Here are some of the best road trip songs for family travel! There is something here for everyone to love!
Let me be very honest for a moment… when you have 5 people (and 2 dogs) packed into a car, surrounded by piles of snacks, drinks,road trip printables, electronics, suitcases, and travel games, your life can be a bit stressful. However, the radio can be a massive tension breaker.
With research, input from the family (ages 7 to 39), and my own personal tastes, I have compiled this awesome list of the best road trip songs for Family travel.
Not only the best songs but the best versions of those songs.
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Best Road Trip Songs List of All Time!
As with my list of 50 best Christmas songs ever… my age, geographical location, and heritage really show. From Southern Rock, to country, to top 40s – my preferences run the gamut! So, you should be able to find a few that you simply have to add to your road trip playlist.
Best Road Trip Songs for Family Travel
This list of songs is perfect for a family road trip! Press play, and watch the miles pass by!
Troubadour, George Straight - When I first heard the song he wrote for me (Baby Blue, LOL!) I fell in love with this Silver Fox and have been ever since. To me, he embodies everything a true Cowboy is! I swear, this man just gets better with age.
On The Road Again, Willie Nelson - My brother had one of those old Casio keyboards a million years ago. It had a few songs programmed in it and the keys would light up telling you which key to press and when. This song was one of those songs. So, in addition to being a GREAT song it also brings back fond memories of fighting with my brother because he just wasn't "doing it right"!
King Of The Road, Randy Travis - I know he is not the original, but man he can croon! Randy Travis has one of those smooth milk chocolate voices and I love hearing him sing. Beautiful, oh so beautiful!
Summertime, Kenny Chesney - There are so many different songs with the same title and you could really put any of them on your road trip playlist without being disappointed. However, I especially like this one.
American Pie, Don McLean - Over 8 minutes of bliss - seriously! I remember riding in my Daddy's old, powder blue, 1982, Ford Ranger, pulling our 17 ft Wahoo, on the way to the docks, singing this at the top of my lungs. Well, this and pretty much any 3 Dog Night song. He blasted the Golden Oldies at deafening volume and I loved every second of my fun summer days with Daddy. He is still with me, but I still smile and reminisce about being Daddy's Girl when a song from the oldies plays.
On Top Of The World, Imagine Dragons - Heading to the Mountains? This is a good one. LOL! Seriously, my 14 year old is a HUGE Imagine Dragons fan. We have to include at least one of their songs in the list.
Fast Car, Tracy Chapman - I gotta plan to get us outta here. I know I keep saying it over and over, but I really love this song. LOL! I am kinda a music person, in case you couldn't tell. I have so many channels on Pandora. So many songs on my ipod and my cellphone and would listen to music way more than watch TV. It soothes me, it makes me smile, it makes me cry, it helps me let loose. I LOVE music!
Highway To Hell (Made Famous By AC/DC), Iron Man - OK, so this might not be the most appropriate of the songs, but that is up to you. My kids are older and past the "repeat everything you hear" stage. So, I have decided this is fine. You might not make that same decision. That is OK! Simply leave this one off the play list. You still have over 50 songs to choose from 🙂 Besides, it is from Iron Man!