Art of Adventure’s Top 10 Traveling & Adventure Songs
Do you ever wish that your life, adventures or travels had a soundtrack?
Do you ever think of a song that would go perfectly with your latest escapade?
Does a song ever just pop into your head as you are on some rendevous with nature?
Music just seems to make things better. It can lift your spirit even if you are just lazing around or commuting to work.
But, when you are participating in your favorite outdoor activity or other adventure, it just seems to add that little something extra to make your experience that much more enjoyable.
So I was thinking, what are some of the all -time best travel and adventure songs, those that get your heart pumping and your feet tapping. And here is what I came up with, Art of Adventure’s Top 10 Traveling and Adventure songs.
It’s pretty hard to narrow it down to 10 as there are so many great songs that fit this category, but here are my top choices. Will any of them be yours?
Although they are numbered, they are not in any particular order of preference.
I like them all.
And here’s the cool thing, I have the videos (YouTube) for all of them in case you don’t remember them or you just want to chill out and get in the mood for your next adventurous endeavor.
Art of Adventure’s Top 10 Traveling and Adventure Songs
1. Born to Be Wild – Steppenwolf
“Born to Be Wild” is a rock song written by Mars Bonfire. It is often used in popular culture to denote a biker appearance or attitude. It is sometimes described as the first heavy metal song, and the second verse lyric “heavy metal thunder” marks the first use of this term in rock music (although not as a description of a musical style). However, the claim may be false as bands such as Blue Cheer had recorded songs with a heavier rock sound while “Born to Be Wild” incorporated elements of classic rock music.*
2. Roll me Away – Bob Seger
“Roll Me Away” is the title of a song written by American rock artist Bob Seger on the album The Distance by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. The song peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.*
3. King of the Road – Roger Miller
“King of the Road” is a 1964 song written and originally recorded by country singer Roger Miller. The lyrics tell of a hobo who despite being poor (a “man of means by no means”) revels in his freedom, describing himself humorously as the “king of the road”. It was Miller’s fifth single for Smash Records.*
4. Ramblin Man – Allman Brothers
“Ramblin’ Man” is a 1973 song by The Allman Brothers Band, featured on their album Brothers and Sisters. It was written by Dickey Betts, who also sang lead vocals.*
5. Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
“Free Bird” (often spelled “Freebird”, including by the band itself on the cover of the single) is a song by the American southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. It first featured on the band’s debut album in 1973.” *
6. Two Tickets to Paradise – Eddy Money
“Two Tickets to Paradise” is a song by American rock singer, Eddie Money, from his 1977 album Eddie Money. It was released as a single in June 1978 and reached number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. *
7. On the Road Again – Willie Nelson
“On the Road Again” is a song made famous by country music singer Willie Nelson, and is part of the soundtrack to the 1980 movie Honeysuckle Rose.
8. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
“Born to Run” is a song by American singer songwriter Bruce Springsteen, and the title song of his album Born to Run. *
9. Travelin’ Man – Bob Seger
“Travelin’Man” is a song by American singer songwriter Bob Seger.*
10. Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
“Hit the Road Jack” is a song written by rhythm and bluesman Percy Mayfield and first recorded in 1960 as an a cappella demo sent to Art Rupe. It became famous after it was recorded by singer-songwriter-pianist Ray Charles with the Raelettes vocalist Margie Hendricks.*
Okay there you have it, the top 10 list. Do you agree or disagree?
Were there some of your favorites or none?
Leave a comment and lets hear your favorites. Maybe you know of some we would all appreciate. Come on it’s easy.
As always, Explore the Adventurous Life and remember to make it a bit more fun with your favorite tune.
*Song and artist descriptions courtesy of Wikipedia.