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Top 10 Road Trip Songs, According to Wired

Offbeat, Travel News — By Lia Del Priore on January 6, 2011 at 1:54 pm

If you’re ever driven across the country, you’ve without a doubt made some bangin’ road trip mixes.  There are the essentials, the classics, the ones from middle school, and the ones we’ve all forgotten about, but to which we still know all the words. Wired.com recently surveyed it’s readership and created  a list of Top 10 Road Trip Songs created by their fans.  Favorites by the Allman Brothers, Tom Petty, ZZ Top, Cake, Deep Purple, and Led Zeppelin made the cut– check out the official list here.

One thing is for sure, there sure are a lot of classics (Eds note: which we don’t mind at all) but where’s Michael Jackson?  Where’s Sir Mix-A-Lot?  And exactly how did Cake make the cut??  Maybe this list is for you.  Maybe not.  Maybe you prefer your own Top 10 List. (2nd Eds note: we did a super quick NileGuide survey and had some of our staff pick their favorites. Would these make your playlist? If not, what would? Let us know in the comments!)

Zain
America – Simon and Garfunkel
Going Back to Cali – The Notorious B.I.G.
Rock and Roll – Led Zeppelin

Amy
Eff You – Cee Lo
Fly By Night – Chilliwack
Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera

Rachel
California Girls – Beach Boys
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
Highway to Hell – AC/DC
Homeward Bound – Simon and Garkfunkel
(Rachel’s note: Also 50 Cent ‘Candy Shop’ since it’s the only song I can rap from beginning to end and that entertains me for hours on end.)

Image: JayRaz/Flickr

Tags: cross country, music, road trip, songs, top 10 road trip songs, travel, wired magazine

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