The holidays are here, which means for many that it is time to prepare for traveling to the in-laws’ house for Thanksgiving or Christmas celebrations. No road trip is complete without an awesome soundtrack to accompany it. Because of this, we’ve put together our top 5 road trip songs to listen to on your way to the in-laws’.
“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor—For those who happen to have a rocky relationship with their in-laws, this motivational classic is the perfect pump-up song. If it managed to motivate Rocky to train hard, why can’t it motivate you to get through a rough day with your spouse’s parents? It has that catchy tune, too, that you will likely hum all through dinner.
“Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane—With its catchy chorus, this tune is perfect for singing along—especially if you happen to be driving down a highway. There are a few covers of this that are great, too, if Tom Cochrane isn’t your thing. Check out the Rascal Flatts version if your taste runs more towards pop-country.
“Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey—If there ever was a song to sing to, this is it. “Don’t Stop Believin’” is an anthem that can span generations, as thousands of horrible karaoke performances have shown. There are few people who don’t know at least some of the lyrics to this song, which means the family can also belt it out.
“Ramblin’ Man” by The Allman Brothers Band—This song might be a bit folksy for some people, but it is a throwback to a different era of road trips. Take a step back in time and pump up the energy with this great classic.
“I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by the Proclaimers—When the song is good enough to become the only road trip song for Ted and Marshall in the beloved sitcom How I Met Your Mother, then why can’t it be the road trip song for you, too? Especially if you love your in-laws, who are completely walking 500 miles for. Besides, those “da da da da” sections are extremely catchy.
Remember, if you need anything for your car before you head out on your road trip, like an oil change, stop by Aransas Autoplex first and tell us what you need!