Ketan Joshi
Last Updated: 5th June 2017

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OK – you are all set to hit the road! The bags are packed, the car is fuelled up, we get in and VROOM – it’s time to ride baby!

What songs are on your playlist? Well, here are a few suggestions for you to get into that travel feeling.

Blowing in the Wind – Bob Dylan

Let’s start with a mellow number, just to get into the mood. Ease your car into the traffic, relish the early morning departure and get out of the city while humming along with Bob.

How many roads must a man walk down

Before you can call him a man?

How many seas must a white dove sail

Before she sleeps in the sand?

Yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly

Before they’re forever banned?

The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

 

 

Highway Star – Deep Purple

Once you have reached the highway, away from the city traffic, pump up the bass with the beats of Highway Star.  Even when I am on the bike, this song is in my mind.

Nobody gonna take my car

I’m gonna race it to the ground

Nobody gonna beat my car

It’s gonna break the speed of sound

Oooh it’s a killing machine

It’s got everything

Like a driving power big fat tires

And everything

 

We are going on a summer holiday – Cliff Richard

This one really brings on the spirit of a holiday. Play it in full volume and let the whole car sing along.

We’re all going on a summer holiday

No more working for a week or two.

Fun and laughter on our summer holiday,

No more worries for me or you,

For a week or two.

We’re going where the sun shines brightly

We’re going where the sea is blue.

We’ve all seen it on the movies,

Now let’s see if it’s true.

 

Don’t worry, be happy – Bobby Mc Ferrin

The whole point of travel is to be happy! Beautiful road? Be happy! Flat tyre? Be happy. Bad food? Be happy. Great company? Be happy!

Here’s a little song I wrote

You might want to sing it note for note

Don’t worry, be happy

In every life we have some trouble

But when you worry you make it double

Don’t worry, be happy

Don’t worry, be happy now

 

 

What a beautiful world – Louis Armstrong

This one really touches your heart and makes you see the world around you with an entirely different perspective. When this song plays during a trip, everyone goes silent and starts thinking.

I see trees of green, red roses too

I see them bloom for me and you

And I think to myself what a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white

The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night

And I think to myself what a wonderful world

 

Roadhouse Blues – The Doors

Now it’s time to increase the tempo again, with this rock anthem of travel! Roll baby roll!

Ah keep your eyes on the road,

Your hands upon the wheel.

Let it roll, baby, roll.

Let it roll, baby, roll.

Let it roll, baby, roll.

Let it roll, all night long.

 

Paradise City – Guns N’Roses

Continue to rock with this awesome number from the gods of guitar – GnR

Take me down to the paradise city

Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty

Take me home (oh won’t you please take me home)

Take me down to the paradise city

Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty

Take me home (oh won’t you please take me home)

 

Highway to Hell – AC/DC

Keep rocking with this heavy metal number.

I’m on the highway to hell

On the highway to hell

Highway to hell

I’m on the highway to hell

No stop signs

Speed limit

Nobody’s gonna slow me down

Like a wheel

Gonna spin it

Nobody’s gonna mess me around

 

Born to be wild – Steppenwolf

A biker song and the anthem from Easy Rider. Listen to that chug in the background and howl along.

Get your motor runnin’

Head out on the highway

Lookin’ for adventure

And whatever comes our way

Yeah Darlin’ go make it happen

Take the world in a love embrace

Country Roads – John Denver

However long the trip, you gotta get home someday. And when you are homeward bound, listen to this one and get lost in nostalgia.

Country roads, take me home

To the place I belong,

West Virginia,

Mountain mamma,take me home

Country roads

 

 

So here they are – 10 songs off the top of my playlist. Freak out on your playlist – add some Beatles, some Bryan Adams, Some Red hot chilli peppers, some Leonard Skynard…Ah, I gotta get out of here and ride now!

 

 

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