The Best Road Trip Songs to Blast in the Car (+Playlists)

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There’s nothing like taking an epic road trip. Driving by the seat of your pants, veering off the highway to explore the undiscovered roads, enjoying the surrounding scenery, rolling down all your windows, and, of course, blasting an epic playlist on your car’s radio. Every good road trip needs a good road trip soundtrack. So what are the best road trip songs to add to your playlist?

A good road trip song taps into how it feels to be traveling the open road: whether that is excitement, wistfulness, or nostalgia. We’ve compiled lists and playlists full of the perfect road trip songs, songs that mention driving or cars, music that is just plain fun to listen to while driving, and songs you can listen to in whichever US state you’re traveling in.

What is the number one road trip song? You’ll have to decide that for yourself! But we have plenty of options for you to choose from. Add any of these to your road trip playlist (or just play any of our pre-populated road trip Spotify playlists!) and get ready to pump up the volume!

Table Of Contents
  1. 15 Best Road Trip Songs to Add to Your Car Playlist
  2. More Songs About Driving and Cars
  3. More Road Trip Songs
  4. Road Trip Songs Playlist
  5. Road Trip Songs for Every State

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15 Best Road Trip Songs to Add to Your Car Playlist

Everyone has different music tastes, so what you listen to in the car is up to you. But still, there are a few road classic road trip songs that will have everyone singing along in the car. The best road trip music invokes the emotions of traveling the open road with references to driving, exploring, or adventuring. Stuck on what to add to your playlist? These are fifteen of the best road trip songs to add to your playlist mix.

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

by The Proclaimers

“I’m Gonna Be” is the ultimate song about traveling far distances. Plus, it is just plain fun to sing along to in the car! While the Proclaimers might prefer to walk, we prefer to drive. But you know this song will be blasting on our car radio. (And for a more wistful drive, check out the Sleeping at Last cover.)

American Girl

by Tom Petty

There are lots of places to run to and this song makes a good soundtrack to any of them. For anyone dreaming of that next adventure, this road trip song is always fun to sing along to with the windows down and the wind in your hair.

Road Trippin’

by The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Road Trippin’ is an anthem of the band’s Pacific Coast Highway road trip. But it is a good song to accompany any of the Best USA Road Trip Ideas Routes.

I’ve Been Everywhere

by Johnny Cash

No matter where your road trip is taking you, chances are that this song mentions it. “I’ve Been Everywhere” is the quintessential road trip song about a man who has been…well…everywhere! (92 places are mentioned in the song, if you’re keeping track). Check out this interactive map to see everywhere the singer visits in the song.

Life is a Highway

by Tom Cochrane (or Rascal Flatts)

Though more of a metaphor for the ups and downs of life, there is no better song to score a long drive on the highway. Check out the Tom Cochrane version or Rascal Flatt’s version from the movie Cars.

America

by Simon & Garfunkel

America is a song about two young lovers hitchhiking their way across the United States, in search of “America.” Full of adventure and optimism this song reminds us that everyone is on their own journey.

Home

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero

Though not really about traveling, this feel-good song takes us on a journey about love. It reminds us that no matter how far or wide we drive, home is based on who you’re with. It also makes the perfect last song in a road trip playlist, to play as you’re coming home.

On the Road Again

by Willie Nelson

While “On the Road Again” was originally written about being on tour, it has morphed into a road trip anthem. It’s a song about going new places and seeing new things, making it the perfect tune to blast while you’re on the road (again).

Route 66

by Chuck Berry

Get your kicks to this classic road trip song that takes you on a journey on the Mother Road. While it might not be the essential song for every road trip, if you’re planning a Route 66 road trip, this song has to be at the top of your playlist.

Holiday Road

by Lindsey Buckingham

“Holiday Road” cemented its place as the quintessential road trip song when it was used as the theme song to the quintessential road trip movie, National Lampoon’s Vacation, in 1983.

Party in the USA

by Miley Cyrus

“Party in the USA” is more about moving across the country than driving across the country. But we all know that butterflies-in-our-stomach feeling that comes with experience something new for the first time. This song evokes both that adrenaline nervousness and wide-eyed wonder that can come with taking a chance, and how a good song can put you in the right mindset for anything. Plus it is just a fun song to sing in the car!

Born to Run

by Bruce Springsteen

We often travel to escape our normal routine and seek the adventure that is out of our bounds. Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” has become an ultimate road trip anthem to the restlessness that keeps us on the road searching for something new.

Everyday Is a Winding Road

by Sheryl Crow

Life has twists and turns, just as a road trip does. Using the metaphors of the road, this song evokes the ups and downs of a bumpy life and a bumpy highway. Plus the chorus is fun to sing along to in the car. It will surely get you a little bit closer to feeling fine.

Take It Easy

by Eagles

For those times on the road when you just want to take it easy, this song is for you. This is the perfect driving song for any road trip, but especially if you plan to be standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona (there’s even a Standin’ on a Corner roadside attraction on Route 6 based off of this famous road trip song!).

Go Your Own Way

by Fleetwood Mac

“Go Your Own Way” was originally a break up song but it has morphed into a song that means so much more to those who love to go, or travel, their own way. Any Fleetwood Mac song rounds out a road trip playlist and belting out, “go your own way,” makes this song a must add.

More Songs About Driving and Cars

Music for road trips has to last for hours. You don’t want to end up listening to the same song over and over again (unless it’s your favorite song ever, in which case you might not mind!). Round out your music playlist with one of these songs about driving and cars. Each of these songs makes some mention to something you’ll find on the road!

  • Behind the Wheel by Depeche Mode
  • Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
  • Drive by The Cars
  • Drive My Car by The Beatles
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
  • Fast Car by Tracy Chapman
  • Here I Go Again by Whitesnake
  • Hit the Road Jack by Ray Charles
  • I Drove All Night by Cyndi Lauper
  • Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots
  • Into the Great Wide Open by Tom Petty
  • Jesus Take The Wheel by Carrie Underwood
  • Keep the Car Running by Arcade Fire
  • King of the Road by Roger Miller
  • Little Red Corvette by Prince
  • Movin’ Right Along by Alkaline Trio
  • Mustang Sally by Wilson Pickett
  • One Headlight by The Wallflowers
  • Paradise by the Dashboard Light by Meatloaf
  • Ramblin’ Man by The Allman Brothers
  • Road to Nowhere by Talking Heads
  • Shut Up and Drive by Rihanna
  • Slow Ride by Foghat
  • Society by Eddie Vedder
  • Stickshifts and Safetybelts by Cake
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver
  • Truckin’ by Grateful Dead
  • The Way by Fastball

More Road Trip Songs

Road trip songs son’t have to be about driving, locations, or America to make them road trip songs. Sometimes the best songs are ones that fit the mood of whatever part of your journey you’re on: a karaoke-level banger for when you’re speeding down the highway with your windows down, a melancholy ballad that matches the scenery-for-miles national park, or an oldie-but-goodie that takes you on a nostalgic blast to the past. Any song you love can be a road trip song. But here are some of our favorites.

  • 1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Africa by TOTO
  • All Star by Smash Mouth
  • All the Small Things by Blink 182
  • American Pie by Don McLean
  • Animal by Neon Trees
  • As It Was by Harry Styles
  • Baba O’Riley by The Who
  • …Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
  • Back to You by Bryan Adams
  • Basket Case by Green Day
  • Bitch by Meredith Brooks
  • Blinding Lights by The Weeknd
  • Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
  • Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf
  • The Boys of Summer by Don Henley
  • Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
  • Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Closer by The Chainsmokers
  • Complicated by Avril Lavigne
  • Come As You Are by Nirvana
  • Counting Stars by OneRepublic
  • Cut to the Feeling by Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Crazy in Love by Beyonce
  • Creep by Radiohead
  • Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen
  • Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader
  • Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine
  • Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen
  • Down by the Water by The Decemberists
  • Down on the Corner by Credence Clearwater Revival
  • Dream On by Aerosmith
  • Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
  • Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks
  • Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears
  • Fade Into You by Mazzy Star
  • Fell in Love with a Girl by The White Stripes
  • Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie
  • Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty
  • Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
  • Happy by Pharrell Williams
  • Have You Ever Seen the Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Heartbeats by José González
  • Hear Comes the Sun by The Beatles
  • Hello by Adele
  • Heroes by David Bowie
  • Hey, Soul Sister by Train
  • Hey Ya by Outkast
  • Ho Hey by The Lumineers
  • Hold On by Wilson Phillips
  • I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons
  • I’m Still Standing by Elton John
  • I Wanna Be Sedated by The Ramones
  • I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons
  • Jack & Diane by John Mellencamp
  • Jolene by Dolly Parton
  • Juice by Lizzo
  • July, July by The Decemberists
  • Just What I Needed by The Cars
  • Like a Prayer by Madonna
  • Livin’ On A Prayer by Bon Jovi
  • Love Shack by The B-52s
  • Lust for Life by Iggy Pop
  • Made You Look by Meghan Trainor
  • More Than a Feeling by Boston
  • Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra
  • Mr. Brightside by The Killers
  • Mr. Jones by Counting Crows
  • My Sharona by The Knack
  • No Diggity by Backstreet
  • No Scrubs by TLC
  • Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship
  • Old Town Road by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus
  • One Week by The Barenaked Ladies
  • Perfect by Ed Sheeran
  • Rebel Yell by Billy Idol
  • Redemption Song by Bob Marley
  • Riptide by Vance Joy
  • Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash
  • Rolling In The Deep by Adele
  • Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God) by Kate Bush
  • Say It Ain’t So by Weezer
  • Scar Tissue by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind
  • Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes
  • Sex on Fire by Kings Of Leon
  • Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash
  • Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
  • Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams
  • Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N Roses
  • Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
  • The Golden Age by Beck
  • This Is Me from The Greatest Showman
  • Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
  • Toxic by Britney Spears
  • Umbrella by Rhianna
  • Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie
  • Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
  • Valerie by Amy Winehouse
  • Wake Me Up by Avicii
  • Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles
  • Welcome Home, Son by Radical Face
  • Where the Streets Have No Name by U2
  • Wonderwall by Oasis
  • We Are Young by fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
  • What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes
  • Wild World by Yusuf / Cat Stevens
  • You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi
  • You Oughta Know by Alannis Morisette
  • You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC

Road Trip Songs Playlist

We’ve added all of the music above to some special Spotify playlists you can listen to on your vacation. Add these to your favorites so you always have access to the best music to listen to in the car. Put them on shuffle for a surprise at every turn!

Best Driving Music Playlist

This Spotify road trip playlist contains all the best road trip songs and songs about driving and cars to provide a fun soundtrack to your travels. With more than 40 songs, it will keep yu entertained for three hours of driving!

Fun Music to Listen to in the Car Playlist

This Spotify playlist contains all the music on our driving music playlist, plus over 100 more fun songs to listen to in the car! With over 170 songs, this playlist will run for 11 hours so you’ll never get bored on the road.

Road Trip Songs for Every State

Sometimes you just want to get in the mood for where you’re traveling to. These themed road trip playlists have songs for any US state you’re traveling to. From Alabama to Wyoming, these songs mention the state names, reference the state, are all about the state, or have some deeper meaning that ties them to the location. Use these US state playlists as the soundtrack to your Great American road trip, wherever that journey is taking you!

Alabama Road Trip Songs

  • Alabama by The Louvin Brothers 
  • Alabama Getaway by Grateful Dead
  • Alabama Pines by Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
  • Alabama Rain by Jim Croce
  • Alabama Song by The Doors
  • Alabama Waltz by Hank Williams
  • Ala-Freakin-Bama by Trace Adkins
  • All In Alabama by Hank Williams Jr.
  • All Summer Long by Kid Rock
  • Angel from Montgomery by John Prine
  • Birmingham by Randy Newman
  • Midnight In Montgomery by Alan Jackson
  • My Home’s in Alabama by Alabama
  • Old Alabama by Brad Paisley
  • Paint Me a Birmingham by Trace Lawrence
  • Stars Fell on Alabama by Frank Perkins and Mitchell Parish
  • Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Alaska Road Trip Songs

  • Alaska by Dr. Dog
  • Alaska by Little Hurt
  • Alaska by Maggie Rogers 
  • Alaska by Pinegrove
  • Alaska and Me by John Denver
  • Alaska Highway by Dan Bern
  • The Alaska Song by Lacy J. Dalton
  • American Child by John Denver
  • Caroline Says II by Lou Reed
  • Fairbanks, Alaska by The Front Bottoms
  • Far Alaska by Jethro Tull
  • From Alaska To L.A. by Wanda Jackson
  • Home to Alaska by Lee Greenwood
  • I’ll See Alaska by Black Irish Band
  • North To Alaska by Johnny Horton
  • Road to Alaska by the Bee Gees
  • Talkin’ Goin’ to Alaska Blues by Shawn Mullins
  • To the Wild Country by John Denver
  • When It’s Springtime In Alaska (It’s Forty Below) by Johnny Horton

Arizona Road Trip Songs

  • Arizona by Josh Kerr
  • Arizona By Kings Of Leon
  • Arizona by Scorpions
  • Arizona Skies by Los Lobos
  • The Ballad Of Boot Hill by Johnny Cash
  • Big Iron By Marty Robbins
  • Bobby in Phoenix by Gorillaz (Featuring Bobby Womack)
  • By The Time I Get To Phoenix By Glen Campbell
  • Closer by the Chainsmokers
  • Flagstaff by Morning by Joshua Kadison
  • (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 by Nat King Cole
  • Grand Canyon by Drive-by Truckers
  • I Love You, Arizona by Rex Allen Jr.
  • Mesa Town by Authority Zero
  • Ocean Front Property By George Strait
  • Painted Desert by Pat Benatar
  • Phoner To Arizona by Gorillaz
  • Sedona Sunrise by Aerosmith
  • Send Me Down to Tucson by Mel Tillis
  • Summer Running by Billy Idol
  • Take It Easy By Eagles
  • There Is No Arizona by Jamie O’Neal
  • Tucson Train by Bruce Springsteen

Arkansas Road Trip Songs

  • Arkansas by Chris Stapleton
  • Arkansas by Damien Jurado
  • Arkansas by Jimmy McCracklin
  • Arkansas Farmboy by Glen Campbell
  • Arkansas Heat by Gossip
  • Arkansas Lovin’ Man by Johnny Cash
  • Five Feet High and Rising by Johnny Cash
  • Going Back to Arkansas by Big Bill Broonzy
  • Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • Little Rock by Hayes Carll
  • The Lord God Bird by Sufjan Stevens
  • Mary Queen of Arkansas by Bruce Springsteen
  • Sweet Southern Comfort by Buddy Jewell
  • They Caught the Devil and Put Him in Jail in Eudora, Arkansas by Tony Joe White

California Road Trip Songs

  • Beverly Hills by Weezer
  • California by Blink-182
  • California by Childish Gambino
  • California By Delta Spirit
  • California by Joni Mitchell
  • California by Phantom Planet
  • California Dreamin’ by The Mamas & The Papas
  • California Girls by The Beach Boys
  • California Gurls by Katy Perry
  • California Kids by Weezer
  • California Love by Tupac Shakur featuring Dr. Dre
  • California Nights by Sweet
  • California Soul by Marlena Shaw
  • California Stars by Billy Bragg & Wilco
  • Californication By Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Coming Into Los Angeles by Arlo Guthrie
  • Going Back to Cali by The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Going to California by Led Zeppelin
  • Hotel California by Eagles
  • I Left My Heart In San Francisco by Tony Bennett
  • I Love LA by Randy Newman
  • It Never Rains in Southern California by Albert Hammond
  • La La Land by Bryce Vine
  • Lights by Journey
  • Malibu by Miley Cyrus
  • Queen of California by John Mayer
  • San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) by Scott McKenzie
  • Santa Monica By Everclear
  • Ventura Highway by America

Colorado Road Trip Songs

  • Altitude Adjustment by Midland
  • Boulder To Birmingham by Emmylou Harris
  • Colorado by Alex Guthrie
  • Colorado by Chevy Chase
  • Colorado by Chuck Pyle
  • Colorado by Florida Georgia Line
  • Colorado by Infamous Stringdusters
  • Colorado by Linda Ronstadt
  • Colorado by Lotus
  • Colorado by Paper Bird
  • Colorado Bluebird Sky by The String Cheese Incident
  • Colorado Girl by Townes Van Zandt
  • Colorado Sunrise by 3OH!3
  • Closer by Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  • Denver by Willie Nelson
  • Driving Back to Denver by The Railbenders
  • Forty Miles From Denver by Yonder Mountain Spring Band
  • Get Out Of Denver by Bob Seger
  • Goodbye in Telluride by Dierks Bentley
  • I-70 Westbound by The Railbenders 
  • I Guess He’d Rather Be In Colorado by John Denver
  • I’m Leavin’ Colorado by Hillbilly Hellcats
  • Intentions by Justin Bieber
  • Lucky Denver Mint by Jimmy Eat World
  • Lucky Old Colorado by Merle Haggard 
  • A Mile High In Denver by Jimmy Buffett
  • My Proud Mountains by Townes Van Zandt
  • Rocky Mountain High by John Denver
  • Rocky Mountain Way by Joe Walsh
  • You Wild Colorado by Johnny Cash

Connecticut Road Trip Songs

  • Connecticut by Artie Shaw
  • Connecticut by Judy Garland and Bing Crosby
  • Connecticut by Superchunk
  • Connecticut Fun by Punkestra
  • Connecticut Oberek by Jimmy Sturr
  • Connecticut Snow by David Stephens
  • The Connecticut Song by Kristen Graves
  • Kylie from Connecticut by Ben Folds
  • The Wives Are In Connecticut by Carly Simon

Delaware Road Trip Songs

  • Delaware by Arbour Season
  • Delaware by Perry Como
  • Delaware Slide by George Thorogood And The Destroyers
  • Dover by John Flynn
  • Down Home by Jimmie Allen
  • Hello, I’m in Delaware by City And Colour
  • Hot Time In Delaware by Saves The Day
  • I’m From Delaware by Todd Chappelle

Florida Road Trip Songs

  • All Signs Point to Lauderdale by A Day to Remember
  • Backflip by The Front Bottoms
  • Celebration, Florida by Chumbawamba
  • Don’t Let Me Die in Florida by Patty Griffin
  • The Everglades by Waylon Jennings
  • Florida by Modest Mouse
  • FloriFda Blues by Ricky Skaggs
  • FloriDada by Animal Collective
  • Florida Kilos by Lana Del Rey
  • Florida Man by Blue Oyster Cult
  • The Florida Song by Ricky Sylvia
  • Florida Time by Bob Seger
  • Floridays by Jimmy Buffett
  • Gainesville by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • Goin’ Back to Daytona by Floyd Miles
  • Heaven’s Gate (Sad & Sober) by The Wonder Years
  • If I Could Do It Again by Corey Smith
  • Jacksonville by Josh Turner
  • Key Largo by Bertie Higgins
  • Kokomo by The Beach Boys
  • Mainline Florida by Eric Clapton
  • Miami 2017 by Billy Joel
  • Move to Miami by Enrique Iglesias (Featuring Pitbull)
  • Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard
  • Only the Ocean by Jack Johnson
  • The State of Florida by Less Than Jake
  • Summer Nights by Rascal Flatts
  • Swimming in Miami by Owl City
  • Talk Me Out Of Tampa by Joe Nichols
  • Tallahassee Lassie by Freddy Cannon
  • Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season by Jimmy Buffet

Georgia Road Trip Songs

  • Cedartown, Georgia by Waylon Jennings
  • Chattahoochee by Alan Jackson
  • The Devil Went Down to Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band
  • Georgia by Elton John
  • Georgia on My Mind by Ray Charles
  • Georgia Peaches by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Georgia Rain by Trisha Yearwood
  • Georgia Woods by Keith Urban
  • Highway 20 Ride by Zac Brown Band
  • I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train by Billy Joe Shaver
  • Lonely Night In Georgia by Marc Broussard
  • Love Shack by The B-52’s
  • Me and You and a Dog Named Boo by Lobo
  • Meet in the Middle by Diamond Rio
  • Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • The Moon Over Georgia by Shenandoah
  • The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia by Reba McEntire
  • Oh, Atlanta by Alison Krauss and Union Station
  • Peaches by Justin Bieber
  • Rainy Night in Georgia by Brook Benton
  • Ramblin’ Man by The Allman Brothers
  • Sweet Augusta Darlin’ by Vince Gill
  • Sweet Georgia Brown by Ella Fitzgerald
  • Walkin’ Back to Georgia by Jim Croce
  • Watermelon Crawl by Tracy Byrd
  • Why Georgia by John Mayer

Hawaii Road Trip Songs

  • Aloha ‘Oe by Queen Liliuokalani
  • Blue Hawaii by Elvis Presley
  • Fish and Poi by Sean Na’auao
  • Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride by Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus and Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu
  • Honolulu City Lights by Keola Beamer
  • Island Style by John Cruz
  • Kona Red by Ho`aikāne
  • Pearly Shells (Pupu o Ewa) by Don Ho
  • Pua `Ahihi by The Kahauanu Trio
  • Rolling Down To Old Maui by Stan Rogers
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  • Tiny Bubbles by Don Ho
  • To You Sweetheart, Aloha by Bing Crosby, Dick McIntire, and His Harmony Hawaiians
  • White Sandy Beach by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Idaho Road Trip Songs

  • Idaho by Bryan Lanning
  • Idaho by BoDeans
  • Idaho by Delta Spirit
  • Idaho by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
  • Idaho by Gorillaz
  • Idaho by Gregory Alan Isakov
  • Idaho by Josh Ritter
  • Idaho by Nerina Pallot
  • Idaho by Reckless Kelly
  • Idaho by Train
  • Idaho by Yonder Mountain String Band
  • Idaho Cowboy by Reckless Kelly
  • Idaho State Fair by Johnny Granger
  • Idaho (Where I’m From) by Equaleyes
  • Nowhere in Idaho by Rednex
  • Private Idaho by B-52s
  • Twin Falls by Built to Spill

Illinois Road Trip Songs

  • 65th And Ingleside by Chance The Rapper
  • 100 Chicagos by Lupe Fiasco
  • 2120 South Michigan Avenue by The Rolling Stones
  • Ballad of the Illinois Opry by REO Speedwagon
  • Cairo, Illinois by Pokey LaFarge
  • Chicago by Sufjan Stevens
  • Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town) by Frank Sinatra
  • Come on! Feel the Illinoise! by Sufjan Stevens
  • Effington by Ben Folds
  • The Giant of Illinois by The Handsome Family
  • Illinois by Dan Fogelberg
  • Illinois by Everly Brothers
  • Illinois Blues by Skip James
  • Johnsburg, Illinois by Tom Waits
  • Lake Shore Drive by Aliotta, Haynes, and Jeremiah
  • Lookin’ Out My Back Door by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Made in the USA by Lupe Fiasco
  • Meet Me in Chicago by Buddy Guy
  • Moline by Pearl Jam
  • My Kind Of Town by Frank Sinatra
  • Someday We’ll Go All The Way by Eddie Vedder
  • Sweet Home Chicago by The Blues Brothers
  • Tonight, Tonight by The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Via Chicago by Wilco

Indiana Road Trip Songs

  • Back Home Again in Indiana by Jim Nabors
  • Back To Indiana by The Elms
  • Can’t Get Indiana Off My Mind by Crystal Gale
  • Fly Over States by Jason Aldean
  • Gary, Indiana by Meredith Willson
  • Going Back To Indiana by The Jackson 5
  • Henrietta, Indiana by Josh Ritter
  • Indiana by Jon McLaughlin
  • Indiana Sky by Josh Garrels
  • Indiana by Melissa Ethridge
  • Indiana by The Samples
  • Indiana By Sean Kelly
  • Indiana Wants Me by R. Dean Taylor
  • Mary Jane’s Last Dance by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
  • On The Banks Of The Wabash, Far Away by Paul Dresser
  • Pizza King by Wussy
  • Small Town by John Mellencamp
  • Springtime Indiana by Sandra McCracken

Iowa Road Trip Songs

  • Birth of Serpents by The Mountain Goats
  • The Drycleaner From Des Moines by Joni Mitchell
  • Iowa by Dar Williams
  • Iowa Corn Song by Percy Faith
  • Iowa Gold by Jane Roman Pitt
  • The Iowa Song by Josh Connor
  • It Sure Can Get Cold In Des Moines by Tom T. Hall
  • Stranded by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

Kansas Road Trip Songs

  • Belexes by Kansas
  • Home on the Range by Roy Rogers
  • Kansas Rain by John Stewart
  • One’s On The Way by Loretta Lynn
  • On The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe by Judy Garland
  • On the Road to Kansas by W.G. Snuffy Walden
  • Ringing in the Year by Turnpike Troubadours
  • Sunflower by Russ Morgan
  • We’re Not in Kansas by Big Country
  • Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell
  • Wichita Skyline by Shawn Colvin
  • You’re Not in Kansas Anymore by Jo Dee Messina

Kentucky Road Trip Songs

  • Blue Kentucky Girl by Emmylou Harris
  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky by Bill Monroe And The Bluegrass Boys
  • Bourbon In Kentucky by Dierks Bentley
  • Coal Miner’s Daughter by Loretta Lynn
  • Dumas Walker by The Kentucky Headhunters
  • Ghost of Floyd Collins by Black Stone Cherry
  • It’s Got To Be Kentucky For Me by Tom T. Hall
  • Kentucky Dirty by Laura Bundy
  • Kentucky Gambler by Dolly Parton
  • Kentucky In The Morning by Tom T. Hall
  • Kentucky Means Paradise by Merle Travis
  • Kentucky Moon by Jake Ousley
  • Kentucky Rain by Elvis Presley
  • Kentucky Skies by Leftover Salmon
  • Kentucky Straight by Johnny Cash
  • Kentucky Waltz by The Blue Grass Boys
  • Kentucky Woman by Neil Diamond
  • Long Hard Road by Tyler Childers
  • Mountain Parkway by Sundy Best
  • Old Kentucky Farmers by Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
  • Old King Coal by Sturgill Simpson
  • Paradise by John Prine
  • Run for the Roses by Dan Fogelberg
  • Whitehouse Road by Tyler Childers
  • You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive by Patty Loveless

Louisiana Road Trip Songs

  • Adalida by George Strait
  • Apache Rose Peacock by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Born on the Bayou by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Cajun Born by Johnny Cash
  • Callin’ Baton Rouge by Garth Brooks
  • Down at the Twist and Shout by Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Down Louisiana Way by George Strait
  • House of the Rising Sun by The Animals
  • Iko Iko by the Dixie Cups
  • Jambalaya (On the Bayou) by Hank Williams
  • Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight by Oak Ridge Boys
  • Louisiana by Tim McGraw
  • Louisiana Man by Lucinda Williams
  • Louisiana Moon by Alabama
  • Louisiana Rain by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • Louisiana Saturday Night by Mel McDaniel
  • Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Queen of New Orleans by Jon Bon Jovi
  • Royal Orleans by Led Zeppelin
  • Tryin’ to Get New Orleans by The Tractors
  • Walking to New Orleans by Fats Domino

Maine Road Trip Songs

  • The King Of Maine by Spose
  • King Of The Road by Roger Miller
  • Long Time Sunshine by Weezer
  • Maine Stein Song by Rudy Vallée
  • Nothing But Time by Jackson Browne
  • Portland, Maine by Donovan Woods
  • Portland Town by Schooner Fare
  • The Reach by Dan Fogelberg
  • So You Think You Know Maine by Wicked Good Band
  • That Jane from Maine by Doris Day
  • A Tombstone Every Mile by Dick Curless

Maryland Road Trip Songs

  • Baltimore by Prince
  • Baltimore by Randy Newman
  • Going To Maryland by The Mountain Goats
  • Maryland by Vonda Shepard
  • Maryland Memories by Ronnie Dove
  • Raining In Baltimore by Counting Crows
  • Silver Springs by Fleetwood Mac
  • Six Feet Under The Stars by All Time Low
  • There’s A Girl In The Heart Of Maryland by Bing Crosby
  • There She Goes by Good Charlotte
  • Together In Maryland by Tony Cavallo
  • What’s New In Baltimore? by Frank Zappa

Massachusetts Road Trip Songs

  • Back to Boston by The Rosebuds
  • Boston by Augustana
  • Boston by The Byrds
  • Boston by Kenny Chesney
  • Dirty Water by The Standells
  • Massachusetts by Aaron Lewis
  • Massachusetts by Bee Gees
  • Mass Pike by The Get Up Kids
  • Midnight Rambler by The Rolling Stones
  • M.T.A. by The Kingston Trio
  • My Sister by The Juliana Hatfield Three
  • Old Cape Cod by Patti Page
  • Please Come to Boston by Dave Loggins
  • Roadrunner by Jonathan Richman
  • Rock and Roll Band by Boston
  • Shipping Up To Boston by the Dropkick Murphys
  • Sweet Baby James by James Taylor
  • They Came to Boston by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  • Walcott by Vampire Weekend
  • Whoever’s in New England by Reba McEntire

Michigan Road Trip Songs

  • America by Simon & Garfunkel
  • Back to Ypsilanti by Lee Osler
  • The Big Three Killed My Baby by The White Stripes
  • Dancing in the Street by Martha and the Vandellas
  • Detroit ‘67 by Sam Roberts
  • Detroit Rock City by Kiss
  • Especially in Michigan by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • For The Widows In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti by Sufjan Stevens
  • Going to Michigan by The Extra Glenns
  • Half Acre by Hem
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
  • Hello Detroit by Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • I Want to go Back to Michigan by Irving Berlin
  • Lake Michigan by Rogue Wave
  • Michicant by Bon Iver
  • Michigan by The Milk Carton Kids
  • Michigan and Again by The Accidentals
  • Michigan Left by Arkells
  • Mona and Emmy by Frontier Ruckus
  • Night Moves by Bob Seger
  • One Piece at a Time by Johnny Cash
  • Panic in Detroit by David Bowie
  • Roll Me Away by Bob Seger
  • The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot

Minnesota Road Trip Songs

  • The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota by Weird Al Yankovic
  • Big River by Johnny Cash
  • Drown Soda by Hole
  • Duluth by Trampled By Turtles
  • Escapade by Janet Jackson
  • Girl From The North Country by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash
  • Good Old Days by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Lake of Fire by Nirvana
  • Minnesota by Lil Yachty
  • Minnesota Girl by Green Day
  • On A Bus To St. Cloud by Trisha Yearwood
  • Outshined by Soundgarden
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll is Alive (And It Lives in Minneapolis) by Prince
  • Say Shh by Atmosphere
  • Skyway by The Replacements
  • Truth Hurts by Lizzo
  • Uptown by Prince
  • Walls of Red Wing by Bob Dylan

Mississippi Road Trip Songs

  • Biloxi by Jimmy Buffett
  • Black Water by The Doobie Brothers
  • Child of the Mississippi by Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Down in Mississippi (Up to No Good) by Sugarland
  • Ghosts of Mississippi by The Steeldrivers
  • Here’s to the State of Mississippi by Phil Ochs
  • In the Mississippi River by Mavis Staples
  • Jackson, Mississippi by Kid Rock
  • Living for the City by Stevie Wonder
  • Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man by Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn
  • Mississippi by Afroman
  • Mississippi by Bob Dylan
  • Mississippi by Charlie Daniels
  • Mississippi by Pussycat
  • Mississippi by Train
  • Mississippi by Rising Appalachia
  • Mississippi Girl by Faith Hill
  • Mississippi Kid by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Mississippi Mud by Hank Williams III
  • Mississippi Queen by Mountain
  • Mississippi Sand by Johnny Cash
  • Mister and Mississippi by Patti Page
  • My Head’s in Mississippi by ZZ Top
  • Sunrise on the Mississippi by Bruce Cockburn
  • Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars)

Missouri Road Trip Songs

  • California, Missouri by Kassi Ashton
  • Cold Missouri Waters by James Keelaghan
  • Missing Missouri by Sara Evans
  • Missouri by David Nail
  • Missouri Moon by Rhonda Vincent
  • Missouri Waltz by Johnny Cash
  • Shovelin’ Coal in Missouri by Jimmie Rodgers
  • Songs About Missouri by Michael Tyler
  • Southwest Missouri by The Mark Chapman Band
  • Walkin’ To Missouri by Sammy Kaye

Montana Road Trip Songs

  • 200 Miles From Montana by Greensky Bluegrass
  • All Through Montana by John Craigie
  • Big City by Merle Haggard
  • Cut Bank, Montana by Hank Williams Jr.
  • Goodnight Montana by David Walburn
  • Hey Montana by Eve 6
  • Home is Where Montana Is is Bruce Anfinson
  • Livingston Saturday Night by Jimmy Buffett
  • Montana by Justin Timberlake
  • Look for Me in Butte by Utah Philips
  • Meet Me in Montana by Dan Seals and Marie Osmond
  • Midnight in Missoula by Nanci Griffith
  • Montana by Daya
  • Montana by Frank Zappa
  • Montana by John Linnell
  • Montana by Liz Carlisle
  • Montana by Sons of the Pioneers
  • Montana Lullaby by Ken Overcast
  • Montana on My Mind by Shane Clouse
  • Montana Rodeo by Chris LeDoux
  • Montana Song by Hank Williams Jr
  • Montana Sky by White Heart
  • My Home’s in Montana by Wylie & The Wild West
  • Wild Montana Skies by John Denver

Nebraska Road Trip Songs

  • Calamity Song by The Decemberists
  • Colder Weather by Zac Brown Band
  • Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1967 by John Prine
  • Little Nebraska Town by Rachael Price
  • My Guardian Angel by Pistoleros
  • Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen
  • Nebraska by Cash Brothers
  • Nebraska by moe.
  • Nebraska Sunrise by Buddy Knox
  • North Platte, Nebras-katte by Harry Partch And The Kronos Quartet
  • Omaha by Counting Crows
  • Omaha by Damien Jurado
  • Omaha, Nebraska by Groucho Marx
  • Tarkio Road by Brewer & Shipley
  • There Is No Place Like Nebraska by Harry Pecha
  • You And I by Lady Gaga
  • Plains Of Nebrasky-O by Eric Anderson

Nevada Road Trip Songs

  • All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star) by R.E.M.
  • Friend of The Devil by Grateful Dead
  • Hell Before Reno by Big in Japan
  • Leaving Las Vegas by Sheryl Crow
  • Nevada by Deer Tick
  • Nevada by YoungBoy Never Broke Again
  • Nighttime in Nevada by Adrian Brannan
  • Old Nevada Moon by Patsy Montana
  • Sam’s Town by The Killers
  • Sands of Nevada by Mark Knopfler
  • Stop in Nevada by Billy Joel
  • Viva Las Vegas by Elvis Presley
  • Waking Up In Vegas by Katy Perry
  • Welcome to Nevada by Jerry Reed

New Hampshire

  • Emperor of New Hampshire by James Parkington
  • Escape From New Hampshire by Boscoden
  • Granite State of Mind by The Super Secret Project
  • Leaving New Hampshire by Andy Leftwich
  • Live Free or Die by Bill Morrissey
  • New Hampshire by John Linnell
  • New Hampshire by Sonic Youth
  • New Hampshire You’re My Home by Beverly Rush
  • Okayalright by moe.
  • White Mountain Fever by Jimmy Lehoux

New Jersey Road Trip Songs

  • 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) by Bruce Springsteen
  • Atlantic City by The Band
  • Atlantic City by Bruce Springsteen
  • Fake Blues by Real Estate
  • Hackensack by Fountains of Wayne
  • I Like Jersey Best by John Pizzarelli
  • I’m From New Jersey by John Gorka
  • Jersey Bounce by Ella Fitzgerald
  • Jersey Boy by Eddie Rabbitt
  • Jersey Girl by Tom Waits
  • Night Falls On Hoboken by Yo La Tengo
  • Open All Night by Bruce Springsteen
  • Palisades Park by Freddy Cannon
  • Raise Your Hands by Bon Jovi
  • Who Says You Can’t Go Home by Bon Jovi
  • Wildwood Days by Bobby Rydell
  • You Can’t Catch Me by Chuck Berry
  • You Vandal by Saves the Day

New Mexico Road Trip Songs

  • Albuquerque by Neil Young
  • Arriba Nuevo Mexico by Roberto Griego
  • Corner Of The Heart by Colin Raye
  • Feels Like Home (New Mexico True) by Richmond
  • Hearts And Bones by Paul Simon
  • Motorway To Roswell by The Pixies
  • New Mexican Rose by The Four Seasons
  • New Mexico by Johnny Cash
  • New Mexico Rain by Bill And Bonnie Hearne
  • New Mexico’s No Breeze by Iron And Wine
  • Point Me In the Direction Of Albuquerque by The Partridge Family
  • Taos, New Mexico by R. Dean Taylor
  • Worst Comes To Worst by Billy Joel

New York Road Trip Songs

  • The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) by Simon & Garfunkel
  • Autumn In New York by Billie Holiday
  • Big Apple Dreamin’ (Hippo) by Alice Cooper
  • Chelsea Morning by Joni Mitchell
  • Empire State Of Mind by JAY-Z Featuring Alicia Keys
  • Englishman In New York by Sting
  • Fairytale Of New York by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl
  • First We Take Manhattan by Leonard Cohen
  • Give My Regards To Broadway by James Cagney
  • Harlem Blues by Nat King Cole
  • Manhattan by Ella Fitzgerald
  • New York by Ed Sheeran
  • New York by St. Vincent
  • New York At Night by Willie Nile
  • New York City by The Chainsmokers
  • New York City by They Might Be Giants
  • New York City Boy by Pet Shop Boys
  • New York City Rhythm by Barry Manilow
  • New York, I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down by LCD Soundsystem
  • New York, New York by Frank Sinatra
  • New York Serenade by Bruce Springsteen
  • New York’s Not My Home by Jim Croce
  • New York State Of Mind by Billy Joel
  • No Sleep Till Brooklyn by Beastie Boys
  • N.Y. State of Mind by Nas
  • The Only Living Boy In New York by Simon & Garfunkel
  • Rockaway Beach by The Ramones
  • Safe In New York City by AC/DC
  • Seventeen by Sharon Van Etten
  • Take The ‘A’ Train by Duke Ellington Orchestra
  • Talkin’ New York by Bob Dylan
  • Welcome To New York by Taylor Swift

North Carolina Road Trip Songs

  • Carolina by Corey Smith
  • Carolina by Eric Church
  • Carolina Calling by Mipso
  • Carolina Girls by Des Ark
  • Carolina Drama by The Raconteurs
  • Carolina in My Mind by James Taylor
  • Carolina in the Morning by Dean Martin
  • Chapel Hill by Sonic Youth
  • Carolina Low by The Decemberists
  • Carolina Moon by Scotty McCreery
  • Charlotte’s in North Carolina by Keith Whitley
  • Crop Comes In by Chatham County Line
  • Crow Jane by Etta Baker
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown by Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
  • Freight Train by Elizabeth Cotten
  • Gone to Carolina by Shooter Jennings
  • Heads Carolina, Tails California by Jo Dee Messina
  • If the River Was Whiskey by Charlie Poole
  • Leaving Eden by Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • North Carolina Way by Hogjaw
  • Oh Carolina by Shaggy
  • Oh, My Sweet Carolina by Ryan Adams
  • Poor Ellen Smith by Neko Case
  • Pretty Girl from Raleigh by The Avett Brothers
  • Raise Up by Petey Pablo
  • Southbound by Doc Watson
  • Southern Sadness by American Aquarium
  • Traveling From North Carolina by Paleface
  • Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show

North Dakota Road Trip Songs

  • Highway Headin’ South by Dolly Parton
  • I Gotta Gal I Love (In North And South Dakota) by Frank Sinatra
  • My Home In North Dakota by Adam Taylor
  • My North Dakota Home by Lawrence Welk
  • Nellie Kane by Phish
  • North Dakota by Chris Knight
  • North Dakota by Lyle Lovett
  • North Dakota by Mako
  • North Dakota by Tigirlily Gold
  • North Dakota Boy by Doc Walker
  • Summer Hands by Chuck Suchy
  • Winds of North Dakota by Mike Piper
  • You’ve Never Been To North Dakota by Brennen Leigh

Ohio Road Trip Songs

  • Back Home by The Beach Boys
  • Banks of the Ohio by Joan Baez
  • Bloodbuzz Ohio by The National
  • Boy in Ohio by Phil Ochs
  • Carry Me Ohio by Sun Kil Moon
  • Cleveland Rocks by Ian Hunter
  • Cuyahoga by R.E.M.
  • Dayton, Ohio – 1903 by Randy Newman
  • Escape from Ohio by Electric Six
  • Four Days by Counting Crows
  • Girl From Ohio by The Outlaws
  • Going to Cleveland by The Mountain Goats
  • Hang On Sloopy by The McCoys
  • In Ohio by Joseph Arthur
  • In Ohio on Some Steps by Limbeck
  • Look at Miss Ohio by Gillian Welch
  • Look Out Cleveland by The Band
  • My City Was Gone by The Pretenders
  • Oh, Cincinnati by The Seedy Seeds
  • O-H-I-O by Ohio Players
  • Ohio by The Black Keys
  • Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • Ohio by Damien Jurado
  • Ohio by Modest Mouse
  • Ohio (Come Back To Texas) by Bowling For Soup
  • Ohio is for Lovers by Hawthorne Heights
  • Saturday Night in Toledo, Ohio by John Denver
  • South of Cincinnati by Dwight Yoakam
  • Youngstown by Bruce Springsteen

Oklahoma Road Trip Songs

  • Blown Away by Carrie Underwood
  • Crazy About Oklahoma by Jimmy Reed
  • Does The Wind Still Blow In Oklahoma by Reba McEntire and Ronnie Dunn
  • Do Re Mi by Woody Guthrie
  • Down In Oklahoma by Ginger Prince
  • Fly Over States by Jason Aldean
  • I Ain’t In Checotah Anymore by Carrie Underwood
  • If You’re Ever in Oklahoma by JJ Cale
  • My Oklahoma Home by Bruce Springsteen
  • Nowhere Road by Steve Earle & The Dukes
  • Okie From Muskogee by Merle Haggard
  • Oklahoma Dust by The Notorious Cherry Bombs
  • Oklahoma Hills by Jack Guthrie
  • Oklahoma Morning by Charley Pride
  • Oklahoma Sky by Miranda Lambert
  • Oklahoma Sunday Morning by Glen Campbell
  • Oklahoma Sunshine by Waylon Jennings
  • Oklahoma USA by The Kinks
  • Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa by George Strait
  • Tulsa Jesus Freak by Lana Del Rey
  • You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma by David Frizzell and Shelly West

Oregon Road Trip Songs

  • Alameda by Elliott Smith
  • Back to Oregon by Broadway Calls
  • City Of Roses by Esperanza Spalding
  • Carry & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  • Coming Home by Mat Kearney
  • Don’t Take Me Alive by Steely Dan
  • Eugene Oregon by Dolly Parton
  • Better Company by Horse Feathers
  • Light Rail Coyote by Sleater-Kinney
  • Live Long In Oregon by Laura Gibson
  • Lumberjack by Johnny Cash
  • Mt. St. Helens by Mirah
  • Night of the Living Rednecks by Dead Kennedys
  • Oregon Girl by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
  • Oregon Trail by Woody Guthrie
  • Rose Parade by Elliott Smith
  • Pastures of Plenty by Woody Guthrie
  • Portland by The Replacements
  • Portland, Oregon by Loretta Lynn
  • Portland Town by Joan Baez
  • Portland Water by Michael Hurley
  • So Long, Astoria by the Ataris
  • Twin Rocks, Oregon by Shawn Mullins

Pennsylvania Road Trip Songs

  • 30,000 Pounds of Bananas by Harry Chapin
  • Allentown by Billy Joel
  • Fall in Philadelphia by Hall & Oates
  • Harrisburg by Josh Ritter
  • Motownphilly by Boyz II Men
  • Pennsylvania by Bloodhound Gang
  • Pennsylvania by Heart
  • Pennsylvania Polka by Frank Yankovic
  • Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John
  • Philly, Philly by Eve
  • Pittsburgh by the Lemonheads
  • Pittsburgh by They Might Be Giants
  • Pittsburgh Sound by Wiz Khalifa
  • Pittsburgh Town by Pete Seeger
  • South Street by the Orlons
  • Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen
  • Summertime by Will Smith (DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince)
  • You’ve Got A Friend In Pennsylvania by New Found Glory

Rhode Island Road Trip Songs

  • Holiday In Rhode Island by The Softies
  • The Last Great American Dynasty by Taylor Swift
  • The Last Resort by Eagles
  • Psycho Killer by Talking Heads
  • Poor Little Rhode Island by Guy Lombardo
  • Rhode Island by The Front Bottoms
  • Rhode Island by The Innocence Mission
  • Rhode Island Is Famous For You by Jack Haley
  • Rock and Roll Band by Boston
  • Summertime In Rhode Island by Someday Providence
  • Sweet Rhode Island Red by Ike & Tina Turner

South Carolina Road Trip Songs

  • Beers and Sunshine by Darius Rucker
  • Carolina Can by Chase Rice
  • Carolina Girls by General Johnson
  • Carolina In The Morning by Judy Garland
  • Charleston, South Carolina by Lovie Austin and Her Blue Serenaders
  • Coast of Carolina by Jimmy Buffett
  • Dancin’, Shaggin on The Boulevard by Alabama
  • Gone to Carolina by Shooter Jennings
  • Just a Little Bit South of North Carolina by Dean Martin
  • She’s Carolina by Cody Webb
  • South Carolina by The Outlaws
  • South Carolina Blues by Junior League Band
  • South Carolina Low Country by Josh Turner
  • Sumter County Friday Night by Lee Brice
  • Waltz for a Girl From South Carolina by Brett Shady

South Dakota Road Trip Songs

  • Badlands by Bruce Springsteen
  • Big Foot by Johnny Cash
  • Deadwood, South Dakota by Nanci Griffith
  • Everything by Eve 6
  • Fire by Autumn Hill
  • Hills of South Dakota by Becky Schlegel
  • I Gotta Gal I Love (In North And South Dakota) by Frank Sinatra
  • Kadoka, South Dakota by The Living Sisters
  • Misfits by Neil Young
  • Rapid City, South Dakota by Dwight Yoakam
  • South Dakota by Afroman
  • South Dakota by Jakey
  • South Dakota Morning by Bee Gees

Tennessee Road Trip Songs

  • Back to Tennessee by Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Back Where I Come From by Kenny Chesney
  • Crazy Town by Jason Aldean
  • Dixieland Delight by Alabama
  • Girl Named Tennessee by NeedToBreathe
  • Me and Tennessee by Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Memphis, Tennessee by Elvis Presley
  • My Tennessee Mountain Home by Dolly Parton
  • Nashville by Noah Gundersen
  • Nashville Blues by the Everly Brothers
  • Nashville Without You by Tim McGraw
  • Rocky Top by the Osborne Brothers
  • Smoky Mountain Rain by Ronnie Milsap
  • Tennessee by Arrested Development
  • Tennessee by Johnny Cash
  • Tennessee by Sugarland
  • Tennessee by The Wreckers
  • Tennessee Homesick Blues by Dolly Parton
  • Tennessee River Run by Darryl Worley
  • Tennessee Rose by Emmylou Harris
  • Tennessee Stud by Johnny Cash
  • Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page
  • Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton
  • This Ain’t Tennessee by Garth Brooks
  • Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn
  • Wrong Side of Memphis by Trisha Yearwood

Texas Road Trip Songs

  • All My Exes Live in Texas by George Strait
  • Amarillo by Morning by George Strait
  • Austin by Blake Shelton
  • Beautiful Texas by Willie Nelson
  • Blame It On Texas by Mark Chesnutt
  • The Bluest Eyes In Texas by Restless Heart
  • Dallas by The Flatlanders
  • Deep in the Heart of Texas by Gene Autry
  • Dime Store Cowgirl by Kacey Musgraves
  • Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind? by George Strait
  • Galveston by Glen Campbell
  • Girls From Texas by Pat Green featuring Lyle Lovett
  • God Blessed Texas by Little Texas
  • Houston Is Hot Tonight by Iggy Pop
  • If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band) by Alabama
  • La Grange by ZZ Top
  • London Homesick Blues by Jerry Jeff Walker & Gary P. Nunn
  • Lubbock or Leave It by The Chicks
  • Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) by Waylon Jennings
  • Miles and Miles of Texas by Bob Wills
  • My Texas by Josh Abbott Band featuring Pat Green
  • Streets of Laredo by Johnny Cash
  • Texas by Charlie Daniels Band
  • Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Texas Pride by Miranda Lambert
  • Texas Sun by Khruangbin & Leon Bridges
  • Texas (When I Die) by Tanya Tucker
  • Too Far From Texas by Stevie Nicks
  • Travis County by Gary Clark Jr.
  • Waltz Across Texas Tonight by Emmylou Harris

Utah Road Trip Songs

  • Ballad for a Friend by Bob Dylan
  • The Ballad of Billy the Kid by Billy Joel
  • Don’t Get So Down On Yourself by Chris Isaak
  • Friend of the Devil by the Grateful Dead
  • The Great Salt Lake by Band of Horses
  • The History of Utah by Camper Van Beethoven
  • I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City by Johnny Mercer
  • Palace Of The Brine by Pixies
  • The Promised Land by Bruce Springsteen
  • The Red Hills of Utah by Marty Robbins
  • Salt Lake City by the Beach Boys
  • Salt Lake City by Bobby & the Midnites
  • Salt Lake City by Bob Weir
  • Salt Lake City by Dwarves
  • Salt Lake City by Hank Williams Jr.
  • Utah by The Osmonds
  • Utah Carol by Marty Robbins
  • Utah Tribute by Chris LeDoux
  • Yin & Yang by Adam Ant

Vermont Road Trip Songs

  • Carolina by Ferdinand The Bull
  • Green Mountain State by Trevor Hall
  • Just Give Me Moonlight In Vermont by Amy Allison
  • Moonlight In Vermont by Frank Sinatra
  • Parking Lots and Mountain Tops by James Kochalka Superstar
  • Vermont by Dead Winter Carpenters
  • Vermont Girl by Joan of Arc
  • The Vermont Song by The Breakfast
  • The Vermont Waltz by Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen

Virginia Road Trip Songs

  • Clinch Mountain Backstep by Ralph Stanley
  • East Virginia by Pete Seeger
  • The Ghost Of Virginia by Justin Townes Earle
  • Happy by Pharrell Williams
  • I Went Down To Virginia by Frank Sinatra
  • James River Blues by Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Longing For Old Virginia by The Carter Family
  • Meet Virginia by Train
  • My Old Virginia Home by The Carter Family
  • Night Train by James Brown
  • Old Virginia by America
  • Sweet Virginia by The Rolling Stones
  • Sweet Virginia Breeze by The Robbin Thompson Band
  • Virginia by Tori Amos
  • Virginia by Whiskey Myers
  • Virginia Is For Lovers By Jordin Sparks
  • Virginia Moon by Foo Fighters
  • Virginia Plain by Roxy Music

Washington Road Trip Songs

  • Aurora by Foo Fighters
  • Belltown Ramble by Robyn Hitchcock
  • Black Ball Ferry Line by Bing Crosby
  • Dark Moon by Bonnie Guitar
  • Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle by Nirvana
  • Hello Seattle by Owl City
  • I Love Seattle by Tacocat
  • My Oh My by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Posse On Broadway by Sir-Mix-A-Lot
  • Seattle by Perry Como
  • The Shadow Of Seattle by Marcy Playground
  • Sunny In Seattle by Blake Shelton
  • Talkin’ Seattle Blues by Todd Snider
  • This Place Is A Prison by The Postal Service
  • Thrice All American by Neko Case
  • Walk, Don’t Run by The Ventures
  • Waitsburg by Bob Frank
  • Working Titles by Damien Jurado

West Virginia Road Trip Songs

  • Charleston Girl by Tyler Childers
  • Come Home to West Virginia by Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.
  • Jamboree Jones by Johnny Mercer
  • Last Public Hanging in West Virginia by Flatt & Scruggs
  • Leaving West Virginia by Kathy Mattea
  • Morning Morgantown by Joni Mitchell
  • Remember by Mac Miller
  • Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver
  • Union, God, and Country by Steve Earle
  • West Virginia My Home by Hazel Dickens
  • You Remind Me of West Virginia by Wyatt Turner

Wisconsin Road Trip Songs

  • Alcohol by Brad Paisley
  • Jump Around by House of Pain
  • Man From Milwaukee by Hanson
  • Milwaukee by The Both
  • Milwaukee, Here I Come by George Jones and Brenda Carter
  • My Cousin in Milwaukee by Ella Fitzgerald
  • River in the Pines by The Deep, Dark Woods
  • Turntable by Dead Horses
  • Welcome to Janesville by Smoking Popes
  • What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Fool Out of Me) by Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Wisconsin by Bon Iver
  • The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot

Wyoming Road Trip Songs

  • The Beaches of Cheyenne by Garth Brooks
  • Happy Birthday (from Wyoming) by Mario Matteoli
  • I Can Still Make Cheyenne by George Strait
  • July in Cheyenne by Aaron Watson
  • Leaving Wyoming by Northcote
  • My Sweet Wyoming Home by Bill Staines
  • Neon by Chris Young
  • Paint Me Back Home in Wyoming by Chris LeDoux
  • Song of Wyoming by John Denver
  • What Happened in Wyoming by Envoi
  • Why, Oh Why, Did I Ever Leave Wyoming by Roy Rogers
  • Wyoming Wind by Chancey Williams & The Younger Brothers Band

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VALerie BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!