When you’re out on the road, there are just certain songs that make you feel at home out there. This is a list of some of the greatest rock n’ roll road songs that will make the road trip to wherever you’re going for summer vacation more enjoyable:
Ramble On by Led Zeppelin – Are you a ‘Lord of the Rings’ fan? Then you’ll appreciate the Gollum and Mordor references in this song about ramblin’ on.
Born to be Wild by Steppenwolf – This song is from the soundtrack of the greatest road movie ever, ‘Easy Rider’, and it’s definitely one of the best road songs ever. It’s about looking for adventure, heading out on the highway, and living for the moment.
Life in the Fast Lane by The Eagles – Hopefully you aren’t spending your vacation like the protagonists in this song, taking pills and throwing parties that you can’t afford, but the music and chorus of this song make it perfect for listening to on the road.
Highway to Hell by AC/DC – Do you hate going on vacation? Then you might feel like you’re on a “highway to hell”.
Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins – This song from the movie ‘Top Gun’ is the 80’s at its finest. It’s a bit kitschy now, but that’s what makes the “highway to the danger zone” worth driving down.
On the Road Again by Willie Nelson – If you’re on the road a lot, you’ll appreciate Willie Nelson’s mellow anthem to travel.
King of the Road by Roger Miller – This is one of those songs that will really get stuck in your head. Unfortunately, you can’t get rooms for fifty cents these days.
Here I go Again by Whitesnake – You might not be going on vacation by yourself, but if you wish you were, this song about being a lonely drifter on the street of dreams can take you there.
The Weight by The Band – Feeling road weary? Then this song about “taking a load off” will help you relax. It’s also an interesting look at some of the colorful people you might meet on your road trip (including some Biblical figures).
Like a Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan – How does it feel to be on a road trip? Well, sometimes not all that great. But this song, despite its serious subject matter (the many facets of life), will cheer you up, even if you don’t know what direction you’re going. Plus it is one of the greatest rock songs of all time.
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen – This is another serious song about escaping. If you feel like you were born to be on the road running from your mundane everyday life, then this song is definitely for you.
Slow Ride by Foghat – This rock song about taking it easy (another great rock song about being on the road) may be about taking a different kind of slow ride, but it’s also a lot of fun to listen to when you’re stuck in traffic.
Roadhouse Blues by The Doors – The Doors have to be one of my favorite rock bands of all time, and I absolutely love this bluesy ode to life on the road.
So don’t just enjoy your vacation; enjoy the trip there with these great road songs that will build up your vacation anticipation and keep you moving on; just remember to keep your eyes on the road and your hand upon the wheel.