Music to travel by


Not too long ago, I asked people here and on facebook about their favorite roadtrip songs so we could put together a mega playlist for our cross-country drive. Well, you came through brilliantly with a crowdsourcing bounty of 167 songs from 72 people. Bravo! There are some serious musical treasures there (or traysures as they say in my home state). Thank you, everyone! The best part is we have a master list with your name next to the song you suggested so we can reminisce about each of you while we listen to your music. Can't wait.

I am so excited to listen to these. While I am determined to wait so we can savor them for the first time on the trip starting next Thursday, that doesn't mean you can't go have a listen!

If you're on Spotify (and if not, why not?) you can access the playlist here and start listening now, all 11 hours of it. Otherwise, here's a song-by-song list in case you're curious. (And, by the way, it's not too late! Chime in with your picks in the comments and we'll add your song to the list.)

Mat Kearney – Hey Mama
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime - Single Edit
The B-52's – Love Shack [Edit]
Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
Dixie Chicks – Cowboy Take Me Away
The Allman Brothers Band – Jessica
The Studio Sound Ensemble – Muppet Movie: Movin' Right Along
Depeche Mode – Shake The Disease - Single Version
Depeche Mode – Route 66
Arlo Guthrie – The City of New Orleans - Original Version
Woody Guthrie – This Land is Your Land
James Taylor – Your Smiling Face
Paul Simon – Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
Big Audio Dynamite – Rush
Big Audio Dynamite – The Globe
New Radicals – You Get What You Give
Brandi Carlile – Dying Day
Brandi Carlile – Dreams
Michael Franti & Spearhead – The Sound Of Sunshine (Album Version)
Sheryl Crow – Soak Up The Sun
Dobie Gray – Drift Away
The Temptations – Get Ready
Barenaked Ladies – If I Had $1,000,000
Don McLean – American Pie
The Allman Brothers Band – Ramblin' Man
Johnny Cash – I've Been Everywhere
Nat King Cole – (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
Willie Nelson – On The Road Again
Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train
The Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star
Supertramp – Take The Long Way Home
Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack
Michael Jackson – Thriller
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Rick James – Super Freak
The Wanted – Glad You Came
André Lamberz and Hill's Angels – 18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses
Jessica Andrews – Who I Am
Stevie Wonder – Boogie On Reggae Woman - Single Version
Meaghan Smith – Here Comes Your Man
Class Actress – Weekend
Caged Animals – All the Beautiful Things in the World
Keane – Everybody's Changing
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
Train – 50 Ways To Say Goodbye
Phoenix – One time too many
Swedish House Mafia – Save The World - Extended Mix
Coldplay – Life In Technicolor ii
Sneaker Pimps – Six Underground
The Clash – I Fought The Law
The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go
The Clash – London Calling
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Down On The Corner
James Brown – Get Up Offa That Thing
INXS – New Sensation
INXS – Need You Tonight
Journey – Don't Stop Believin'
Led Zepagain – Kashmir
Telepopmusik – Breathe
Madonna – Ray Of Light
Missy Higgins – Ten Days
Missy Higgins – Scar - Jay Newland Mix Album Version
Crowded House – Don't Dream It's Over
Silverchair – Across The Night
Silverchair – Straight Lines
The Killers – Human
The Killers – Spaceman
The Killers – All These Things That I've Done
Brandon Flowers – Only The Young
Art Garfunkel – Woyaya
Paul Simon – The Rhythm Of The Saints
Paul Simon – Graceland
Earth, Wind & Fire – September
Brooks & Dunn – Boot Scootin' Boogie
Earth, Wind & Fire – Got To Get You Into My Life
The Proclaimers – I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Electric Light Orchestra (Elo) – Livin' Thing
Norman Greenbaum – Spirit In The Sky
Bob Dylan – Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
Johnny Cash – Hey Porter
Johnny Cash – Get Rhythm
Suzanne Vega – Tom's Diner
OMD – If You Leave
The Police – Message In A Bottle
UB40 – I Got You Babe - feat. Chrissie Hynde
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Sting – If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
Sting – We'll Be Together
A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away)
a-ha – Take On Me
War – Low Rider
First Aid Kit – The Lion's Roar
Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
Art Of Noise – Moments in Love
The Fixx – One Thing Leads To Another
The Fixx – Saved By Zero
Otis Redding – [Sittin' On] The Dock Of The Bay
Basia – Clear Horizon
Rascal Flatts – Life Is a Highway
Prince & The Revolution – Kiss
Prince – 1999 [Edit]
MC Hammer – U Can't Touch This
The Black Keys – Howlin' For You
The Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling
The Black Keys – Everlasting Light
Blondie – One Way or Another
Aerosmith – Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Three Little Birds
Angus and Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane
Angus and Julia Stone – Mango Tree
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
Punch Brothers – Rye Whiskey
Punch Brothers – Don't Get Married Without Me
The Commitments – Mustang Sally
The Shins – Australia
John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads
The Black Eyed Peas – Where Is The Love?
Dar Williams – Iowa
Indigo Girls – Uncle John's Band
Helen Reddy – I Am Woman
Vampire Weekend – A-Punk (Album)
Vampire Weekend – Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (Album)
Vampire Weekend – Campus (Album)
Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks
Of Monsters And Men – Mountain Sound
Joni Mitchell – Big Yellow Taxi
Arcade Fire – Wake Up
Bruce Springsteen – Fire
Mumford & Sons – The Cave
Jack Johnson – Banana Pancakes
Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Neon Trees – Everybody Talks
The Lower Lights – Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy
Rosa Passos – Besame Mucho
Stan Getz – The Girl From Ipanema
Gavin DeGraw – Sweeter
Imagine Dragons – It's Time
The Smiths – Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want - 2007 Remastered Version
Daryl Hall & John Oates – You Make My Dreams
Noah And The Whale – 5 Years Time
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
Givers – Up Up Up
James Brown & The Famous Flames – Try Me - Live (1962/The Apollo)
Kimbra – Limbo
The Static Jacks – Relief
Jonquil – It's My Part
Fun. – Some Nights
Greg Laswell – Come Back Down - feat. Sara Bareilles
Pixies – Here Comes Your Man
Crystal Gayle – Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - 2001 - Remaster
John Denver – Annie's Song - Digitally Remastered
Penelope Milford;Donna Theodore – We Make A Beautiful Pair (From "Shenandoah")
The Human League – Don't You Want Me - 2002 - Remaster
Mike Reno feat. Ann Wilson – Almost Paradise (Love Theme "Footloose")
Kiri Te Kanawa – Oh! mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
U2 – Bullet The Blue Sky
Anne Murray – Could I Have This Dance
Deniece Williams – Let's Hear It For The Boy