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Soooo ladies and gents, don’t judge me too much on my music taste. I like A LOT of different stuff and a lot of the stuff I like has nothing to do with travel so didn’t make it into this list 😛 Sooooo, here we go, my list of my favourite travel songs …..

top 10 songs for travelling

1) Riding Solo- Jason Derulo . Who doesn’t love a bit of JD? *sings* Jaaaaayyysssuuunnnnn Duurrrullowwww *stops singing*. Yeah, you all know it. This songs just makes me want to get up and go. If you’re a solo traveller and ever get a bit unsure, turn on this tune, grab your bags and get back on the road.

2) Fast Car- Tracy Chapman . This is a classic travel song . I still can’t believe it’s a woman that sings this song. That was an absolute revelation when I realised it. It’s one of my favourite songs for travelling, and just in general. When you really listen to the lyrics it’s a bit depressing, but I love the chorus.

3) Beautiful People – Chris Brown . Ok, so I’m no fan of Mr. Brown and all the domestic drama, BUT this was my song of Peru. I HAD to include it. I think travelling is all about meeting people and realising how wonderful humans can really be. Hence, it made my list of travel songs.

4) Take You There – Sean Kingston . So this was a shallow choice. Please, don’t judge my taste in music on this list. I just love the chorus! Who doesn’t want to go to the Tropics and sip Pina Coladas?

5) Going North – Missy Higgins . I LOVE THIS SONG. This is SO perfect for travel. With lyrics like “So goodbye for a while, I’m off to explore, every boundary and every door. “, this song is everything!! It is by far one of my favourite songs for travelling. Travel songs don’t get much better.

6) Drops of Jupiter – Train . A classic. I love this song about a dreamy girl off exploring the universe. “Did the wind sweep you off your feet, did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day and head back toward the Milky Way”, these lyrics just make me want to put on my hippie jewellery and book some flights. I am that girl in the song, without sounding like a total dick.

7) I Can Go The Distance – Stephen Gately. This AMAZING song from Disney’s “Hercules” cartoon is the perfect song to boost your confidence and make you want to hit the road. Check out the lyrics , ” I am on my way, I can go the distance….. I know every mile, will be worth my while”. Accurate, and besides who doesn’t want to feel as strong as Hercules?! A fine addition to my list of travel songs.

8) I Will Always Return – Bryan Adams. OK, so MAYBE I am a bit of a fan of cartoon soundtracks. This one is from  “Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron”, one of my favourite films. It just reminds me of mountains and adventure and everything that I love. Definitely one of my favourite songs for travelling.

9) All These Roads – Sultan + Shepherd feat. Zella Day & Sam Martin . With a quirky intro of people from around the world saying Hi and lyrics like, “I don’t want to wait long so pack your things, let’s go”, this song screams backpacking. This is one of my favourite roadtrip songs.

10) Runaway (U & I) – Galantis . I RECKON the title is fairly self explanatory! This song reminds me of learning to surf in Portugal. I’m kind of obsessed with it at the moment. Everyone needs to run away every once in a while, right?!

 

**BONUS ROUND**

Bit of a change from all the travel songs. One final song that makes me want to return home;

Paint the Town Green – The Script . This is all about living away from Dublin, so obviously it makes me rather homesick. Especially when it’s St. Patrick’s day! But no doubt wherever I am I’ll paint the town green.

 

GUYS, what travel songs make you want to book a ticket and go??


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9 Responses

  1. RunawayBrit

    I love listening to ‘Voices’ from The Beach soundtrack when I’m travelling:

    “We sailed over seven seas
    Searching for that missing key
    Unlock a new world harmony

    Climb the highest mountain range
    And then we took the longest train
    Looking for our perfect refrain”

    Also, pretty much anything from the Walter Mitty soundtrack to remind me of Iceland.
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    • Tara

      Aww Walter Mitty! I must check out that soundtrack, I don’t remember what the songs were like at all!

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  2. Arianwen

    I love this post! I just added a few songs to my mix that I really should have had already and now have them playing in the background as I write! I’d add anything by Avicii to this list. And the Kygo remix of Sexual Healing. That one just transports me back to a hostel infinity pool in Nicaragua 🙂
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    • Tara

      AHAHAH. The Kygo mix of Sexual Healing is so a Portugal surf camp song for me!! Sooo Summery! Glad you discovered some new songs from my post 🙂

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  3. Ferna

    Love that you post all these songs, I love those songs too but sometimes the ‘TRUE LOVE’ reggae song of S.O.J.A. makes sense to me when I want to go to a new place or do something while traveling. This song is not merely all about love life, it speaks something deeper and I am happily pointing this out to my love of travel.

    Good choice of Music Tara!
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    • Tara

      Awww thanks Ferna! That’s amazing. I’ll have to check out True Love. I don’t know it. Xx

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  4. Juhi

    I loved this post! Thanks! <3

    There's Kelly Clarkson's Breakaway too, with lyrics like
    "Want to feel the warm breeze
    Sleep under a palm tree
    Feel the rush of the ocean
    Get on board a fast train
    Travel on a jet plane
    Faraway
    And breakaway…"

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  5. Claire

    These songs have brought back a few memories! You may have just inspired me to listen to Ridin Solo on full volume and sing along to it very poorly… thanks for sharing! One of my favourites is Nelly Furtado – ‘I’m Like a Bird’. I heard it blasting out from a corner shop when I was in New York a few months ago and realised it summed up my life perfectly 🙂 I’m really enjoying your blog, and can’t wait to read more posts in the future!
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