There is nothing that can influence your emotions like music does. That applies to me at least. The majority of us listen to music wherever we go. When we go shopping for groceries, waiting for someone who we made plans with, it doesn’t matter, we simply put our earphones on and enjoy it.
That would also apply for when we are driving a car, especially if we plan a longer trip and we need something to listen to that will lift our spirits up. Here are some of the songs that I keep with me when I decide to go on a road trip.
Before We Go
Most of us play tunes in a car for simply loving music, regardless if it is a long-distance journey or not. Some listen to the AM/FM because we can not deal with playlists. But in case we want to listen to particular songs that can influence our emotions, we use CDs or our smartphones.
There are tons of apps and websites we can choose from if we decide to make a list of tunes. If we have a particular need for a specific song, to be precise, we want to listen to live audio from our favorite band, a problem would be that you can find those clips but in video form. It seems that there is no solution, but the truth is that there is.
We can use altering devices. As the professionals of Viddy.ly say, that is the easiest way to download online videos and convert them. What that means is that you take the video and make it into an MP3 or MP4 file.
This is a song by a Swedish group ABBA. It was their lead single from their fourth album “Arrival”. Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Stig Anderson collaborated and wrote lyrics for this amazing worldwide hit. It was released as a single in Sweden on August 15th of 1976.
Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber wrote this song that became a hit for Elvis Presley. The song was released on the 24th of September in 1957 as part of the film, where Presley was in. The motion picture name was the same as the title of this timeless tune.
Pharrell Williams released “Happy” as the first single for the soundtrack album of the movie Despicable Me 2 in 2013. He produces, wrote, and performed the song. In 2014. the song had the purpose of the lead single for his second studio album called “Girl”.
This six-minute masterpiece that consists of several sections was written by non-other than Freddie Mercury for the band’s album Night at the Opera in 1975. There is an intro, operatic passage, ballad segment as well as a hard rock part. The song was a more reachable take on the seventies progressive rock.
I’m a Believer
It was recorded by The Monkees in 1966. Their lead singer was Micky Dolenz. Neil Diamond was the composer. For a week, it was placed as a number one hit on the U.S. Billboard chart.
Someone Like You
Adele and Dan Willson have written this song that was released in 2011 on the 24th of January. This English singer-songwriter managed to stay on top for five weeks in the United Kingdom. It was part of her album “21”.
Favorite to many, this Michael Jackson song was released by Epic Records on the 2nd of January 1983. It was a second single from his “Thriller” Album. It was both composed and produced by Michael.
One of the favorite girl groups of all time, Destiny’s Child, owned this song. Single was a part of their third studio album “Survivor”, released on the 20th of May of 2001. Rob Fusari, Falonte Moore, and Beyonce herself have written and produced this hit.
Andre 3000 performed this song. He is part of the hip-hop group Outkast. This track became a commercial success and has reached number one in Australia, Canada, Sweden, and the United States as well.
Ring My Bell
Frederick Knight wrote this disco song in 1979. Originally, the song was intended to be performed by Stacy Lattisaw who was an eleven-year-old, but, when she signed a contract with a different label, Anita Ward was asked to sing it instead of her. “Ring My Bell” became Anita’s only major hit.
Livin’ La Vida Loca
On the 23rd of March of 1999, we were given this upbeat track by Ricky Martin. There are English and Spanish language versions of the song and it was composed by Draco Rosa and Desmond Child.
I Got You Babe
Sonny Bonno has written this song that was performed by him and Cher. This track was part of their album called “Look at Us”. Starting in August 1965, the song became the number one track in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
“Vogue” is part of the “I’m Breathless” album by Madonna. It was released as a first single by Sire Records in 1999, March 22nd. The song has set trends in dance music in the nineties and had a strong influence on the seventies disco.
Beyonce is the one who created this track herself, and it was a part of her third studio album “I Am… Sasha Fierce” from 2008. “Single Ladies” was released by Columbia Records as a single on October 13th of the same year.
By herself, American singer Billie Eilish in collaboration with her brother Finneas O’Connell co-wrote this amazing song. It was released on March 29th of 2019. Darkroom and Interscope Records have published it as a gift single from her studio album called “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”.
Undeniably, there is no better feeling than music blasting while our windows are down and the wind blows in our face. Driving through beautiful landscapes also helps to make the experience exciting.
Listening to our favorite songs can make our trip more enjoyable and time may seem like it has passed quickly. Travel is certainly more entertaining than sitting in quiet for hours. So, if we sing a little bit on the way, it does not matter, no one minds, except for maybe other passengers that are in a car with you, but that is their problem.