Songs About Travelling You Need to Listen to This Summer

The summer months are in full swing and, for many of us, that means one thing… holiday and festival season has arrived!

Julie Santos · 27th June 2017

And, as we wave goodbye to the cold, winter months, many of us are already looking forward to sunshine filled days, blue skies, and summer adventures in the UK or further afield.

Whether you’re planning on jetting off to sunnier shores this summer or you’ve planned the holiday of a lifetime to a far-flung destination, it’s highly likely that you have already dug out your suitcase from the loft and swapped your chunky knits for shorts and shades. But have you finely tuned your travel playlist?

There are a whole host of songs about travelling that will instantly get you in the mood for your summer vacation, whether that’s at home or away! After all, there’s nothing like a happy beat to get you in the mood for travelling, right?

Here’s our guide to the songs about travelling that you need to listen to this summer…

Fly Away from Here – Aerosmith

With the lyrics “our hopes and dreams are out there somewhere”, it goes without saying that Aerosmith’s Fly Away from Here is the ultimate song about travelling. Inspiring travellers to step out of their comfort zone and travel the world, this anthem should be at the top of your travel playlist.

Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd

The sense of freedom that comes with travelling the world is like no other feeling and Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd effortlessly captures this sense of empowerment. Showing us that there is nothing in the world that can hold you down, this song is the ultimate feel good beat. And the lengthy guitar solo at the end is pure road-trip gold.

Here I Go Again – Whitesnake

If you’re having a down day, Here I Go Again by Whitesnake is sure to bring a smile to your face as you get ready to move on to your next destination. It may be as cheesy as they come, but it’s pure fist-pumping good fun.

Come Away with Me – Norah Jones

Picture the scene… you’re sitting on the dock of a bay as the sun goes down, drink in hand, whilst listening to one of Norah Jones’ most poignant songs.

Come Away with Me is impossible to resist and will instantly entice you to enjoy the ultimate romantic getaway or a quiet moment taking in your new surroundings.

King of the Road – Roger Miller

If you’re about to travel the world, this song is sure to get you ready for your new adventure! With an alluringly simple beat and lyrics which everyone seems to know, this is one of the great sing-along songs of the 20th century.

Around the World – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers are no strangers to feel good anthems that instantly lift your mood. And, if you’re preparing for a road trip or holiday, or you’re about to embark on a journey of a lifetime, Around the World will remind you that life is indeed beautiful, no matter where you are in the world.

America by Simon – Garfunkel

There’s always a reason to travel, whether it’s to broaden your horizons, immerse yourself in new cultures, or embrace new landscapes. After all, it’s said that travelling feeds the soul!

And no travelling playlist is complete without America by Simon and Garfunkel. A reminder that there’s no place like home, this song aims to deliver the message that there is no better way to understand the place where you come from than to travel.

Woodstock – Matthews Southern Comfort

Some of the biggest artists of the 70s have performed this ode to the greatest music festival of all time, including Joni Mitchell (the writer of the original) and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, but we reckon the Matthews Southern Comfort version is still the best. The free-loving spirit of the track seems as important today as it ever did – a great tune to listen to whilst sharing a muddy field with a few thousand other revellers.

Show Me the Way – Peter Frampton

Despite having seen more than 40 summers, Show Me the Way by Peter Frampton still sounds as fresh and summery as ever. Complete with Frampton’s trademark talk box effect, the track has remained a huge favourite amongst fans and younger rock stars – both Foo Fighters and Dinosaur Jr have performed the song during live shows in recent years.

Ventura Highway – America

With one of the most recognisable choruses of all time, and lyrics which capture the sad beauty of the end of summer; America is the only track we could have picked to close this list of the best summer travelling songs. Despite being only just over three minutes in length – the song feels as long-lasting as the great summer road trip.

So, there you have it, our favourite songs about travelling that you seriously need to listen to this summer!

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