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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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Ramblin' Man The Allman Brothers Band

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Take It Easy Eagles

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On the Road Again Willie Nelson

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I've Been Everywhere Johnny Cash

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Two of Us The Beatles

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I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers

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

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Truckin' The Grateful Dead

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I Drove All Night Cyndi Lauper

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Route 66 Chuck Berry

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Going to California Led Zeppelin

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Holiday Road Lindsey Buckingham

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Road Trippin Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Life Is a Highway Rascal Flatts

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The Passenger Iggy Pop

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Running on Empty Jackson Browne

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Going Up the Country Canned Heat

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Radar Love Golden Earring

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Let's Go to Vegas Faith Hill

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Wagon Wheel Old Crow Medicine Show

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Interstate Love Song Stone Temple Pilots

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I Play the Road Zac Brown Band

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Days Go By Keith Urban

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Tangled Up in Blue Bob Dylan

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Caravan Van Morrison

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Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross

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Send Me On My Way Rusted Root

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Drive South John Hiatt

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Graceland Paul Simon

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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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Interstate 8 Modest Mouse

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The Way Fastball

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California Phantom Planet

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Land Locked Blues Bright Eyes with Emmylou Harris

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Can't Getcha Outta My Mind Deep Dark Robot

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

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Runnin' Away Sly & the Family Stone

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Get Out the Map Indigo Girls

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