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!
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