The Ultimate Summer Road Trip Playlist

Check your tires, gas up, and hit the road with this classic summer driving playlist from No matter who’s in the car, this playlist has something for everyone – from hip-hop to country. You can listen to this playlist on Spotify or on YouTube. We’ve also included the individual songs below so you can pick and choose your own.

Make sure to check out our guide on how to get prepared for a great summer road trip. Enjoy the ride!


Beautiful Day – U2

The Passenger – Iggy Pop

Long Drive – Jason Mraz

Running On Empty – Jackson Browne

Life is a Highway – Rascal Flatts

Great Escape – Sister Hazel

Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots

Time To Move On – Tom Petty

Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver, Walter Melrose, Joseph Livingston, Porter Steele

Ride Wit Me – Nelly, City Spud

Red Barchetta – Rush

Going Mobile – The Who

On the Road Again – Willie Nelson

Highway to Hell – AC/DC

Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay

Drive My Car – The Beatles

Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan

Radar Love – Golden Earring

Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams

Little Duece Coupe – The Beach Boys

Truckin’ – Grateful Dead

Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

Counting Stars – OneRepublic

Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

Drive Slow – Kanye West, Paul Wall, GLC

White Walls – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Schoolboy Q, Hollis

Low Rider – War

Hotel California – Eagles

Ramblin’ Man – The Allman Brothers Band

Fast Car – Jonas Blue, Dakota

Born in the U.S.A – Bruce Springsteen

Ride – Twenty One Pilots

Rev On The Red Line – Foreigner

Go the Distance – Roger Bart

Graceland – Paul Simon

Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Summer Paradise – Simple Plan, Sean Paul

Rockin’ Down The Highway – The Doobie Brothers

Road Trippin’ – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Cruise – Florida Georgia Line

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers

Maps – Maroon 5

Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

Rocket Man – (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long Long Time) – Elton John

I’m In Love With My Car – Queen

Road to Nowhere – Talking Heads

Get Out the Map – Indigo Girls

Panama – Van Halen


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