The Essential Vintage Summer Road Trip Playlist

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Summer is for road trips. Road trips are for music. And for some of us, there is that one song that absolutely requires that we roll down the window and sing along at the top of our lungs. We at Vintage Unscripted are big fans of music and road trips, so we asked our friends and readers to help us build…

The Essential Summer Road Trip Playlistearworms ahead

“Gimme Some Lovin'” / Steve Winwood / 1966

“Carolina in my Mind” / James Taylor / 1968

“Proud Mary” / Creedence Clearwater Revival / 1969

“Ramblin’ Gamblin Man” / Bob Seger / 1969

“Spirit In The Sky” / Norman Greenbaum / 1969

“Sweet Caroline” / Neil Diamond / 1969

“Layla” / Eric Clapton / 1970

“In the Summertime” / Mungo Jerry / 1970

“Roadrunner” / Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers / 1972ish

“Take it Easy” /  The Eagles / 1972

“Radar Love” / Golden Earring / 1973 

“Ramblin’ Man” / Allman Brothers / 1973

“Watching the River Run” / Loggins & Messina / 1973

“Born to Run” / Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band / 1975

“Thunder Road” / Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band / 1975

“Dancing Queen” / Abba / 1976

“American Girl” / Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers / 1976

“Riding in my Car” / NRBQ / 1977

“Paradise by the Dashboard Light” / Meatloaf / 1977

“My Best Friend’s Girl” / The Cars / 1978

“Tusk” / Fleetwood Mac / 1979

“Little Red Corvette” / Prince / 1982

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” / Cyndi Lauper / 1983

“I Can’t Drive 55” / Sammy Hagar /1984

“Panama” / Van Halen / 1984

“Boys of Summer” / Don Henley / 1984

“Road to Nowhere” / Talking Heads / 1985

“Graceland” / Paul Simon / 1986

“No Sleep till Brooklyn” / Beastie Boys / 1987

“Let it Roll” / Little Feat / 1988

“Life is a Highway” / Tom Cochrane / 1991

“I’ve Been Everywhere” / Johnny Cash / 1996

“That Don’t Impress Me Much! / Shania Twain / 1997

and the king of all road trip songs…

“Born to be Wild” / Steppenwolf / 1968

What did we miss? Add your favorite pedal to the metal road trip song as a comment!

 

 

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