Help! (Don’t worry… Think: road trip playlist. Good and fun helping.)

Hey, WordPress friends. 

I’m looking ahead to a 9+ hour car trip. 

That means lots of time to listen to music. 

Because I’ve been cultivating all things mom and wife for the last 16 years, I’m a little outta touch with all things new and music. It used to be the center of my universe – and it’s gaining momentum again since the kids are older – but there’s been something of a new-music lag in recent years. 

I’ve been racking my brain for my old favorites, but since I’m also a lover of the new and the old-but-forgotten, I was wondering if you’d be willing and/or interested in passing along your favorite songs? With the exception of polka and Sourthern gospel, I’ll listen to just about anything (and my kids will be in the car, so it can’t be explicit either.) I love a good lyric (Y’know, ’cause words keep me sane), but love all things melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, etc. and so forth. 

In other words, if you were anticipating a road trip in these days of the amazing and practically automatic playlist what tunes would you include? 

Bring it, people! Let’s make the best play list EVER! I promise I’ll think of you when I hear the song, but if that’s not incentive enough, please include your blog address with your song title(s). In keeping with the driving theme, at least we could make traffic (as in “traffic to your blog” and any driving traffic I may run into) pleasant, palatable, and productive!

Thanks in advance for sweetening some spaces!


11 thoughts on “Help! (Don’t worry… Think: road trip playlist. Good and fun helping.)

  1. Happy to help. Since I travel a lot and need music to keep me sane, here are some songs I find relaxing and energising. I hope you find something you like.

    Telephone – Lady Gaga
    Power of Bhangra – Snap
    Hindi Sad Diamonds – Moulin Rouge soundtrack #14
    I feel love – Vanessa Mae
    Happy Valley – Vanessa Mae
    Battlefield – Jordin Sparks
    Chandelier – Sia
    Bring me to life – Evanescence
    Vogue – Madonna
    Higher and higher – Jimmy Cliff
    Iko Iko – Zap Mama (MI:2 soundtrack)
    Seville – Hans Zimmer
    (MI:2 soundtrack)
    Is she with you – Hans Zimmer (Batman v Superman soundtrack)
    Africa – Toto
    The One – Bee Gees
    Jai Ho – Pussycat Dolls
    Oops I did it again – Britney Spears
    Piece of Me – Britney Spears
    Bad Blood – Taylor Swift
    Shake it off – Taylor Swift
    Space – Bond (Shine)
    Roar – Katy Perry

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    1. Oh, gracious one! I’m giddy with anticipation! Thank you ever so much for such a thorough list… Where’s my speaker? I’m going to listen. Some I recognize, some not, regardless, I love to hear others’ favorites. In fact, I made each member of the family make a playlist so that I can hear what the kiddos are listening to these days too. Thanks again for responding.

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      1. No worries, Amy. I added classical music and 80’s/90’s pop just to keep the range interesting. Your brain will tune out and wind down if everything is similar so jumbling the genres keeps you alert during the journey. Here’s a hug for good luck. Best regards. xo

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  2. I agree and appreciate the classical inclusion. I listen to it on its own and actually kicked around putting some on my playlist but hadn’t yet so I like your reinforcement to do so. I’m excited to have the next song to look forward to!


  3. Hi Amy, One of my favorite songs is Down to the River by Jordan Feliz- it makes me want to dance. I also like anything from Mercy Me. I also have some CD’s from different ministries that have life giving or salvation messages that you could borrow to listen to on your trip. Take care, Diane Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2016 00:33:20 +0000 To:

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  4. I’m really out of the new music loop, too, so I don’t really have many suggestions. I’ve just gotten back into listening to Elliott Smith on Pandora, which has introduced me to Bon Iver and The Postal Service and Bright Eyes like this one:

    It’s all pretty outdated new, but it feels new to me.

    Of course, it’s by no means new, but this one’s perfect for a road trip:

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  5. I’m not sure if you listening to any of the suggestions here during your trip. I was intrigued by the name Jai Ho – Pussycat Dolls so I watched in on Youtube. It was interesting, but it made me feel about 100 years old. I realizd I’m VERY out of touch with the pop music scene.

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    1. Yes, and me too! I didn’t end up using many from that list p, but it was – as you said – interesting. I always enjoy learning others’ music tastes, even if I don’t share same affinity. My playlist ended up being petty good, but I’m just saying so myself. 🙂

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