Wednesday, June 8, 2011

List of Travel Songs

Have you ever checked in at the hostel, met all the interesting people, some of which could play a guitar, and then sung songs with a bunch of strangers? What were the most played songs?

Here's a list of the "travel" songs that I've heard most often in such places, either sung or on mp3s. Some of these have found way to my playlist as well.

Oasis - Wonderwall
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere over the Rainbow / Wonderful World (cover)
Counting Crows - Mr Jones
Blind Melon - No Rain
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
Iggy Pop - The Passenger
Eddie Vedder - Society
Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
Johnny Cash - Solitary Man
Harry Chapin - Cats In The Cradle
Marc B. - Comin' Up
Traveling Wilburys - Tweeter And The Monkey Man
Men at Work - Land Down Under
Mike Oldfield - Man In The rain
Opus - Live is Life
The Beatles - Yesterday
The Police - Message In A Bottle
The Police - Walking On The Moon
The Hooters - Johnny B
The Hooters - 500 Miles
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
The Eagles - Hotel California
Freddie Mercury - Living on my own
Enigma - Return To Innocence
Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash
CCR - Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
CCR - Fortunate Son
Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
Green Day - Time of Your Life
Neil Young - Heart of Gold
Death Cab For Cutie - I will Follow You Into The Dark
Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place
Top Petty - Time To Move On
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
Joan Osborne - One of Us
Guns N Roses - Knocking on Heaven's Door
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Jimmy Buffett - Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes
Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
Chris Brown - Forever
Nirvana - Come As You Are
R.E.M - Losing my Religion
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Snow (Hey Oh)
The Doors - The End
Seeed - Aufstehn
Crash Test Dummies - MMM MMM MMM MMM
Bob Dylan - Blowing In The Wind
AC/DC - Highway to Hell [added]

Songs about places
Katie Melua - Nine Million Bicycles
Robbie Williams - The Road To Mandalay
Mike Oldfield - To France
Vinyl Shakerz - One Night in Bangkok
Sash - Ecuador
Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair
Paul McCartney - Mull Of Kintyre
Kim Wilde - Cambodia
Toto - Africa
Cat Stevens - Katmandu
Peter, Bjorn and John - Amsterdam

Songs About How To Travel (eg. by boat, by train, by car, on foot, …)
CCR - Proud Mary
Arlo Guthrie - City of New Orleans
Modest Mouse - World At Large
The Proclaimers - I'm gonna be (500 Miles)

Ludovico Einaudi - Oltremare
Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound Of Silence
Explosions In The Sky - Your Hand In Mine
Explosions in the sky - First breath after coma [added]
Caspian - Sycamore
Mogwai - Take Me Somewhere Nice
Mogwai - Yes I Am A Long Way From Home
Crystalline - Instrumental Piano Music
Wim Mertens - Struggle For Pleasure
ATB - No Fate (But What We Make)

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's Over the Rainbow seems to have become this century's Kumbaya.

Which songs have you come across while traveling? Or if you aren't a traveler, which other songs do you think would fit in the list?

51 insights:

Unityx said...

So many songs to choose from, personally. I don't mind what songs I listen to whilst travelling. I just turn on the radio and when it begins to fade, I quickly scan for another one XD

IWannaBeAnon said...

read the first two on the list... i can tell I like your style of music as well

Garret said...

Lot of classics in that list!

chika said...

Thank you!
Im going on vocation in 2 weeks.

NSFW said...

Love this music, thanks for sharing!

Mikael B said...

Very good share!

Zed said...

Google "Retaking Manhattan" it's all about travelling!


That's a great list, I'll use it this summer ;)

charlie tuna said...

what a great playlist. definitely putting this on the pod. thanks

timbz said...

Thank you man

jhonny said...

wow i have a loot to lisening thru now, but i really look forward to it!

Apache said...

Good list, I'll add them to grooveshark.

I love the solo in Hotel California.

echi said...

a nice collection you have there :)

jeramieetyler said...

AWESOME playlist! like the first 5 are my fave songs EVAAARRR

Chris Hashemi said...
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Chris Hashemi said...

Some good tunes on that list!

Heather said...

Great songs all through the list, and "somewhere over the rainbow" always makes me think of the wizard of oz!

Jack said...

really cool selection!

Makel said...

Some good choices in that list!

Things on my wishlist said...

wow awesome road trip selection, bookmarking it so I can dl a lot of these songs. thanks

heefal said...

and no highway to hell?! : D

psychpost said...

wow nice list you got there

icey said...

nice list, i'll look into it when i have some more time

Skaerf said...

Woah, huge list! Thanks Bro!

LightStand said...

Thanks for such the huge list, very helpful

Empty said...

@ heefal. I'll add it to the list. :)

chillmastor said...

Nice list^^

Alexis said...

The one I ALWAYS hear on beaches or anywhere where there is a person with a guitar is...REDEMPTION SONG by Bob Marley. It always makes me cringe hearing the terrible versions!

Brofessor Neeko said...

Israels Over the rainbow makes me cry everytime I hear it :,D It so beautiful!

Catherine said...

That is a beautiful list of music!
When I travelled, I don't remember a lot of people singing songs, but I played Your Hand in Mine a lot, as well as First Breath After Coma.

Well, and Nessum Dorma, but I love opera music.

Ryan said...


Caos said...

Hotel California ftw!

Off topic: how do you activate the "Read More" feature?

Empty said...

@Catherine: I'll add them to the list. :)

@Caos: Go to 'Edit Posts'. Select 'Compose' and 'Insert jump break'.

Caos said...


Jesse Crows said...

going to be travelling soon. i have this page bookmarked thanks!

linkszee said...

awesome list. like the video but like Iz's version better, still a great song though!

Magixx said...

Lot of classics in that list!
keep it up!

JamieGraham09 said...

So many good songs here, some personal favourites with a lot of stories too! :) said...

Interesting stuff

Ematwo. said...

To my suprise, I actually knew most of them! Thanks buddy.

Skankin_Pete said...

Seems like everyone with a guitar always plays either what I got or santeria by sublime

Also hooray for modest mouse being on the list =D

JayPower said...

Awesome songs, so much of these are already on my ipod ;D

TDurdy said...

Hotel California. Great post!

Jonny said...

You can NEVER have enough music! Followed.

Spartan094 said...

Oh man! You're bringing back the memories!

Zack said...

You really found some great songs.

Moobeat said...

great stuff

Yuri said...

Thankyou for making my summer roadtrips a little more bearable

timothy said...

good songs man good songs +followed

Dola said...

awesome list =D

Cid said...

Very nice list, so much evergreens I like to play :) I find this blog interesting, follwing ofc!

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