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The Songs that Make You Want to Hit the Road!

Ranked by Votes

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Ranked by Votes
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The List

101The Felice BrothersFrankie'S Gun Buy
102QueenI'm In Love With My Car Buy
103Nat King ColeRoute 66 Buy
104FoghatSlow Ride Buy
105The BeatlesDay Tripper Buy
106Deep PurpleSpace Truckin' Buy
107Jeff BeckFreeway Jam Buy
108Iggy PopLust For Life Buy
109The EaglesHotel California Buy
110KraftwerkAutobahn Buy
111Smokey RobinsonCruisin' Buy
112The Rolling StonesCan't You Hear Me Knocking Buy
113Chuck BerryMaybelline Buy
114The Doobie BrothersRockin' Down The Highway Buy
115Bruce SpringsteenRacing In The Street Buy
116The Allman Brothers BandStatesboro Blues Buy
117Robert Earl KeenThe Road Goes On Forever Buy
118The WhoMagic Bus Buy
119The Steve Miller BandLiving In The U.S.A. Buy
120The Rolling StonesGimme Shelter Buy
121Jimi HendrixAll Along The Watchtower Buy
122The BeatlesBack In The U.S.S.R. Buy
123Derek & The DominosKey To The Highway Buy
124Michelle ShockedCome A Long Way Buy
125Rascal FlattsLife Is A Highway Buy
126Marc CohnSilver Thunderbird Buy
127The Grateful DeadFriend Of The Devil Buy
128PrinceLittle Red Corvette Buy
129Bruce SpringsteenCadillac Ranch Buy
130Derek & The DominosLayla Buy
131FastballThe Way Buy
132Don HenleyThe Boys Of Summer Buy
133The WhoBaba O'Reilly Buy
134Public EnemyBy The Time I Get To Arizona Buy
135BananaramaCruel Summer Buy
136Sufjan StevensChicago Buy
137The Allman Brothers BandDreams Buy
138Aretha FranklinFreeway Of Love Buy
139Paul Mc Cartney & WingsBand On The Run Buy
140Lynyrd SkynyrdCall Me The Breeze Buy
141Van MorrisonCaravan Buy
142Jerry Jeff WalkerL.A. Freeway Buy
143Crosby, Stills, Nash And YoungSuite: Judy Blue Eyes Buy
144Tom Waits(Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night Buy
145The Beach BoysI Get Around Buy
146NrbqRidin' In My Car Buy
147The EaglesAlready Gone Buy
148The Grateful DeadNot Fade Away Buy
149YesPerpetual Change Buy
150ZZ TopLa Grange Buy

Voted on by XPN Listeners

Thanks to the over 6,300 XPN Listeners and Members who voted in this year's Countdown, and to XPN's Business Sponsors, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems and Philadelphia Brewing Company for their support of the 885 Ultimate Road Trip Songs Countdown.

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