Songs The Best Songs About Road Trips  

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Musicians have written plenty of road trip songs, which only makes sense since touring as a singer or band is basically one perpetual road trip. From ballads about the freedom of the open road to pining tunes about missing friends, musicians have covered a lot of emotional ground in their road trip music. Musicians have managed to capture the feeling of the open road in these songs about road trips, so whether you’re driving across the country or just driving to work, let this list be your road trip playlist.

Long haul road trips are strange odysseys stuck in a small space while exploring the big, open wide world. Kind of like life. Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up in Blue” is a long track that unfurls before you like the open road, a poetic ode to the journey of life and love. Led Zeppelin's “Going to California” is said to be a tribute to Joni Mitchell, who was based in California’s Marin County music scene when the song was written.

Which of these songs make you long for the open road? Vote up your favorites four-wheel traveling songs below. If any songs about road trips aren't accounted for, then hit the gas and add them to the list!

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On the Road Again Willie Nelson

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I've Been Everywhere Johnny Cash

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Truckin' The Grateful Dead

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Route 66 Chuck Berry

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I Drove All Night Cyndi Lauper

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Ramblin' Man The Allman Brothers Band

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Take It Easy Eagles

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Born to Run Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

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Josh Schmid added East Bound and Down Jerry Lewis

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Running on Empty Jackson Browne

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I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers

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Going to California Led Zeppelin

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Two of Us The Beatles

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Life Is a Highway Rascal Flatts

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Going Up the Country Canned Heat

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The Passenger Iggy Pop

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Holiday Road Lindsey Buckingham

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Radar Love Golden Earring

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Tangled Up in Blue Bob Dylan

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Road Trippin Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Graceland Paul Simon

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Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross

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Interstate Love Song Stone Temple Pilots

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Caravan Van Morrison

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Send Me On My Way Rusted Root

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The Way Fastball

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Wagon Wheel Old Crow Medicine Show

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I Play the Road Zac Brown Band

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Interstate 8 Modest Mouse

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Let's Go to Vegas Faith Hill

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r-gold added Take Me There Jackie Evancho - "With the road wide open, and the daybreak near..."

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Runnin' Away Sly & the Family Stone

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Days Go By Keith Urban

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Land Locked Blues Bright Eyes with Emmylou Harris

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Drive South John Hiatt

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Get Out the Map Indigo Girls

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Can't Getcha Outta My Mind Deep Dark Robot

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California Phantom Planet

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Going Back to Cali The Notorious B.I.G.

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101 Albert Hammond Jr.

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