Ultimate Summer Road Trip Playlist

Make it the greatest British summer

The temperatures are starting to rise and the best season of the year is just weeks away. Summer is when something we look forward to every other month of the year. With the late setting sun, 30+-degree temperatures, and BBQs, hitting the road is nothing short of perfect. You might realise after setting off that the beautiful landscapes aren’t quite as exciting as you thought. But, you can keep the energy going all the way to your destination with our summer road trip playlist.

  1. Drive My Car by The Beatles

Nothing will get you in the mindset for driving faster than this Beatles classic. It’s upbeat, it’s fun, and it’s British. Beep beep’m beep beep yeah!

2. Hello by Adele

Knowing (and belting out) all the words is a give-in. Let the beautiful voice of Adele whisk you away to driving bliss.

3. Wonderwall by Oasis

Voted the best British song of all-time, Wonderwall is the best singalong to lift your spirits. Everyone in the car will know the lyrics which makes it perfect for traveling with friends.

4. Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf

Nothing says you’re “looking for adventure” like this classic. From the lyrics to the beat, this song will get you in the mood for the next 100 miles.

5. Dakota by Stereophonics

The ultimate tune. Side effects include fun-filled memories with your friends, remembering the good ol’ days, and lusting after yesteryear.

6. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

You may be waiting for a stretch of motorway without any other drivers, but we know you’ll be singing this one in perfect harmony. We encourage you to sing at the top of your lungs.

7. Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars by Mark Ronson

2.5 billion YouTube views can’t be wrong. We dare you not to smile while singing along to this tune.

8. Highway to Hell by AC/DC

When you hear that opening riff something magical happens: your inner rock star comes out in full force. Use this track to bring back your excitement towards the end of your journey.

9. Despactio ft. Justin Bieber by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

This chart-topper still ranks as the most popular video on YouTube. Even if you don’t understand the lyrics, it gets you energised for the rest of your trip.

10.  Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

It wouldn’t be a complete list without this iconic number. Roll down the windows, crank the volume, and channel your inner Freddie Mercury (just keep your eyes on the road).

Of course, this list is nowhere near complete. Do any of these songs appear on your list already? Or did we miss any of the greats?