Whether it’s a week-long journey, or a 2-hour drive to the beach, road trips are incomplete without a rocking play list! So we’ve put together some songs that bring out the love, the magic, the charm, and the nostalgia. These pop-beats and desi melodies will get you in the mood to jive, hip-hop, tap your feet or just sing along as you settle in for that drive and dream of a distant land-one that lives in these songs we play for you.
There comes a time for everyone when they must break free from the daily grind, pack a little bag and head out. Road trips can be so therapeutic and life-giving. There are no complications- just you, your friends, a dope jeep, and some terrific music to keep you going. If you’re truly planning for one, we’ll make it easy for you by recommending our TEN BEST SONGS for a memorable trip. Just hit ‘Play’ and you’re on your way! So sit back and enjoy the ride!
1. Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
You can totally imagine yourself as Beyoncé with her hands joined together in Namaste pose or Chris Martin dancing through the colorful streets of India. The perfect song to sing along with friends as you ride the highs and lows-Hymn for life!
2. Kodaline – High Hopes
High hopes begins on a blue, sad note of ‘leaving things behind’. But go ahead. Start again. Hop on to your jeep, grab a few folks and ride into a summer beginning.
3. Coldplay – Ink
With a colorful beat, and heart-tugging lyrics, Ink is one song that will keep your head in place when life gets tough. So grace your road trip with some more super picks from Coldplay and enjoy your journey to the hilt.
4. Linkin Park – Battle Symphony
Good ol’ Linkin Park! So many of us grew up listening to their iconic, exploding rock. Blaring yet rhythmic, these songs truly made sense and spoke to our rebellious teenage years. God bless Chester because there can never be a good road trip without a number from the Linkin Park albums. Battle Symphony, released recently, is a song that will spur your emotions and lend you spiritual energy. And while that happens, make sure you’re in your car heading out for a long, reflective road trip.
5. BTS – Blood Sweat & Tears
With K-Pop slowly taking over, BTS is one name we’re all going to be fond of very soon. Blood Sweat & Tears will get you off your car seats, and your hands out the window as you sway to the beat. This song is so addictive, you’ll surprise yourself by memorizing all those Korean lyrics in a jiffy!
Where there are English numbers that you can rock to with friends, a family road trip demands you show some ‘Desi power’ so that Phuppi Shakeela doesn’t judge you on your western song choice! Hence, the Urdu playlist is a must-have, not just with your family but also your peers-because some songs just spark the youth in all of us. So get grooving with some desi moves that never seem to go out of vogue!
Here are five songs that will definitely make you feel the vibe!
1. Swades – Yun Hi Chala Chal Rahi
This song is best played on a road trip where you have some ‘oldies’ on board because it not only gets you ‘feet-tapping happy’ due to Kailash Kher’s lyrical voice, it might even win Khala Salma’s heart and secure her daughter as your wife! (If that was your, ahem, objective)?
2. Ali Haider – Purani Jeans Aur Guitar
This is a song that all your friends will get sentimental about, as you plug in the aux cord to your phone. It’s perfect for that moment when your fun-filled road trip is just about to come to an end and you want to cherish the last few moments to the max.
3. Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewani – Illahi
This song will make you want to step into Ranbir Kapoor’s shoes in the filmYeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and live through the 4 minutes of that music video. Enough said!
4. Jab We Met – Hum Jo Chalne Lage
This one will definitely reverberate with thoughts about your significant other. And if you’ve got them by your side, then please don’t hesitate to dedicate the song to him/her. You won’t regret it, we promise! The smile you eventually win in return, will be priceless.
5. Tamasha – Matargashti
This song will make your family and friends sit up and sway to the beat! The hip-hop like tune gives an instant adrenaline rush. This upbeat number will get your peers singing along with you as you cruise towards that highway.
Imagine the wind in your hair and the sunlight upon your cheeks, as you lay your head against the window pretending that you’re the lead in your customized music video. Come on! Everyone’s allowed to dream sometimes. So feel the magic, cut loose and drive on-let the music do the rest!