Especially when the drive is long, it’s important to have the right music playing in the background. What better set of songs to jam to than tracks from the distant past that have aged well? Here are 15 tracks that will keep you entertained for the road ahead and will take you back to a time when things were not as complicated and music was just as good, if not better.

Hotel California by The Eagles

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. Does anyone not know and love this song?! Almost all cars I’ve been in harmoniously scream to this from the top of their lungs.

Have You Ever Seen the Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival

It’s a catchy chorus to sing along to but it’s not something you’d want to see literally while you’re on the way.

Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses

If you want to make sure you and your companions are wide awake and rocking it out, Guns N Roses will keep you in check.

Heroes by David Bowie

Because the road ahead is yours for the taking and you feel legendary, David Bowie writes you an anthem.

Wild World by Cat Stevens

And as you embark on an adventure, you feel the need to remind yourself of the surprises and challenges up ahead.

Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd

While you’re nowhere near close to Alabama, the home it represents just makes the journey a little more sentimental.

Every Breath You Take by The Police

Before Diddy, there was Sting. And the simplicity of the original is the perfect companion to your trip outside the city.

Crazy by Aerosmith

And sometimes you just want to go out, have fun and get a little crazy.

More Than Words by Extreme

When no one is talking, it also allows you to do some introspection, and get just a bit emotional.

Eye in the Sky by Alan Parsons Project

You don’t remember all the details but every time you hear it, the sound is familiar. That’s what you intend to achieve with the memories you’re creating.

Baba O Riley by The Who

Whether you believe it to be about desolation or celebration, there’s no doubt being in a teenage wasteland is a mindset worth adopting for the vacation.

Rocket Man by Elton John

You’re no rocket man but you’re free to be who you want to be for a weekend trip!

Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams

It’s good to reminisce about the fun you once had and leave it all behind for a short while.

Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey

Even though it’s uncool to associate with Glee, we owe much to the show for reviving this into our consciousness and making your destination a bit more dreamy and aspirational.

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

The hours can make your brain think of just about anything – and the erratic swings in the song are suited for this.

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