Top 10 Must-have travel songs in your playlist

Top 10 Must-have travel songs in your playlist

During the process of such detox, the heart fails to communicate each and every emotion that it goes through. That’s when your travel playlist comes into rescue. As you read further with some of my personal recommendations of must-have travel songs in your playlist, you would go through various crests and troughs of emotions. Well, that’s the purpose.

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination & life to everything.


It definitely gives a companion to your heart. Let’s explore 10 songs that rule my travel playlist.

1. Dil Dhadakne Do (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)

2012 was the year when Zoya Akhtar gave the entire world a movie that ended up setting aspirational travel goals for many. And the soundtracks too perfectly complimented the vibe of the movie. Plug-in your earphones and play this song when you are ready to spill the sass with your cool airport look. The song adds magic to the atmosphere of your road trips too.

2. While My Guitar Gently Weeps ( The Beatles)

Pinpointing just one song by The Beatles is a next to impossible task. While each of the songs is a masterpiece, this song is one of my personal favourites. Take a backseat in the car during a road trip, and let the words of the song sink in your mind. Or sit down on a secluded spot on top of a mountain or a beach, and unwind to this song.

This song used to rule my playlist while I was island hopping in Thailand. Read about it here.

3. Imagine (John Lennon)

Star-gazing plans in mountains? You cannot afford to miss out on this song during such moments. Close your eyes, let the cold mountain zephyr rush into your ears while the calm music of this song flirts with the wood-cracking sound coming from a nearby bonfire.

4. Hairat (Anjaana Anjaani)

If you are into frequent road-trips, quick weekend getaways, this song is definitely a must-have in your travel playlist. The rumbling guitar in this song would for sure bring out the insouciant traveller in you. Find your best goth attire and hit the road as the performers hit the chords of this song.

5. Ilahi (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani)

Ilahi is one song that speaks to the ambitious, passionate and creative part inside you. The song intends on taking you on an aspirational journey in which your passion and profession combine to give you a life that you always dreamt of, and that’s why this song is perfect for everyone is a solo travel journey and has come a long way from where he/she had started.

6. Kabira (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani)

Another masterpiece from Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani is Kabira that makes you realize everything it takes to be where you have reached. Has it been worth all your pain and efforts? Close your eyes, sink into the beautiful lyrics of this song and find out.

7. Phir Se Udd Chala (Rockstar)

This is another travel song that caters one’s ambitious self. It is one of the most profound and philosophical pieces ever written and sung. It’s about how one needs to grow beyond worldly limits and set out on a journey of self-exploration towards a land of one’s dreams and ambitions. Definitely, a must-have song in your travel playlist especially when you’re on a journey towards mountains and valleys.

8. Ik Junoon (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)

Travelling with friends? Life’s a party? Celebrate it with this energetic song. Groove on the music of this number while being grateful to the wonderful gift of life. It’s a gift which is enjoyable, especially with your special few.

9. Come and get your love (Redbone)

This song is definitely one of the bests to feature on your must-have travel playlist especially while you’re on a drive under a starry night sky. Imagining yourself traveling through space just like Star-Lord (Peter Quill) from MCU’s Guardians of the Galaxy and you won’t regret the experience.

10. What’s Up Danger (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

Are you an adventure junkie? Going for sky-diving or any other adventure sports? Embrace the adrenaline rush while you stand face-to-face with danger. Plugin the earphones and the song would give you the confidence you always wished you had. Fly like Spider-Man into the adverture-verse of your own.

These were some of my personal favorite travel songs. Did I miss out on any your personal best? Tell me in the comment section below.

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