In preparation for our trip down to DC, we’ve been putting together a playlist to pass the time more pleasurably in the car.
I came across this old post from last summer, and decided to republish as aÂ refresh on road trip preparations.
The good news is since last summer, we’ve moved on fromÂ Frozen tracks. (Phew!)
The bad news — Heartbeat Song and Shut Up and Dance now make the cut.
You can check out the new playlist here.
And below is my post from last summer.
We’re getting ready for our big trip up to Vermont, so I’m pulling together all the essentials to survive the long-ass drive.
But the most important thing…
(And we’ve got one that’ll last for 6 hours!)
The key to making an epic playlist (+ keeping everyone happy) is each person picks at least 20 songs.
So though I’ve got to suffer through
Do You Want To Build A Snowman,
Best Day Of My LifeÂ and
Turn Down For What (confession, I can kinda get into this one),
I get to choose my songs…the ones that flash me back through the good times and bad– from the innocence of my childhood to the recklessness of my teens to now. And what better time for a trip down memory lane then on a road trip?
Oh, the other thing we have to consider is their little ears. So that will limit our hip-hop selections. Also, it’s more fun when we all love a song, like Hit Me With Your Best Shot. Or GetÂ Lucky.
But not every song has to include the kids.
For some nostalgic-day-dreaming-out-the-window I put in Crosby Stills Nash & Young along with Fleetwood Mac.
I’ll probably get restless so I’ll do a shot-gun-style dance party to my college / raver day faves –Deee-Lite + Crystal Waters .
I also picked some chanteuse-centric tunes by Florence + The Machine Â + Adele to belt out a few harmonies. (I know, so unfair to everyone else in the car.)
Of course we’ll include Radiohead.
Lots and Lots of Radiohead.
Overall, I’m hoping this can keep us entertained for at least 2 hours.
Then there’s the gummy bears, Eye Spy and iPads to do the rest.
Curious about our EPIC 6 Hour playlist?
It’s here. (PS: Spotify only shows the first 30 tracks)