Cherry
  • The Anthem– Good Charlotte
  • I Love Rock n Roll– The Black Jets
  • Counting Stars– OneRepublic
  • Song 2– Blur
  • Dreadlock Holiday– 10cc
  • Stacy’s Mom– Bowling for Soup or Fountains of Wayne
  • The Power of Love– Huey Lewis and The News
  • One of Us– Joan Osborne
  • Won’t Get Fooled Again– The Who
  • When the Going gets tough– Billy Ocean
  • I can’t Dance– Genesis

Best Road Trip Songs- how did you like our Playlist?

Every single one of these songs makes us turn the volume up and sing along like crazy people- much to the amusement of anyone around us!

These are songs to embarrass yourselves to and enjoy every second.  I hope it’s given you some great ideas for your own road trip playlist- let me know what you include on yours!!

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Planning a summer road trip? This playlist is a PERFECT mix of upbeat driving tunes and classic sing-along favourites. With 150 songs to choose from, this summer road trip playlist has something for everyone! Summer roadtrip music never sounded so good! #roadtrip #summer #music #playlist #songs

Planning a summer road trip? This playlist is a PERFECT mix of upbeat driving tunes and classic sing-along favourites. With 150 songs to choose from, this summer road trip playlist has something for everyone! Summer roadtrip music never sounded so good! #roadtrip #summer #music #playlist #songs


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