5 Spotify Playlists for your next road trip

All packed up and ready to hit the road? Nothing says ‘road trip’ like pumping the tunes as you set off down the road.

Here are 5 Spotify Playlists for your next road trip:


  1. Classic Road Trip Songs
    – The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Meat Loaf, Fleetwood Mac, and more classics

  2. 100 Greatest Driving Songs
    – Phil Collins, Tina Turner, Duran Duran, Tracey Chapman, Vance Joy, Bruno Mars, and lots more

  3. Road Trip 2023 – Best Hits
    – OneRepublic, Miley Cirus, Foster The People, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Bon, Jovi, and more

  4. 90’s Road Trip
    – Crowded House, The Goo Goo Dolls, Cheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, The Cranberries, and more hits from the 90’s

  5. Road Trip Bangers
    – Toploader, AC/DC, Bee Gees, Van Halen, MC Hammer, The Proclaimers, and more ‘bangers’ 

We asked around the office to find out everyone’s go-to road trip songs. 

Maree has a couple of favourites – Bonfire Heart (James Blunt), Perfect (Ed Sheeran), and What About Us (Pink).

Margaret likes to keep on theme and said Wide Open Road (The Triffids) is her go-to for a road trip.

Greg likes anything easy listening to chill out to and get in holiday mode. He says you can’t go wrong with some Kim Churchill tunes.

Jon likes the old 80’s classics, Great Southern Land (Icehouse) and Take Me Back (Noiseworks)

Sam said that All Star (Smash Mouth) was his go-to because “it’s a banger” and reminds him of Shrek. Plus the lyrics are so relevant, especially with the cost of fuel these days…

Somebody once asked could I spare some change for gas?
I need to get myself away from this place
I said, “Yup” what a concept
I could use a little fuel myself
And we could all use a little change” 

Sam also said he can listen to the album Hard Road Restrung (Hilltop Hoods) on repeat and anything by Luke Combs or Morgan Wallen simply because they sing to his soul.

Jenny P can’t pick a favourite.. she loves listening to all types of music in the car… anything easy listening!

We hope this has given you some music inspiration for your next adventure. We’ve tried and tested some of these tunes on our Road Trip to Surf Lakes: