51 thoughts on “Your Official Road Trip Playlist: 150+ Songs Everyone Knows

  1. You will probably agree that there are so many others that could be included. The one specific song I would call out for singing along with is Paradise by the Dashboard light – Meatloaf. I remember singing along to this song as a teenager at one of so many teen parties that I held/attended.

    That is all

    1. the heading clearly states that the songs listed there are from the 90’s and the 00’s. Please read carefully before posting a ridiculous comment.

  2. Emily – It says in the description for that section “Tunes from the ’90s and ’00s, for the millennial in everyone”

  3. Don’t ever give Rascal Flatts credit for my work ever again. This article is absolutely terrible. Are you an 18 year old sorority girl just now discovering music???

  4. All in all a depressingly middle-of-the-road list. I’d hoped for at least vaguely interesting.

    And btw Tom, it does say (cover) letting us all know that Rascal was singin’ somebody else’s tune.

    1. Very true… But it is almost impossible to name every good song that has ever come out and they probably like that song but just forgot.

  5. omg, these are all of the songs that are already playing on the boring radio…worst list ever…you lost me at Rascal Flatts…they’re terrible…worse than a poor excuse for music.

  6. What happened to Radar Love by Golden Earring? And Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp came out in the 80’s, not the 90’s

  7. how could have possibly left out RADAR LOVE by Golden Earring???
    The best driving song of all time!
    Also, Alice Cooper’s SCHOOL’S OUT

  8. This list is missing some fun songs ….

    King of the Road – Roger Miller …anything by Roger
    Bad Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce …again anything
    Fancy – Bobby Gentry
    so many others

  9. Cool list….When im in a trip i always take with me some Pink Floyd`s music, they turn the trip into a epic travel instantly! =)

  10. I’m with Cochrane..It’s so sad that you know so little about –uh–music. still, there’s no accounting for “taste”. Personally, i go for long stuff, like Beethoven sonatas, or his concerti, or symphonies….even the Egmont Overture. Also, I like to provide a Dead concert or two as a soundtrack for my trip. You know, something that requires a little ATTENTION SPAN.

  11. Good list. However, “Life is a highway” is not a Rascal Flatts tune. They ripped it off of Tom Cochrane whose original version is infinitely better than Rascal Flatts’ “version.”

  12. I’m only writing to clear something up. Country music is shite. That’s a given. But give credit where credit is due, Rascal Flatts covered Life is a Highway BETTER than the original as far as vocal talent and entertainment value are concerned.

    The list specifically says it is a cover so why are people commenting as if the author never heard of Tom Cochrane?

  13. These songs are BANAL, and many of them are HORRIBLE! Who in the world ever sings along to “Mr. Jones”, much less with others on a road trip? Moreover, NO one sings the whole song on most of these, they only know the chorus, such as:
    -“One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” – George Thorogood
    “In the Street” – Cheap Trick
    “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – the Supremes
    “We’re Not Gonna Take It” – Twisted Sister
    “Crazy Train” – Ozzy Osbourne (wtf….?)
    “Rock You Like A Hurricane” – the Scorpion
    “Cum on Feel the Noize” – Quiet Riot
    “Carry On, Wayward Son” – Kansas
    “The Time Warp” – Rocky Horror Picture Show
    “Send the Pain Below” – Chevelle
    “Pardon Me” – Incubus
    “Ziggy Stardust” – David Bowie
    “Dog Days Are Over” – Florence and the Machine
    “Layla” – Eric Clapton
    “Someone to Watch Over Me” – Ella Fitzgerald (music by George and Ira Gerschwin)
    “I Ain’t Superstitious” – Willie Dixon

    “Layla”? seriously? This list is garbage. And now I know “Take Lessons” had no competence. They just discredited themselves.

  14. rock you like a hurricane was voted one of the most pointless song lyrics wise! I mean what does it even mean?!

  15. Yeah I was going to read this, but putting the Rascal Flats version of life is a highway as the first item totally destroyed any credibility you might have had.

  16. how could have possibly left out RADAR LOVE by Golden Earring???
    The best driving song of all time!
    Also, Alice Cooper’s SCHOOL’S OUT

  17. This is a populist, trite MOR list that includes some of the worst examples of popular music listened to today. There are a small number that I would respond to positively if they came on the radio but most of these are so over exposed they merit merely ridicule. I cannot imagine driving to these I would be cringing and rolling my eyes too much to concentrate. Any credibility as a music lover is gone if this is what you like. Sorry and yes I am a snob and yes I do have taste.

  18. Give it a rest people! You aren’t going to like all of her song choices and certainly there are many that could be added (to YOUR list). Give her some credit for taking the time to compose this list. Wow! So much arrogance in the world. Grow up.

  19. Any list will be subjective. I just listened to quite a few, and she did a fine job.
    This is not something curated from the worlds great music critics(of which I dont think
    much of anyway, they having never written or sung anything themselves, add play as well).
    Just another list. I think it better than average as well. What lists have the people that complained compiled? I see not a one downloaded or linked to one, so it looks like zero.
    At least she went on a limb and made one, and I enjoyed it. I saw some discrepancies, and I am 53, but this is not grading a college course, just fun, and I thank the person that made it.

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  21. Suitable for a slow and long walk: “Animals – House of rising sun” from 1964. And slow drivin’ trip: “Rag’N’Bone Man – Human” of 2016 . For a travel BY Train I even suggest “PINK FLOYD – Welcome to the machine” of 1975. Each song set to loop +1. Remixed songs and versions of original tunes (higher beats rate) are suitable for related trip speeds depending BY the speed You’re going at.

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  24. This is an awesome list as I keep on traveling solo. There are moments that I’m bored already and the music in my playlist are outdated. I agree with the songs that are really the best to sing along to. This is great. 😀

  25. Enjoying reading through these lists.
    Just want to give Slade credit for “Cum on Feel the Noize”,
    especially as Quiet Riot didn’t do anything to try and make it ‘their’ song.
    Sounds like Noddy Holder on Benylin

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