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Travel favourites: Road trip music playlist

June 26, 2021
road trip playlist

Road trips are a great way to explore the neighbouring places you are around. While road trips are one of the best experiences you will have in your travel journey, they can become somewhat tedious from time to time. What is the best remedy? Road trip playlist, of course.

Road trips vary in length. They can be 4 hours or extend as long as 24 hours. Long hours can make a trip boring and ruin the mood of everyone around. To save yourself from the burnout of a long and stressful trip, you need to make a good road trip playlist. 

Music is the go-to escape of pretty much everyone. No road trip is complete without a good playlist. A good playlist does not matter if it is just for yourself or the entire group is the best way to relax and completely unwind. Everyone has a different music taste, but some songs fit right in with the mood of a long road trip. 

A road trip playlist is a great way to get you energized for the trip you are on. Making a playlist will also make sure you have all the best music at your disposal. And you won’t get annoyed when you are trying to remember that one song you want to listen to on the road trip.

There are many things you need to remember when planning for a road trip playlist. For example, have the proper accessories sorted for your playlist, what genre you want to listen to on the road trip, and so much more. 

There are a few essential things you should remember before you make a playlist for your trip. Some of these include:

Pick your source of music

Pick your source of music

Long gone is the tradition of making CDs with all your favourite music. Most of us now prefer YouTube or Spotify to create playlists. Before you make your playlist, you must pick a platform to gather up all your favourite music. There are many times when you go on a road trip, and the signals in that area are too weak to stream your playlist. So, you should make sure that you have another playlist downloaded on your phone just in case.

Pick your genre

Pick your genre

Picking a genre might not be the most crucial thing that many people think about when going on a road trip. Many people have a wide range of music genres they listen to, so it is common for them to include all the music they love in a single playlist. But if you love organisation and staying on top of everything, then this is important for you. You should make a list of all the songs of a specific genre and listen to them when you want to listen to that genre. Do this with all the genres you listen to and make multiple playlists instead of just one.

Look for new music

Look for new music

I know many people do not like listening to new music because it might not fit in with their taste and that too, especially on a trip. But this is a great idea that I would recommend everyone to try. Another tip I would give is to ask your friends to recommend their favourite music to you. Listening to the recommendations of your friends can be a great way to not only have a fun playlist for the long journey, but it will also help you get to know your friends a little better.

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Road Trip Playlist

Pop
pop music

Everyone listens to pop music. It is just one of those genres that almost every listens to, and it also makes a great playlist for a long trip. There are many upbeat and dance songs you can enjoy when you are on your road trip. Artists like Ed Sheeran, OneRepublic, Taylor Swift, and Ariana Grande have some great tracks you can enjoy on your road trip. Some of my recommendations include:

  • Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran
  • I lived – OneRepublic.
  • Sunflower – Post Malone, Swae Lee.
Slow
Slow and soulful music

Sad or slow music is something everyone listens to here and there. Even when you are not feeling down as per se, many people tend to listen to slow or sad music on a long trip. Some of my recommendations in this genre include:

  • Ho hey – The Lumineers.
  • Happier – Ed Sheeran.
  • Before you go – Lewis Capaldi.
Rock/Old
Rock/Old music

We all love to listen to music and contemplate how the good old times were better than what we have now. And rightly so, these songs sure do make a great playlist for a long trip. 

  • I want to break free – Queen.
  • Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen.
  • Take it easy – The Eagles.
Bollywood
Bollywood music

Being an Asian, I’m a Bollywood fan and just love my Bollywood tracks. Every Indian, Pakistani, and whoever listens to Bollywood tracks knows what I’m talking about. Some of my favourites are below and I’m sure that if not all, you have at least one favourites in the list below. 

  • Dil chahta hai – Dil Chahta Hai
  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara – Full Album
  • Hairat hai – Anjaana Anjaani
  • Aao milo chalain – Jab We Met
  • Tanha Dil – Shaan
  • Roobaroo – Rang De Basanti
  • Hawayein – Jab Harry Met Sejal

Road trip playlists are a great way to make sure that you have the time of your life on the trip. They will save you from getting bored and help you unwind properly.

What are your favourite songs to listen to on a road trip? Let me know in the comments below!

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