A question we often get is “What music did you play on your cross-country journey?” The answer is: a LOT. But we managed to narrow the list down to the quintessential 16. Below are the songs we had constantly on repeat–the tunes that really defined our adventure or fit perfectly with a particular moment on our road trip. Enjoy!
The tune blasting when we first left Chicago back in October 2007.
2. The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
The inspiration for the trailer!
For when you’re rockin’ out in an anarchist loft in NOLA. Never got old! Ever.
For when you’re–let’s be real–speeding.
5. You Look Good When You Wear It Well
Felix Da Housecat
For a spontaneous dance party in the middle of Santa Fe. Simply amazing.
Instant good mood.
7. Are You Out There
For some good old-fashioned Lilith Fair fare.
For when you’re driving off a cliff in Bel Air.
9. Pimpin’ All Over the World
Because you can’t be feminist with all your music choices!
10. Road Trippin’
Red Hot Chili Peppers
To be played in smoggy Hollywood, at dusk.
11. Behind the Wheel
For night-driving only.
12. Poncho and Lefty
Townes Van Zandt
For when you’re nestled in the Teton mountains in Wyoming.
For–you guessed it–the Dakotas.
14. Miss World
For when you’re feeling particularly Thelma-and-Louise, fuck-the-world-ish.
15. Dr. Dre
Let Me Ride
Need we say more?
It’s a trance. It’s an energy drink and a lullaby at the same time. In short, perfect.