20 classic driving songs for your next road trip playlist

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There’s nothing quite like that feeling of driving down a scenic highway with the windows down and the wind in your hair, as you belt out one of the classics that you know every single word to. There are songs that seem like they’re just made for the road, bringing a sense of fun and excitement to each trip.

We’ve compiled a list of classics we love into a playlist for your next road trip.

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  1. “Life is a Highway” – Tom Cochrane
  2. “Take Me Home, Country Roads” – John Denver
  3. “Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls” – TLC
  4. “The Horses” – Daryl Braithwaite
  5. “Tiny Dancer” – Elton John
  6. “Bette Davis Eyes” – Kim Carnes
  7. “Go Your Own Way” – Fleetwood Mac
  8. “I’m Still Standing” – Elton John
  9. “Dreams” – Fleetwood Mac
  10. “Californication” – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  11. “My Happiness” – Powderfinger
  12. “Gold Snafu” – Sticky Fingers
  13. “Confidence” – Ocean Alley
  14. “You Shook Me All Night Long” – AC/DC
  15. “In the Summertime” – Thirsty Merc
  16. “All Summer Long” – Kid Rock
  17. “Jessie’s Girl” – Rick Springfield
  18. “Life in the Fast Lane” – Eagles
  19. “You Make My Dreams” (Come True) – Daryl Hall & John Oates
  20. “Jack & Diane” – John Mellencamp

What are your favourite road trip songs?




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