Quiz: Build the Perfect Road Trip Soundtrack and We’ll Guess Your Favorite Car: HowStuffWorks
Build the Perfect Road Trip Soundtrack and We’ll Guess Your Favorite Car
By: Ian Fortey
5 Min Quiz
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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!
Do you have a favorite road song from a movie?
If the wind is in your hair, you need a hair band! Pick the best hair band tune for the road.
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Which song with about a car is worth listening to in the car?
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You know a song is a road song if it's literally about a road. Which one are you cranking?
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Is there an old-school country singer who really captures the spirit of the road for you?
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The Eagles make for some good cruising music. What's your number one choice?
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Let's keep it simple. Which "drive" song is your favorite?
Springsteen is made for roadtripping. What's his best track?
Of course you drive the speed limit, but songs don't have to. Which song about speed is your favorite?
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Is your roadtrip soundtrack filled with classics or modern hits?
What Prince song is most likely to show up on your playlist?
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Do you have a Rihanna song on your set list?
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You need something upbeat on the road. What's your peppy favorite?
You can't deny the power of an '80s road song. Which one will keep you going?
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Let's say the satellite radio is acting up and you can only choose one genre for the whole trip. What are you picking?
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It makes sense to listen to a song that mentions cities and states if you're visiting different ones. Which is best?
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Do the Rolling Stones have a song you can roadtrip to?
Sometimes you need some easy listening on the road. Which of these songs is right for you?
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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?
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Which of these top songs of 2019 are you going to put on?
Any chance you have a party song in mind to keep you on your toes?
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A road trip is all about getting away. Which of these songs about getting away is the one for you?
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No one is going to judge you for singing along in your car. Which song moves you to sing?
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When you're stuck in traffic you may need a whole album to get you through. What's the ultimate roadtrip album?
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Roadtrips can get a little tense sometimes, especially if you get lost. What can keep everyone cool?
You might need a '90s track to keep you energized. Which one is the one for you?
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Sometimes a song just never ends. Which of these 10-minute-plus songs is worth listening to?
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You need a '70s track on the road. Which one is for you?
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