My Ultimate Road Trip Playlist

The ultimate road trip playlist will vary from person to person, but for me; it’s a collection of all of the old time favourites that make me smile. A collection of the music that I wish I didn’t know the words to, the music which makes me happy enough to bop along in my chair and the music from my youth which embarrassingly, I can’t help but still love.

For me, road trips are one of the best ways to see a place because you get to see so much more of the area. Plus you can just throw together some belongings, hop in your vehicle and off you go – so it’s hella convenient.

Living on in the south coast of England means that typically, most journeys are considered road trips here because places such as Cornwall, are so far away it takes forever to get to. Or yano, 5 hours. But the best road trips, are the longest ones because they’re less rushed and if you find somewhere you want to stop, you can. Like that time we were road tripping to The Netherlands and stopped in Belgium so that I could get a waffle. Nope. Not kidding.

S and I have travelled (via both bike and car) to Cornwall, The Netherlands, Belgium (x2) and a whole lot of France. We love a road trip. Mainly because we’re pretty spontaneous people and so road tripping means that we don’t have to rely on the timetables of trains, flights or transfers. We can just hop in/on and go. But whilst I love spontaneity in travel, I don’t like it in my music; because having to change song every three minutes is hella annoying. Also, if you’re on a motorbike you can’t song-hop. We have headsets attached to our helmets so that we can communicate with one another, orrrrr so that S can listen to music when he’s had enough of me getting over-excited about seeing Flamingos, in his ear. But the issue with being a passenger on a motorbike as opposed to a car, is that you can’t change the song. Because if you get your phone out to change the song you’d be risking your safety; and you know me. I’m a safety girl.

Now, before I get to the part where I share my road trip playlist I want to add a disclaimer. Because my taste in music is admittedly, terrible. My taste in music is eclectic because it varies greatly depending on my mood. For example; I enjoy listening to calming ocean music when I go to sleep. I enjoy listening to poolside disco whilst I’m working. I enjoy listening to R&B and hip-hop when I’m out dancing and I enjoy rocking out whenever the mood may strike. Which makes my music selection a mess. I normally listen to playlists made by other people who actually know what they’re doing and can transition one song seamlessly into the next. But on a road trip playlist I don’t care about that – I just want music that makes me go “AMAGAD I LOVE THIS SONG” before proceeding to belt out the wrong lyrics tunelessly.

I’ve set my road trip playlist on Spotify because a poll that I didn’t take on a website that I don’t write for said that their audience voted it as the most popular choice. I have no idea if you lot use Spotify (do you?) because I didn’t know I was writing this post until like five minutes ago so didn’t have time to do a poll.


Here’s my road trip playlist in case any of you want to see my collection of car tunes.

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What music’s on your playlist?

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