Soundtrack to a Good Roadtrip

I was asked to compile a list of 10 to 15 of our favourite roadtrip songs for a radio interview we will be participating in. Oh my goodness… only 10 to 15? What a journey I have been on this evening trying to select my favourites… I have such an eclectic taste in music and the spectrum is just too broad to select only a maximum of 15 favourites. And oh, how my spirits have been lifted on a Monday evening, blasting these tunes on our boombox speaker as I cook dinner and sip on a glass of Shiraz. I’ve been dancing, and I’ve been dreaming… of fields of gold and country roads! 

  1. Carly Simon – Let the River Run

    My all-time favourite, my anthem, the backing track to my every waking moment.

  2. Roxette – She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)

    Roxette have been my favourite artists since I was a child – theirs was the first ever CASSETTE I ever owned.

  3. A-Ha – Take On Me

    Of course we need to include a good old 80’s hit

  4. Amy McDonald – This is the Life

    There’s just something about this song that makes me envisage long highways at night, lights whizzing by and the buzz of an unknown destination.

  5. Matthew Mole – Take Yours, I’ll Take Mine

    This is just such a happy song, it has me bopping along every time!

  6. Forever Country (Artists of Then & Now) – Country Road

    I’m just a country girl at heart!

  7. Avicci – Wake Me Up

    Who doesn’t like this song? It’s got a vibey beat, the lyrics resonate and it gets your body moving!

  8. Andre de Villiers – Memories

    If you’re old enough to remember this song from a TV advert, you’ll remember the roadtrip feeling it elicits… with that flower-painted VW beetle, and the red caravelle… this song was made for roadtrips!

  9. Sia – You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile

    This is Damian’s choice – he loves musicals and Annie is one of his favourites!

  10. Shakira – Waka Waka

    We just must have this one on the playlist… another one of Damian’s favourites. We moved to Cape Town in April 2010, just as the city was buzzing with World Cup fever, and this song blaring as the theme tune. It represents everything Cape Town, South Africa, and Africa for us – in other words, HOME.

  11. Justin Bieber – Despacito

    One more of Damian’s choice – he is the ultimate Belieber and this is his current favourite.

  12. Steve Earle – Galway Girl

    Because this is travel related, and because I recently got to make my Irish dream come true, and we roadtripped in Ireland… I have to include my favourite Irish song!

  13. Lifehouse – Between the Raindrops

    This is my ultimate adventure song representing the courage, strength and journey of a relationship of two trailblazers forging their path alongside each other.

  14. Anna Kendrick – When I’m Gone

    Another roadtrip prompting song…

  15. David Guetta ft. Sia – Titanium

    One more upbeat power song to end off the list…

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