August 7, 2018

Top 5 Songs When You Travel

Bob Marley once said, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. “
Travels and road trips are always associated with good times, free spirit, adventure, quality time with friends and family. Music to me, just like wine and coffee, brings good mood to the next level. It’s one of those things that makes life so beautiful.
I asked my best friends about what are the songs they love to listen to when traveling. Here are the answers. Listening to them just make my heart beat faster and all ready to hop on to the next trip!

Whole Wide World by Mindy Gledhill

I'm gonna walk a hundred miles
I'm gonna whistle all the while
If that's what it takes to make me smile
I'm gonna walk a hundred miles

I'm gonna run right up this hill
Summer sky or winter chill
If I gotta take a break I will
But I'm gonna run right up this hill

I wanna hold the whole wide world
Right here in my open hands
Maybe I'm just a little girl
A little girl with great big plans

Starting off with the one song that comes to my mind when I think of traveling: Whole Wide World by Mindy Gledhill. Mindy Gledhill is an Indie Folk, Pop singer-songwriter. The light, upbeat melody and singer Mindy’s smoothing soft voice make whoever’s listening feel hopeful, peaceful and optimistic towards life. It reminds you there’s a little girl inside you with great big plans and gives you all the Sunday afternoon feels.

Wake Me Up by Avicii

I tried carrying the weight of the world
But I only have two hands
I hope I get the chance to travel the world
But I don't have any plans
I wish that I could stay forever this young
Not afraid to close my eyes
Life's a game made for everyone
And love is the prize

So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn't know I was lost

Can’t rule out Avicii when it comes to anything to do with great parties and good times. Hard to believe this summer anthem has been around since 2013. Despite the lyrics being somewhat dark, Avicii innovatively blends EDM with country and bluegrass elements and makes this song so uplifting and travel-appropriate.

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by The Beatles

Picture yourself in a boat on a river
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green
Towering over your head
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes
And she's gone

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds

Inspired by the painting by John Lennon’s four-year-old son. Rumor has it that this song was banned by BBC Radio because speculation arose that the first letter of each of the title nouns intentionally spelled "LSD". Despite the rumors, this song painted a dream world and it surely makes a crowd scream whenever Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds starts playing.

Wonderwall by Oasis

Today was gonna be the day
But they'll never throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realized what you're not to do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do, about you now

And all the roads that lead you there are winding
And all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are many things that I
Would like to say to you but I don't know how

I said maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all, you're my wonderwall
I said maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all, you're my wonderwall

90s clingy song is always a good idea. So, what does “wonderwall” mean? While the lyrics being a bit opaque, according to Urban Dictionary "A barrier which separates the mundane from the Transcendent Reality. A true Wonderwall will always have a crack, or a slit or an opening which allows anyone a glimpse of what lies beyond the Wonderwall." Singer Gallagher told the audience years later that this song is about “an imaginary friend who’s gonna come and save you from yourself.” We hit the road when we wonder, and hope to see a glimpse of light beyond the wall.

See You Again by Wiz Khalifa

How could we not talk about family when family's all that we got?
Everything I went through you were standing there by my side
And now you gonna be with me for the last ride

It's been a long day without you, my friend
And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
We've come a long way from where we began
Oh I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again

First you both go out your way
And the vibe is feeling strong and what's
Small turn to a friendship, a friendship
Turn into a bond and that bond will never
Be broken and the love will never get lost
And when brotherhood come first then the line
Will never be crossed established it on our own
When that line had to be drawn and that line is what
We reach so remember me when I'm gone
Life is a highway by Rascal Flatts

 “See You Again” was on billboard NO.1 for 28 weeks! We all know it plays at the end of Fast and Furious 7 as Paul Walker and Vin Diesel's characters drive separate ways. This emotionally powerful song is about a lifetime of friendship and closeness. Charlie Puth’s vocals with Wiz Khalifa's raps together is so heavenly, a perfect track when you are on the road.