Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ultimate road trip playlist?

(cross-posted from my LJ)

A bit off-topic from my normal posts, but listening to Beck's "The Golden Age" got me thinking: what is your ultimate road trip playlist?

Here's mine, at least as of right this moment. What's yours?

1. Long Way Round - Stereophonics
2. Keep the Car Running - Arcade Fire
3. The Remedy (Acoustic) - Jason Mraz
4. Driving - Everything But the Girl
5. Faron Young - Prefab Sprout
6. When You Come - Crowded House
7. The Golden Path - Chemical Brothers
8. The Fox - Nickel Creek
9. God Put a Smile Upon Your Face - Coldplay
10. Thou Swell - Count Basie & Joe Williams
11. Golden Years - David Bowie
12. The Engine Driver - The Decemberists
13. Untitled (4) - Sigur Ros
14. This Joy - Stephanie Dosen
15. The Golden Age - Beck
16. Over the Hillside - The Blue Nile

ETA: I realize this wouldn't even get me from here to Tahoe...maybe you can help me fill it out for a full trip - let's say San Jose to Death Valley (8 hours).


  1. Great idea, but I have no time to really give this thought. My playlist would most likely either have a bunch of cheesy 80's songs or have Offspring, Blues Traveler, Weezer, and 1970s classic rock all mixed together. Yeah, i'd probably wear that CD out!


  2. I'll go in and add The Killers, Guns N' Roses, Creed, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Johann Sebastian Bach (yeah, no kidding there). Plus what strugglingwriter suggested as well. A mix of 80s roots, a few drifting classical, and current genres. Well thanks mainly to cars these days that we're able to put in more music than we can possibly listen even on an 8-hour drive.