Are we there yet?! The season of the American road trip is officially upon us. The allure and novelty of this timeless pastime has us all romancing about running away from responsibilities and living life on the open road.

Whether you’re going cross country or on a quick jaunt, every road trip needs a good playlist (let’s face it: without that, it’s a painfully boring mode of travel). To celebrate the season of the open road, here are 20 classic tracks to get you feeling like a true renegade (read: Thelma and Louise?). Roll down those windows and turn the music up!



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1

Jolene

Dolly Parton

2

Edge Of Seventeen

Stevie Nicks

3

Sweet Jane

The Velvet Underground

4

Up Around The Bend

Creedence Clearwater Revival

5

Runnin’ Down A Dream

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

6

Road To Nowhere

Talking Heads

7

Small Town

John Mellencamp

8

Glory Days

Bruce Springsteen

9

California Dreamin’

The Mamas & The Papas

10

52 Girls

The B-52’s

11

Gimme Shelter

The Rolling Stones

12

Dreams

Fleetwood Mac

13

Zig Zag Wanderer

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

14

Cars

Gary Numan

15

Middle Of The Road

Pretenders

16

Round And Round

Ariel Pink

17

Graceland

Paul Simon

18

Baltimore (County Line)

Kevin Morby

19

Homeward Bound

Pretenders

20

Blowin’ In The Wind

Bob Dylan

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