Transporting you down a highway of memories, we give you a list of some of the best travel songs, both Hindi and English, that probably used to be on every traveller’s playlist, and should make a comeback.
Yuhi Chala Chal Rahi (Swades)
If you’re heading to an offbeat destination, on a road less-travelled, make sure you have this song on your playlist. Trust us, the meaningful lyrics will give you that good push to explore a place you haven’t been to before. Bonus points if you find a man with a beard to sing along.
Hum Jo Chalne Lage (Jab We Met)
Although travelling solo is bliss, and everyone should do it at least once, if you have someone special in your life, you really shouldn’t miss having this song on your playlist. Listening to this makes us believe that sharing the journey with someone makes it more exciting and worthwhile.
Dil Chahta Hai (Title Track)
You really can’t leave this track behind when travelling with your best pals. Imagine a road trip from Manipal to Goa, or maybe from Manali to Ladakh with your BFF; this song would just be the perfect backdrop to the scene.
Musafir Hu Yaaron (Kishore Kumar)
‘Mujhe Chalte Jana hai…bas chalte jana!’ While new tracks and remixes are great, nothing beats the charm of Kishore Kumar’s voice, out on the open road. It is surely the best Hindi travel song from the bygone golden era.
Patakha Guddi (Highway)
The catchy lyrics, music and even the video itself has lived up to the experience of a road trip, literally. Select the song, turn up the volume and you can drive for miles. And if you could take a lift on the back of a truck, it would give you the experience of a lifetime (we don’t recommend this unless you know you’ll be safe)
Hotel California (The Eagles)
There isn’t a single person on this planet who doesn’t know song. And while it may be done to death, it will never let you down while you are travelling or driving. Tired, twisted, confused, annoyed or whatever your mood is, this song invites you to join the madness.
Shut Up And Drive (Rihanna)
You can’t resist tapping your feet to any bop by Rihanna, and this song really pumps up the mood, makes you want to hit the accelerator and drive! It is the perfect song when you’re out with your girl gang. Coz’ why should boys have all the fun! *Wink*
Paradise City (Guns n Roses)
This song is guaranteed to pump a little energy into the car. If you’re tired of driving or anyone in the back seat is pissing you off, just tune into this song and watch the mood lift. Definitely put this on the list.
We don’t think anyone on the planet hates this song. Something about it makes you forget about your missed deadlines and boss’ lectures, making it the obvious choice for any road-trip playlist.
Two Of Us (The Beatles)
The fab four and their magical voices – who could resist? This song is meant for couples wanting to get away from everything and start afresh. Road trips help you do that, right? The Beatles have never failed to entertain us, and that’s probably true for 90% of the world.
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