August 7, 2018

Get Dopamine Rush with these Songs on the Road

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain once said. Let’s seize the last of summer, put down your phone and get out of the door. Here’s the song list that’ll give you a great boost of wanderlust.

Rather Be (feature Jess Glynne) by Clean Bandit
We staked out on a mission to find our inner peace
Make it everlasting so nothing's incomplete
It's easy being with you, sacred simplicity
As long as we're together, there's no place I'd rather be
With every step we take, Kyoto to The Bay
Strolling so casually
We're different and the same, gave you another name
Switch up the batteries
If you gave me a chance I would take it
It's a shot in the dark but I'll make it
Know with all of your heart, you can't shame me
When I am with you, there's no place I'd rather be
N-n-n-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
N-n-n-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be

Clean Bandit never disappoints us. This British group mixes electronic music with classical pieces, and they often have big time guest vocalists in their songs. This song “rather be” got violin playing in the chorus, singer Jess Glynne’s low and husky voice makes this mushy love song so warm and heavenly. Listening to it just makes you want you hold your loved ones and go see more of this world.

Run Away with Me by Carly Rea Jepsen
Baby, take me to the feeling
I'll be your sinner in secret
When the lights go out
Run away with me, run away with me
Baby, every single minute
I'll be your hero and win it
When the lights go out
Run away with me, run away with me

Up in the clouds
High as a kite
Over the city, city
We never sleep
We never try
When you are with me, with me
I wanna stay
I wanna stay here with you, ooh

Cause you make me feel like
I could be driving you all night
And I'll find your lips in the streetlights
I wanna be there with you, ooh

In Carly’s music video for "Run Away with Me," she leads the camera on a playful adventure around the world, shows super energy in every new city and gives fans a serious case of wanderlust. The song is annoyingly catchy but surly will put you in a great mood. It reminds you of your teenage self, naïve, passionate, fun and crazy about love.

A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton
Making my way downtown walking fast
Faces pass and I'm home bound
Staring blankly ahead just making my way
Making a way through the crowd
And I need you
And I miss you
And now I wonder
If I could fall into the sky
Do you think time would pass me by?
'Cause you know I'd walk a thousand miles
If I could just see you tonight
It's always times like these when I think of you
And I wonder if you ever think of me
'Cause everything's so wrong and I don't belong
Living in your precious memories
'Cause I'll need you
And I'll miss you
And now I wonder
If I could fall into the sky
Do you think time would pass me by?
'Cause you know I'd walk a thousand miles
If I could just see you tonight

We are all familiar with the scene in “White Chicks” when all the girls are singing out loud the song in the convertible car. The airy, breezy tune with the iconic interlude makes “A Thousand Miles” the top road trip song. Singer Vanessa Carlton had some success in the early two thousand but we have been missing her ever since. Vanessa’s also a pianist and a ballet dancer, she said her songs are a direct route into her heart and her brain. Just last month, she had put out a few singles. Her voice is still so lively, pure and heavenly like how we remembered.

Don't Stop Believin' by Journey.
Just a small town girl
Livin' in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin' anywhere
Just a city boy
Born and raised in south Detroit
He took the midnight train goin' anywhere
A singer in a smoky room
A smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on, and on, and on
Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlights, people
Living just to find emotion
Hiding somewhere in the night
Don't stop believin'
Hold on to the feelin'
Streetlights, people

This classic didn’t have a mind-blowing success when it was first released, but it surely has grown even more popular throughout the years. It’s used in movies, sports games (when team’s losing and it’s played to cheer people up), and tv shows (glee’s redo makes younger generation crazy for it as well) – everybody knows the lyrics. The song means well – it helps you see the light at the end of the tunnel, and give you some hope when social media makes you jealous of your friends taking vacations and you’re stuck with your office job plus kids to take care of. But seriously though, neuropsychologist approves that traveling to a new place gives your brain dopamine rush. You deserve a break and travel is such a great way to reconnect you to your loved one as well. Some of the highest levels of happiness are spending quality time with some of our favorite people. Motivated to plan out your next trip? To make your music-streaming easier, go to to book your WiFi pocket. Stable internet is crucial to a fight-free vacation!