The right song can make any drive better, and the road is a great place to enjoy music with few distractions. That’s one reason cars often appear in music videos. There’s a song out there for you no matter what your mood or your destination. These 10 driving songs are perfect for enjoying the open road.
“On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson
According to CNN, this country classic is one of the best travel songs of all time. It’s about being on the road and spending time with friends.
“Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake
Whitesnake is a confident hair band, and this song is all about doing things on your own. It’s a great way to banish nerves on the way to a job interview, a date, or another big event.
“I Get Around” by The Beach Boys
“I Get Around” is about a simpler time, when gas was cheap and you could park right on the beach. It’s also about enjoying the scenery and your sweet ride.
“Low Rider” by War
This song celebrates low riders, cars with hydraulic pumps that make them jump. The driving bass line is perfect for showing off a new car, and it was part of the hit 2000 movie “Gone in 60 Seconds.”
“Highway to Hell” by AC/DC
Planet Rock listed “Highway to Hell” as one of its Ultimate Driving Songs for 2015. It’s a great song for a road trip or just for enjoying the scenery on a winding highway. The awesome guitar riffs mimic curves in a road.
“Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf
With this classic song from the film “Easy Rider,” you can enjoy the freedom and independence of the road, even if it’s only for a few minutes before you get to work. It’s perfect for real road adventures, too.
“Sleep Now in the Fire” by Rage Against The Machine
Play “Sleep Now in the Fire” while driving home after a hard day at work. You can rage against the establishment, your boss, and speed limits.
“The Way” by Fastball
This alternative hit is about two people who go on a trip without knowing the way. The steady refrain is like the calm of a long highway. It’s perfect for a summer trip or weekend outing.
“Drive” by Incubus
This song is great for driving around while you think about a problem. It’s about not letting fear drive you. The acoustic guitar and amazing vocals make it great for relaxing after work as well.
“Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
This 10-minute song is about being as free as a bird. The first part is slow and mournful, and the last four minutes is an epic guitar solo. “Free Bird” is perfect for a long trip, and you can listen to this classic in any mood.
Whether you’re going on a weekend getaway, driving through the night, or making a trip across the country, you can find great songs on this list. You’ll even enjoy them if you’re just going to the grocery store.