My Ultimate Travel Playlist for the Road

Necessary for travel: the ultimate playlist

I was recently asked to co-host a twitter chat with Passion Passport all about music and travel, and I jumped at the chance!

The two go so hand in hand for me, and just like how music can take you back to high school, to a break up or a triumph, it is the fastest way to go back to a place you’ve visited too.

If you’re like Macca, you’ve got a 1st generation iPod that is home to over 18,000 songs and goes with him everywhere. If you’re like me, songs come and go and I’m constantly surprised by albums or track I’ve long forgotten.

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When you hear a familiar song on Spotify, it’s like a surprise little easter egg: a memory of travelling past.

One of the fellow travellers I talked to on our twitter chat linked me to her blog where she went through her travel playlist, and it inspired me to do the same!

So I’ve curated a list of songs from various trips, various times in my life that will hopefully either inspire you to travel or take you back on the road, too.

No – they’re not all “traditionally” travel songs, but for me they carry the spirit of travel and that’s why they’re on the list. It also made me realize how hard it is to choose just a few, so I may need to do a part two of this post!

Want to know the memory connected to a particular song? Just ask..

My Ultimate Travel Playlist

LP – Into the Wild

The Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication

Solange – Losing You

Maggie Rogers – Alaska

All Saints – Pure Shores

Kungs Vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl

Sugar Ray – Spinning Away

Paul Simon – Graceland

Lord Huron – Time to Run

Bahamas – Lost in the Light

The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1

The Head and the Heart – Rivers and Roads

Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You

Led Zepplin – Tangerine

Little Dragon – Ritual Union

Solange – Mad

M83 – Kim & Jessie

Mychael Danna (Life of Pi Soundtrack) – Pi’s Lullaby

Neil Young – Tell Me Why

Passion Pit – Take a Walk

Lana Del Ray – Video Games

Phosphorescent – Song for Zula

Life of Leisure – Feel it All Around

Youth Lagoon – Cannons

Enrique Iglesias – Bailando

The Kinks – This Time Tomorrow

Alabama Shakes – Sound and Color

Shankar Jaikishan – Title Music from Merchant-Ivory’s film “Bombay Talkie”

Bon Iver – Holocene

Modest Mouse – The World At Large

Pop on over to Spotify to listen to my list here!

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