What Music Is On Your Ultimate Summer Road Trip Playlist?

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What kinds of music do you listen to during long drives?

We've got road trips on the brain this summer, especially with the re-release of our Budget Travel Ultimate Road Trips App, available now in the App store and on Google Play. Whether you're dreaming up an epic cross-country road trip this summer, gearing up for a drive through the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota, or touring the amazing national parks and state parks of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona, here are some of your favorite tunes to jam out to along the way.

"Billy Joel's Vienna, especially when he says 'Don't you know that only fools are satisfied?' Makes me reassure why I'm still not satisfied and why I'm still wandering." —Ana Raspini

"Always Don't Stop Believing for everyone in the car to sing with." —Hayden Pigott

"The Motown Sound (Four Tops, Temptations, Aretha Franklin, etc). Sometimes stuff like James Taylor, Cat Stevens, and John Denver. Sometimes 90's country, or stuff like Nat King Cole, Patsy Cline, Barry Manilow, and Sinatra. Finally, BB King, Clapton, Stones, and Kenny Wayne Shepard. Depends on mood one which I play." —Judi Ney White

"On the Road Again by Willie Nelson, of course!" —Sandy Whitney

"The theme song from Top Gun." —Carol Jackson Kerton

"'America by Simon & Garfunkel." —Karen Klepsteen

"The Muppets: Moving Right Along." —Shari Gestson

"Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen." —Tina Schlagel

"Good To Be Me by Uncle Kracker, and anything by Jimmy Buffett." —Ashlie Johnston

"Eastbound and Down. Always the first song I play when I hit the road." —@BarnetteJason

"We listen to anything by Butch Walker and Gin Blossoms. And some Lady Gaga for good measure." —@NTDtravelcast

"Yep, love busting out all the classic boy band, punk rock, and teen icons, it's great! A little Xtina, Blink 182, and Backstreet Boys." —@ThatsVy

"This summer, it's definitely the new Mumford and Sons album. Otherwise, I love anything 90s for road trips." —@holly_asbach

"Give me the greatest hits of Jorge Ben Jor and a convertible and I am one happy girl!" —@arandomwalkatw

"Maroon 5's first album, Michael Jackson, U2, and Stevie Wonder. It's a mix of a lot of stuff." —@SwankyTravel 

"Anything by the Gap Band for Mom and Dad. The kids? Who knows: Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Rob Thomas, and good old country." —@FRKMAHampton

We want to know: what songs are on your playlist this summer? Sound off below!

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