Five Road Trip Jams for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is coming up, and you know what that means: beer on the beach, camping trips, barbecues or backpacking. If you’re loading your cooler into your car and hitting the road, you’ll need a sweet road trip soundtrack to get you going. Here are a few songs to get your playlist started.

Angela by the Lumineers

Be the star of your own sad indie adventure. Did you hear the notes, all those static codes/in the radio abyss? Yes you did, and then you went through a Starbucks drive-through.

Ignition by R. Kelly

It’s thematic.

Can’t Get Enough of Myself by Santigold

Honestly this is just a good summer jam, whatever the situation. Whether you’re starting off a Vegas weekend or going to bum around on the beach, Santigold’s gonna get you hyped up for a good time.

Hopeless Wanderer

Besides being a helpful reminder that you’re all hopeless wanderers, trailblazing your way towards an epic beach bonfire, this song is a real treat for non-drivers as the music video is a hilarious banjo-wrecking spoof on Mumford & Sons, featuring Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, and Will Forte as some very passionate folk singers.

Hold Up by Beyoncé

Honestly, if anyone in your car owns Lemonade, just scrap this list and listen to that on repeat.


Happy trails!