Music and travel make the perfect companions. Have you ever thought of going on a road trip without the stereo blaring? Sounds boring, doesnt it? Do you travel in buses and trains without carrying earphones? We think not. When your portable Bluetooth speaker stops working, do you have a panic attack? Then this article is for you!
Whether its the journey that inspires your playlist or whether its the music that encourages you to see the world, for most of the travellers out there, music plays a very important part in their lives. Some people even go out of their way to go to music festivals in far-flung places because melody is just that important.
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There are some songs that inspire travel more than others. Weve compiled a small list for you to enjoy during your journey. Here are our favourite travel songs
6. Toto- Africa
This song doesnt just inspire travel to Africa, it inspires you to simply travel. The melody is absolutely enchanting and thoroughly motivational! It encourages you to get out of your comfort zones and see what the world has in store for you!
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5. Ticket to Ride- The Beatles
Every journey seems a tad incomplete when you dont throw The Beatles into the mix. This song is from the 165 album Help!. Every member of the group had a different interpretation of the song: while McCartney said that it was about a railway ticket to the town of Ryde on the Isle of Wight, Lennon said that it was about the clean bill of health carried by Hamburg prostitutes in the 1960s (okay then!). Whatever the meaning of the song may be, its groovy, laidback tune is sure to get you in the mood for your impending journey.
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4. Fast Car- Tracy Chapman
This song is designed to be on your playlist when youre out on the road. Its literally about a fast car. Its also about escaping and the desire for change. If you have the same urge: to just get out and go somewhere far, this song should definitely be a part of that trip.
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3. Yuhi Chala Chal Rahi- Swades
This is the quintessential Bollywood song about noticing how stunning the world really is. The song is from the movie Swades where none other than Shah Rukh Khan plays the lead. Its the perfect song to inspire you to notice the beauty of the little things during your journey. The road is waiting for you!
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2. Free Bird- Lynyrd Skynyrd
This classic song with its tone that goes from relaxed to absolutely wild and crazy at the end is just the perfect travel anthem! When youre as free as a bird, and you feel like the world is your oyster, you will relate to this song.
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1. Born to Run- Bruce SpringsteenIts the perfect road trip song. Its wild, defiant, and an absolute head-banger that is brought to life by Bruce Springsteen throaty, gruff voice! Its the ideal song to play when youre on a trip with your friends and you want to revel in your youth, exuberance and rebellion. Because baby, we were born to run!
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As Bob Dylan famously sang, Done laid around, done stayed around/ This old town too long/ And it seems like Ive got to travel on. So travel on, dear readers. Theres no time like the present!