50 Songs for your Summer Road Trip (Playlist)

Well, secret’s out!  I’m going on a solo road trip starting on June 20th – only 8 days away!!!  I’m so excited I can’t even explain it properly.  I’ll be gone from the 20th to the 30th, and I’ll be exploring California exclusively.  That means really fun posts for all of you in real time as I come upon strange landmarks, peculiar towns, and just plain ol’ fun attractions.  I’m so stoked about the trip, and also for having you to share my experiences with!

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In the spirit of getting pumped up, I’ve compiled a pretty killer summer road trip playlist on Spotify that I’m excited to share with all of you as well.  Public playlists are one of the coolest features of Spotify!  Just make sure you’re logged into your Spotify account and then click this link to access the playlist:  http://bit.ly/1f6blKV

It’s heavy on the indie folk and 60s/70s vibe, but with some fun pop and funk thrown into the mix (and some local San Diego artists whom I ADORE!)  I’m pretty excited to listen to it over and over while I drive down the open road with no obligations and no one to tell me where to go…  I hope you enjoy it too!  3 hours of road trippin’ tunes, just for you.  Below, I’ve included a full list of the song titles in case you don’t have Spotify.  Can’t wait to share my adventures with you!!!

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(A very old self-portrait of me with this crazy ukulele-type instrument.)

California Road Trippin’ Playlist50 songs, 3 hours & 12 minutes

1.  Workin’ – Meg & Bryan

2.  Slow Motion – Phox

3.  Portions for Foxes – Rilo Kiley

4.  California – Joni Mitchell

5.  Graceland – Paul Simon

6.  California Sunrise – Dirty Gold

7.  Run – Vampire Weekend

8.  Forever – Haim

9.  Float On – Modest Mouse

10.  Heaven’s Gate – The Smart Brothers

11.  The Sound of Settling – Death Cab for Cutie

12.  Heavy metal drummer – Wilco

13.  VCR – The XX

14.  Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

15.  Ragged Wood – Fleet Foxes

16.  Ride – Lana Del Rey

17.  I Want You Back – Jackson 5

18.  Two Weeks – Grizzly Bear

19.  Hero – Family of the Year

20.  So Insane – Discovery

21.  Chicago – Sufjan Stevens

22.  Heart in a Cage – Chris Thile

23.  Song Bird Song – The Smart Brothers

24.  Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show

25.  Lost in My Mind – The Head and the Heart

26.  The Love Club – Lorde

27.  Tiny Dancer – Elton John

28.  Elastic Heart – Sia

29.  You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes

30.  San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) – Scott McKenzie

31.  Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

32.  Head Underwater – Jenny Lewis

33.  Falling – Haim

34.  The Only Living Boy in New York – Simon & Garfunkel

35.  Jeepster – T. Rex

36.  I Love It – Icona Pop

37.  Us – Regina Spektor

38.  Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap

39.  Mushaboom – Feist

40.  Champion – Kanye West

41.  Winter Winds – Mumford & Sons

42.  Dancing Queen – ABBA

43.  On the Radio – Regina Spektor

44.  P.Y.T. – Michael Jackson

45.  I Feel It All – Feist

46.  Firework – Kate Perry

47.  Destination – Nickel Creek

48.  Daylight – Matt and Kim

49.  If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out – Cat Stevens

50.  Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen*

*Make sure you’re on a traffic-free stretch of road for this so you can properly execute the mandatory Wayne’s World head banging.

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