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November 30, 2023
Songs to Play on a Road Trip

Songs to Play on a Road Trip

Nov 21, 2023

Going on a road trip with friends or family means that you need to create a playlist to sing along to. Not sure what to add to the playlist? We got you! Let’s take a look at artists and their fun songs to play in the car.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Taylor Alison Swift, also known as Taylor Swift, was born on December 13, 1989. She has released 10 albums and recently re-recorded 4 albums, calling them the same album titles she previously released but adding “Taylor’s Version”. All four re-recorded albums have been a success and even sound better.

We think these songs are the best songs to be singing in the car:

  • Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
  • You Belong With Me (Taylor’s Version) 
  • Love Story (Taylor’s Version)
  • 22 (Taylor’s Version)
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor’s Version)
  • Better Than Revenge (Taylor’s Version)
  • The Story of Us (Taylor’s Version)
  • Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)
  • Blank Space 

Vanessa Carlton 

If you’re unfamiliar with the singer of “A Thousand Miles,” this is her. Vanessa Lee Carlton, also known as Vanessa Carlton, is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She debuted in 2002 with her album “Be Not Nobody,” released by A&M Records, which received platinum certification in the United States. Her debut single “A Thousand Miles” spent 41 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned three Grammy nominations. Following that song, she also released “Ordinary Day” and “Pretty Baby”. 

For those who are familiar with the film “White Chicks”, the song “A Thousand Miles” was used, and it became even more popular after the film was released. So, this is a great song to sing during the road trip.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande-Butera, mostly known as Ariana Grande, was born on June 26, 1993. She’s an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She’s also an influential figure in contemporary popular music and is referred to as a pop culture icon. Most of her songs are perfect for car rides, and it’s even better if they’re being sung all together with friends or even family members.

Let’s jot down the songs we think you’re going to enjoy during your car ride:

  • Baby I
  • Right There (feat. Big Sean
  • Piano
  • Daydreamin’
  • The Way (feat. Mac Miller)
  • Almost is Never Enough (with Nathan Sykes)
  • 34+35
  • Positions
  • Pov
  • Break up with your girlfriend, I’m bored
  • Side to side
  • 7 rings
  • Love me harder
  • Thank u, next
  • One Last Time
  • Problem
  • Break Free
  • Love Me Harder
  • Bang Bang (feat. Jessie J and Nicki Minaj)

Backstreet Boys

For new fans of the Backstreet Boys, they are an American vocal group whose members are Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, and cousins Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson. They were formed in 1993 in Orlando, Florida. They made their international debut album in 1996 with Backstreet Boys, and in the following year (1997), they released their second international album, Backstreet’s Back. Both of these albums were successful for the group worldwide.

For the millennial babies, make sure to add songs by BSB to your playlist. For Gen Z, it’s a definite must that you listen to and include BSB on your road trips. Why? Because their songs are absolutely the right ones to sing along to.

Here are a few songs to add for the road trip:

  • Shape of My Heart
  • I Want It That Way
  • Hey, Mr. DJ
  • Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
  • As Long as You Love Me
  • All I Have to Give
  • We’ve Got It Goin’ On
  • That’s The Way I Like It

Lady Gaga

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, also known famously as Lady Gaga, was born on March 28, 1986. She’s an American singer, songwriter, and actress. A quick background story on how she began She started performing as a teenager by singing at open mic nights and acting in school plays. Her singing career started around the early 2000s, but the breakthrough in her career was when she debuted her studio album, The Fame. The album included chart-topping singles like “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”. 

Some songs to add for the road trip:

  • Bad Romance
  • Poker Face
  • Born This Way
  • Telephone (Beyonce)
  • Just Dance
  • Paparazzi
  • LoveGame

Britney Spears

Britney Jean Spears, who is famously known as Britney Spears was born on December 2, 1981, and is an American singer. She was referred to as the “Princess of Pop”, and she is credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Even if she’s not an active singer anymore, her songs are still good to listen to, especially to those who have been a fan of her for a long time.

Here are the songs we recommend to play on your road trip:

  • Toxic
  • Oops!…I Did It Again
  • Womanizer
  • Sometimes
  • Lucky
  • (You Drive Me) Crazy
  • Circus
  • I’m a Slave 4 U
  • Stronger

Avril Lavigne

Avril Ramona Lavigne, also known as Avril Lavigne, was born on September 27, 1984. She’s a Canadian singer and songwriter. She is considered a key musician in the development of pop-punk music, as she paved the way for female-driven, punk-influenced pop music in the early 2000s.

She’s famous for her songs “Complicated”, “Sk8er Boi”, and “Girlfriend”. We recommend you add these songs to your playlist, as well as these ones:

  • What the Hell
  • My Happy Ending
  • Here’s to Never Growing Up
  • Rock N Roll


Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee. They were formed in 2004. The band consists of Hayley Williams, their guitarist Taylor York, and their drummer Zac Farro. The genres they’re known for are pop-punk, emo, pop rock, alternative rock, power pop, and new wave.

The band is famous for their songs “Misery Business”, “Crushcrushcrush”, and “That’s What You Get” from their album Riot! Which was released in 2007. Thanks to the success of that album, it became a mainstream success and was certified platinum in the United States. Then they received a Best New Artist nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

Besides the song that was mentioned earlier, there are other songs you can add to your road trip:

  • Still Into You
  • Decode
  • Ain’t It Fun
  • Brick by Boring Brick
  • Ignorance
  • My Heart

Disney Songs

We can never go wrong with blasting and singing along with songs from Disney. Since Disney movies have been around ever since we can remember, they have a lot of iconic songs that have been revived since they started having live-action versions of the animated versions. They even have new iconic ones from the latest animated movies they released.

Here are the songs that you can include in your playlist for the car ride:

  • Part of Your World – The Little Mermaid
  • How Far I’ll Go – Moana
  • Under the Sea – The Little Mermaid
  • We Don’t Talk About Bruno – Encanto
  • You’re Welcome – Moana
  • I Just Can’t Wait to Be King – The Lion King
  • Let It Go – Frozen
  • What Else Can I Do – Encanto
  • You’ll Be In My Heart – Tarzan
  • Do You Want to Build a Snowman – Frozen
  • Love Is an Open Door – Frozen
  • I’ll Make a Man Out of You – Mulan
  • Reflection – Mulan
  • A Whole New World – Aladdin
  • Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride – Lilo & Stitch
  • Into the Unknown – Frozen
  • Be Our Guest – Beauty and the Beast
  • Zero to Hero – Hercules
  • Try Everything – Zootopia
  • We’re All In This Together – High School Musical
  • Everyday – High School Musical 2
  • Can I Have This Dance – High School Musical 3
  • Night to Remember – High School Musical 2
  • Friend Like Me – Aladdin
  • I Won’t Say (I’m In Love) – Hercules

There are a whole lot more Disney songs we’d like to add, but your playlist might consist of more Disney songs than the other genres. The songs we suggested can also be the songs you might want to sing in the karaoke or, you can take a look at this list that SNG UK compiled.

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