Travel songs & road tripping music

Classic:
City of New Orleans – Arlo Guthrie
Leaving on a jet plane – John Denver
The Passenger – Iggy Pop
The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
The Irish Rover – The Dubliners ft. The Pogues
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda – The Dubliners
Waltzing Matilda – Tom Waits
Africa – Toto
Katmandu – Cat Stevens
Roam – B-52’s

Contemporary/Indie:
Around the World – the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Where the Streets Have No Name – U2
Always Where I Need To Be – The Kooks
This Time tomorrow – The Kinks
With my own two hands – Ben Harper
Breakdown – Jack Johnson
These streets – Paolo Nutini
Hard Sun – Eddie Vedder
Gone Till November – Wyclef Jean
Wanderlust King – Gogol Bordello
Gyasi Went Home – Bedouin Soundclash
Time Traveling – Long Voyage
Sail the widest stretch – Powderfinger
Everybody’s free (to wear sunscreen) – Baz Luhrmann

Great songs for road trips (although not all have to do with travel, just for the sound):
Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Redemption Song – Bob Marley
Road Trippin’ – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf
Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
You are a tourist – Death Cab for Cutie
Ramble on – Led Zeppelin
Rollercoaster of  Love – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Radar Love – Golden Earring
All along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix

In German:
Aufstehn – Seeed
Zwischen Heimweh und Fernsucht – Pohlmann
Mal Heimweh, mal Fernweh – Frei.Wild
Fernweh – Herbert Grönemeyer
Reise Reise – Rammstein
Nimm mich mit Kapitän auf die Reise – Hans Albers
Durch den Monsun – Tokio Hotel
Die Reise ist das Ziel – Sammy Deluxe
Einmal um die Welt – Cro
In 80 Tagen um die Welt – Broilers
Zurück – Flo Mega

4 responses to “Travel songs & road tripping music

  1. A few tracks need to be added to this list:
    Led Zeppelin – Ramble On
    RHCP – Rollercoastermof Love
    Golden Earring – Radar Love
    Hendrix – All along the Watchtower
    Just to name a few

    • Hey, thanks for the tip, great song! I’m always grateful for inspiration for my personal travel playlist… I haven”t had the time to collect them on spotisfy yet, as I’m travelling right now, but it’s on my to do list!

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