If you also think that travel matches the soundtrack, check out this very cool list of travel songs, with a playlist ready to listen. It has hits from different musical styles, including national and international hits.
If travel songs talk about one of the things we love the most, it might be a good idea to remember some trips, or even plan the next ones, packed with these singles, while we follow this difficult “path” of quarantine.
Turn up the volume and get inspired!
TRAVEL SONGS: NATIONAL PLAYLIST
Let’s Run – Gilberto Gil
“Let’s get away from this place baby
Let’s run away…
I’m tired of waiting for you to carry me.”
Opening the list, this darling song, both in Skank’s and Gilberto Gil’s versions, which has already been the caption of a lot of people’s Instagram photo.
Vento Ventania – Bikini Cavadão
take me anywhere
Take me to any corner of the world
Asia, Europe, America”
Success that has such a good vibe and that reinforces that the important thing is to travel.
Suddenly California – Lulu Santos
“Girl I’m going to California
Living life on the waves”
A classic hit like this is present on almost every travel playlist.
The Road – Black City
“You don’t know how far I’ve walked
to get here
I walked miles and miles before I went to sleep”
I already sang this melody after reaching the top of a mountain or finishing a heavy trail hahaha, like crossing the Serra Fina.
The traveler’s life – Luiz Gonzaga
“My life is to walk around this country
To see if one day I rest happy
keeping the memories
From the lands where I passed”
The song of the king of baião reminds us that it is wonderful to travel through Brazil.
Village – Marisa Monte
“There is a village there
Where a good wind blows
On the balcony who rests
See the horizon lie on the ground”
This success in the voice of our muse Marisa Monte does not necessarily speak of traveling, but of that perfect place. And how many times know such a wonderful place during our travels, that we already wanted to stay there, right?!
Meetings and Farewells – Milton Nascimento
“There are people who came just to look
There are people smiling and crying
And so, come and go.”
Who has never been at the bus station or airport watching the movement before boarding and remembered this song that was the theme of a soap opera in the voice of Maria Rita?
Two steps from paradise – blitz
“Far from home
more than a week
Miles and miles away
Of my love”
This is for those who have traveled and left love at home. And of course, for everyone who has already sung loud and clear when they arrived on that paradise beach. In our case it was at Praia do Sono, in Trindade. The song has a curious love story behind it.
That place – Plant and Root
“The best thing is being able to travel
And get rid of the stress of São Paulo”
This composition is for those who have a special place in the world, be it a beach, a corner in the middle of nowhere, and who run away whenever they want to get rid of the stress of everyday life.
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TRAVEL SONGS: INTERNATIONAL PLAYLIST
Guaranteed – Eddie Vedder
“Wind in my hair, I feel part of everywhere
Underneath my being is a road that disappeared”
The single that opens the list of (international) travel songs is very intense, as it was the theme of the movie Into the Wild, based on the true story of Christopher McCandless who traveled in North America and Alaska. He disappeared to live a life far from everyday materialism and is always remembered by backpackers.
Two of Us – The Beatles
“You and I have memories
The road that stretches out ahead”
A song by one of the greatest bands of all time, which talks about the reverse path, the way back home. But it is still a trip, and of course, full of memories. But, like many songs by the quartet, it has several implicit meanings.
Orinoco Flow – Enya
“Let me sail, let me sail,
let the Orinoco Flow”
The Irish singer’s single packs very well those of our travel plans around the world. The lyrics cite several places and lead us to “navigate”.
Citizen Of The Planet – Alanis Morissette
“I am a citizen of the planet
My president is Kuan Yin
My frontier is on an airplane”
A hit that suits those who dream of knowing – and experiencing – the whole world.
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
“Come away with me in the night
Come away with me”
This one is for those who have already dropped everything to go with that special person somewhere.
Road Trippin’ – Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Road trippin’ with my two favorite allies
Fully loaded we got snacks and supplies”
The soundtrack of those who always remember that car trip with their best friends. I’ve done trips like this a few times, like the one on the coast of Alagoas and the one on the beaches of Rio Grande do Norte.
Gotta Travel On – Bob Dylan
“And I feel like I’ve gotta travel on”
A sweet song by itself, for those days when you want to drop everything and travel. The original version is from the 50’s.
Life Is a Highway – Tom Cochrane
“Life’s like a road that you travel on
When there’s one day here and the next day gone”
Who thought they wouldn’t paint a philosophical lyric on this travel playlist? This is the artist’s most famous song and has a very interesting history.
King of the Road – Roger Miller
“I’m a man of means by no means, king of the road”
Who never felt like the king of the road, right?! It is worth mentioning that the singer says that even though he has no money, he enjoys his freedom.
Route 66 – Chuck Berry
To finish this list of travel songs, a song that talks about one of the most famous roads in the world, located in the United States. A historic and iconic route, immortalized in movies, series, books, music and many photographs. Oh, and the song has been recorded by many artists, so what do you think of the Rolling Stones’ voice?
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Did you like our travel playlist? Which would you add?
by Camila Coubelle and Nange Sá