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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Scranton chapter.

By Abby Griesmer

Embarking on a summer road trip is an adventure filled with promise, a journey where every mile holds the potential for discovery and delight. And what better way to amplify the thrill of the open road than with a carefully curated playlist? As you roll down the windows, feel the warm breeze, and set out on your summer escapade, let these five upbeat and feel-good songs be the soundtrack to your voyage. From classic sing-along anthems to timeless favorites that evoke the essence of carefree summer days, this playlist is designed to keep spirits high, toes tapping, and memories in the making.

Here are five upbeat and feel-good songs perfect for a summer road trip playlist:

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

A classic sing-along anthem that’s sure to energize your road trip and keep everyone in high spirits.

2. “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves

This catchy tune radiates positivity and perfectly captures the carefree vibe of summer.

3. “California Girls” by Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg

With its infectious beat and playful lyrics, this song is ideal for cruising down the highway with the windows down.

4. “Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane

An iconic road trip song that celebrates the adventure of the open road and the freedom of exploration.

5. “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles

A timeless classic that embodies the joy and optimism of summer, making it the perfect soundtrack for your journey. These songs are bound to enhance your road trip experience and create lasting memories along the way!

As the sun dips below the horizon and the final chords of your road trip playlist fade into the night, you’ll find yourself reflecting on the moments shared, the sights seen, and the songs sung at the top of your lungs.

These five upbeat and feel-good tracks have been more than mere melodies, they’ve been the heartbeat of your journey, the soundtrack to your adventures and the glue that binds memories together.

So, as you bid farewell to the open road and return to the rhythm of everyday life, take with you the echoes of laughter, the warmth of friendship, and the promise that the next summer road trip awaits with its own set of songs and stories yet to be written.

Aimee Mockler

Scranton '24

Hi! I am one of the Campus Correspondents of HerCampus at the University of Scranton. I am a third-year occupational therapy major with a minor in psychology. I love to bake and also participate in theater on campus!