Top 20 Travel Songs to Fire up Your Next Roadtrip

Top 20 Travel Songs to Fire up Your Next Roadtrip

Going on a road trip with friends is always fun. You hit the roads all pumped up to enjoy the scenic journey, but after a while, the energy level goes down instead of shooting through the roof – that’s the gradual shift. It becomes a bit difficult for the gang to keep the enthusiasm quotient high, and the only legit way to maintain the high level is by having a blasting playlist with ultimate travel songs. It will not only keep the mood alive but also provide a uniform energy route to your road trip.

Top 20 Travel Songs To Add To Your Playlist

Embarking on a journey without a blasting playlist is almost like not taking the measure of keeping a spare tire in the trunk. So, we decided to help you select some of the best groovy motley music tracks for your playlists to power start your journey. You can now say – Music? Check! Check out some of the best travel songs curated from the best of both worlds i.e. Hindi and English.

Dil Chahta Hai

Starting with the most youthful travel songs of all time, The track “Dil Chahta Hai” has to be that propulsive song to begin with. If you’re going on a road trip with your friends, especially from Mumbai to Goa, the song will be just perfect for making beautiful memories on the trip just like Akash (Aamir Khan), Sameer (Saif Ali Khan), and Siddharth (Akshay Khanna).

Yun Hi Chala Chal Rahi

This travel song is going to be a major inspiration for all those who love to go on solo trips. Striding solo to explore, this song will make you keep going and discovering new things on your journey.

Dil Dhadakne Do

Of course, you will need a song to kickstart your heart on this journey, and the track “Dil Dhadakne Do” is just the right one! To get you into the mood and let you enjoy the drive, this lively travel song can be played on loop, and trust us, you wouldn’t be bored.


Now, this song has the lyrics that you will definitely start relating with. As the song begins with the soothing tune of the guitar, your mind will completely sink with it, and all your tiresome thoughts, weighing down your mind will disappear.

Tanha Dil

“Tanha Dil” a song by Shaan, has always been a booster for solo travelers. As the video of the song features a solo traveler who is out in the world, caught in a nostalgic feeling, he recalls all the beautiful memories he has made with his college buddies.

Na Tum Jano Na Hum

A song by an artist who is loved by everyone, Lucky Ali. The track “Na Tum Jano Na Hum” is sure to give you mellow vibes. A travel song for the lovers and secret crushes.

Tera Hone Laga Hu

If you’re on a road trip with your significant other, this travel song will add a romantic whim to your trip. All thanks to Atif Aslam, who has given his melodious voice to this track.

O Gujariya

Picked from a movie that left an impact on everyone’s mind, Queen; has the most frolic collection of songs. “O Gujariya” has those beats, which will keep you bouncing all the way.

Sooraj Ki Baahon Mein

One song that will lift your soul and make you synchronize with the scenic beauty around you along the journey. We all need that one track, which is hummable and optimistic about life.


A travel song that makes you feel like a nomad is Ilahi from the movie Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, sung by Arijit Singh. Ilahi has the lyrics that highlight freedom and the spirit of wandering as a traveler. Making it even better is the swooning voice that will give a coinciding feeling as you tread your journey.

Going to California

Although, even if you’re not going to California, you should put this soft rock song on your playlist. A track from an old school band from the late ’60s, Led Zepplin that will make you feel light and smooth as you take a trip to the countryside.

Fast Car

With this song, we strictly advise you not to go fast! But when this song by Tracy Chapman, will take you a realm where you would want to roll down your windows and feel the breeze running through your hair as you drive.

Paradise City

We assure you with this song any town you may be heading to, the song “Paradise City” by the iconic rock band Guns N’ Roses, every single moment on your journey with this song will keep the adrenaline rushing through your body.

Stayin’ Alive

From smooth, mellow songs to the songs you will bob to, we got you covered! “Stayin’ Alive” by Bee Gees is one of the most loved disco songs that will make you groove right on your seats. It also makes for a perfectly good travel song to have fun with your homies in the car.

Livin’ On A Prayer

Known as the ultimate rock songs from the ’80s by Bon Jovi. It is a perfect song to play when the level of energy seems to be reduced inside your vehicle. This track will be an ideal dose of rock that you will need to boost your spirit.

Summer of ’69

It never is a memorable trip if you don’t ramble through your teenage playlist. And there’s nothing wrong in saying that Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams, has been a part of everyone’s life in many ways during the forming years. It takes you back to those good old days, where you dreamt of exploring the world with your friends.

Take It Easy

Another classic cheerful song by The Eagles, an American rock band that takes you on a ride, convincing you to lift the burden off your shoulders and enjoy the trip and let it all go.

Hymn For The Weekend

Hymn For The Weekend is a euphonic song by the British rock band, Coldplay. It will transport you to a world where you will experience a celebration of music. Coldplay resides in the hearts of many, as they are known to produce songs that are full of life. Hymn For The Weekend makes an equally strong impact as a travel song during a long weekend road trip.

Do I Wanna Know

You are also going to need tracks that should be just loaded with beats. Arctic Monkeys, an English band, produced the track. It will make you grip on the steering wheel and groove along.

Pumped Up Kicks

This last song by Foster The People is where you get the party started on a road trip. The song is full of energy and your chance to be as something like the name of the song suggests.

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