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Travel Playlist: Road Trip

Prada Marfa Road Trip Playlist

On the Road: Travel Playlist Vol. 1

It’s officially June and I cannot stop thinking about all of the road trip possibilities the next few months is going to bring with kids, without and even solo. From the beach to the mountains and everything in between, there is something about jumping in the car and just taking off with good people, great stories and even better tunes to groove to. I spent early Sunday morning contemplating my favorite road trip songs over the perfect cup o’ joe and came up with the perfect mix tape for the first JetSetFam Radio playlist of the season. Some you’ll know, some you won’t, but most you’ll love because…well, they’re awesome. 

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My weekend kicked off when Conde Nast Traveler published “Summer Travel Playlist: Songs We Love for a Weekend Road Trip” and needless to say I was inspired. There were so many songs I wanted to add to that list, and a wee bit disappointed that readers didn’t comment with their favorites. What’s even better is that you can now stream JetSetFam Radio directly off of Spotify with this link. 

The Quintessential Road Trip Playlist

“Chateau Marmont” 
Xavier & Ophelia

Tame Impala

“In-N-Out (Animal Style)” 
We The Kings


“A Good Idea” 

“American Boy” 
Estelle featuring Kanye West

Foo Fighters

“Brimful Of Asha” 
Fatboy Slip

“Wannabe In LA” 
Eagles of Death Metal


Paul Simon

“Just Breathe”
Pearl Jam

“Paper Planes” 

“Heartbreak Warfare”
John Mayer

“Keep the Car Running” 
Arcade Fire

“The Bucket” 
Kings of Leon


The Ultimate Road Trip Playlist | The JetSet Family


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Review overview
  • Robin (Masshole Mommy) June 2, 2014

    Oh man, I don’t know any of those songs LOL.

  • I know some of the songs on the playlist- great selections! Would definitely listen to these songs on a roadtrip. The radio station sounds cool. Will check it out! Thanks! Love it!

  • Wendy June 2, 2014

    LOVING that playlist! I hope to take a few roadtrips this year with my kids. and I will INSIST on listening to some of my music. How much One Direction can one mama listen to?

  • Christie June 2, 2014

    Love the list- you need to add GONE-Lee Rocker… everyone needs a little Rockabilly on a road trip!

  • LaVonne June 2, 2014

    I barely know any of these songs. But I always thought Paul Simon makes great road trip music!

  • Kasandria Reasoner June 2, 2014

    love your list! Ours is super long at 300+ songs lol

  • Ashley M June 2, 2014

    Great road trip play list! Definitely need tunage you can sing along too.

  • Betsy June 3, 2014

    Following on Spotify! Isn’t Spotify the best?

  • Kim June 4, 2014

    No Eagles? Or Bob Seeger? Journey? Boston? Creedence Clearwater Revival? Beach Boys? Elvis?

    Okay, so I’m more old school with my road trip tunes. Most of these songs on your list I’ve never even heard of. I should check them out!


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