29 Travel Songs for the perfect Road Trip Playlist – Hostelgeeks Mixtape

29 Travel Songs for the perfect Playlist! Hostelgeeks Mixtape

29 Travel Songs for the perfect Playlist! Hostelgeeks Mixtape Every great story deserves epic background music.

We collected here 29 travel songs that we think can’t be missed on the perfect playlist for travelers.

Some of those travel songs will make your hips move, others are more calm, laid-back.

Just decide for yourself. Either way, those travel songs are the perfect background jingles, when backpacking the world.

This quote “open up your hear, even good things can leave scars, don’t be afraid” is a quote from Ramon Mirabet – Those Little Things (Song #12 in this list!).

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Even good things can leave scars!

We want to start this list with one of our favorite travel songs:

1. Here we are – Part-Time Friends

One our latest discoveries.

Click play, we bet you cannot hold your feet still. We found this song when leaving the Airport in Singapore. We were on our way to Adler Luxury Hostel and ever since, this song reminds us of that time.

But now, listen:

Get up
we are still in trouble
Still a shamble
Here we are
Instead of staying in this bow
Let’s have a bloody row
Here we are
It’s unfair to love someone who wants to beat you down so much
here we are

Something rise and fall
We thought we never lost control
Something tear us apart
We thought we never laughed before
Something rise and fall
who though it would be nothing at all

2. Happy Days – Ramón Mirabet

I wonder very far.
I am all I’ve known I’m not afraid to let myself go.
I say Yeah!
I say Yeah!
I say Yeah!
Could I ask myself for more?

3. Sky on the Loose – Inkfields

Let us a go less mainstream. Meet Inkfields, a solo india rock act from Edinburgh, UK. He is a keen traveller and so many of his songs are travel related such as The Last Ebb, People of the Sea and Svennige.

“Sky on the loose” is our favorite. Listen to the song below and find all his songs on Spotify here.

Messaging like nights before, crashing through the wall
I’m using all my strength and breath, I’m gonna show them all

You talk of my impending doom, no promise nor a myth
You justify avoiding me to sell out on a whiff

Oh if I, I want to be the lonely one, I want to be the only one
And if I, lord I
And if I, I want to be the chosen one, I want to be the chosen one
And if I, lord I

Don’t you tire of telling me? ‘The world ends at the sky,
You’re just a little fish another simple passer by,
All your songs and poetry are droplets in the sea’
I said ‘That is ok for you, your words won’t follow me!’

4. Fantastic shine – Love of Lesbian

Mediterranean flair all over it. Jump on your Vespa and listen to the track, you will thank me later. Fantastic shine by Love Of Lesbians.

Have I told you lately?
We are friends through this trip of…
Time, oh, what is time?
The kind of thing that no one knows
Take a look at who’s around you
Spin in circles, ring round with you

5. We Are Young – Fun. ft. Janelle Monáe

We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Stay young with this one. WE ARE YOUNG

6. Bicicletes – BLAUMUT

This is my favorite Catalan music group. Get the full album by Blaumut here.

Un dilluns perfecte,
Bicicletes sense mans.
Tinc un pas de zebra nou, recent pintat.
Vols gelat de menta?
Les finestres semblen de paper mullat.

Tant soroll que falta l’aire,
He perdut la brúixola i el nord,
Que dec haver guardat per aquí.
Deixa’t de paraules ara,
Penja des d’un arbre aquesta

7. Song 2 – Blur – the FIFA Classic

I bet you cannot hold still when listen to this one.


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

8. Candy – Paolo Nutini

Oh darling, I’ll kiss your eyes and lay you down on your rug
Just give me some candy after my hug
Oh, and I’m often false explaining
But to her it plays out all the same
And although I’m left defeated
It gets held against my name

9. Someone Told Me –  Jake Bugg

Get the track by Jake Bugg here.

Tried to break from this lonely pain
Someone told me I’m just insane oh oh oh
Broke my heart when I knew,
That I could never be with you oh oh oh

10. We are the people – Empire of the Sun

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. Caravan – Passenger

Cause you search for years but you lose everything you find.

There’s braille for the deaf and a signpost for the blind,

there’s heaven for the cruel but the devil waits for the kind.

12. Those Little Things – Ramon Mirabet

Life (spreading) on a fire.

Say we’ll do it all again,

Trying to (west) to get it higher,

Always with a smile upon my face.

13. Paradise – Coldplay

My absolute favorite band out there.

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

14. Break The Night With Colour – Richard Ashcroft

Monday morning coming down, lack understanding

Mama thinks you are the clown, your looking so frightening

Nothing’s going right today, cos nothing ever does

15. One day baby – Asaf Avidan

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

16. Heroes – David Bowie

I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can be Heroes, just for one day
We can be us, just for one day

17. Listen to the Man – George Ezra

Your world keeps spinning and you can’t jump off
But I will catch you if you fall, I can’t tell you enough
I hate to hear that you’re feeling low
I hate to hear that you won’t come home

18. Back down south – Kings of Leon

Underneath the stars
Where we parked the cars
Ain’t showing signs of stopping
Pretty little girls
Naked to their curls
Ready to lay in the coffin

19. Spirits – The Strumbellas

I spent a lot of nights on the run
And I think oh, like I’m lost and can’t be found
I’m just waiting for my day to come
And I think oh, I don’t wanna let you down
Cause something inside has changed
And maybe we don’t wanna stay the same

20. Simple Song – The Shins

Well, this would be a simple song,
To say what you done.
I told you ’bout all those fears,
And away they did run.
You sure must be strong,
And you feel like an ocean being warm by the sun.

21. Stubborn Live – The Lumineers

And I don’t blame you, dear
For running like you did all these years
I would do the same you best believe
And the highway signs say we’re close,
But I dont read those things anymore
I never trusted my own eyes

22. Catch& Release – Matt Simons

There’s a place I’m going
No one knows me
If I breathe real slowly
I let it out and let it in

It can be terrifying
To be slowly dying
Also, clarifying
We end where we begin

23. End of the Line – Traveling Wilburys

Well it’s all right, even if they say you’re wrong
Well it’s all right, sometimes you gotta be strong
Well it’s all right, As long as you got somewhere to lay
Well it’s all right, everyday is Judgment Day

24. If I had a boat – James Vincent McMorrow

If I had a boat I would sail to you
Hold you in my arms, ask you to be true
Once I had a dream, it died long before
Now I’m pointed north, hoping for the shore

25. Traveling On – Kongos

And when the years pass us by
I wonder if we’ll cry
For losing so much time
For moments we may miss
For the love that still exists tonight

26. Milk & Honey – Beatsteaks

Some people wear gloves
Carrying their portions of love
Until death comes from above
Now for dreams and for plans
You try as hard as you land
But I’ve made up my mind

27. Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

I’ll follow you into the park,
through the jungle, through the dark
Girl, I’ve never loved one like you

Moats & boats & waterfalls,
alley ways & pay phone calls
I’ve been everywhere with you

28. Reality – Lost Frequencies feat. Janieck Devy

Decisions as I go, to anywhere I flow.
Sometimes I believe, at times I’m rational.
I can fly high, I can go low.
Today I got a million,
Tomorrow, I don’t know.

29. Tour the World – Video with every country in the world

30. Riptide – Vance Joy

And they come unstuck
Lady, running down to the riptide
taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man.
I love you, when you’re singing that song and
I got a lump in my throat ’cause

31. Our Place – Maia Vidal

We found this song of Maia Vidal, called “Our Place”. Have a look at the lyrics. It makes it such a romantic travel songs, doesn’t it?

I’d like to stay here
For a while and go wild
You’ll call me crazy
But I don’t care
Because I know where…

Where I go where I go
You’re going to take me
Where I go where I go
You’re going to take me
Take me for a ride
And I’ll be by your side

32. Feel Good – Gorillaz

Turn forever hand in hand
Take it all in on your stride
It is ticking, falling down
Love forever love is free
Let’s turn forever you and me
Windmill, windmill for the land

Summary: Travel Songs for the perfect Playlist

C’mon, you didn’t just sit on your chair, right?! We love these travel songs, and we hope so do you. You can find more AWESOME backpacker songs here.

Find 17 more travel songs here.

Do you have a favorite travel song you’d recommend? Please leave a comment, we’d be happy to extend this travel music playlist!

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