14 Best Travel Songs To Have On Your Playlist

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Your music playlist defines your personality. You can tell a lot about a person just by looking at their Spotify and the kind of music they like and have in their playlist. The music can also depend on people’s moods and the current situation they are dealing with. 

A good playlist is essential to carry on with your chaotic life and is a lifesaver when you are taking a long road trip or even if you are flying.

Imagine you are on a road trip with your friends or the love of your life, and you plug in your earphones, play your favourite road trip playlist, close your eyes and reach a completely different dimension, one full of unimaginable scenarios.

One of my friends, who is a trip captain and takes regular trips to Ladakh and Spiti Valley, once told me that during his trips, he plays his personal travel playlist, and the tourists love them. I thought that was just Prashant’s way of bragging, but then he introduced me to his playlist and boy, I was stunned. They were the best travel songs I have ever listened to. 

I will share the list of best road trip songs from his playlist and mine so you can have these songs and enjoy your journey to the fullest.

Road Trip Songs Hindi

When you google road trip songs Hindi, there will be several options for you but the best among them should be in your playlist.

Road Trip Songs Hindi

The list of Road Trip Songs Hindi are:

1. Illahi- Ye Jawani Hai Diwani

You cannot just travel and not have Illahi in your playlist. It is the ultimate travel song. This is a must-have song in your playlist, especially if you plan to go to Manali or take Manali Tour Packages It takes you to the top of the cliff where Deepika and Ranbir were standing when Deepika realised that she had fallen for the guy.

This movie is based on travel and we have all listened to Illahi on loop, making it one of the best road trip songs in our travel playlist.

2. When We Feel Young

Sometimes, Spotify introduces songs that are absolutely a gem for you. So one day, I was listening to some random songs on my Spotify, and I came across this gem of a song called “When We Feel Young” from the album When Chai Met Toast. This song will not only be an upgrade to your playlist but also make tremendous Insta music for your next Instagram story.

3. Meer-e-Karwaan

You may not have even noticed, but once you carefully listen to the lyrics of this song, you will understand the intensity of it. The Song is from the movie Lucknow Central. Well, the movie may not have been so popular, and the song remained an underrated one. The song is a soulful journal of the prison inmates and their journey. So check out this song and give this song the due credit it deserves. 

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4. Musafir

Have you heard a song that you can listen to on a loop for hours without getting bored, not even a bit? Yes, we all have, right? Musafir by Arjit Anand is a song that will linger in your soul for years to come. The soft music, the very touching lyrics, the melody dissolving in your ears. The song is beyond words can describe. You have to check this one out and thank me later. 

5. Laari Chooti

The Local Train was probably introduced to hit our nostalgic part of the brain. I don’t think I have to explain why this song is an absolute masterpiece, because you know that already, don’t you? 

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6. Safarnama

The movie Tamasha was a gem of its time and was highly underrated back in the time when it was released, however people have started appreciating the plot of the story now. Even during the time of the release, the song Safarnama was a big hit because of its soothing music which is a treat to the ears. There is a line in this song, which goes like this, “Jise dhunda, zamane me, mujhi me thaa.” 

It may sound like a random line, but people who enjoy the lyrics more than they enjoy the music, will understand the depth of this song. 

7. Yeh Meri Kahani

The God of music Atif Aslam once randomly sang a song Ye Meri Kahani, I heard it back when I was in 6th grade, and I have been crushing over him since then. This song will take you back to your childhood when you had a Walkman, a borrowed earphone and you were listening to this song on a loop. This song has a special place in my heart, for it takes me back to the good times. You might wonder, how is this a journey song, well this song will definitely take you back on your own journey of life.

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Road Trip Songs Bollywood

There are several songs Bollywood has blessed us with, find the list below

8. The Journey Song

Piku, as out of the box as the movie is, so are the songs from this movie. The journey song is a melody to the ears. As the Hindi blends with Bengali, the song becomes more beautiful than ever. It’s not just the journey song, but also all the songs in this movie are absolutely fantastic.

9. Sansein

How could you travel without having Prateek Kuhad in your playlist? Isn’t that a crime here?

Prateek Kuhad, with his soulful voice, has introduced his masterpiece Saansein from the movie Karwaan featuring the very talented actor late Irfan Khan. The entire movie is on a road trip, and Sansein is probably the best among other travel songs in this movie.

10. 60 Years Of Bollywood by Scoop Whoop

If you are in the mood to dance while you are on your bus or traveller, then you should have 60 years of Bollywood in your playlist, for it is going to make you groove. This is actually a mashup of all the incredible songs that have been released over the span of 60 years in Bollywood, and these songs were a gem during their time, and in the mashup, you’ll love them even more.

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Road Trip Songs English

The list of road trip songs English:

11. Party In The USA

If you were a Hannah Montana fan, then there is no way that you haven’t heard this song already. Back in the early 2000s, Hannah Montana was a sensation and the most popular TV show at the time, and Miley Cyrus was becoming quite popular; her album Party in the USA was released and sold many copies at that time. The music is quite catchy, so I am sure you are going to like it. 

How could this be one of the travel songs, well you know how some songs have a vibe that hits different while you are travelling, this is one of those songs. 

12. Country Road

Country Roaaaaad…. Take Me Home! Aaaah! The song is absolutely lovely. Once John Denver starts with “Almost Heaven”, you will realise he is not just talking about the country roads but the song itself. So put this in your playlist ASAP!

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13. Cheap Thrills

“Baby, I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight!” Correct, because we have this fantastic song and listening to it would be so much fun. Cheap Thrills is one of the songs that almost every 90s kid had in their playlist back then when it was released. 

14. Downester Alexa

If you have watched the movie Hangover, then you must already be familiar with this song. 

The lines of the song go like this, “I was a bayman like my father was before

Can’t make a living as a Bayman anymore

There ain’t much future for a man who works the sea

But there ain’t no island left for islanders like me.” 

Every line in this song is as beautiful as it could get, making it one of the best travel songs to have on your travel playlist.

It definitely is one of the best road trip songs and will make you nostalgic. 

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