The Ultimate 'Driving through the Desert Road Trip' Playlist

It's just about that time of year when Arizona starts to become flooded with travelers from all across the world, who are in hopes of escaping their cold and snowy weather at home. Many people from all around the United States flock to Phoenix (and other parts of the Southwest), and pack their whole family into the car and drive hundreds of miles through the desert to get here! Driving through the desert is honestly SUPER boring, unless of course you have the right driving companion or some totally awesome music to listen to! 

Today, I'm sharing my ultimate desert road trip playlist! This playlist is filled with classic rock hits that will transport you to the middle of the desert. Share this playlist and keep it handy for when you have your next long drive through the Southwest--these desert tunes will keep you sane when there's nothing but dirt to look at!

The Ultimate Desert Roadtrip Playlist!
Fleetwood Mac "The Chain"
Johnny Cash "I Walk the Line"
Creedence Clearwater Revival "Bad Moon Rising"
The Cars "Just What I Needed"
Dolly Parton "9 to 5"
The Byrds "Turn! Turn! Turn"
Bruce Springstein "Born to Run"
The Allman Brothers "Ramblin' Man"
John Melloncamp "Small Town"
Eric Clapton "I Shot the Sheriff"
AC/DC "Highway to Hell"
Whitesnake "Here I Go Again"
Lynyrd Skynyrd "Freebird"
Blue Öyster Cult "Don't Fear the Reaper"
Cat Stevens "Wild World"
The Rolling Stones "Wild Horses"
The Allman Brothers Band "Midnight Rider"
Van Morrison "And it Stoned Me"
Bob Dylan "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"

Listen to the whole playlist on Spotify on your phone or computer!

Share this playlist with your favorite road trip buddy!

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  1. I love your play list - I love that Bob Dylan song :)

  2. I love this play list, especially Bob Dylan's song :)

  3. I am so glad you love it, Claire!

  4. Loving your playlist - I don't have any desert to drive through here but could definitely listen to it on the motorway ;) x

  5. Highway to Hell is a sure fire classic and same goes for 9 to 5 do they still perform?

    1. AC/DC you mean? I think they do still perform, but not sure if they have concerts though!

  6. taking long road trips then playlists that are motivating are so important.

  7. you are too swift. I am ever organized enough to ever put together a ply list for a road trip! These are all great choices

  8. I live in the SW so I can appreciate this! Great playlistt! I wish I was this organized before my trips.

  9. I love this play list! So fun for a road trip!

  10. Nice! I think a little Billy Joel might add a nice punch in there (You may be wrong or Uptown Girl), but you've got a ton of awesome songs on that list! what fun!

  11. I am always looking for good playlist! This one sound fun to drive to! Thank you!


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