It seems like most songs these days are written to inspire people to fall in love (or lust!), have a good time, or feel better about a break-up. There are some songs that just make you want to hit the road, however, whether they're about a certain place, or just driving nowhere in particular. Here's our list of the top 5 songs about travelling:
Cruisin' - Originally by Smokey Robinson, I first heard this song in the little-known karaoke movie Duets, where Gwyneth Paltrow accompanies Huey Lewis. Now both versions hold a certain nostalgia for me, and it makes me itch to take a road trip.
Route 66 - This classic from Nat King Cole name-drops towns like rappers name kinds of booze. It gets your foot tapping so much you'll be planning the drive from Chicago to LA in no time flat.
Sail Away - The sultry sounds of this song tempts even the hardest heart to jump on a boat and sail into the sunset, especially with that special someone. Far more inviting than that Enya thing.
Leaving on a Jet Plane - Who hasn't hummed this song to themselves while being dropped at the airport? Ironically, John Denver died in a plane crash, but this song remains one of his greatest hits.
Roam - This has got to be the most cheerful ode to getting your travel on that I've ever heard! It's inspired women around the world to get up and go, whether they have a travel partner or not. And as it reminds us, many trips begin and end 'with a kiss'.
Image from Laura Evans Music.