There’s no doubt about it: Finding an epic road trip soundtrack can take your car ride to the next level. No matter where you’re headed, whether you’re flying solo or travelling with your best mates, we have the perfect road trip songs for your journey.
Australia - The Shins
With its fun, infectious melody, ‘Australia’ by the Shins is the perfect song to kick off excitement about the day ahead, enjoying the waves and glorious sunshine.
T-Shirt Weather - Circa Waves
Sing along with the windows down to this cheerful song about t-shirt weather and relaxed Sundays with the ones you love.
Send Me On My Way - Rusted Root
Hit a satisfying note of nostalgia with Rusted Root’s hit from 1992, the happy and freewheeling ‘Send Me On My Way’.
Ocean - John Butler Trio
You can always rely on John Butler Trio for some laidback, epic jamming. This song starts with a hypnotic beat and rhythm that slowly builds in intensity, making you feel like you’re diving into a deep, refreshing ocean.
Highway Don’t Care - Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
Performed by a trio of country superstars, this song is a sure crowd pleaser if you’re besotted with modern country pop. One of the best road trip songs to sing if you’re missing someone back home.
On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
This road trip classic by the country legend Willie Nelson will have everyone enthusiastically singing along and tapping their feet.
Emmylou - First Aid Kit
This gorgeous tune by Swedish alternative country band First Aid Kit is perfect for heading out onto the open road, especially if you’re tucked beside a special someone.
Range Life - Pavement
If your tastes lean toward 90s country-flavoured indie rock, this fun, nostalgic tune is sure to hit the spot. With its ramshackle, laidback melody, this song will have you cheerfully singing along as you journey over highways and dirt roads.
For a Mountain Escape
Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones
The perfect song for steadily making it up a stretch of mountainous road, this classic rock anthem will build excitement as you get closer to your destination.
(I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Pump up this fun 80s classic and allow the Scottish accents to take you to delirious new heights of enthusiasm as you travel up, down and through mountain ranges.
Mountain Sound - Of Monsters and Men
Once you reach the top, it’s time to take in the glorious views! What better song to celebrate the beautiful scenery than Of Monster and Men’s majestic, exuberant song, the appropriately titled ‘Mountain Sound’?