13 songs that will pump you up for your next journey

Adventure songs

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The anticipation of adventure is almost as exciting as adventure itself, whether you’re counting down the moments before a flight to an exotic destination or haphazardly packing your bag for a spontaneous road trip. When you’re taking a trip, about to try something new, or on the cusp of a big life journey, you never know exactly what will happen. And that can be a huge rush!

One of the best ways to celebrate an upcoming adventure is with a playlist of songs that will pump you up for the journey. Music that will tease the thrilling events to come—the amazing sights you’ll see, the sense of freedom you’ll feel and the people you’ll share it with. This playlist full of adventure songs will rev up your excitement and prepare you for fun, mystery, and memories in the making.

1. Tom Cochrane – Life Is a Highway

“Where brave are free and lovers soar

Come ride with me to the distant shore”

2. Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins

“Out along the edges

Always where I burn to be

The further on the edge

The hotter the intensity”

3. AC/DC – Thunderstruck

“Rode down the highway

Broke the limit, we hit the town”

4. Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour

“Roll up WE’VE GOT EVERYTHING YOU NEED, roll up for the mystery tour.

Roll up SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, roll up for the mystery tour”

5. The Bodeans – Closer to Free

“Everybody wants to live like they wanna live

and everybody wants to love like they wanna love

and everybody wants to be closer to free”

6. Sheryl Crow – All I Wanna Do

“All I wanna do is have some fun

Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard”

7. Bon Jovi – It’s My Life

“My heart is like an open highway

Like Frankie said

I did it my way

I just want to live while I’m alive”

8. The Dixie Chicks – Wide Open Spaces

“Who’s never left home, who’s never struck out

To find a dream and a life of their own

A place in the clouds, a foundation of stone”

9. Van Morrison – Wild Night

“And ev’rything looks so complete

When you’re walkin’ out on the street

And the wind catches your feet

Sends you flyin’, cryin’”

10. Carrie Underwood – Let’s Get out of This Town

“Windows rolled down with the heat on high

Stars all aligned in a runaway sky

Holding my hand as the miles roll by

Long gone baby”

11. Bryan Adams – There Will Never be Another Tonight

“Wave your little wand—weave a little spell

Make a little magic—raise some hell”

12. The Killers – Joy Ride

“Reaching for the light

More than we can win

And something in the distance

A glorious existence”

13. Tim McGraw – Live Like You Were Dying

“I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing,

I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu.”


Of course, this list is just the beginning. Which songs make you want to take off on a new adventure?