Blinding sunrise. Air-conditioned heat. Roaring semis slap your car sideways. Soft-serve ice cream melts like a mirage. Caffeine-high wilts into jitters. Your cage becomes an oven. Dusk fills the Interstate with flickering headlights. The K.O.A. is still 2 hours away. It’s time whip out your Best Road Trip Playlists…
Playlists to DOWNLOAD for LISTENING IN YOUR CAR.
Something completely different, for niche-music lovers who think they’ve heard everything. High-energy, lots of variety, and full of surprises.
When you’re enjoying the scenery, but feeling restless…sink into these dark and eccentric songs about Nature.
Truck drivers and traveling salespeople know you don’t need to be single in order to appreciate lonely music. This beautiful playlist will make your heart soar. Best for driving at night, and in the rain.
Comedy in general is an excellent “pill” for staying awake, but more so when the songs are completely unfamiliar, and they encourage you to sing!
Concept Albums also make great playlists!
Dark Side of the Moon and The White Album, pull over to the right. Sometimes we need fresh entertainment to keep us wide awake and alert…
An instrumental masterpiece by solo recording artist Just Nathaniel. Especially good for giving yourself enjoyable good bumps during a late-night commute.
Emotional, ferocious, and quite unusual. Charmas takes you on a rare adventure, from Days of Old in Ireland and Scotland to Modern Celtic Fusion.
Intense. Beautiful. Profound. Not a party on wheels. This playlist is best enjoyed alone, when you’re in the right mood.
Experiential, existential, highly absorbent, slightly symphonic, high-intensity instrumental math journey.
Trippy, old school rock journey by lyrical genius Jonathan Coulton.
The quintessential Hippie Trippy and Family Favorite singalong playlist. Back in the day, this was our go-to album for feeling good!
And don’t forget about Audiobooks! Spotify has a big selection, which have propelled us through countless long road trips.
HOW TO USE MUSIC PLAYERS
When you click any Music Player, a black Pop-Up invites you to Join Spotify’s FREE Basic Service (or OPTIONAL 90-Day Premium Trial). Close Pop-Up by Clicking X to Hear Playlist Samples without joining. Click to Hear Continuous Samples (like a slideshow), or any TRACK to Hear One Sample. RE-CLICK (pause) before sampling next Music Player, to avoid hearing multiple clips at once! BACK TO PLAYLISTS