travel playlist

by umer | 3:09 PM in |

Travel Playlist
Travel Playlist. A Playlist for the Road.
I am a fan of the themed music playlist. Alas the days of the mix tape are in the technological past, though I don’t miss lugging my Case Logic bag of tapes onto the plane. I have been working for over two years on the perfect 80s mix, which is now almost three hours of classic 80s tunes (leading off, of course, with a-ha’s Take On Me). Now my focusing is shifting to a new playlist composed entirely of travel songs – a mix to listen to while traveling, all about traveling.
Here’s what I have so far:This Time Tomorrow by The Kinks – A song all about being on a plane and thinking about where you’re going and where you’ve been.
  1. Man in a Suitcase by The Police – A song about rare musical topic of business travel.
  2. Cuanto Le Gusta by The Andrews Sisters with Carmen Miranda – All about the fun of travel. My favorite line: I’ll take the goat!
  3. I’ve Been Everywhere by Johnny Cash – The longest list of destinations I have ever heard in a song. He’s not lying about having been everywhere.
  4. San Tropez by Pink Floyd – The perfect song about being lazy on a beach vacation.
  5. Divorce Song by Liz Phair – A sad, but great, song about a road trip.
  6. Singapore by Tom Waits – Tom Waits’ idea of a cruise. Scary? Yes.
  7. Travellin’ All Alone by Billie Holiday – Less melancholy than you’d think. A sweet tune.
  8. On the Road Again by Willie Nelson – A classic.
  9. Route 66 by Depeche Mode – There’s many a version of Route 66 out there, but this is my favorite because of the great sampling.
  10. It’s Nice to Go Trav’ling by Frank Sinatra – Because getting home and sharing a pizza is sometimes equally nice.