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Summer is here, the kids are off school, and England have actually won a major European trophy! To celebrate, we think a road trip is in order. As well as being able to provide you with fantastic deals on scrap and salvage vehicles through our online car auctions here at RAW2K, we’ve also got a few musical recommendations to ensure that you have the most rocking road trip. You’re sure to be the star of the journey if you fire off a few of these massive bangers. However, we know that music is subjective, so that’s why we’ve been sure to include a little something for everyone on our lists. So, here are the top tracks and artists that you simply must include on your summer road trip playlist.

Popular driving tracks

Who doesn’t love a throwback? We know everybody does deep down, so that’s why it’s no surprise when you look through some of the most popular tracks from Spotify playlists that included terms like ‘car’, ‘driving’ and ‘road trip’, that they’re predominantly made up of classic rock staples that have stood the test of time. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey
  • Hotel California - Eagles
  • Mr. Brightside - The Killers
  • Highway to Hell - ACDC
  • Hey, Soul Sister - Train
  • Africa - TOTO
  • Livin’ On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
  • Party In The U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus
  • Hey There Delilah - Plain White T’s

Modern musical masterpieces

Everybody enjoys a classic singalong, no matter how much they may deny it. However if you’re looking to make some more modern additions to your playlist, then we’ve got you covered. Here are a few of the best modern musicians to include if you’re looking to cater to a slightly younger demographic.

  • Kanye West
  • Harry Styles
  • Tom Grennan
  • Post Malone
  • Drake
  • Beyonce
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Rihanna

There’s a fair bit of variety in there, so we’re sure you’ll have everyone’s tastes covered!

Disney disco fever

If you’re taking the kids away with you for the summer, then there’s no going wrong with a bit of Disney. They’ve been producing family-friendly entertainment for decades now, and it’s hard to deny the catchiness of the tunes listed below. Adding a few of these to your track list is a great way to add a bit of nostalgia to your playlist. So, here are a few of our top picks for the best Disney tunes to include on your road trip.

  • Part of Your World - Jodi Benson - The Little Mermaid
  • I Just Can’t Wait to Be King - Jason Weaver - The Lion King
  • Zero to Hero - Sounds of Blackness - Hercules
  • You’ve got a friend in me - Randy Newman - Toy Story
  • Let It Go - Idina Menzel - Frozen
  • Go The Distance – Roger Bart - Hercules
  • How Far I’ll Go - Auli’i Cravalho - Moana
  • Hakuna Matata - Nathan Lane - The Lion King
  • Under The Sea - Samuel E. Wright - The Little Mermaid
  • Be Our Guest - Angela Lansbury and Jerry Orbach - Beauty and the Beast

There you have it! Those are our top tips on what to include on your summer road trip playlist. We’re sure that by including a few of these on your road trip, you’ll set the tone for what we’re sure will be an epic summer holiday. Of course, when you’re not travelling across country, you may be tempted to see what kind of deals are out there when it comes to salvaged vehicles - that’s where we can help.

Whether you’re a mechanic or a private driver, we specialise in providing you with the best bargains on used vehicles. Our online car auctions are refreshed on a daily and weekly basis, and we include makes and models available from some of the world’s leading manufacturers, like VolkswagenFordRenault, and many more. Why not take a look around, and see what you can find? There’s always a bargain to be found!