Top 5 Road Tripping Songs For Summer 2013
Nothing quite compares to the feeling of wind in your hair when you’ve got your feet up on the dashboard of a car zipping down the highway. It’s amazing that little details like a cold drink in the cup holder and a little sunshine on your face can precipitate some of the best vacations. You don’t need to bring much when it comes to creating the perfect conditions for a road trip. A car, the right company and a tight, well-planned playlist are all it really takes. You can find everything else you’re looking for on the road.
There’s a soft science to selecting the right soundtrack for a road trip. You don’t want to go with anything sleep-inducing, so keeping a steady drum or up-tempo rhythm oozing out of your speakers is a good idea. On the other hand, blaring anything meant to stir up a dance floor might make you antsy.Listening to music in a car is a different experience than it is anywhere else. You’ve got nowhere to go, so you can really test your ears and listen to each and every little detail of the song that’s playing. Whether that means instruments, drum machines, or a beautiful voice, sit back and enjoy every drop of it. Here are the Top 5 Road Tripping Songs of Summer 2013.
1. Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams, “Get Lucky”
Daft Punk’s, “Get Lucky,” featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers is a crowd-pleaser and a morale-booster. One of the most highly anticipated releases of the year, or maybe even decade, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories debuted last week proving that they’re still the best there is when it comes to house music.Click here to watch the video for Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” directed by (and starring) Peter Serafinowicz on YouTube.
2. The Lumineers, “Ho Hey”
If there are only two of you in the car starting a singalong takes one bold act of bravery. All it takes for this song is a simple, “Ho,” to break the ice.Click here to watch the video for The Lumineers, “Ho Hey.”
3. Deerhunter, “Monomania”
Perfect for long stretches of road dotted with cows and motorcycles streaming by, Deerhunter’s “Monomania,” pairs just the right balance of grungy guitar with a catchy melody. The title track off their fifth studio album is a perfect addition to your travels, just watch out for the speedometer. Rock and roll tends to make the foot on the gas pedal seem heavier.Click here to stream Deerhunter’s, “Monomania,” on YouTube.
4. Icona Pop, “I Love It” ft. Charli XCX
Icona Pop’s, “I Love It,” makes it pretty much impossible to play the song all the way through without cracking a smile. This is the part where you let the top down on your convertible and belt along to the chorus. No convertible? Just open up all your windows and turn the AC on high. It’s pretty much the same thing.Click here to watch the video for Icona Pop’s, “I Love It,” on YouTube.
5. Kurt Vile, “Wakin’ on a Pretty Day”
For how perfect his music is to road trip to, Kurt Vile just might compose all of his songs on the road. In all seriousness, the pensive lyrics, powerful progressions and carefree vibe of Vile’s Wakin on a Pretty Day is the perfect song for any road trip, anywhere.Click here to listen to Kurt Vile’s, “Wakin on a Pretty Day,” on YouTube.