Summer Party Tip – Songs to add to your road trip playlist.

I recently saw a list of American’s “must have” songs for a road trip playlist and kinda laughed & puked at the same time.

Are we REALLY this boring?

The top five songs were:

5. “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson

4. “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver

3. “Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane

2. “Hotel California” by The Eagles

  1. “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Now, those are all-time classics. But you can hear them on any radio station anywhere in America, or playing on any jukebox in any bar in any town.

Seems rather monotonous.

Now, if I were to go on a road trip & make a playlist of some of my “must have” songs, it’d go a little more like this:

Green Day – 2000 Light Years Away
Limp Bizkit – 9 Teen 90 Nine
Faith No More – Be Aggressive

Biohazard – Wrong Side Of The Tracks

Metallica – Battery
Faith No More & Boo Yaa Tribe – Another Body Murdered(From the “Judgement Night” soundtrack”)
Denis Leary – Asshole
Deftones – Be Quiet & Drive
Korn – Blind
Ice Cube – Bop Gun
Kittie – Brackish

Prodigy – Breathe
Clutch – Elephant Riders
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
Royal Bliss – Crazy
Ghetto Boys – Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangster
Marilyn Manson – Get Your Gunn

Jimmies Chicken Shack – Do Right
Firehouse – Reach For The Sky
L7 – Pretend That We’re Dead
Rage Against The Machine – Fistful of Steel
Tenacious D – F**k Her Gently
Cake – Stickshifts & Safety Belts

Megadeth – Polaris
Public Enemy – He Got Game
Black Stone Cherry – Hell & High Water
Goldfinger – Here In Your Bedroom
Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That
Oleander – I Walk Alone
ELO – Mr. Blue Sky
Helmet & House Of Pain – Just Another Victim(Again, from the “Judgement Night” soundtrack)

Skid Row – Monkey Business
Poison – Ride The Wind
Slayer – Seasons In The Abyss
Cold – Just Got Wicked
Type O Negative – I Know You’re F**king Someone Else

Body Count – There Goes The Neighborhood

There are MANY other songs I’d put on my “must-have” playlist for a road trip, but I’d definitely start with these.

What would you put on yours?

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Brian Simpson

Unapologetic fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins & Celtics. Lover of powerful, dark beers. Married with NO kids. Ever. Lover of doggos. Not so much cats.

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