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HC Wisconsin’s Perfect Summer Road Trip Playlist

Whether you’re taking a small day-cation or a cross country road trip, we’ve got you covered! With a great mix of rock, indie, and alternative, classics and new hits, these songs are destined to give you summer vibes! After all, there’s nothing better than hitting the highway with the perfect smile-inducing playlist. So open up your Spotify, and give them all a try!

1. Jackie and Wilson – Hozier

2. Come on Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners

3. Sunshine of your Love – Cream

4. 40 Day Dream – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

5. Amadeus – Xoxo

6. California (Cast Iron Soul) – Jamestown Revival


8. Summer in the City – The Lovin’ Spoonful

9. Just Kids – Lowland Circus

10.  I’m a Cuckoo (The Avalanches Mix) – Belle and Sebastian

11.  I Can See For Miles – The Who

12.  I’m a Believer – The Monkees

13.  13. Hopeless Wanderer – Mumford and Sons

14.  14. L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. – Noah and the Whale

15.  Travelling Song – Passenger

16.  Forever my Friend – Trouble

17.  Gloria – The Shadows of Knight

18.  Be With Me Now – SOJA

19.  Rollin’ Over – Skinny Lister

20.  Wild Thing – The Troggs

21.  Crazy For You – Best Coast

22.  Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel

23.  Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley

24.  Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival

25.  Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf

This road trip playlist is key to starting off on the right note (no pun intended). Enjoy the ride!

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