Editor’s Note: Last month, we asked you to send us tracks that you would love to listen to while munching miles out on the open road. We’ve featured some of our top picks below, and you can check out the full playlist over on our Spotify account.
Coz I’m going places
- ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ by Bon Jovi: Lahar loves this song because it has a distinctive intro, a catchy chorus and “it distills the very best of 80s music into one song”.
- ‘Magic in the Hamptons’ by Social House Ft. Lil Yachty: Our anonymous source here likes the song because it immediately lifts your mood. The beats, tune, and lyrics all “evoke a lazy Sunday by the beach under a warm sun”.
- ‘Aazaadiyan’ by Amit Trivedi: For Karun this song hit very close to home and is the kind you “always want to hear on a road trip, especially if the destination is a place that either brings excitement or nervousness (or both :D)”
- ‘Arriving Somewhere But Not Here’ by Porcupine Tree: Another suggestion where the song is “sad but hopeful”.
- ‘Roobaroo’ by A.R Rahman: Pavithra recommends this song as “It makes you feel like you are flying.. on an empty stretch of the highway, it's the perfect beat to soar to!”
- ‘Thunderclouds’ by Sia, Diplo and Labrinth: Swathi suggests this for the “brilliant vocals and peppy music”.
- ‘Subah Subah’ by Zubeen Garg: Manoj believes that this is the best song to kickstart a road trip; “especially when you get started early in the morning, perfect to play as the sun rises”.
- ‘Khaabon ke Parendey’ by Alyssa Mendosa, Mohit Chauhan: This “passes the vibe check” according to Tanya.
- ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ by Rick Astley: Kaustubh Khade likes this song because you can “sing along with abandon”.
- ‘What’s up Danger’ by Blackway: Another recommendation by Kaustubh where he notes that this “is the kind of song that gets you prepped up to find adventure”.
- ‘Kokomo’ by Beach Boys: For our source, this song feels like “a vacation in Hawaii”.
- ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ by Uttam Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan: Harshvardhan loves this song for “the beats, the tunes, the childhood nostalgia, the 90s, the pleasant breeze, the foreign locales”.
PS: A special shout out to Vikalp, who shared his personal playlist called ‘The Desi Happy Trip’, which you can access here. He created this playlist to “bring in happiness and excitement as we have when starting the trip together”