One of the very important things you will need for Trek America (or any American Road Trip) is a Playlist. Of course.
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1 – What kind of an American road-trip would it be without the ultimate American playlist?
2 – Having a good playlist will give you the chance to become the very important person: ‘the van DJ’ maybe even for the whole trip – if your music skills are up to a good enough standard.
3 – The atmosphere. What kind of a road-trip would it be without the classics that everyone (or at least mostly everyone) knows such as The Beach Boys?!
Of course creating the perfect playlist is not an easy job.. which is why you will love me for this.
With a help from my friend Rachel who is an absolute music lover (especially american), we have created..
The Ultimate American Road Trip Playlist
I shall say that in fact most of the credit goes to Rachel on this one as my music taste is not neccessarly what most people like to hear on their trip. I probably got to be a DJ once on the whole trek as after seeing peoples faces when I played (what I thought was) a very good mix of dub, reggae and dubstep.. Lesson learnt: You need music that everyone will know and can relate to.
So anyway, now I know what NOT to include.
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Here is a mix of American themed songs, cheesy classics, general good car journey songs and country music for the south.
Keep it safe and ENJOY!
(Everything is linked to youtube. Woop!)
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Bruce Springsteen – Born In The U.S.A.
Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried
The Beach Boys – California Girls
The Naked And Famous – Young Blood
Cheap Trick – I Want You To Want Me
Billy Joel – New York State of Mind
Black Kids – I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You
Confederate Railroad – Bill’s Laundromat Bar & Grill
Counting Crows – Big Yellow Taxi
Elvis Presley – Viva Las Vegas
Bon Jovi – It’s My Life
(This song literally takes me back to Vegas, a cheeky video at the bottom ♥)
Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin’
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
Lana Del Rey – Diet Mountain Dew
Little Big Town – Day Drinking
Miley Cyrus – Party In The U.S.A.
Milky Chance – Down by the River
Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
Patsy Gallant – From New York To L.A.
(Southern Sun, YES!)
Rascal Flatts – Bless The Broken Road
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California
Clean Bandit feat. Nikki Cislyn & Javeon – Cologne
(Not neccessarly very american but this was our official trek tune ♥)
Sheryl Crow – Everyday Is A Winding Road
Simple Plan – Summer Paradise ft. Sean Paul
Virals – Coming Up With The Sun
Gavin DeGraw – Best I Ever Had
Michael Jackson – The Way You Make Me Feel
Bruce Springsteen – Streets Of Philadelphia
Johnny Cash – I’ve Been Everywhere
And of course we all like a bit of a guilty pleasure..
Remember that even though there will be wi-fi in the van, the usage is limited so you are best to download these or create a Spotify playlist (premium) to play them offline.
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Oh and here is why I said ‘Bon Jovi – It’s My Life’ reminds of Vegas.. ♥
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Thank you Rachel for your help!
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If you are planning to do Trek America, I have written a few posts that may help you:
Trek America – What, How & Why
Trek America – Pre-Departure Questions & Checklist
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