One way to enjoy your time on the road is to put together an epic playlist. I mean, what’s a road trip without some good tuneage?
There have been countless classics released in the last few decades that relate to cars and the open road. That’s because music and drivin’ go together like peanut butter and jelly. It doesn’t matter if you drive a Ford, Chevrolet, or Oldsmobile; a fast car or a beater: Being behind the wheel of the car is always better with good music blasting through the speakers.
Even if you’ve got no particular place to go, it never hurts to just sit down, shut up, and drive from time to time. It’s good for the soul. Just be mindful of those speed limits as you escape into the music.
Below, you’ll find a list containing some of the best songs to listen to on your journey. It’s guaranteed to get both the driver and the passengers in the back seat hyped up for ridin’ along on the road ahead.
33 Classic Car Songs for Your Playlist
Deep Purple ? “Highway Star”
Steppenwolf ? “Born to be Wild”
Sammy Hagar ? “I Can’t Drive 55”
War ? “Lowrider”
Foghat ? “Slow Ride”
Metallica ? “Fuel”
Golden Earring ? “Radar Love”
Wilson Pickett ? “Mustang Sally”
Johnny Cash ? “The General Lee”
Johnny Cash ? “One Piece at a Time”
Cake ? “The Distance”
Rush ? “Red Barchetta”
Ronny and the Daytonas ? “G.T.O.”
Bruce Springsteen ? “Pink Cadillac”
Bruce Springsteen ? “Racing in the Street”
Tom Cochran/Rascal Flatts ? “Life is a Highway”
Jerry Reed ? “East Bound and Down”
Rob Zombie ? “Dragula”
The Beach Boys ? “Little Deuce Coupe”
The Beach Boys ? “409”
The Beach Boys ? “Shut Down”
Prince ? “Little Red Corvette”
Janis Joplin ? “Mercedes-Benz”
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ? “Runnin’ Down a Dream”
Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen ? “Hot Rod Lincoln”
Chuck Berry ? “Maybellene”
Alice Cooper ? “Under my Wheels”
The Who ? “Goin’ Mobile”
Lindsey Buckingham ? “Holiday Road”
Primus ? “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver”
The Beatles ? “Drive My Car”
Alan Jackson ? “Mercury Blues”
Talking Heads ? “Road to Nowhere”
Listen to some of these and just try to tell me that it didn’t put you in a better mood. You can’t go wrong with any of the classics listed above, so add them all to the list and get the most out of your next lengthy drive on the roads. Your mental health will thank you later.