Top 10 Best Songs for Long Drive in Car of All Time

Checkout the below listed latest top 10 best Songs for Long Drive in Car of all time 2017, There’s nothing quite like hopping in your freshly-washed, gassed up car, turning on your favorite tunes, rolling down the windows, or better yet, letting the top down if it’s a convertible, and hitting the open road, with no particular destination in mind. It can even be therapeutic to just sit back, press on the accelerator, and feel the wind in your hair.

But what about those tunes? Road trips are even better with the right soundtrack. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of great tunes you can play on your buggy’s stereo, songs that will capture the rambling mood you’re feeling, and accompany you all the way to wherever you go.

So, relax. Fire up that motor, and get ready to go. We’ve put together a list of great tunes for your wandering journey down your carefree highway, and here they are, the Top Ten Best Songs For Long Drive In Car.

Songs for Long Drive Top 10 Best Songs for Long Drive in Car

Here we present the list of top 10 best Songs for Long Drive in Car of all time 2017.

10. FLY AWAY – Lenny Kravitz

This hit will set your pace, and you may never stop. The hit single from Kravitz’ 1998 album 5, Fly Away perfectly captures your get-out-of-town-and-go-somewhere, anywhere, mood. Topping the U.K. Single Chart and rising to number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the United States as well as hitting number eight in New Zealand, Fly Away was certified gold, and won Kravitz a Grammy Award in 1999 for Best Male Rock Performance.

9. RAMBLIN’ MAN – The Allman Brothers Band

Written and sung by band member Dickie Betts, Ramblin Man was The Allman Brothers Band’s biggest hit, being kept from the top of the charts only by Cher’s Half Breed. The song tells the story of a young man who was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus / rollin’ down highway 41. There are the beginnings of a road trip that began even before he was born! The country-infused song became a southern rock classic for the Georgia band who included the hit on their 1973 album “Brothers And Sisters.”


What day should you start your road trip? Today? Tomorrow? Sheryl Crow declares every day to be the right day for you to get out of town! Every Day Is A Winding Road rose to number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100, and gained a nomination for Record of the Year at the 1998 Grammy Awards. It was also a hit in the U.K., peaking at number twelve on the UK Single Chart. Who needs a road map? Just find the winding road and drive!

7. LET IT RIDE – Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Know what inspired this big hit for the Canadian rock band? A traffic jam! Ever been in a traffic jam? Then this tune will be perfect as you meander your way out of the mess and get out on the open highway. Rising to number 23 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, Let It Ride stayed at number 14 on the Cash Box 100, and peaked at number three in Canada in 1973. After being boxed in by two truckers in their tour bus, the group confronted the truck drivers at a rest stop, who told BTO members they should take it easy and just let it ride.

6. FAST CAR – Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman made an appearance at South African president Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday Tribute, which parlayed into great success for her 1988 song from her debut record. Fast Car became a top 10 hit in the United States, rising to number six on the Billboard Hot 100, and a top 10 hit in the U.K., peaking at number four on the charts. Rolling Stone magazine designated the song at 167 on their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. Great driving music here!

5. TAKE IT EASY – The Eagles

Well I’m standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona. So go the classic lyrics from the first hit from the legendary rock group, The Eagles. Maybe a long drive out west is just the ticket for your road adventure. And true to the song, there is a Winslow, Arizona, and there really is a corner with a statue commemorating the lyrics of the 1972 hit, which made the list as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

4. RUNNING ON EMPTY – Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne can write a song. Not only did he pen our number four entry, but he also wrote the previous road trip classic, Take It Easy. Recorded live in 1977, Running On Empty stayed on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for an impressive 17 weeks, peaking at number eleven. Noted by Rolling Stone magazine at number 496 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time,” Jackson’s hit is seen by many as his signature song. Classic road trip tune!

3. LIFE IS A HIGHWAY – Rascal Flatts

Life Is A Highway was penned by Canadian Tom Cochrane for his 1991 album “Mad Mad World.” Cochrane’s song was his best known, and topped the charts in his native Canada. But it would gain wider exposure and much greater success and acclaim in 2006 in the Disney Pixar film Cars, where country super trio Rascall Flatt’s version helped catapult the hit into the Billboard Hot 100 top ten. The smash hit subsequently sold over three million digital downloads in the United States.


If there’s a hit song that almost forces you to mash down on your accelerator and drive, it may surely be the 1973 hit La Grange. From the 1973 album “Tres Hombres,” the enduring hit tells the story of a brothel near the town of La Grange, Texas (later renamed the “Chicken Ranch.”) Later immortalized in a Broadway play, and the subsquent film “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas” starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds, La Grange ranked number 74 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time. The magazine referred to the song as “…a standard for guitarists to show off their chops.”

1. BORN TO BE WILD – Steppenwolf

Get your motor running / Head out on the highway / Looking for adventure / And whatever comes our way. So go the classic lyrics from the ultimate road trip tune, our top pick for the best road trip song. Born To Be Wild is full of “heavy metal thunder,” loud motors and biker attitude. Hailed by many critics as the first heavy metal song, Born To Be Wild defined the Steppenwolf sound and became their biggest hit, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts in 1968, and listed as song number 129 in Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.”

So, get that hot rod gassed up, shiny and polished, and make sure the engine is hitting on all cylinders. With these great road trip classic tunes, you’ll be ready to fire up the motor, and begin your road trip adventure!

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