Songs For Driving: Your Ultimate Road Trip Playlist

Embarking on a road trip in a van, especially for tasks like moving house or transporting goods across long stretches of highway, can sometimes be demanding. However, the right music can transform the journey, turning it into an enjoyable experience.

Picture yourself cruising along the scenic roads of North London, surrounded by lush greenery and historic landmarks. As you navigate the highways, these driving anthems will complement your journey, setting the tone for a memorable trip. We have curated the ultimate playlist for you – 24 songs to keep you entertained on the road.

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Your Ultimate Road Trip Playlist – 24 Songs For Every Mood!

1. “Life in the Fast Lane” – Eagles

This high-energy classic captures the thrill of driving down the open road, ideal for keeping spirits high during a long haul in a van.

2. “On the Road Again” – Willie Nelson

A road trip anthem that celebrates the joy of travelling and the freedom it brings. It is perfect for those embarking on a fresh start – like moving to a new house or office space.

3. “King of the Road” – Roger Miller

As you navigate highways and byways, “King of the Road” celebrates the simplicity and freedom of van life. Its upbeat tempo and whimsical lyrics add a touch of charm to your moving or delivery journey.

4. “I Drove All Night” – Cyndi Lauper

This upbeat tune resonates with the determination and persistence often required during a late-night drive, whether for work or relocation.

5. “Born to Be Wild” – Steppenwolf

This iconic track embodies the adventurous spirit of hitting the road, evoking a sense of freedom and exploration.

6. “Highway to Hell” – AC/DC

While the title may sound intense, this song’s electrifying rhythm can actually make a monotonous drive more exhilarating.

7. “Route 66” – Chuck Berry

A nostalgic ode to the famous highway, this song is perfect for cruising along and taking in the sights during a long journey.

8. “Road to Nowhere” – Talking Heads

This song captures the feeling of uncertainty and adventure, reflecting the excitement of a new beginning.

9. “Running on Empty” – Jackson Browne

This song is a relatable anthem for anyone feeling a bit worn out during a long trip. It resonates with the endurance required for such journeys.

10. “Fast Car” – Tracy Chapman

Reflective and poignant, this song touches on the dreams and aspirations often associated with hitting the road.

11. “Take It Easy” – Eagles

On a day all busy and stressed-out, this can be a sweet reminder to slow down and enjoy the ride.

12. “Ramblin’ Man” – The Allman Brothers Band

This classic rock tune captures the essence of life on the road. It resonates with anyone embarking on a journey in a van. A mundane transportation trip becomes an adventure with this soulful anthem playing in the background.

13. “Drive My Car” – The Beatles

A classic Beatles track that embodies the joy of driving, fitting for any road trip playlist.

14. “Roll with It” – Steve Winwood

This is an uplifting song that encourages embracing life’s twists and turns, ideal for staying positive during a change. Moving to a new house or taking up a new project can often bring a sense of disorganisation, which can be disconcerting. This song will wash it away while on the road trip and linger in the mind afterwards.

15. “Drive” – The Cars

A catchy tune that captures the essence of a carefree drive, perfect for a relaxed journey in a hired van.

16. “Open Road Song” – Eve 6

The title says it all – this song is tailor-made for a journey along an open road, making it a must-have for your playlist – no matter the purpose of the trip.

17. “Radar Love” – Golden Earring

It is a great driving anthem that fuels the excitement of being on the road, especially during late-night drives.

18. “Ride” – The Vines

A high-energy track that is perfect for boosting morale during a tiring journey, keeping the momentum going.

19. “Going Up the Country” – Canned Heat

Who wouldn’t prefer an uplifting tune that celebrates the joy of travelling to new places? This song is ideal for a change of scenery during a van trip.

20. “Car Wash” – Rose Royce

While not directly about driving, this funky track adds a fun element to any road trip playlist and makes mundane tasks more enjoyable.

21. “Drive” – Incubus

A reflective and melodic song that’s great for winding down after a long day on the road, providing a soothing end to your journey.

22. “Truckin'” – Grateful Dead

With its laid-back rhythm and reflective lyrics, “Truckin'” encapsulates the nomadic spirit of road trips. Whether you’re hauling furniture or simply driving to a new home, this song evokes a sense of camaraderie with fellow travellers.

23. “Moving On Up” – M People

This song injects positivity and energy into the road trip. This uplifting track encourages you to keep pushing forward, even during the longest stretches of the road.

24. “Convoy” – C.W. McCall

For those tackling a long highway journey, “Convoy” is a playful anthem that captures the camaraderie of the open road. Its catchy chorus and storytelling lyrics make it a must-have for your van playlist.


With these 24 tracks on your playlist, you will not have another dull van trip in London. From classic rock to soulful ballads, each song enhances the thrill of driving and complements the excitement of renting a van for your domestic or business needs. Hit play, buckle up, and let the adventure begin!

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