Are you headed on a big adventure soon? If so, check out this guide to learn about the best travel songs to get excited for your trip.
Did you know that the average person spends nearly $2,000 on annual vacations?
Whether you’re headed to the beach, the mountains, overseas, or just around the corner, half of the fun of traveling is getting to the destination itself. And what better way to accompany your travel than with a playlist full of the best travel songs of all time?
Not sure what to include? Keep reading, because we’ve got you covered! Here are some of our favorite songs about traveling.
“I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers
The Proclaimers may not have set the world on fire, but it’s hard to argue that “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” isn’t one heck of a fun song.
The song tells the tale of a person so dedicated to their love that they’d walk 500 miles for them. It sounds simple and cheesy, but try listening to it without bobbing your head along.
“Roam” by The B-52s
The best thing about travel is that it represents freedom. The freedom to go wherever you want and do whatever you want while escaping the monotony of your everyday life.
The B-52s perfectly captured the essence of travel in their 1989 hit “Roam,” a song all about the joys of traveling for the sake of travel.
“On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson
“On the Road Again” may seem like an easy and cliched inclusion, but it’s the quintessential travel song for a reason. It’ll give you a brand new appreciation for the adversities musicians face while touring.
Legend has it that Nelson came up with the song while in the middle of a flight, jotting down the lyrics on a sick bag.
“Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver
Whether you love folk music or hate it, it’s impossible not to sing along to this classic John Denver tune. It’s the perfect tune sure to bring some energy to your next road trip.
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“I’ve Been Everywhere Man” by Johnny Cash
From San Quentin Prison to Glastonbury, if anyone knows the joys and woes of travel, it’d be Johnny Cash.
Heck, the lyrics to “I’ve Been Everywhere Man” comprise mostly of, you guessed it, locations Johnny Cash played during his heyday. Sure, it isn’t the most lyrically complex song in the world. But it makes for a perfect companion piece to “On The Road Again.”
“Born to be Wild” by Steppenwolf
“Born to be Wild” is practically a travel anthem for motorcycle enthusiasts. But you don’t have to ride a Harley to enjoy this classic rock tune about freedom, fun, and the excitement that comes with exploring new locales.
Fun fact: The music genre heavy metal got its name from this tune.
The Best Travel Songs to Accompany Any Trip
From country to rock to pop and everything in the middle, this list of the best travel songs has a little something for everyone. So if you’re looking to make a playlist for your upcoming trip, make sure it includes these tunes!
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