30 sing-along songs for an epic roadie

They may seem far and few between, but any summer day or long weekend is the perfect time to gather up your friends, pack into a car and hit the road for a classic Kiwi road trip. Whether you’re heading for a camping ground or a weekend at a 5-star hotel, every road trip needs three things: good company, great snacks, and even better music.

Don’t drive in silence, fill your playlist with your favourite beats and throw some of our top picks into the mix so you can have your very own carpool karaoke – with or without James Corden.

  • Ed Sheeran – Shape of you

  • Rascal Flats – Life is a highway

  • Weezer – Island in the sun

  • Tiki Taane – Always on my mind

  • Justin Timberlake – Can’t stop the feeling

  • Rupert Holmes – (Escape) The pina colada song

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet home Alabama

  • Spice Girls – Wannabe

  • Engelbert Humperdinck – Ten guitars

  • Backstreet Boys – Everybody

  • Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

  • Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA

  • Kelly Clarkson – Since you’ve been gone

  • Eric Clapton – Cocaine

  • Montell Jordan – This is how we do it

  • Kid Rock – All summer long

  • Wilson Phillips – Hold On

  • Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer

  • Train – Drops of Jupiter

  • Beyoncé – Crazy In Love

  • Justin Bieber – Sorry

  • Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars

  • Bryan Adams – Summer of 69

  • Shaggy – It wasn’t me

  • The Killers – Mr brightside

  • Nelly – Ride wit me

  • Will Smith – Getting’ jiggy wit it

  • Kenny Loggins – Footloose

  • AC/DC – Highway to hell

  • Foo Fighters – Best of you

Still not inspired? Check out one of our fave Spotify playlists and get ready for the ultimate sing-along.

Written by Monique Renee

Usually barefoot and deep in wanderlust mode, Mon loves binging Netflix, cuddling babies and stalking through Instagram looking for boho decor inspo and hotties with man buns. You’ll usually find her on holiday, planning a holiday or thinking about holidays.

Favourite Instagram to follow: @hotdudesreading



  1. Vikki Sainsbury October 26, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Oh too many on my list to put here – but generally David Bowie, Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson (for my 5 year old daughter her fav artist lol) 🙂

  2. Kym Moore October 25, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Haha, I got a bit too into this – I like your list. Mine is massive if I really had the time…

    Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
    David Bowie/Queen – Under Pressure
    REM – Losing My Religion
    Beck – Loser
    Faith No More – Epic
    No Doubt – Just a Girl or Spiderwebs
    Cranberries – Zombie
    Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
    Wallflowers – One Headlight
    Counting Crows – Mr Jones
    4 Non Blondes – What’s Up

    Or generally anything David Bowie, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Counting Crows, Chris Cornwell, Smashing Pumpkins….ekkk

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