What’s the best thing about a road trip? An awesome road trip playlist, duh 💁🏻

If you’re hitting the road and need a hand putting together a crowd-pleaser of a playlist, then you’re in luck!

Scroll through our pick of 20 epic road trip songs you need in your life right now.

Warning: with tunes this good, you may never want to reach your destination.

1. Mr Probz – Waves (Robin Schulz Remix)

If you could catch summery vibes in a net and convert them into an audio format, this straight-up TUNE would be the result. Picturing yourself soaking up the rays on the beach yet?

2. The Weekend – Can’t Feel My Face

One to belt out with the road trip crew. Roll the windows down and rock that Evian bottle mic like no one’s listening.

3. Fountains of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom

This song is cheesier than your road trip Wotsits stash, but that’s what’s so great about it. Revel in those questionable lyrics. All together now: ‘Stacy can I come over after schoo-oo-oo-oo-ool…’

4. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You

Yes it’s a bit overplayed, but you have to admit it – this one’s a serious crowd pleaser. Perfect for when you’ve been on the road for a while and everyone’s flagging.

5. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

See above. Sometimes mainstream is the way to go when you’re road tripping. That’s just the way it is.

6. Rusted Root – Send Me On My Way

There’s something about this song. Stick it on and you’ll feel like you’re starring in your own film. Try it – it works.

7. Miley Cyrus – Party In The USA

Whether it’s a #guiltypleasure or #notsoguiltypleasure, this one can’t fail to get you feeling happy as a clam. The downside? It may get stuck in your head for the entirety of the trip.

8. The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony

Did it just turn kinda mellow in here? Yes, it did. Go with it. This one’s a classic, and for good reason!

9. Justin Bieber – Sorry

Of course Biebs had to make an appearance on this playlist. Because, well, Biebs. Need we say any more?

10. Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life

Fact: there is no happier sounding song in the world. Even though it’s apparently about drug addiction. Who knew? Crank it up and don’t ask.

11. Katy Perry – California Gurls

Get those Daisy Dukes on and prepare to soak up the sun. Who cares if you’re not actually going to California?

12. The Chainsmokers – Closer

When your road trip is over, you’ll have a bunch of memories to reflect on just like The Chainsmokers in this nostalgia-filled banger. Are you ever getting older? Nah.

13. Blink-182 – All The Small Things

A teen movie staple, this one will have you air-guitar-ing all the way to… wherever it is you’re going. Play it loud and channel your inner Tom Delonge by singing in the most obnoxious voice possible. We know you want to.

14. Drake – One Dance

Queue this fine slice of Drake goodness and turn your road trip vehicle into a club on wheels. Ten points for the best backseat dancer.

15. Rihanna – Shut Up And Drive

Did you know? This song is actually about driving. True story. You heard the woman – stop flapping your lip and put your foot down.

16. Chamillionaire – Ridin’

They see you rollin’. They’re probs not hatin’. But doesn’t it make you feel that bit more badass if you pretend that they are? Screw those haters.

17. The Offspring – Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)

Not only does this song help you learn to count in Spanish (handy tip alert) but the guitar riff is also rather easy on the eardrums. You don’t have to turn your cap backwards to sing along to this one, but it helps.

18. Destiny’s Child – Independent Women Part 1

Not just one for the ladies – the gentlemen among us may also wish to celebrate their ability to ‘profit dollars’. Plus, what better way to flex your independence than to hit the road?

19. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

This song was made to be shouted, not sung. Clench those fists. Point in the air. Close your eyes and feel the lyrics. Unless you’re driving.

20. Nelly – Ride Wit Me

Rolling Stone dubbed ‘Ride Wit Me’ the greatest song of all time*. Who are we to argue?

*Disclaimer: I made this up.

What’s your favourite road trip song? Let us know in the comments 😍

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Jessica Morris
Jess is a London-based grammar fan, language enthusiast and all-round dweeb. As Topdeck’s Content Executive, she’s lucky enough to combine her love of words and passion for travel on a daily basis.