Road Trip Playlist


Em here.  I have a terrible habit of forgetting to take music with me on road trips.  This could be a family trait as I remember a family road trip from Melbourne to Canberra (about 8 hour drive) with the only a ‘Travelling Wilburys’ cassette tape.   I probably still know all the words to all the songs, even though I never want to hear them again.

When Craig and I did a trip down the east coast back in 2001, we forgot to take music.  We put the radio on auto-tune and did hours of driving in silence before having the bejesus scared out of us hen the radio would suddenly pick up a signal (and Craig thinking signs were talking to him – but that’s another story).

These days we have iPods and it’s so much easier to carry music than when the CD you wanted was always in the other house / car / bag.  Alas music taste is quite subjective and personal, and we have different tastes.  We’re trying to put together some playlists that will at least minimise the arguments!  I reckon the best road trip tunes are ones you can sing along with.  We’ve actually put together a list of about 200 songs, but here’s the first 20 that came out on shuffle mode –

  1. Mr Brightside – The Killers
  2. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
  3. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics
  4. Fast Car – Tracey Chapman
  5. Violins & Tamborines – Stereophonics
  6. Everybody Wants to Rule The World – Tears For Fears
  7. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) – REM
  8. Waterloo Sunset – Kinks
  9. Linger – Cranberries
  10. Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones
  11. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High – Arctic Monkeys
  12. Common People – Pulp
  13. On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons
  14. Black Chandelier – Biffy Clyro
  15. Parklife – Blur
  16. Seven Nation Army – White Strips
  17. Love Shack – B52’s
  18. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynrd Skynyrd
  19. Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
  20. Elevation – U2







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