25 Essential Jams for Your Road Trip Playlist

The car is packed, you have your favorite snacks on hand and your family or friends are eagerly waiting to hit the road. Road trips can be long and tiresome, whether they’re seven hours or seventeen hours. An essential to make road trips much more bearable is a killer playlist with tons of sing-a-longs for that long drive. Here is a list of twenty-five of the best road trip songs to belt your heart out to with friends or family and make the car ride way more fun!

1. "I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers

Channel your inner Marshal and Ted and turn this one way up.

2. "Life Is A Highway" by Rascal Flatts

I always think of Cars when I hear this tune.

3. "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton

Get the whole car screaming with this throwback.

4. "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac

I miss Fleetwood Mac.

5. "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman

A bit slower, but still such a classic.

6. "The Great Escape" by Boys Like Girls

Brings us all back to middle school days.

7. "Shut Up and Dance" by WALK THE MOON

This one is so easy to jam along to.

Courtesy: Walk the Moon Website

8. "All Star" by Smash Mouth

You know what they say: the years start coming and they really don’t stop coming.

9. "Shut Up and Drive" by Rihanna

Rihanna has always been producing bangers.

10. "Don’t Stop Believin’" by Journey

Whether you want to admit it or not, this one is hard to not sing along with.

11. "Route 66" by The Rolling Stones

The classic of all classics.

12. "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" by The Beastie Boys

These guys know how to make a party-worthy tune.

13. "Ocean Avenue" by Yellowcard

Another jam that brings us back to middle school.

14. "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

Such a classic; props to you if you know all the words.

15. "Stacy’s Mom" by Fountains of Wayne

I know we all heard this at least ten times during parents’ weekend.

16. "Beverly Hills" by Weezer

Beverly Hills is where we want to be during this cold weather.

17. "Jessie’s Girl" by Rick Springfield

An oldie but a goodie.

18. "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers

I could never get tired of this banger.

19. "Breaking Free" from High School Musical

Someone can take Troy’s part and another take Gabriella’s part to really go all out for this sing-a-long.

Courtesy: M Magazine

20. "Fireflies" by Owl City

10,000,000 is a lot of hugs from lightning bugs.

21. "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift

Peep the screaming goat video if you haven’t yet.

22. "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" by Panic! At The Disco

So many middle school jams.

23. "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay

This banger is not appreciated enough.

24. "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson

Of course, the King of Pop had to make an appearance on the list.

25. "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction

RIP to the One Direction boys. They aren’t dead, I just miss them.

Courtesy: Billboard