What's better than the perfect car, the perfect weather, and the perfect MUSIC when you go on those long well-deserved road trips solo or with your favorite people? Choosing the right tunes to serve as the backdrop to the music video of your life is essential to get the vibe right when we’re smooth sailing down the highway without a care in the world. After all, music connects us, moves emotion, and just brings some well-needed joy into the world. Here are some recommendations for some tunes that are sure to bring a little bliss to your adventures in your vehicle.
"LA Woman," The Doors
Some believe that this is the best driving song ever recorded. According to Jim Morrison, all Doors songs are about love, death, and travel. "LA Woman" encompasses all 3 of these themes. From a literal and symbolic perspective, this song pulls the listener off the freeway into the enigmatic City of Night.
"Me and Bobby McGee," Janis Joplin
Kris Kristofferson wrote this tune which was one of the first-ever songs about taking a road trip. Thank you, Janis, for making this song even more of an eternal classic.
"A Boy Named Sue," Shel Silverstein
Children's book author, poet, and cartoonist, Shel Silverstein, wrote this song and gave it to Johnny Cash to sing. If you're into surprises and shocks, check out his sequel, "Father of a Boy Named Sue."
Some other Road Trips classics:
- "Frankie's Gun" by The Felice Brothers
- "Runnin' Down a Dream" by Tom Petty
- "Midnight Rider" by the Allman Brothers
- "Changed the Locks" by Lucinda Williams
- "I Get Around" by The Beach Boys
- "Little Red Corvette" by Prince
- "Caravan" by Van Morrison
- "America" by Simon and Garfunkel
- "Tangled Up in Blue" by Bob Dylan
- “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen
- “Little Red Corvette” by Prince
- “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake
- “Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2
- “Keep the Car Running” by Arcade Fire
- “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- “Truckin'” by Grateful Dead
- “Road to Nowhere” by Talking Heads
Contact us at The Auto Experts if you need any more road trip song suggestions or have auto repair inquiries. We care dearly for each and every customer, so let us take care of your vehicles. Proudly serving downtown Sacramento, Midtown, and East Sacramento, you can find us at 505 30th Street Sacramento, CA 95816. See you soon!