Nothing can kill the fun of road trips like listening to static on the radio or repeatedly playing the decade-old CD you randomly found in the glovebox compartment. Plus, driving is the best time to listen to music; you can sing along as loudly as you want without having to face judgment or getting a noise complaint (except maybe from your passengers), and long drives give you enough time to fully listen to your favorite album.
With this in mind, we made an extensive playlist composed of the best road trip songs ever. We decided to organize them by mood instead of genre, so you can choose between pump-up songs, mellow ditties, oldies, ballads, and recent hits depending on the vibe in the car (or the treadmill, party, shower, and anywhere else, really). Pick and choose from our 41-song playlist below to make your own before you hit the road. Happy trails!