Like you already know, I’ve recently done a roadtrip around Norway for a few days. And I’m already planning my next one for next summer.
There’s no feeling like the one you get, when you drive down a street through the most beautiful landscape with your best friends (or alone) listening to music that instantly erases all your emotions and stress and just let’s you be in the moment. These are some of those songs.
#1 Arcade Fire – Ready to Start
Arcade Fire is iconic. If you’ve ever seen them live, you know what I’m talking about. But not only their live show, also their songs are great and worth listening to – especially on the road.
#2 Mogli – Wanderer
You might know the documentary “Expedition Happiness” (it’s on Netflix, at least in Germany) where a couple travels through North and South America in a converted school bus with their dog. This is song from the soundtrack (and by the talented girl in the documentary) and I feel like it’s kind of THE soundtrack for roadtrips. Isn’t it?
#3 Angus & Julia Stone – Paper Aeroplane
Angus and Julia Stone has been mentioned in this list before. When listening to their music, I instantly get transported back 8 years to when I was traveling Australia. Not only because that’s when I was introduced to their music but also because their songs are so peaceful and harmonic – perfect for a day at the beach.
#4 Train – Drops of Jupiter
When I went on my around the world trip I was obviously a bit nervous. Before I left a friend sent me this song and said for her it was the perfect travel song. And ever since it is for me as well.
#5 Jamie xx – Loud Places
Have I mentioned this song in one of those lists before? I don’t know. Do I care? No, not really. Just because it’s so good.
#6 James Bay – Pink Lemonade
In my opinion, his new album is perfection. All of the songs are. But this one in particular. Happy mood on.
#7 The Kooks – Seaside
This doesn’t really need explanation. Also, after seeing them live for the first time this year, it just had to be added to the list.
#8 Philipp Poisel – Im Garten von Gettis
This is for the Germans especially. It’s still a great song, but when you understand the lyrics, this song gets even better. My favourite line? “There are many times in life, but these are the good ones”. Life Motto, right?
#9 Jain – Alright
This is quite a new song but it just makes me happy and that’s the main emotion you should feel when being on the road.
#10 Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
No remix, just the plain old Tracy Chapman hit. Wonderful.