Melissa’s Mix Tape: Soundtrack for a Summer Road Trip

A couple months ago a “Washington Post” blogger named Jenna Johnson contacted me for her blog “Campus Overload.” She asked for my list of ten songs ideal to play on a road trip during spring break and my list showed up on there in mid March. Now that we’re nearing the end of the school year, it’s time for potential summer road trip planning. When spending hours in the car, excellent music choice is crucial. When I drive I like to listen to classic rock, especially the stuff from the 70s and early-mid 80s. I grew up on the classic rock station, so I can’t help but associate it with long drives. My mix is only ten songs, but it’ll last for a little bit of your drive. Check out my picks and see what a few other editors selected for their playlists on the website.

1) “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen off of “Born to Run”

2) “Anyway You Want It” by Journey off of “Departure”

3) “More Than a Feeling” by Boston off of “Boston”

4) “Detroit Rock City” by Kiss off of “Destroyer”

5) “Carry on My Wayward Son” by Kansas off of “Leftoverture”

6) “The Boys are Back in Town” by Thin Lizzy off of “Jailbreak”

7) “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult off of “Agents of Fortune”

8) “Come Sail Away” by Styx off of “The Grand Illusion”

9) “Tom Sawyer” by Rush off of “Moving Pictures”

10) “Runnin’ with the Devil” by Van Halen off of “Van Halen”

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