The Five Best Music Albums for a Road Trip

One of my favorite things to do when we head out on the road for a teardrop trailer trip is to create a road trip playlist, or download a great music album to listen to full blast on the stereo. There are certain songs that just sound really good when you're speeding down a lonely desert highway. Here are five of my favorites.

Into the Wild

The movie soundtrack by Eddie Vedder not only profiles the singer's dusky, raw voice, but reflects the amazing outdoor scenes from the film. The movie, about Christopher McCandless's wanderings and fateful trip to Alaska, can be summarized in the best song on the album: "Hard Sun".

The Greatest: The Number Ones by Johnny Cash

If you are into vintage style when it comes to your teardrop trailer, you would have to love Johnny Cash. The Number Ones album covers his greatest songs including "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky" and "Ring of Fire".

Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi

The boys from New Jersey are still going strong, but their 1986 album, Slippery When Wet, is the epitome of a road trip album. You can't help but turn up the volume when songs like "Livin' on a Prayer" and "Raise Your Hands" come up. Just don't run off the road while headbanging.

Legend: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers

After some rock and country, it's time to chill out with some reggae. The undisputed king of reggae's greatest hits includes the beautiful "Three Little Birds", "One Love" and "Redemption Song". Listen to this album with the windows down and a warm breeze blowing.

The Best of Jefferson Airplane

I just noticed that this list leans toward male performers, so I had to throw in Jefferson Airplane and the amazing vocals of Grace Slick (as well as the excellent guitars) in the Best of Jefferson Airplane album. From the instrumentals in "Embryonic Journey" to the trippy lyrics in "White Rabbit", this album will both calm and energize you. This album is for those teardroppers who love to decorate their trailer in tie-dye.


  1. Nice strating point. I reccomend Van Helan "Feels so Good"

  2. Nice one! Are you a Hagar or Roth guy?

    1. Both. I don't study them enough to know which is which. I like it all.
      And you are correct. It is amazing how much music can make the mood.
      I have a song used in a spinning class. 65 minuets long but one would have to be carfull towing a teardrop listening to it.
      BTW, thanks for all the camping info. In some cases you have affrimed what we do and others provide a new thought or method to try.