Melodies and mileage go together like white on rice – classic Seger, CCR and the Eagles are many-a-traveler’s chosen trio. So with a 3-day trek from Missouri to Nova Scotia starting Wednesday, I’ve been steadily crafting the compilation for our departure. Tunes make a short drive monumental and a long one bearable.
Songs that Make Me Wanna Roadtrip to the Soundtrack of our Lives ranges from modern-day head bobbing to scenery-rolling contemplation. If our upcoming drive could have a montage, it would play to this.
Notice I’m calling it a road trip? It’s a sneaky way of tricking my mind into being excited, instead of dreading the car-stuck days. :)
Enjoy the ride!
1. Arcade Fire: Haïti
2. The Joel Plaskett Emergency: Snowed In/Cruisin’
3. White Wishes: Hold Your Hand
4. Neon Indian: Polish Girl
5. M83: Steve McQueen
6. The Kooks: See the Sun
7. Modest Mouse: Float On
8. Goyte: Eyes Wide Open
9. The Temper Trap: Fools
10. Little Dragon: Ritual Union
11. Kings of Leon: Taper Jean Girl
12. Bon Iver: Blood Bank
13. Tanlines: Brothers
14. The Raveonettes: Forget That You’re Young
15. Sol: Need Your Love ft. Ray Dalton
16. Milano Sun: Already Gone
17. Charli XCX: Nuclear Seasons
18. The National: Fake Empire
19. Fleet Foxes: Drops in the River
20. Andrew Bird: EyeonEye
21.The Head and the Heart: Down in the Valley
22. Young Galaxy: We Have Everything
23. Red Hot Chilli Peppers: Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
24. Broken Social Scene: 7/4 Shoreline
25. College: A Real Hero (anyone else love the Drive soundtrack?)
PS: My most coveted roadtrip album is Joel Plaskett Emergency’s Ashtray Rock. We stumbled on it by grace 4 years ago through an impulse buy seconds before hitting the road. Now, any Plaskett album is a symbol of our roadtrips. Other discs that are already packed: Florence & the Machine’s Celebrations, The Black Keys’ El Camino and of course some lush-worthy BSB when sing-alongs come to play (can’t forget my boys!).