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100 Greatest Travel Tunes; Skyscanner presents the best travel songs

100 Greatest Travel Tunes; Skyscanner presents the best travel songs ever

With the help of you, the Skyscanner users, we’ve put together a collection of what we believe are the best travel songs ever written.

It was a hard job; over 200 tracks were suggested, but in the end, only 100 travel songs could be chosen. Did your pick make the cut? From the obvious to the obscure, punk rock to hip-hop, Skyscanner presents 6.4 hours of great travel music: the 100 Greatest Travel Tunes ever.

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How did we choose? Simple. The track had to be travel or destination themed. It had to be on Spotify, and it had to be a great track! And don’t forget to tune in to the monthly Skyscanner travel podcast for travel tips, travel banter and travel mythbusting!

100 Greatest Travel Tunes (in no particular order)

1. Around the world – Daft Punk
2. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
3. Have Love Will Travel – The Sonics
4. Hotel California – The Eagles
5. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – Proclaimers
6. The Passenger – Iggy Pop
7. Leave Home – Chemical Brothers
8. The day we caught the train – Ocean Colour Scene
9. No Particular Place to Go – Chuck Berry
10. Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc

11. Down Under – Men at work
12. Holidays in the Sun – The Sex Pistols
13. Paradise City – Guns n Roses
14. Paris – Friendly Fires
15. Whippin’ Piccadilly – Gomez
16. America – Razorlight
17. London Calling – The Clash
18. On the Road Again – Willie Nelson
19. Blackpool Roll – Mr Scruff
20. These boots are made for walking – Nancy Sinatra

21. Africa – Toto
22. Caribbean Breeze –Wiseguys
23. New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
24. The Distance – Cake
25. Travelling without moving – Jamiroquai
26. Walk like an Egyptian – The Bangles
27. Are you gonna go my way – Lenny Kravitz
28. Lost in the K-Hole – Chemical Brothers
29. Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
30. California Love – 2PAC

31. Sail Away – David Gray
32. Surfin’ USA – The Beach Boys
33. I’m Shipping Up to Boston – Dropkick Murphys
34. Holiday – Madonna
35. Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
36. Out of Space – Prodigy (space travel!)
37. Loco in Acapulco – The Four Tops
38. Life on Mars? – David Bowie
39. Homeward Bound – Simon and Garfunkel
40. Viva Las Vegas – Elvis

41. Last Train to Clarksville – The Monkees
42. Kids In America – Kim Wilde
43. Turning Japanese – The Vapors
44. Wild Rover – The Dubliners
45. Holiday in Cambodia – Dead Kenndys
46. Get Here – Oleta Adams
47. Travelling our way home – The Bishops
48. Mr Cab driver – Lenny Kravitz
49. Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn
50. Papua New Guinea – Future Sound of London

51. Road to Nowhere – Talking Heads
52. California Dreamin’ – Mamas and Papas
53. Kingston town – UB40
54. Israelites – Desmond Dekker and the Aces
55. Cars – Gary Numan
56. Road Trippin – Red Hot Chilli Peppers (cover version – original not on Spotify)
57. Take California – Propellerheads
58. Island in the Sun – Weezer
59. Leaving on a jet plane – John Denver

60. Sailing – Rod Stewart
61. Rocket Man – Elton John
62. We gotta get out of this place – Animals
63. Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
64. I left my heart in san Francisco – Tony Bennett
65. Living in America – James brown
66. Ramblin’ Man – Allman Brothers
67. Magic carpet ride – Steppenwolf
68. King of the Road – Roger Miller
69. Doctor? (Dr Who Theme remix) – Orbital (time travel!)

70. Alabama Song – The Doors
71. Travelin’ Prayer – Bill Joel
72. St Louis Slim – Seasick Steve
73. I Get Around – The Beach Boys
74. Good Riddance (time of your life) – Green Day
75. Walk on by – Dionne Warwick
76. Route 66 – Rolling Stones
77. The Wanderer – Jonny Cash/U2
78. Lincoln Highway Dub – Sublime
79. Trains and Boats and Planes – Billy J Kramer

80. Weekend in LA – The Toasters
81. Do You Know the Way to San Jose – Dionne Warwick
82. Holiday – Green Day
83. Take me home, country roads – John Denver
84. Run to the Hills – Iron Maiden (bonus points: lead singer Bruce Dickinson is a qualified commercial pilot!)
85. Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra
86. See the world – Gomez
87. Amarillo – Tony Christie
88. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
89. Gone Till November – Wyclef Jean

90. This is your captain calling – The Zombies
91. Road to Hell – Chris Rea
92. Walk on the wild side – Lou Reed
93. Englishman in New York – Sting
94. Driftwood – Travis
95. Should I stay or should I go – The Clash
96. Istanbul (not Constantinople) – They Might be Giants
97. Rio – Duran Duran
98. Graceland – Paul Simon
99. Patrol – The Charlatans
100. Time to say goodbye – Andrea Bocelli

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