Vacations The Best Songs About Vacation  

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Raise your hand if you could use a vacation right now (I know I could.) Check out this list of the best songs about vacation, ranked by your votes. We don't all have the time and money to take a relaxing vacation, but listening to the songs on this list of popular vacation songs can be a fun escape from work. There are great country songs about vacation and great rock songs about vacation on this comprehensive list, among many other genres.

Jimmy Buffet is the king of vacation songs. His hits “Margaritaville” and “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” both made this list. The Beach Boys are another band that are associated with sunshine and ocean breezes. Their single, “Kokomo,” is definitely one of the best vacation songs ever written.

Weezer and Vampire Weekend both have songs simply entitled “Holiday” and Lindsey Buckingham's song, “Holiday Road,” which was featured in several of the Vacation films, is another top vacation song. Maybe the best vacation tune award should go to The Go Go's pop classic, “Vacation.”

Do you have a favorite vacation song? Vote on this list to let your voice be heard and please add any songs we may have missed.
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The Beach Boys

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105 53
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The Go-Go's

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89 43
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Lindsey Buckingham

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79 36
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75 35
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Jimmy Buffett, Alan Jackson

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70 35
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Madonna

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49 22
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Esavi added Don Henley

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60 34
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Guns N' Roses

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45 24
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Willie Nelson

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45 26
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punksnotdead added Green Day

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38 24
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Frank Sinatra

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35 28
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Kid Rock

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28 24
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peter-n-erken added Zac Brown Band

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31 28
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Aerosmith

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23 20
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Weezer

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22 25
Holiday in Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs About Vacation
punksnotdead added Dead Kennedys

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14 17
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Vampire Weekend

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22 27
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Sex Pistols

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13 17
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11 15
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Blake Shelton

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14 19
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Estelle, Kanye West

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9 13
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Bo Diddley

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10 15
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Descendents

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6 10
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SallyBallard added Thomas Rhett

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7 12
Voyage Voyage is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs About Vacation

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7 12
Boney M - Hooray Hooray is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Vacation
Martin Borggreve added

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Van Morrison with Georgie Fame & Friends, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame

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8 14
Better on Holiday (BBC Air in ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs About Vacation
punksnotdead added Franz Ferdinand

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11 20
Holidays in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Songs About Vacation
punksnotdead added Sex Pistols

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Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra

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3 10
Eternity Collide - Rex Stax &a... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Vacation

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5 13
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7 16
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4 13
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The Beach Boys

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5 15
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Cold War Kids

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5 16
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Lionel Richie

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3 13
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Peter Frampton

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3 13
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At the Drive‐In

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7 22
California Vacation is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About Vacation
Snoop Dogg, Jayceon Terrell Taylor, Xzibit

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