Add these travel-friendly songs to your playlist on your next Sunday drive
The weather is finally starting to warm up, so roll your windows down, open the sunroof and crank these seven songs up as loud as they can go.
7. “Wagon Wheel”
Who hasn’t sung this song while driving down the road with the windows down? It’s the ultimate group sing-a-long. Walk past any karaoke bar in America and you can bet that every person inside the place will be “headin’ West to the Cumberland Gap.”
Sample lyric: “Rock me momma like the wind and the rain/Rock me momma like a south bound train”
Perfect for a Sunday drive to the lake (or just your local watering hole), Brad Paisley’s fourth single from American Saturday Night reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs charts and No. 42 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Sample lyric: “All you really need this time of year/Is a pair of shades, a nice cold beer/And a place to sit somewhere near/Water”
5. “Dirt Road Anthem”
Jason Aldean had already locked in five No. 1 hits on the Hot Country Songs charts, but none were as big as “Dirt Road Anthem” when the song was released in 2011. It earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance and is the best-selling song in digital history by a U.S. male country solo artist.
Sample lyric: “Memory lane up in the headlights/Has got me reminiscing on the good times”
4. “Days Go By”
“Days Go By” was the leadoff single for Keith Urban’s 2004 album, Be Here. The track became his fifth No. 1 single and spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
Sample lyric: “It’s all we’ve been given/So you better start livin’ right now/Days go by”
3. “Good Directions”
A lighthearted, easy listen, this song is a fun reminder that anything can happen on your Sunday drives – you may even meet your soul mate! The track was co-written by Luke Bryan, who also recorded the song as a bonus track for his debut album.
Sample lyric: “A left will take you to the interstate/But a right will bring you right back here to me”
2. “Free and Easy (Down The Road I Go)”
“Free and Easy (Down The Road I Go)” was the fifth No. 1 single for Dierks Bentley on the Hot Country Songs charts. With its rolling beat and lilting banjo, this song would be ideal for a montage of all the pictures from your latest road trip. Sample lyric: “Got the sun shining on me like a big spotlight/So I know everything is gonna be all right”
Sample lyric: “Ain’t no tellin’ where the wind might blow/Free and easy down the road I go”
1. “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive”
This song is perfect for the moment when you’ve reached your final destination on your drive and are kicking back to admire the scenery. The track reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
Sample lyric: “There’s some hard times in the neighborhood/But why can’t every day be just this good?”