The name of this song says it all, and while the hit tune has been around since 1991, it's still one of the best songs to listen to while driving down a long stretch of road. In other words, it's a classic. Listen here.
With lyrics like "Except roll down the window / And let the wind blow back your hair," it's no wonder why 'Thunder Road' is one of the ultimate road trip songs. The track is one of Bruce Springsteen's greatest hits, and will take any drive to the next level. Listen here.
Here's another oldie, but good. Although the 1976 track is about the tumultuous relationship between Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, it's timeless melodies and chorus are perfect for cruising down any road on a sunny day. Listen here.
This mid-tempo tune focuses on U.S. Route 101, which runs up and down the West Coast. Albert Hammond, Jr. sings of the famous highway as a place to drive to when you've lost your way, literally and figuratively. Listen here.
Pearl Jam's hit song begins by describing an innocuous drive, but as the tune progresses, the listener hears so much more. By the end, frontman Eddie Vedder finds a moment of clarity as he leaves his past behind. Listen here.
This song was made popular by a car commercial, and it's no wonder why. The pop diva sings of driving all night to get to her love, and the single itself includes an electronic track that provides a great backdrop for coasting down a highway. Listen here.
Bon Jovi's country-inspired hit honors the road as an escape from what has happened and what has been. Chock-full of driving references, this song is a must when your cruise control is set. Listen here.
This Incubus single was released in 2000, but it will always be a great tune for driving. Frontman Brandon Boyd sings of overcoming fear and being "the one behind wheel" in this mellow, acoustic-based track. Listen here.
This hit single by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros has been used in several TV commercials, and exists as a loving duet between an actual couple. The uplifting song offers a little bit of everything, and begs to be blasted during the home stretch. Listen here.
If you've chosen to embark on a road trip for your next vacation, a great playlist is a must-have. Here are 10 songs that will inspire any long drive.