What's Your Road Trip Soundtrack?

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Old Road Trip PhotosNothing beats cruising the open road with the windows down, sun beaming in giving you a farmer tan on your driving arm, and the sound of rockin’ tunes to soundtrack your venture.

I’ve been road tripping since I could drive; I’ve traveled the highways of our Provinces and the Pacific Coast countless times and on every occasion there has been music to inspire my mission to that holidayland destination.

  • My all-time best road trip album to listen to front to back: Fully Completely, The Tragically Hip
  • Band that reminds of me driving the Crownest through Manning Park: Hum
  • Tunes for driving anywhere in the sunshine: The (International) Noise Conspiracy
  • Album that reminds me of driving the #1 from Salmon Arm to Revelstoke: Anthems, Less Than Jake
  • Song that makes you feel like you’re actually driving in Rad Racer: Map of the Problematique, Muse
  • New additions to the playlist this year include Shiny Toy Guns and Against Me! both equally fun in their own right when twisting and turning through those mountain passes and sun-kissed valleys.

    Our mini vacations may come to an end but the next time I hear certain tunes it always reminds me of carefree afternoons on the road away from the daily grind and hopefully toward a beach with my man.

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    1. RossSunday, April 27th, 2008 — 9:30pm PDT

      WOW I guess it’s a Canadian thing but as soon as I saw the title of this post I thought “The Hip – Fully Completely”.

    2. PatZSunday, April 27th, 2008 — 9:52pm PDT

      I’m more a fan of the mixed cds for road trips.

    3. Miss604Sunday, April 27th, 2008 — 10:03pm PDT

      Admittedly we’ve done away with bringing CDs into the car as we have our iPod transmitter or cable. This time around it was the iPhone or Nano on shuffle (or on some specific Playlists targeted for road trips) but we still have our faves and jumped to these key albums and tracks.

    4. RaulSunday, April 27th, 2008 — 11:25pm PDT

      I *heart* The Tragically Hip.

    5. Keira-AnneMonday, April 28th, 2008 — 7:20am PDT

      I have to agree with PatZ. Mixed CDs are by far the way to go. Sure, digital music players are convenient, but I think it takes away from that little somethin’-somethin’ about road trips. As for some of my favourite road trip tunes, in no particular order, consist somewhat of:

      “Interstate Love Song” – Stone Temple Pilots
      “Rocket Man” – Elton John
      “Whole Lotta Love” – Led Zeppelin
      “Native Son” – Matthew Good Band
      “Heartland” – U2

      I’m sure I could think of a million more, but it’s only 7am so cut me some slack… 😉

      Glad to have you back on the coast, babelicious. We need to talk ASAP about some date action between you and me. Pronto.

    6. PamelaMonday, April 28th, 2008 — 8:11am PDT

      Interstate Love Song is key for any roadtrip. Roll down the windows and crank it up!

    7. JohnMonday, April 28th, 2008 — 10:00am PDT

      While I do take the iPod/iPhone with me on road trips, the last couple years of music on road trips to the US or to the BC Interior have been dominated by my satellite radio.

      My wife and I like to mix things up musically and we always find something that suits our moods while driving and we can hear the same station usually for the majority of our trip. There are only 1-2 places where we don’t get a decent signal so then we switch on the iPod.

      I prefer more electronic music while driving and my wife prefers the 80’s. We usually meetup somewhere in the 90’s alternative area.

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