There’s nothing like seeing a city skyline fade away in your rear view mirror. Tattered yellow lines in the middle of the asphalt are your only guide to your destination; save for the occasional mile marker or exit sign. The flicker of reflectors on the highways at night leading way to the vision of mountains or mile long stretches of wheat when the sun begins to rise. There’s nothing like a road trip, especially when you have no particular place to go. That’s why they call it the Road to Nowhere.
Road tripping is a pastime that many enjoy. Myself included; and summer seems to be the time in which everyone wants to get on the damn road, clog up the interstates, and add on an extra hour and a half to your ETA. I get it, I get it, I’m not the only one driving. But I sure as hell don’t have the patience to go it alone or without at least a little bit of help. Fellow blogger and BFF Nim and I decided to take a mini road trip (and by mini, I mean 4.5 hours) down to ATL just to visit some friends for the weekend. Before the ride, we tasked ourselves with finding some of the best road trip songs ever written. After some arduous contemplation and sing along try-outs, we came up with Road to Nowhere.
There were 3 different criteria that every song had to meet.
#1: It needed to be about driving. Not necessarily in the physical act of the word, but even metaphorically.
#2: You had to be able to sing along. These songs needed to be popular enough in their day to be recognized easily even 10-15+ years later. The songs needed to be legends in their own right, which these most certainly are.
#3: This needed to be an all inclusive list of music that everyone could listen to. From Cindy Lauper to Avenged Sevenfold. This playlist has at least one song that everyone enjoys.
For the one’s with their bags packed and their snacks at the ready. Driving gloves or not, your hands are itching to put the car in drive. For the long talks with friends and getting to know those you thought you already knew with the windows down and the radio up. For those not worried about the destination so long as they enjoy the ride.
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