Your bags are packed, the snacks are selected, the gas tank is full, and you are ready to hit the open road. But there is one road trip essential that sometimes gets glossed over: the perfect road trip playlist. Not only does music pass the time no matter how long or short your drive is, but there is something special about looking at scenic views with dreamy, feel-good songs playing full blast on the stereo.
If you happen to forget to create a playlist for your adventure, have no fear, we have the perfect Spotify playlist already curated for you with indie hits such as “On The 5” by Winnetka Bowling League and “T-shirt Weather” by Circa Waves. Got kids in the car? They’ll love belting out the chorus to “One Foot” by WALK THE MOON, and you can introduce them to a fun cover of an old classic in “On the Road Again” by First Aid Kit.
Do you find that you have been listening to the same songs over and over lately? We have also featured up-and-coming artists Annie Lawrence and Alvarez Kings to the mix. Even if you are not going on a road trip anytime soon, these songs are sure to spice up your current playlist, your friends will thank you later.
It’s time to roll down the window and hit play. Adventure awaits!
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About the Author
Caitlin Denny, a Maryland native, is a recent journalism and public relations graduate of the Indiana University of Pennslyvania. Her interests include live music, the beach, writing, and checking out the brewery and winery scene of central Maryland.