Your Summer Road Trip Playlist!

Everyone knows that the most crucial part of planning a road trip is that all important playlist. You want to create the ultimate list of bangers and anthems that will go on to always remind you of your incredible journey. If you’re heading out on a once in a lifetime road trip after your AmeriCamp adventure this Summer, then here’s 10 song suggestions to get your playlist started! The first five are some newer songs set to be huge this Summer followed by five American road trippin’ classics!

  1. Hard Times – Paramore

            The pop punk legends that are Paramore returned this year with a whole new sound. Forget the scream-a-long choruses of their past and make way for bouncy dreampop in all its primary coloured glory! With an 80’s synth vibe and catchy lyrics, Hard Times will definitely have you dancing in your seat!

  1. There’s A Honey – Pale Waves

            Never heard of Pale Waves? Well, get ready to hear all about them very soon! Pale Waves are currently touring America with huge indie rockers, The 1975 so they’re destined for big things! There’s a Honey has a chorus that will be stuck in your head for days, but that’s no bad thing when it’s this good!

  1. Hello Hello – Fickle Friends

            Looking for something sweet and sugary this Summery? Fickle Friends’ latest track Hello Hello is here to bring you just that. A musical escape to the sun, Hello Hello will leave feeling like the Summer will never end.

  1. Want You Back – HAIM

            If HAIM were a season they would most definitely be a golden dipped Summer in the 1970s. This band make music that was made to be played in the sunshine and Want You Back is no different!

  1. Heaven – PVRIS

            A darker track then the rest but this new banger from alt-rockers PVRIS has a chorus that is great for yelling at the top of your lungs while racing down the highway!

  1. Send Me on My Way – Rusted Roots

            Now we’re moving on to the classics and I’ll bet we can all guess what first comes to mind when you hear this… It’s Matilda, right? Who doesn’t love this song?! An absolute must for any respectable road trip playlist!

  1. Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

            This song may only have been released as a single six years ago but it has all the credentials of a classic! The opening whistling is enough to get everyone going!

  1. Country Roads – Hermes House Band

            This song is a bit of an AmeriCamp anthem! If it comes on and you don’t immediately drop everything you’re doing to joining in the clapping and singing then are you really a true AmeriCamper? You’ll want to learn the words to this one!

  1. A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton

            Is a road trip really a road trip is you don’t drop this banger somewhere along the way? Everyone knows this one so there’s really no excuse to not include it on your playlist!

  1. Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker

            Finishing with another AC anthem, Wagon Wheel has to feature somewhere on everyone’s American road trip. It’s so quintessentially American that we think it’d be a crime if you didn’t!


Frankie Cooksey.