Best Road Trip Playlists EVER (okay, at least for me…)

One of my favourite albums of all time is Foo Fighter’s The Color and The Shape. I’ll never forget that album dropping in May 1997 and then seeing them in concert in July. I was 18 and that album is still engrained in my memory, all the chords, the lyrics, the nostalgia. When I moved away to college, that cd was in constant rotation in my car with Blur, Sneaker Pimps and Garbage as well as some mix tapes with random Seattle type band playlists- don’t judge, that was the era and it was hot off the period of grunge!

When I am alone, I still pop that cd in. February Stars, Everlong and Walking After You are magic in succession and I sing along at the top of my lungs. Dave Grohl is god.

Now that my kids are not so little any more, we can do fun vacations and adventures that include road trips! One of the most important aspects of the road trip when you are in those areas of poor radio reception of where talk radio is all you get, the music playlists that are planned ahead become crucial.

I did a crowd sourcing post on Facebook asking for favourite driving songs and the list that came back was:

The Ballad of Lucy Jordan – Marianne Faithful

“Running Down a Dream” – Tom Petty

Queens greatest hits

Anything Justin Bieber

Roam – B52’s

I Got A Feeling – Black-Eyed Peas

Sweet Caroline- Neil Diamond

… and when you start to get tired…Back in Black- ACDC


Me? My dream road trip play lists include lots of Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Hedley, Kings of Leon, Gwen Stefani and Metric.


I think I could still jam to the Sneaker Pimps and Cranberries if I found those cd’s again. What are your favourite songs to drive too? Leave a comment below and let me know!


Looking for road trip inspiration? Want to groove to my jams? Below are a couple affiliate links to amazon to check out albums. You’re under no obligation to buy and there is no extra cost to you to make a purchase from these links. I might receive a pittance in commission which could pay for a latte in 2026.

Get the Foo Fighter’s Color And The Shape album here:

Check out Foo Fighters Nothing Left to Lose:

Bon Jovi Great Hits

Kings of Leon – Only By Night

AC DC Back In Black


  1. Dikla Frances

    September 1, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    So,…Justin Bieber right after Tom Petty…???

    1. kathrynanywhere

      September 2, 2017 at 11:28 am

      LOL! My personal list would not include Justin Bieber 😉

  2. Molli Vandehey-Taylor

    September 15, 2017 at 11:18 am

    hahaha this is a great list actually! thanks!

    1. kathrynanywhere

      September 17, 2017 at 2:21 am

      Thanks for checking it out!

  3. Veronica Lee

    September 16, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Love your playlist. My would include Adele and Christina Perri.

    1. kathrynanywhere

      September 16, 2017 at 11:21 pm

      Adele is awesome to sing along too in the car!

  4. Ashley Miller

    September 17, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Lol same list I’d prolly listen to almost! (:

  5. Rebecca

    September 20, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Haha, fun list! Black Eyed Peas and ACDC those are the ones for me!

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