Thursday, March 28, 2013

7 Songs That Turn a Long Drive Into a Road Trip

When it's a long way from point A to point B, sometimes the scenery can become a blur. The right music can make the difference between a long, tedious drive and an adventure out on the open road. Here are 7 songs that can help turn an ordinary long drive into a fun road trip.

1. "Everyday Is a Winding Road" by Sheryl Crow

Watch the Video:
http://youtu.be/khrx-zrG460

For the most part, you don't want slower, quieter songs on your road trip playlist--except for this one, which is just the right speed and strikes just the right mood to start you off and ease you onto the road.

2. "Living on the Highway" by Freddie King

Watch the Video:
http://youtu.be/xLE2iCFOzYE

Maybe you've never heard this song before. But your road trip is an adventure, and so your playlist should hold some new experiences, too. Freddie King was an old-school bluesman. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

3. "Life Is a Highway" by Tom Cochrane

Watch the Video:
http://youtu.be/U3sMjm9Eloo

One of the main reasons for playing music on a road trip is to keep everyone excited about the journey, instead of falling into boredom and impatience. It's been shown that music lifts people's spirits, and the energy of this song is proven to put everyone in a good mood.

The Rascal Flatts version has many fans, but this is the original.

4. "Freeway of Love" by Aretha Franklin

Watch the Video:
http://youtu.be/Ip_pjb5_fgA

When more of the literal road is stretching before you, another song about a metaphorical one is in order. You can't ask for a better travelling companion than the Queen of Soul. And maybe you won't find a pink Cadillac, but you will find a comfortable and high-performing sports car for your next road trip at Sport Durst Hyundai.

5. "Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf

Watch the Video:
http://youtu.be/YwLmmXGEEps

No matter how fabulous your car is, there will come a time in your journey when you will begin to feel very confined inside of it. Crank up this old classic as loud as you can. It will free you from the inside out.

6. "Sweet Child o' Mine" by Guns 'n' Roses

Watch the Video:
http://youtu.be/1w7OgIMMRc4

There should always be songs on your road trip playlist that everyone can sing along to. This song might not have a travel theme, but most people on earth like it and know the words.

7. "Radar Love" by Golden Earring

Watch the Video:
http://youtu.be/yQjqqy2hhDA

This song belongs on this list because commentors all across the internet say it does. It's got something to do with the classic rock energy and the word "radar" in the name. This one will be sure to keep you safely awake behind the wheel.

8. Pick an Extra Song About the Place You're Headed

Watch the Video:
http://youtu.be/F57P9C4SAW4

Including a song about your destination, such as "New York State of Mind" by Billy Joel or "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, can help to build anticipation and get you in the mood for the place you are ultimately going. Here's the random example of Katy Perry's "California Gurls."

These songs filled with positive energy that invite you to sing along with them can help to transform what could be a long, mundane car ride into a memorable good time.

Additional Source: http://www.planning-fun-road-trips.com/best-road-trip-songs.html

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