Get Your Kicks With The All Things Considered Road-Trip Playlist We've asked listeners to tell us what songs are essential when they hit the road. Thousands of suggestions later, one song — along with its many cover versions — stands out.
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Get Your Kicks With The All Things Considered Road-Trip Playlist

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Get Your Kicks With The All Things Considered Road-Trip Playlist

Get Your Kicks With The All Things Considered Road-Trip Playlist

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Unsurprisingly, "Route 66" is one of listeners' favorite road-trip songs. Randy Heinitz/Flickr hide caption

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Unsurprisingly, "Route 66" is one of listeners' favorite road-trip songs.

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The All Things Considered Road-Trip Playlist

Over the last month, All Things Considered has been asking listeners which songs they consider essential for summer road trips. You've sent in more than 3,000 suggestions, among which were a number of different versions of one song.

Though everyone from Depeche Mode to Chuck Berry to John Mayer has covered it, we ultimately decided to get our kicks with the Nat King Cole Trio's original 1946 version of the road-trip classic "Route 66."

Stream our crowdsourced Spotify playlist here.