Ultimate Summer Playlist for your Car

Monday, 25 August 2014

So you've checked the spare tyre and got your car insurance sorted; the last important thing to do is plan the perfect playlist for your road trip. To turn those miles into minutes, we've got just the songs for you.

1. I Get Around - The Beach Boys

Clinically proven to improve cruising by 80%*, this Beach Boys classic is a must for anyone on the road this summer.

*May not actually improve cruising.

2. Alright - Supergrass

They might not have had the staying power of some Brit Pop icons, but this Supergrass anthem is the ultimate feel good song for a carefree road trip.

3. Summer in the City - The Lovin' Spoonful

It doesn't matter if you're cruising through the hazy London cityscape or stuck in a traffic jam in Rotherham, everything looks awesome when this tune's playing.

4. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

We can't tell you why every Queen song ever written makes you feel invincible, but this fantastic tune will make your drive fly by.

5. Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

In-car karaoke is the (unofficial) number one summer pastime in the UK, and nobody can resist joining in when this one kicks in. If you're in the car alone, sing both parts for maximum enjoyment and minimum loneliness.

6. Fast Car - Tracy Chapman

'You got a fast car, I got a plan to get us out of here'. Get into the spirit of escapism with Tracy's dulcet tones.

7. Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

More country lane than busy motorway, Sunny Afternoon is an excellent addition to any drive through this green and pleasant land.

8. Day Tripper - The Beatles

A little literal, perhaps, but Day Tripper is one of the most catchy and easygoing tunes of the early Beatles' repertoire. It's also the perfect accompaniment to a drive to the beach.

9. Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

This fantastic song has been making drivers smile for years, and it's the perfect addition to your in-car summer playlist.

10. Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams

What better way to round off your trip than with a group rendition of this Bryan Adams masterpiece?

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