95 Songs For Driving On I-95

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I-95 by Philadelphia
Joel Rose for NPR

What better way to celebrate the start of a $1.4 billion highway project than with a classic mix of road songs? Weekend Edition's series "I-95: The Road Most Traveled" will explore the social, cultural, economic and environmental impact of the I-95 highway renovation project. We're taking care of the soundtrack.

This mix was chosen from a work in progress at Philadelphia's WXPN: the 885 Ultimate Road Trip Songs Countdown. Listeners have been asked to submit their Top 10 road-trip songs for a countdown this October, and these songs were selected from the thousands that have already been submitted. Contribute your own list here.

From Ray Charles and Bruce Springsteen to The Beach Boys and Richard Thompson, these 95 songs are sure to make the long trip more tolerable. It's full of classics that sound even better when you're stuck in traffic. You can even listen in your car via the NPR Music iPhone app — just select "Streams" at the top of the "Rock/Pop/Folk" channel.

Whether you're driving on I-95 or traveling your own personal highway, enjoy the mix of music and stories from "I-95: The Road Most Traveled."

WXPN's 95 Songs For Driving On Interstate 95

The mix above is randomized, but here is the entire playlist of songs in alphabetical order by artist.

  • AC/DC, "Highway to Hell"
  • The Allman Brothers, "Southbound"
  • Arcade Fire, "Keep the Car Running"
  • Erykah Badu, "Window Seat"
  • The Beach Boys, "409"
  • The Beach Boys, "Little Deuce Coupe"
  • The Beatles, "Drive My Car"
  • The Beatles, "Day Tripper"
  • Chuck Berry, "No Particular Place to Go"
  • Elvin Bishop, "Travelin' Shoes"
  • Junior Brown, "Highway Patrol"
  • Jackson Browne, "Running on Empty"
  • Canned Heat, "On the Road Again"
  • The Cars, "Drive"
  • Johnny Cash, "I've Been Everywhere"
  • Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, "Highwayman"
  • Tracy Chapman, "Fast Car"
  • Ray Charles, "Hit the Road Jack"
  • The Clash, "Brand New Cadillac"
  • Tom Cochrane, "Life Is a Highway"
  • Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, "Hot Rod Lincoln"
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Sweet Hitch-hiker"
  • Sheryl Crow, "Every Day Is a Winding Road"
  • Bo Diddley, "Road Runner"
  • The Doobie Brothers, "Rockin' Down the Highway"
  • Dave Dudley, "Six Days on the Road"
  • Deep Purple, "Highway Star"
  • Dire Straits, "Heavy Fuel"
  • The Doors, "Roadhouse Blues"
  • Steve Earle, "Telephone Road"
  • The Eagles, "Take It Easy"
  • Elastica, "Car Song"
  • Joe Ely, "The Road Goes On Forever"
  • Foghat, "Slow Ride"
  • Fountains of Wayne, "I-95"
  • Aretha Franklin, "Freeway of Love"
  • G Love and Special Sauce, "I-76"
  • Golden Earring, "Radar Love"
  • Grateful Dead, "Truckin'"
  • Jimi Hendrix, "Crosstown Traffic"
  • John Hiatt, "Drive South"
  • The Ides of March, "Vehicle"
  • Indigo Girls, "Get Out the Map"
  • Daniel Johnston, "Speeding Motorcycle"
  • Eddie Kendricks, "Keep on Truckin'"
  • Kraftwerk, "Autobahn"
  • Alison Krauss, "Endless Highway"
  • David Lindley, "Mercury Blues"
  • Little Walter, "Key to the Highway"
  • C.W. McCall, "Convoy"
  • Paul McCartney, "The Back Seat of My Car"
  • Meat Loaf, "Paradise by the Dashboard Light"
  • Roger Miller, "King of the Road"
  • Joni Mitchell, "Night Ride Home"
  • The Modern Lovers, "Road Runner"
  • Van Morrison, "Bright Side of the Road"
  • Willie Nelson, "On the Road Again"
  • Gary Numan, "Cars"
  • NRBQ, "Ridin' in My Car"
  • Pearl Harbor and The Explosions, "Drivin'"
  • Tom Petty, "Runnin' Down a Dream"
  • Prince, "Little Red Corvette"
  • Queen, "I'm in Love With My Car"
  • R.E.M., "Driver 8"
  • Stan Ridgway, "Drive, She Said"
  • Ronny and The Daytonas, "G.T.O."
  • Rose Royce, "Car Wash"
  • Snow Patrol, "Chasing Cars"
  • The Soul Survivors, "Expressway to Your Heart"
  • Bruce Springsteen, "Backstreets"
  • Bruce Springsteen, "Cadillac Ranch"
  • Bruce Springsteen, "Pink Cadillac"
  • Bruce Springsteen, "Racing in the Streets"
  • Bruce Springsteen, "Thunder Road"
  • Stealers Wheel, "Stuck in the Middle With You"
  • Steppenwolf, "Born to Be Wild"
  • The Stills-Young Band, "Long May You Run"
  • Talking Heads, "Road to Nowhere"
  • James Taylor, "Traffic Jam"
  • Richard Thompson, "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"
  • George Thorogood and The Destroyers, "Ride On Josephine"
  • Vanity Fare, "Hitchin' A Ride"
  • Ben Vaughn, "M-Motor Vehicle"
  • Tom Waits, "Ol' 55"
  • The Wallflowers, "One Headlight"
  • War, "Low Rider"
  • Cheryl Wheeler, "Driving Home"
  • The Who, "Going Mobile"
  • Wilco, "Passenger Side"
  • Hank Williams, "Lost Highway"
  • Lucinda Williams, "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road"
  • Wilson Pickett, "Mustang Sally"
  • Dwight Yoakam, "Long White Cadillac"
  • Yo La Tengo, "Little Honda"
  • Neil Young, "Motorcycle Mama"

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