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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117 56
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The Go-Go's

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88 41
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Jimmy Buffett, Alan Jackson

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92 45
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Lindsey Buckingham

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75 36
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Madonna

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51 22
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Esavi added Don Henley

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Guns N' Roses

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46 24
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Willie Nelson

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41 24
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Frank Sinatra

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45 28
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punksnotdead added Green Day

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37 28
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Kid Rock

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30 24
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peter-n-erken added Zac Brown Band

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33 29
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24 20
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Weezer

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Aerosmith

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23 25
Holiday in Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Vacation
punksnotdead added Dead Kennedys

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Vampire Weekend

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Sex Pistols

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Blake Shelton

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15 19
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Estelle, Kanye West

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Bo Diddley

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SallyBallard added

Thomas Rhett

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9 14
Better on Holiday (BBC Air in ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Vacation
punksnotdead added Franz Ferdinand

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7 12
Boney M - Hooray Hooray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs About Vacation
Martin Borggreve added

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7 12
Voyage Voyage is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Vacation

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Descendents

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

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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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3 10
Eternity Collide - Rex Stax &a... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs About Vacation

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Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra

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5 13
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7 17
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4 14
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The Beach Boys

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5 16
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Cold War Kids

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5 17
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Lionel Richie

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7 23
California Vacation is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Songs About Vacation
Snoop Dogg, Jayceon Terrell Taylor, Xzibit

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At the Drive‐In

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Peter Frampton

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5 23
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