Your Road-Trip Playlist Is Ready From more than 3,000 listener suggestions, we've whittled the mix down to 99 songs you say are perfect for long summer drives. Stream the playlist here.
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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

With the holiday weekend coming up, we imagine many of you are having this exchange.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Tank full.

MARTIN: Yep.

SIEGEL: Tires inflated.

MARTIN: Done.

SIEGEL: Snacks for the road.

MARTIN: Got them.

SIEGEL: And what about the music?

MARTIN: Robert, I thought you'd never ask.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BOM BOM")

SAM AND THE WOMP: (Singing) I'm the cat with the bass and drum, going around like bom, bom, bom.

MARTIN: The ALL THINGS CONSIDERED road-trip playlist is now complete and ready to roll.

SIEGEL: We asked you for the songs that you think are essential for summer driving and you sent us more than 3,000.

MARTIN: And we have whittled that number down to a mighty mix of 99, and there's no zoning out with this playlist.

SIEGEL: That's right. We are anti-highway hypnosis, which is why we picked this song by the British trio Sam and the Womp.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BOM BOM")

SAM AND THE WOMP: (Singing) I want 16 pints of rum and then I bom, bom. Glowing up in the dark in the night and so I go oh, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah...

SIEGEL: That's the song "Bom Bom."

MARTIN: It was number one in the U.K. three years ago.

SIEGEL: And, of course, we took your advice and went with the Wookie mix for our playlist.

MARTIN: Here's another one of the gems you suggested.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BUMP")

HERE COME THE MUMMIES: (Singing) I am the thing that goes bump in the night, y'all. I am the thing that goes bump oh, bump, bump, bump, in the night y'all.

SIEGEL: I'm reliably informed that song is "Bump." It's by the Nashville funk band Here Come The Mummies. Their members perform incognito.

MARTIN: Incognito in that they are literally under wraps.

SIEGEL: On stage, they're dressed like mummies.

MARTIN: Its true, Robert, Google it. The road-trip playlist also has the song you all suggested the most.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "RADAR LOVE")

GOLDEN EARRING: (Singing) She sends a cable coming in from above; don't need a phone at all. We've got a thing and that's called radar love. We've got a wave in the air, radar love.

MARTIN: Golden Earring with "Radar Love."

SIEGEL: You are now officially set for your holiday driving. The ALL THINGS CONSIDERED road-trip playlist is at NPR.org.

MARTIN: Stream, enjoy, dance in your seats, but keep your hands on the wheel.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "RADAR LOVE")

GOLDEN EARRING: (Singing) The radio's playing some forgotten song, Brenda Lee's "Coming On Strong." The road has got me hypnotized and I'm speeding into a new sunrise. When I get lonely and I'm sure I've had enough, she sends her...

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