Wind blowing in through the rolled down windows, more than one packet of chips and random snacks littered all around the car, maybe a beer can wedged between the seats, the long empty highway roads, unending fields on both sides, and a horizon you can't reach.
And music. Life saving, soul feeding, makes you want to dance or introspect or keep driving on & on sorta music. I mean really, what fun is a road trip if you don't have your music to drive to?
The music played on a road trip has a trajectory: it starts from music that pumps you up, dance numbers, to dhinchak songs, to romantic songs, to soft music, to songs which make you reflect on your whole god damn life.
Whatever the stage of road trip you are in, here are some recommendations that you must consider adding to your road trip playlist, seriously.
Amp It Up
1. Going To The Country - Canned Heat
2. On The Road Again - Canned Heat
3. I Want To Break Free - Queen
4. It's My Life - Bon Jovi
5. Closer - The Chainsmokers
6. All We Know - The Chainsmokers
7. Redemption - Dhruv Visvanath
8. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
9. Ik Junoon - Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
10. Ilahi - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
11. Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
12. Khabon Ke Parindey - ZNMD
13. Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana - Andaz
14. Thandi Hawa Ye Chandni Suhaani - Kishore Kumar
15. Meethi Boliyaan - Kai Po Che!
16. Phir Se Ud Chala - Rockstar
17. Patakha Guddi - Highway
18. Yun Hi Chala Chal - Swades
19. O Gujariya - Queen
20. Hairat - Anjaana Anjaani
21. Dil Chahta Hai - Dil Chahta Hai
22. Khalbali - Rang De Basanti
23. O Humdum Suniyo Re - Saathiya
24. Ride Wit Me - Nelly ft. St. Lunatics
25. We Ride - Rihanna
26. Journey Song - Piku
And now for some other stuff.
27. Good Life - OneRepublic
28. Paradise - Coldplay
29. Maahi Ve - Highway
30. Hymn For The Weekend - Coldplay
31. Lost Stars - Keira Knightley
31. Safarnama - Tamashaa
32. Naadaan Parindey - Rockstar
33. Up & Up - Coldplay
34. Road Trippin' - Red Hot Chili Peppers
35. Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
36. Dil Beparvah - Ankur Tewari & Prateek Kuhad
37. Arrival of the Birds & Transformation - The Cinematic Orchestra
38. Transparent Theme (Solo Piano Version)
39. What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving The World? - Man of Steel
40. Hideaway - The Weepies
41. Traveling Song - Ryn Weaver
42. Kho Gaye Hum Kahan - Baar Baar Dekho
43. Kahaan Hoon Main - Highway
44. Ye Haseen Wadiyan - Roja
45. Gregory Alan Isakov - All shades Of Blue
46. Gregory Alan Isakov - Amsterdam
47. Sand In My Shoes - Dido
48. Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
49. Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Norah Jones
50. Moon River - Henry Mancini
What's your favourite road trip song?