Rolling Stone Magazine's 25 Best Road Trip Tunes

Rolling Stone magazine published its list of the "25 Best Road Trip Songs Ever" in May 2007.

The collection is a bit heavy on classic rock for my tastes, and it neglects some obvious road trip anthems like the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Roadtrippin" and Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again'.

That said, it is the most authoritative compilation I've found so far. In reverse order, the list is:  continue reading... »

Roadtrippin, by Singer/Songwriter Daniel Cirera

Has Daniel Cirera's "Roadtripppin" surpassed the Red Hot Chilli Peppers song of the same name as the best roadtrippin anthem?

Maybe not yet, but give Cirera, who has a Masters Degree in Commercial Law, full credit.

His video for Roadtrippin (below) perfectly captures the carefree, youthful vibe that initially hooks many people on the open road experience.

According to his website, the half-Swedish, half-Spanish Cirera, "has become a legend in his homeland of Sweden the old-fashioned way: by writing great, honest songs to purge himself."

And true to form, the material on Honestly – I love you *cough*, which includes "Roadtrippin", was inspired by Cirera's solo travels through Central America and the United States, which he embarked on to rid himself of the memories of his two-timing girlfriend.  continue reading... »

Roadtrippin, by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

American alt-music band Red Hot Chill Peppers formed in LA in 1983.

It announced its arrival as a super group 1991 with the critically acclaimed album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik.

Eight years later, in 1999, they released Californication. which included the song, "Road Trippin".

According to Wikipedia, the Road Trippin single was released only in Europe and:  continue reading... »