Build the Perfect Road Trip Soundtrack and We’ll Guess Your Favorite Car

By: Ian Fortey

Build the Perfect Road Trip Soundtrack and We’ll Guess Your Favorite Car
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About This Quiz

A road trip is one of the great American traditions. Pack up your family of friends, hop in the car and just discover the open road. The best road trips are the ones where the destination is only half the fun and the trip itself is what matters. Heading from town to town, state to state, discovering new places and new people, seeing the open country, the mountains, the deserts, the farmland and the forests. It's like nothing else you can experience. But you need the right soundtrack.

Driving for eight straight hours in silence would drive anyone nuts. That's why cars have stereos! And whether you're listening to satellite radio, your favorite playlist, or an old-school 8-track, your choice in tunes sets the tone for the whole voyage. It also says a lot about the kind of car you want to be behind driving. If you're down for some "Born to be Wild" by Steppenwolf or "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac, we bet your favorite car is a lot different from those who are grooving to "Shut Up and Drive" by Rihanna or "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake. One way to find out for sure! Take the quiz and see!

1 National Lampoons Do you have a favorite road song from a movie?
"Born to be Wild" from "Easy Rider"
"See You Again" from "Furious 7"
"Lose Yourself" from "8 Mile"
"Holiday Road" from "National Lampoon's Vacation"

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2 Whitesnake If the wind is in your hair, you need a hair band! Pick the best hair band tune for the road.
"Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake
"Livin' on a prayer" by Bon Jovi
"Paradise City" by Guns n' Roses
"We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister

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15 Norway Which song with about a car is worth listening to in the car?
"Mustang Sally" by Wilson Pickett
"Little Red Corvette" by Prince
"Mercedes" by Deadmau5
"Fast Car' Tracy Chapman

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11 Road You know a song is a road song if it's literally about a road. Which one are you cranking?
"On the Road Again" by Willie Nelson
"Interstate Love Song" by Stone Temple Pilots
"Highway to Hell" by AC/DC
"Life is a Highway" by Rascal Flatts

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20 New Zealand Is there an old-school country singer who really captures the spirit of the road for you?
Willie Nelson
Johnny Cash
Not really
Kenny Rogers

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6 VW Van The Eagles make for some good cruising music. What's your number one choice?
"Take it Easy"
"Hotel California"
No Eagles for me, thanks!
"Take it to the Limit"

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12 Driving Let's keep it simple. Which "drive" song is your favorite?
"Drive My Car" by the Beatles
"Drive Fast, Live Young" by Tyga
"Orange Drive Palms" by Papa Roach
"Cemetery Drive" by My Chemical Romance

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17 Springsteen Springsteen is made for roadtripping. What's his best track?
"Born to Run"
"Dancing in the Dark"
"Badlands"
"Born in the USA"

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16 Michael Jackson Of course you drive the speed limit, but songs don't have to. Which song about speed is your favorite?
"I Can't Drive 55" by Sammy Hagar
"Speed Demon" by Michael Jackson
"High Speed Dirt" by Megadeth
"Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen

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3 Girl Singing Is your roadtrip soundtrack filled with classics or modern hits?
Only classics
Modern with a few classics
All new stuff
Deep cuts and B-sides

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4 Prince What Prince song is most likely to show up on your playlist?
I am not listening to Prince.
"Little Red Corvette"
"Let's Go Crazy"
"1999"

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5 Rihanna Do you have a Rihanna song on your set list?
I might be skipping the Rihanna.
I can only pick one?
"Shut Up and Drive"
"Don't Stop the Music"

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7 Outkast You need something upbeat on the road. What's your peppy favorite?
"Route 66" by Chuck Berry
"Hey Ya" by Outkast
"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
"All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor

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8 Talking Heads You can't deny the power of an '80s road song. Which one will keep you going?
"Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey
"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by the Proclaimers
Do I have to listen to '80s music?
"Road to Nowhere" by the Talking Heads

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9 Car Stereo Let's say the satellite radio is acting up and you can only choose one genre for the whole trip. What are you picking?
Classic rock
Hip Hop
Metal
Pop

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10 Guy Smiling It makes sense to listen to a song that mentions cities and states if you're visiting different ones. Which is best?
"Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
"California Love" by 2Pac
"Detroit Rock City" by KISS
"Californication" by Red Hot Chili Peppers

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13 Scenic Driving Do the Rolling Stones have a song you can roadtrip to?
"Satisfaction"
"Sympathy for the Devil"
"Paint it Black"
"Start Me Up"

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14 Adele Sometimes you need some easy listening on the road. Which of these songs is right for you?
"Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys
"See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa
"Dream On" by Aerosmith
"Hello" by Adele

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18 Red Rocks If you're in the market for some goofy fun, you can't beat the B-52s. Which of their songs is going to be best?
"Rock Lobster"
"Love Shack"
"ChannelZ"
"Roam"

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19 Billie Which of these top songs of 2019 are you going to put on?
"Old Town Road" by Lil Nas and Billy Ray Cyrus
"Gone" by Charli XCX
"Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish
"The Greatest" by Lana Del Rey

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21 Party in the USA Any chance you have a party song in mind to keep you on your toes?
"Party at the End of the World" by Jimmy Buffett
"Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus
"Party Hard" by Andrew WK
"Get This Party Started" by Pink

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22 Women Driving A road trip is all about getting away. Which of these songs about getting away is the one for you?
"Getaway" by Earth, Wind, and Fire
"Desperado" by Rihanna
"Fast in my Car" by Paramore
"Come Sail Away" by Styx

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23 Nicki Minaj No one is going to judge you for singing along in your car. Which song moves you to sing?
"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
"Starships" by Nicki Minaj
"Thunderstruck" by AC/DC
"Mr. Brightside" by The Killers

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24 Surfing When you're stuck in traffic you may need a whole album to get you through. What's the ultimate roadtrip album?
"Abbey Road" by The Beatles
"channel ORANGE" by Frank Ocean
"Songs for the Deaf" by Queens of the Stone Age
"Greatest Hits" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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25 Driving Sunlight Roadtrips can get a little tense sometimes, especially if you get lost. What can keep everyone cool?
"Ramblin' Man" by The Allman Brothers
"Easy" by Camila Cabello
"Sound of Silence" by Disturbed
"Changes" by David Bowie

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26 Nirvana You might need a '90s track to keep you energized. Which one is the one for you?
"Buddy Holly" by Weezer
"Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
"Tonight, Tonight" by the Smashing Pumpkins

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27 Roadtripping Sometimes a song just never ends. Which of these 10-minute-plus songs is worth listening to?
"Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
"The Lightning Strike" by Snow Patrol
"Coma" by Guns n Roses
"Voodoo Chile" by Jim Hendrix

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28 Couple in Car You need a '70s track on the road. Which one is for you?
"The Boys are Back in Town" by Thin Lizzy
"Dancing Queen" by ABBA
"Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin
"Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry

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29 Kayaking Do you have a "ride" song on your playlist?
"Ticket to Ride" by The Beatles
"We Ride" by Rihanna
"Ride the Lightning" by Metallica
"Another One Rides the Bus" by Weird Al

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30 Britney Spears You're on a roadtrip, right? Pick a trip song!
"The Road I Travel aka Hard Luck Blues" by B.B. King
"Trip to your Heart" by Britney Spears
"Have Cool, Will Travel" by Megadeth
"Light Travels" by Simple Minds

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