Best 10 Songs For Backpackers Exploring the WorldMusic is for most of people an essential part of life. Especially for Backpacker trying to find their way to explore this world, music can very important. Sitting in the middle of nowhere, just listening to your travel buddy playing a simple song on the harmonica. Or maybe you have a cold beer at your hostel, and someone starts playing guitar.

Updated: 2018

Actually it’s a song you listened a thousand times, and this time it’s special. Whenever you hear this song from now on, it turns you right back to this special place, this special moment no one can ever take away from you!

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Don’t forget to pack your portable speaker or headphones for your travels ( check our ultimate packing list so you don’t forget anything).

Turn the volume up, here are 10 Songs for Backpackers we love.

…because every good story deserves some amazing background music!

1. 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 young poor boys.

And god, I know I’m one.

2. The Passenger – Iggy Popp

I am the passenger

I stay under glass

I look through my window so bright

I see the stars come out tonight

I see the bright and hollow sky

Over the city’s ripped backsides

And everything looks good tonight

3. This Is The Life – Amy Macdonald

Oh the wind whistles down

The cold dark street tonight

And the people they were dancing to the music vibe

And the boys chase the girls with the curls in their hair

While the shy tormented youth sit way over there

And the songs they get louder

Each one better than before

4. The Travel Song – Pilate

The road seen beneath the van’s headlights

It’s cold, so cold, cold enough to feel your sigh

My face up against the window now

Don’t you know it’s cold outside?

Pick up your life as I pass by

Can’t you see I’m cold inside

5. Guaranteed (Into The Wild) – Eddie Vedder

The movie “Into The Wild” is a beautiful movie for everyone looking for special backpacker and travel movies. The video below shows some scenes taken out of “Into The Wild” – enjoy!

Here are the lyrics:

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…

6. World Spins Madly On – The Weepies

A sad song about the world spins on and on and on. Therefore you should not resign. Go out and get active!

I let the day go by

I always say goodbye

I watch the stars from my window sill

The whole world is moving and I’m standing still

7. Let’s See How Far We’ve Come – Matchbox Twenty

I’m wakin’ up at the start of the end of the world

But it’s feeling just like every other morning before

Now I wonder what my life is gonna mean if it’s gone

The cars are moving like a half a mile an hour and I

Started staring at the passengers and waving goodbye

Can you tell me what was ever really special about me all this time?

8. Summer Cat – Billie the Vision & the Dancers

I wore a T-shirt and my worn out hat.

Abandoned as a summer cat.

And as I stood there as a broken hearted

I realized you got the car keys still.

So I broke into my own old car.

I fell asleep on the passenger seat.

I dreamed of summer sex with you and you whispered in my ear:

Tonight tonight tonight tonight

I wanna be with you Tonight tonight tonight tonight

I wanna be with you tonight

Why can’t you leave me tomorrow instead?

Why can’t you leave me tomorrow instead?

9. Trip The Light – Garry Schyman

This might be one of the most famous travel songs out there. Known as the background music of the popular video from “Where the Hell is Matt”, Garry Schyman is a classic for backpackers around the world.
And in the morning light I’ll remember
As the sun will rise
We are all the glowing embers
Of a distant fire

We’re gonna trip the light
We’re gonna break the night
And we’ll see with new eyes
When we trip the light

10. A Pocket Full Of Shells – Mat McHugh

Followed a trail of poison crumbs.
We got lost pretending, undone.
Then our blood fell from the clouds,
the wind it screamed, the sea it howled.

And every cold, dry morning,

crows sing of how there’s ice forming on the lake.

Oh yes somebody called me, said they saw you.

Said you were looking older but just the same.

When are you coming home?

It must be freezing out today …

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Safe travels,
Anna&Matt

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