Recently I had a very important work meeting in Bangalore and I booked my tickets through Skyscanner. It was later refunded by my office, but I got an amazing deal that I didn’t see on any of the other tours and travel sites. A day before my trip, I made a fresh playlist for air travel and no, Leaving on a Jet Plane was not my first choice. (Though it is on the list).
But as I listened to my air travel list, I realized that my Road Trip list is way, way better. I’m not even bragging here. I love ’em and I try to make the most of my road trips, simple!
Last month, there was a discussion going on one of the million Facebook pages that I’ve joined – and though I can’t remember what page that was, the discussion stuck with me. What songs do you play on a road trip, was the question and hundreds of people, all die-hard travel addicts like me, responded with songs that made me go from OH YES THAT ONE! to GOOD TASTE, SISTER!
Since I cannot put the whole lot in one post, I’m going to do a list of 15 English songs, and I’m packing them from my most played list. I’ll do a Hindi list soon. For now, in now particular order because I love them all equally, here we go:
Love, Love, Love this song. It’s also my writing song and is totally singalongable. Addictive too. Ain’t That Mister Mister!
Again, nothing to do with travel, but I love this song a lot. Especial the end. And the music kind of goes very well with long roads and no traffic.
Not because of the Army connection, no sir! I have been in love with this one long before I even met the husband. Now he loves it too. The pace is fast-ish and the lyrics are damn good, and I sing it from start to end so nicely that I’m proud of myself. Here is the chorus:
Very peppy and very Travel-y. I mean, this one is apt for a road trip and makes me want to buy a piano and play it. And also, to learn to play the piano, obviously.
Classic road trip song, this one. Very catchy, even our 3 year old sings along.
no more, no moreeee.
Love the song. Love the lyrics. Period.
This song is my current ring tone. And is a beautiful, beautiful song.
I don’t even know how I got stuck with this one. This song is negative, and sad and uses bad language which is something that we try to avoid since the our daughter started to pick up words. But well, we are stuck. We make sure she is asleep when we play this though. When you listen to it, make sure you look up the female version of it too.
I used to prefer Lego House earlier, but now Sing is my anthem. Ed Sheeran is already a favourite in the house, as the husband like his songs too. Win!
Husband hates it, I like the tempo. This is the little one’s favourite too so majority wins and all that.
This song is a lyrical genius. The Husband love sit, I worship it. People who say rap is only about abuses and anger and sexism, need to listen to this one. Take a bow, Eminem. here’s the last part of the song for you:
I had never heard this one until the husband played it on our first road trip together. I’ve loved it ever since. Maybe it’s of emotional value too, but who cares? It is a brilliant composition. And when you listen to it in your office, or at home while cooking, you get this urge to get ticket to anywhere. Seriously.
Husband introduced me to this one also, and yes yes I know you’re thinking the husband has a better taste and well, I agree. *wink*
Yes, you guessed it right – husband’s song and I’m addicted too. So is out daughter. We all sing along to this.
Happy Travelling, fellas’!