Must-have songs on your travel playlist

Does music make you travel? Symphonies taking you to the beaches under the sun or musical notes taking you to the old forgotten streets of a lost city or a lost soul? Some songs remind us of merry-go-rounds; they take us through rocks and pebbles on winding roads.

Do you miss the road trip life? Let these songs take you on a journey

Boulevard of Broken Dreams | green day

This iconic song by the famous California band Green Day found its way to our ears in 2004. The song takes the analogy of a man walking down a lonely, deserted road that is familiar to him. It gives words to the feeling of loneliness and emptiness in a person who continues to live in oblivion. Disconnected from the world, distant from himself, man is lost and wishes to be found. Chords produce a sense of movement. It’s reminiscent of regular, solitary and contemplative road trips, the ones you keep to yourself.

Old Town Road | Lil Nas X

This popular song by young American rapper Lil Nas X is our go-to track for any road trip. With a prominent country undertone, the song will have you imagining a country road with cowboys riding into the sunset. The song is about the endless country adventures of these men who plan to ride until the end of their lives. With the catchy music and exciting rap beat, the energy of the song can be measured on your speedometer.

A perfect song for a trip to the countryside

Home | Tom Rosenthal

The best road trips are the ones that take you home. Hearts wrapped in the warmth of memories and the desire to reconcile with loved ones, the English singer’s melody is a perfect remedy for hearts struggling to find a home. Sitting by the car window, your tired eyes watching the sun drown against the blue of the sky, seeing half-lit cottages along the road, that feeling of going to a place where you belong, a place that never fills you enough. The song’s sweet chirping music gets even better with some magic words at the end that you’d want to sing along to,”Mother, I’m coming home.

A song that takes you home

banjarey | YoYo Honey Singh

The soul of the famous Indian rapper’s song can be captured in an image of a few travel addicts on bicycles, traversing the narrow and winding roads of Ladakh. With nowhere to go, the carefree and always hungry for adventure roadies can get along well with the catchy song. Animated ropes can take you on long road trips, at times when the journey is more appealing than the destination.

A treasure for roadies

Milon ka Yaarana | Ankit Tiwari

A beautiful composition of the singer for a bicycle advertisement not only worked well for the brand, but found a place in everyone’s heart with its touching lyrics. The song was beautifully written to bring out the bike’s close and enduring relationship with its owner, but also symbolically brings out a person’s endless connection to travel.

A perfect song for family trips

Travel Song | Shreya Ghoshal, Anupam Roy

The song featured in the popular movie Piku best describes road trips. Singing about accepting different flavors and rhythms from such a journey, the song beautifully draws the excitement associated with a road trip, with winds caressing your hair and a plethora of melodies coming from all directions. He talks about how a road trip can be exhilarating and can take your mind off all the worries in the world in no time. The sweet choir in Bengali can instantly take you to the streets of Kolkata.

A song that takes you to the streets of Kolkata