Best Music Playlists For Your Summertime Road Trip

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Let’s be honest: road trips are a great adventure! Even the worst elements of a road trip are things we will come to miss later. But one of the most memorable parts of a road trip is sharing some great music together. It enhances the experience and gives us something special to bond over. You won’t remember going past a specific mile marker, but you’ll remember singing along, with the voice of an angel or the bark of a rude dog, to your favorite tunes together.

But sometimes, trips happen so fast that you don’t have time to prepare your own unique playlist. That is why we have prepared a list of some of the best road trip playlists on Spotify (In our opinion) to pump you up for your adventure! 

  1. Classic Road Trip Songs - this list contains some of the greatest rock songs from the seventies and eighties Top 40. Artists like Billy Joel, The Boss, Don McLean, John Mellencamp, The Eagles, and The Doobie Brothers-- everyone knows the words to these songs!

  2. Indie Rock Road trip - all the obscure-but-highly-rated artists you could ask for on one compilation. Phoebe Bridges, Manchester Orchestra, Vampire Weekend, Rogue Wave, Sufjan Stevens, Real Estate.

  3. 70s Road Trip - one big blast of nostalgia with the feel of an old AM radio in your first car. Paul McCartney, Simon & Garfunkel, Peter Gabriel, Eric Clapton, Carol King, Dobie Gray.

  4. Family Road Trip - a more kid-friendly version of the first list. This time with songs even the little ones have heard in films they love, like Rusted Root, Dolly Parton, Don’t Stop Believin’, Elton John, Hall & Oates, and The Proclaimers!

  5. Road Trip (For The More “Modern” Folks!) - a great collection of current, hot artists making music. Romantic and moody from track to track, an excellent soundtrack for young lovers on the road-- or just lovers who are young at heart.

And there you have it! Some of these playlists consist of old songs, but classics never die! Enjoy your road trip! Oh, and if you would like American Five Star Automotive and Transmission to inspect your vehicle before you and your family head off on your trip, feel free to make your appointment here! Or visit us at 2070 E. Apache Road, Suite 101, Tempe, AZ 85281, and we will be happy to assist you!


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