31 Best Travel Songs 2017 (to have the perfect background music!)

31 Best Travel Songs 2024 (to have the perfect background music!)

Over time we collected a bunch of great and cool travel songs we just love to share.We love good travel music, it doesn’t matter where we are. On a boat floating through the Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, driving along the coast in Australia, or catching a plane.

31 Best Travel Songs 2017 (to have the perfect background music!)If you are a Spotify user, we just discovered a cool Road trip songs list, with more than 80 travel songs.

Just hit the play button on the first song and enjoy your road trip wherever you are.

More the backpacker type? Find 17 more backpacker songs here.

If you still wanna more travel music, we just summed up my 29 favorite songs about traveling. Or check out these 117 cool and funny Instagram captions.

So, here it goes, A collection of the best travel songs for this 2024.

And we want to start with The Sonics!

1. Have Love, Will Travel – The Sonics

The Sonics’ “have love, will travel” is one of my favorite travel music.

Have love, whoa Baby I will travel
(I say)Have little love, whoa Darlin’ will travel
(Isaid) If you need lovin
Then yeah, yeah, Ill travel

Well I might take a boat, or I’ll take a plane
Might hitchhike, or jump a railroad train
Your kind of lovin’ drives a man insane
So look for me a walkin’ just any ol’ way

2.  The House of the Rising Sun – The Animals

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I’m one

My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new bluejeans
My father was a gamblin’ man
Down in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and trunk
And the only time he’s satisfied
Is when he’s on, a drunk

3. KONGOS – Traveling On

So long my friend, my foe, my love, my pain
The road’s calling out my name
Dreaming of La Boheme
Maybe I’ll go to Barbizon
Or see a girl before she catches cold and she’s gone
Or maybe I’ll just travel on

Travel on

So long my flame, my warmth, my fear, my fight
The road’s calling again tonight
Dreaming under street lights
Maybe I’ll catch a train to Rome
See the world until I can’t go on
Then maybe I’ll come traveling home

4. KONGOS – Escape

Every few thousand years
Come true man’s greatest fears
All the living things
Mother nature brings to tears
When the bombs are bursting in the air
And the rockets are making that red glare
I’m heading down
Down to that good hope town, where the weather’s fair

So why don’t you come away
With me my love
We’ll do what it takes
I’ll keep you safe

Why don’t you stay by me
And when the time comes
We’ll escape

5. Angus & Julia Stone – A Heartbreak

I saw your friends at the drive-in
They were falling in love
I met your friends, they were lying
About falling in love

Girl, you’re just a child
A heartbreak
Girl, you’re just a child
A heartbreak

6. Seafret – Oceans

It feels like there’s oceans
Between me and you once again
We hide our emotions
Under the surface and tryin’ to pretend
But it feels like there’s oceans
Between you and me

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7. The Lumineers – Sleep On The Floor

Pack yourself a toothbrush dear
Pack yourself a favorite blouse
Take a withdrawal slip
Take all of your savings out
‘Cause if we don’t leave this town
We might never make it out
I was not born to drown
Baby come on

8. Snow Patrol – Just Say Yes

Just say yes, just say there’s nothing holding you back
It’s not a test, nor a trick of the mind
Only love

It’s so simple and you know it is
You know it is, yeah
We can’t be to and fro like this
All our lives
You’re the only way to me
The path is clear

9. Asaf Avidan & The Mojos – One Day

One day baby, we’ll be old
Oh baby, we’ll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

No more tears, my heart is dry
I don’t laugh and I don’t cry
I don’t think about you all the time
But when I do, I wonder why

10. Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People

We can remember swimming in December
Heading for the city lights in 1975
We share in each other
Nearer than farther
The scent of a lemon drips from your eyes

We are the people that rule the world
A force running in every boy and girl
All rejoicing in the world
Take me now, we can try

11. MGMT – Electric Feel

I said ooh girl
Shock me like an electric eel
Baby girl
You turn me on with your electric feel

I said ooh girl
Shock me like an electric eel
Baby girl
Turn me on with your electric feel

All along the eastern shore
Put your circuits in the sea
This is what the world is for
Making electricity

You can feel it in your mind
Oh you can do it all the time
Plug it in and change the world
You are my electric girl

12. Two Door Cinema Club – Sun

Drawn apart
New York and London
All I see now
Are distant drumlins

The roads I knew
Became a city
And I wonder
Will you wait for me?

You can find more New York City Songs here.

13. Love of Lesbian – Fantastic shine

Did I ever tell you we are
drivers through a road called life
Oh, what is life
A piece of pie
bursting from the seems that everything’s alright
Spin in circles, jump together now

Shine, you can make it grow
From the summer ground
To the highest clouds

14. Ramon Mirabet – Those Little Things

I remember that first summer. Settled on the (dark) you said, Open up your heart

Even good things can leave scars, Don’t be afraid.

15. Manel Navarro – Candle

Your smile is like the sunset in the month of June. When we’re together there is nothing out of tune. ‘Cause I hear your voice and I don’t know what to do.

I’m not feeling heavy when I’m next to you. ‘Cause you’re the endless fire that shows me the way. When the night is dark you can be my flame, oh oh. ‘Cause the candle you hold inside, oh oh.

16. The Chainsmokers – Paris

We were staying in Paris
To get away from your parents
And I thought, “Wow
If I could take this in a shot right now

I don’t think that we could work this out”
Out on the terrace
I don’t know if it’s fair but I thought “How
Could I let you fall by yourself

While I’m wasted with someone else”

17. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

Girl, you know I want your love
Your love was handmade for somebody like me
Come on now, follow my lead
I may be crazy, don’t mind me

Say, boy, let’s not talk too much
Grab on my waist and put that body on me
Come on now, follow my lead
Come, come on now, follow my lead

18. Coldplay – Paradise

When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach
And the bullets catch in her teeth

Life goes on, it gets so heavy
The wheel breaks the butterfly
Every tear a waterfall
In the night the stormy night she’ll close her eyes
In the night the stormy night away she’d fly

19. Bob Dylan – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, where have you been, my darling young one?
I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains
I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways
I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests
I’ve been out in front of a dozen dead oceans
I’ve been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard
And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

20. Jake Bugg – Simple As This

Traveled to each ocean’s end
Saw all seven wonders, trying to make some sense
Memorized the mantra Confucius said
But it only let me down

Tried absolution of the mind and soul
It only led me where I should not go
Oh and the answer well how could I miss
Something as simple as this
Something as simple as this

21. Birdy – Wings

Sunlight comes creeping in
Illuminates our skin
We watch the day go by
Stories of all we did
It made me think of you
It made me think of you

Under a trillion stars
We danced on top of cars
Took pictures of the stage
So far from where we are
They made me think of you
They made me think of you

22. George Ezra – Barcelona

I still long to hold her once more, oh,
My boots of leather,
From Europe
I gather you know, know,

Every time you have to go
Shut my eyes and you know
I’ll be lying right by your side
In Barcelona

23. The Killers – When You Were Young

You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
To save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch it now, here he comes

He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus
But he talks like a gentlemen
Like you imagined
When you were young

24. Semisonic – Closing Time

Closing time
Time for you to go out to the places you will be from
Closing time
This room won’t be open till your brothers or your sisters come
So gather up your jackets, move it to the exits
I hope you have found a friend
Closing time
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

25. Incubus – Drive

Sometimes, I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear
And I can’t help but ask myself how much I’ll let the fear
Take the wheel and steer
It’s driven me before
And it seems to have a vague, haunting mass appeal
But lately, I am beginning to find
That I should be the one behind the wheel

26. Blur – Song 2

I got my head checked
By a jumbo jet
It wasn’t easy
But nothing is

When I feel heavy-metal
And I’m pins and I’m needles
Well, I lie and I’m easy
All the time but I am never sure
Why I need you
Pleased to meet you

27. Foo Fighters – Times Like These

it’s times like these you learn to live again
it’s times like these you give and give again
it’s times like these you learn to love again
it’s times like these time and time again

I am a new day rising
I’m a brand new sky
to hang the stars upon tonight
I am a little divided
do I stay or run away
and leave it all behind?

28. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance

And I want you
We can bring it on the floor
You’ve never danced like this before
We don’t talk about it
Dancin’ on do the boogie all night long
Stoned in paradise, shouldn’t talk about it

29. Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend

Oh, angel sent from up above
You know you make my world light up
When I was down when I was hurt
You came to lift me up

Life is a drink, and love’s a drug
Oh, now I think I must be miles up
When I was a river, dried up
You came to rain a flood

30. Boston- More than A Feeling

So many people have come and gone
Their faces fade as the years go by
Yet I still recall as I wander on
As clear as the sun in the summer sky

It’s more than a feeling when I hear that old song they used to play (more than a feeling)
I begin dreaming (more than a feeling)
‘Till I see Marianne walk away
I see my Marianne walkin’ away

31. Toto – Africa

It’s gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never have

32. Guaranteed – Eddie Vedder

On bended knee is no way to be free
Lifting up an empty cup I ask silently
That all my destinations will accept the one that’s me
So I can breath

Circles they grow and they swallow people whole
Half their lives they say goodnight to wive’s they’ll never know
Got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul
So it goes

Don’t come closer or I’ll have to go
Holding me like gravity are places that pull
If ever there was someone to keep me at home
It would be you

Everyone I come across in cages they bought
They think of me and my wandering
But I’m never what they thought
Got my indignation but I’m pure in all my thoughts

I’m alive
Wind in my hair, I feel part of everywhere
Underneath my being is a road that disappeared
Late at night I hear the trees

They’re singing with the dead
Leave it to me as I find a way to be
Consider me a satellite for ever orbiting

I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me

More songs

I also summed up my 29 favorite songs about traveling. Find 17 BEST backpacker songs here.

And why not check out these good reads, too?

How to download travel music?

There are awesome songs for travel videos.

Please be aware that you cannot use any music for your own videos. You have the own the license.

Either way. There is a website we hear that is perfect to download music and videos from YouTube. The website is www.filsh.net.

Just visit the website, include the link of the video and add your settings. It is as simple as that.

Sum it up: Time to Dance, time to Travel

The background music of a trip is crucial.

Well, okay, the trip and experience itself are obviously more important.

Nevertheless, it is always awesome to have these awesome travel songs up your sleeve.

And if you’re looking for more, you can find amazing travel quotes with these articles below.

If you know more songs, please leave us a comment. We are always keen to add more songs to our own list.

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