3 Rock Tracks to Listen to While Road Tripping

Songs have a way of briefly transporting us to a different world, while resting, partying and definitely driving to different worlds. Music gives us a chance to welcome a wave of emotions through the passion that exudes these artists. The right songs effectively set the soundtrack of our lives on the road.

Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way.

-Emma Chase

Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run (1975)

From the fist-pump inducing line “we gotta get up while we’re young, ‘cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run,” to The Boss’ signature husky tone, Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 classic Born to Run can make any fledgling vagabond pack up a bag and go on an adventure. Aside from the fact that the track was meant for a girl named Wendy, Born to Run sends shivers down the spine especially when you’re about jump a cliff into the crystal blue waters of Koh Phi Phi.

Guns N’ Roses: Welcome to the Jungle

Guns N’ Roses: Welcome to the Jungle (1987)

Take Slash’s patented guitar licks, add Izzy Stradlin’s heavy riffs, and finish it off with Axl Rose’s ear-piercing squeals and you’ve got one of the most iconic road trip songs of all time. The band’s 1987 anthem, Welcome to the Jungle, puts everyone in a trance with an iconic sound that – in more ways than one – defined a generation. Just recently GNR announced their desire to reunite for a headlining gig at Coachella and a couple of concerts at the T-Mobile Arena. In fact, even online gaming platform, Spin Genie, has jumped on the bandwagon and create their own GNR game to coincide with the unbelievable amount of original merchandise the band are selling currently online.

Kings of Convenience: I Don’t Know What I Can Save You From

Kings of Convenience: I Don’t Know What I Can Save You From (2000)

For some, a gorgeous sunset usually signifies the calm before the storm of crazy parties and endless cheers. But for others, it normally involves opening a nice bottle of red wine while Kings of Convenience’s I Don’t Know What I Can Save You From plays in the background. This turn of the century song paints a gloomy picture that invokes hopelessness yet transforms into a mysterious soundtrack for timid lovers. It’s the ideal track to listen to on your journey while reflecting on life decisions.

[Originally published on Vinjatek.]