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Revealed: The 50 Best Road Trip Songs Of All Time

Bruce Springsteen’s rock hit “Born to Run,” has been recognized as the best road trip song of all time, according to the CEOWORLD magazine executive survey, while Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan placed second and third, respectively.

The ultimate road trip playlist of all-time rankings placed Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” in fourth ahead of On the Road Again by Willie Nelson into fifth; while Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” ranked sixth, and “Take on Me” by A-ha seventh.

Overall, among the top 50 best road trip songs of all time, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by the Eagles’ “Hotel California”, Iggy Pop’s “Passenger”, and “Mustang Sally” by Wilson Pickett.

Out of 50 best road trip songs in 2019, Willie Nelson’s ode to the nomadic life, ‘On The Road Again’ ranked No. 5th. Willie was tasked with creating an original song for the aging rocker character he played in the film Honeysuckle Rose. Nelson delivered and nabbed an Oscar nomination in the process.

CEOWORLD magazine also analyzed The Ultimate Road Trip Playlist to crown the most-popular road trip artist. Australian rock giants AC/DC top the charts with the most songs appear most-popular road trip tunes – “Highway to Hell” (12th), “Back in Black” (20th), “Thunderstruck” (100th) and “You Shook Me All Night Long” (24th).

The 50 Best Road Trip Songs Of All time

  1. Bruce Springsteen, “Born to Run”
  2. Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  3. Bob Dylan, “Like A Rolling Stone”
  4. Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Sweet Home Alabama”
  5. Willie Nelson, “On the Road Again”
  6. Prince, “Little Red Corvette”
  7. A-ha, “Take on Me”
  8. The Eagles, “Hotel California”
  9. Iggy Pop, “Passenger”
  10. Wilson Pickett, “Mustang Sally”
  11. The Beatles, “Day Tripper”
  12. AC/DC, “Highway to Hell”
  13. Toto, “Africa”
  14. Lil Nas X, “Old Town Road”
  15. Journey, “Don’t Stop Believin”
  16. AC/DC, “Back in Black”
  17. Fountains of Wayne, “Stacy’s Mom”
  18. The Beach Boys, “I Get Around”
  19. The Chainsmokers, “Closer”
  20. AC/DC, “Thunderstruck”
  21. Steppenwolf, “Born To Be Wild”
  22. The Beach Boys: ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’, ‘I Get Around”
  23. Tom Petty, “Runnin’ Down A Dream”
  24. AC/DC, “You Shook Me All Night Long”
  25. The Beach Boys, “Fun, Fun, Fun”
  26. Stevie Wonder, “Master Blaster Jammin”
  27. Tom Cochrane, “Life Is A Highway”
  28. Jackson Browne, “Running On Empty”
  29. Cyndi Lauper, “I Drove All Night”
  30. Snoop Dogg, “Gin And Juice”
  31. The Rolling Stones, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”
  32. Bob Seger, “Hollywood Nights”
  33. U2, “Where The Streets Have No Name”
  34. Guns N’ Roses, “Welcome To The Jungle”
  35. Nirvana, “Breed”
  36. Sammy Hagar, “I Can’t Drive 55”
  37. Whitesnake, “Here I Go Again”
  38. Arcade Fire, “Keep the Car Running”
  39. Paul Simon, “Graceland”
  40. Talking Heads, “Road to Nowhere”
  41. The Eagles, “Take It Easy”
  42. Chuck Berry, “Route 66”
  43. Johnny Cash, “I’ve Been Everywhere”
  44. Lindsey Buckingham, “Holiday Road”
  45. Christopher Cross, “Ride Like the Wind”
  46. Tom Petty, “Runnin’ Down a Dream”
  47. The Beatles, “Two of Us”
  48. Sufjan Stevens, “Chicago”
  49. Ray Charles, “Hit the Road Jack”
  50. Sheryl Crow, “Everyday Is a Winding Road”

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Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller

Global Assignment Editor
Ryan Miller is the Global Assignment Editor at CEOWORLD magazine. He covers anything and everything related to CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, senior management executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals worldwide, whether lists or lifestyle, business or rankings. During his five-year tenure at CEOWORLD magazine, he has employed his expertise in data science across several roles. Ryan was previously responsible for data modelling and analytics, as well as secondary research, on the CEOWORLD magazine Custom Research team. He can be reached on email You can follow him on Twitter at @ceoworld.