My Top 10 Favorite Road Trip Songs While Hitch Hiking Across Europe

Nothing like a good road trip song to make or break your trip. Doesn’t matter what’s your personal taste, if you like music you can’t live without it. This statement is twice as important while on a road trip. So yeah, technically I was hitch hiking and didn’t have my own car, but I hope you can forgive the minor details. I mean, if you have made it all the way to my post, it means you are a music lover and that you came to see whats my definition of good music with my top 10 Road trip songs.


Quick background – back in 2012 I was fresh out of college and wanted to postpone as much as i can my suit wearing days. Grabbed my trusty backpack and a plane ticket to Rome and there I was with my thumb up waiting for transport. Oh, my experiences from that trip were amazing and are probably worth a separate post, but perhaps another time. Music’s why I’m here and music’s what I’ll talk about. With my iPod as my lover and my backpack as my mistress. here are my top 10 road trip songs:


  1.  Led Zeppelin – Going To California

    Perhaps my favorite all time band and because you have to have a California based song:


  2. Paul Simon – Hearts And Bones

    Probably one of the best storytellers out there. This song is a beautiful tribute to a love story that was short lived. RIP Carrie Fisher.

  3. Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song

    Should i say more? STP rules!

  4. Pearl Jam – Spin the black circle

    How about Eddie Vedder punking out a bit? Try to imagine this one going over 80 miles an hour the Autostrada A1. I wasn’t driving remember?

  5. The Lumineers – Slow It Down

    This song will get you thinking about what exactly happened there.

  6. José González – Stay Alive

    José’s voice is like therapy. Indeed some might say that travel is the quintessence of life. Great movie as well.

  7. Bob Dylan – Hurricane

    The bard’s place of honor.

  8. Santana- Black Magic Woman

    This song brings back so many memories.

  9. Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper

    Nothing beats the plain old Rock and Roll classics. Some songs just make you feel good.


  10. Neil Young – Harvest Moon

    Good old Neil. This is my reminiscing song.

  11. Pink Floyd – The Great Gig In The Sky

    Yeah i know i said 10 but I thought I’d throw in a bonus. The fact that this song was recorded in a single take just blows me away.



Thanks for bearing with me. Agree or disagree with some of my choices? Feel free to comment away…