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66 Best Songs To Get You Started On Route 66

Best Songs Route 66

Driving Route 66 is ‘the‘ iconic American road trip. Route 66 stretches for 2,448 miles from Chicago to LA and passes through 8 states. When planning the trip or any other long drive, one of the most important things for us is the road trip playlist, what music should we choose? You definitely need your own music, if you listen to the local radio you’ll undoubtedly end up listening to some bizarre ramblings of a talk radio station. Worse than that, you may have no other option than talking to your partner for 4 to 5 hours.

This playlist is designed to start you off on the trip. We will be adding more playlists for the drive when we finally come to some consensus on what to include, there have been some heated debates. Although, we can guarantee the lists will never include “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey, “Radar Love” by Golden Earring or anything by U2.

Best Road Trip Songs - Route 66 playlist

So, from 60’s Garage to New Wave, Classic Rock to old Punk Rockers here is our playlist to help get you started on Route 66.

“66 For 66” – The Playlist For The Classic Route 66 Road Trip

1. Route 66 – The Rolling Stones
2. American Girl – Tom Petty
3. Roadrunner – The Modern Lovers
4. Take The Skinheads Bowling- Camper Van Beethoven
5. Another Girl, Another Planet – The Only Ones
6. America – Razorlight
7. Wanted Man – Johnny Cash
8. Club Foot – Kasabian
9. Nutbush City Limits – Ike & Tina Turner
10. Ace Of Spades – Motorhead
11. Debaser – Pixies
12. Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen
13. Sabotage – Beastie Boys
14. I Can See For Miles – The Who
15. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It – R.E.M.
16. Touch Me – The Doors
17. Great Things – Echobelly
18. Rebellion (Lies) – Arcade Fire
19. Don’t Look Back Into The Sun – The Libertines
20. Rockin’ In The Free World – Neil Young
21. Louie Louie – The Kingsmen
22. Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplane
23. Kick Out The Jams – Rage Against The Machine
24. Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) – The First Edition
25. Hone – Edward Sharpe& The Magnetic Zeros
26. Runnin’ Down A Dream – Tom Petty
27. California – Phantom Planet
28. Burn Baby Burn – Ash
29. Rock & Roll – The Velvet Underground
30. Neat Neat Neat – The Damned
31. Bellbottoms – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
32. Hate To Say I Told You So – The Hives
33. Hollywood Nights – Bob Seger
34. Have Love Will Travel – The Sonics
35. The Racing Rats – Editors
36. No More Heroes – The Stranglers
37. Baby, Please Don’t Go – Them
38. Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival
39. One Way Or Another – Blondie
40. Connection – Elastica
41. Crash – The Primitives
42. Who’ll Stop The Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival

43. Running On Empty – Jackson Browne
44. Times Like These – Foo Fighters
45. You’re Gonna Miss Me – The 13th Floor Elevators
46. Roam – The B52’s
47. For Your Love – The Yardbirds
48. Love Spreads – The Stone Roses
49. Someday – The Strokes
50. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – The Arctic Monkeys
51. Jerk It Out – Caesars
52. Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes
53. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
54. Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
55. What Do You Want From Me? – Monaco
56. When You Were Young – The Killers
57. Incense And Peppermints – Thee Sixpence
58. Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
59. Ever Fallen In Love With Someone (You Shouldn’t’ve Fallen In Love With)? – The Buzzcocks
60. Wake Up – Arcade Fire
61. Velocity Girl – Primal Scream
62. Mr Jones – Counting Crows
63. Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones
64. Run Run Run – The Velvet Underground
65. Hard To Handle – The Black Crowes
66. Long May You Run – The Stills-Young Band

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