Once spring comes around and the warm days begin outnumbering the cold ones, you know it’s time to break out the sunny days playlist. Overflowing with some of the best songs to blast with the windows down, this car ride playlist offers over fifty fun and chill beats to jam out to while driving around town.
“More Than You Know” — Axwell /\ Ingrosso
The second this upbeat song starts, you won’t be able to stop bopping your head along to the contagious beat. So crank the volume up and roll those windows down because it’s time to blast “More Than You Know.”
“Waves” — Mr. Probz & Robin Schulz
Whether you’re at the beach or driving around town, this chill track is the perfect song to blast in the car while the wind blows through your hair. If you’re on your way to the beach, I definitely recommend playing the Robin Schulz remix.
“Mine” — Bazzi
Interestingly enough, Bazzi was hanging out with a couple of friends by the pool when inspiration struck for his breakthrough hit. If that’s not a good enough reason to blast this song on a warm spring day, then just take a look at this line “You’re so f*cking precious when you smile.” Yeah, how can you not bask in the sunshine that is this song when you hear that line.
“Sweater Weather” — The Neighbourhood
The moment you hear those opening beats, you know you’re in for a full out jam session. Let’s face it, you won’t be able to stop yourself from singing along to this catchy track once it starts.
“Everybody Talks” — Neon Trees
Nothing makes you want to shake your head and belt out the lyrics more than Neon Trees smash hit “Everybody Talks.”
“Don’t You Worry Child” — Swedish House Mafia & John Martin
Bring on the nostalgia with this iconic 2012 anthem from Swedish House Mafia and John Martin. If you don’t crank up the volume and slide those windows down, you’re doing it wrong.
“Fast Car” — Jonas Blue & Dakota
If you’re in the mood for a relaxing melodious hit with summery vibes, Jonas Blue and Dakota’s version of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” will do just the trick. And if you’re going on a road trip, don’t forget to add this to your playlist.
“Electric Love” — BØRNS
BØRNS packs a punch of nostalgia in this magical, melodic masterpiece. You’ll be feeling the summer vibes while jamming out to this iconic hit.
“Summer” — Calvin Harris
Kick back, relax and cruise along the coastline while listening to this legendary #1 summer hit.
“Feel So Close” — Calvin Harris
Whether you’re obsessed with this track because of The Vampire Diaries or simply because it brings back a ton of memories, “Feel So Close” should definitely be added to your car ride playlist.
“Tongue Tied” — Grouplove
It’s time to start your summer off with a bang. Drive around town with your besties while blaring this song at full blast. The fun beats mixed with those iconic lyrics make it one of the best songs to blast with the windows down.
“Put Your Records On” — Ritt Momney
It’s time to put your records because you need this song in your life. Ritt Momney’s version of “Put Your Records On” can eliminate the stresses of your day in an instant. There’s something about his voice that immediately puts you at ease.
“Riptide” — Vance Joy
If you have yet to watch the music video for Vance Joy’s smash hit, you need to do yourself a favor and give it a quick look. If there was an award for the most literal music video, “Riptide” would decimate its competition. They took the literal interpretation of the lyrics to an entirely new level.
“Please Don’t Go” — Mike Posner
Once this bop starts, you won’t be able to stop yourself from singing along to the catchy lyrics. Oh and while you’re at it, you may as well add “Cooler Than Me” and “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” to your queue. It’s time to get your 2010s jam on.
“Left Hand Free” — alt-J
Outer Banks anyone? “Left Hand Free” is one of the best songs to blast with the windows down while driving along the coastline with your friends. Picture the intro to Outer Banks. Now that’s the type of vibe alt-J gives off with their chill summer hit.
“Stolen Dance” — Milky Chance
Interestingly, Milky Chance’s hit took a few years to craft, first the chorus and then the verses. Since then, it has gone on to become one of the most recognizable songs from 2013.
“Heat Waves” — Glass Animals
As the soundtrack to a Minecraft fanfic, “Heat Waves” became an overnight sensation among the Minecraft YouTuber community, inadvertently boosting it to the Top 100. But even so, it’s impossible to listen to this without swaying along to the catchy hook and chill melody.
“Safe And Sound” — Capital Cities
Bring on the nostalgia with this 2013 hit! As one of the quintessential summer tunes, you need to add this song to your car rides playlist.
“Budapest” — George Ezra
Fun fact: Multiple songs on George Ezra’s debut album revolve around his backpacking trip through Europe. However, despite naming this song after the capital of Hungary, he never made it to Budapest after missing the train.
“Jesus In LA” — Alec Benjamin
Alec Benjamin recounts his journey of self-discovery that all began with him moving out to California to chase his dreams of stardom only to realize that Hollywood would not bring him happiness.
“Dazed & Confused” — Ruel
As Ruel’s breakthrough single, we were all left dazed and confused by this masterpiece. So roll down the windows and let the lyrics sweep you into the breeze that is Ruel’s voice singing “Dazed and Confused.”
“Out of My League” — Fitz and The Tantrums
Crank up the volume and let the wind blow through your hair because this is the bop that never stops giving. Also, if you’re planning a road trip, be sure to add this song to your playlist.
“Animal” — Neon Trees
Let out your inner animal and clap along to this nostalgic hit. Whether you’re driving home from work or on your way to the beach, this song is the perfect addition to anyone’s car ride playlist.
“Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye & Kimbra
Ever since hearing this song on the radio for the first time while driving up to Six Flags with my dad and sister, it’s become a reminder of those happy summer days.
“Prayer in C” — Lilly Wood and The Prick & Robin Schulz
Pack up your worries and send them off to the Sahara Desert because there’s no room for them once this masterpiece starts playing.
“Cool Kids” — Echosmith
Cookies anyone? Turn up the radio and jam out to this amazing song. It never gets old.
“Midnight City” —M83
Nothing beats kids with superpowers. Absolutely nothing.