Top 10 songs to listen to when you travel
What’s a road trip without a soundtrack to set the mood. But not any song will do. What you need is music that will speak to the wanderer within. The following is a list of songs carefully handpicked for all you compulsive nomads out there.
1. Yuhi Chala Chal Rahi (Swades)
This song from the movie Swades is perfect if you are someone who enjoys travelling alone. Especially if your journey involves travelling far away from the city into lesser known parts of India.
2. Dil Chahta Hai (Dil Chahta Hai)
Farahn Aktar’s directorial debut had some amazing music that was far ahead of its time. The title track should be the numero uno choice if you’re travelling with friends on a holiday.
3. Hum Jo Chalne Lage (Jab We Met)
The song to hum to when you are travelling with someone special. It’s is a lovely song composed by Sandesh Shandilya who has fused contemporary music with that of the 1970s to create a melodic masterpiece.
4. Ilahi (Yeh Jawani Hain Diwani)
Another song that is a must listen while driving is “Ilahi”. The song picturised on Ranbir Kapoor travelling through Paris has the oomph and energy needed to transform an ordinary drive into an adventure.
5. Hairat (Anjaana Anjaani)
The peppy track from the movie “Anjaana Anjaani” is also a great track which you can add to your travel playlist. The song is all about spontaneity and youthful energy.
6. Tanha Dil (Album: Tanha Dil)
A song for those lonely solo trips. Rhythmic music accompanied with Shaan’s Get lost in nostalgia; Shaan’s voice has swoon us for years and this song is just one of his best.
7. Khaaboh Ke Parindey (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)
Khaaboh Ke Parindey is a song from a film that not only has travel as it’s central theme but also inspires you to travel. It’s the best song to listen to when on a leisurely drive surrounded by nature. Haven’t you all tried waving your hand against the wind, like Hrithik did?
8. O Gujariya (Queen)
All you need is the open road and this fun and peppy number playing in the background will surely have you tapping your feet and crooning in no time.
9. Dil Dhadakne Do (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)
Dil Dhadakne Do is a dazzling ode to the carefree traveler who is just looking for an exciting journey filled with unexpected thrills.
10. Pathake Kuddi (Highway)
This vibrant number is about the celebration of freedom and Rahman has managed to pack a lot of emotion into it. The track has everything possible to keep you hooked till the very end — great lyrics, Feet-tap worthy music,a feel-good vibe and earthy vocals.