Best Road Trip Songs for Highway 1

When preparing for our California road trip, of course Katie and I had to create a California Dreamin’ playlist to accompany the amazing views from San Francisco to San Diego. Here is our list of songs that we found were best to take us over the Big Sur and down Highway 1…

  1. California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & The Papas
  2. California King Bed – Rihanna
  3. California Gurls – Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg
  4. California Girls – The Beach Boys
  5. Hotel California – Eagles
  6. Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus
  7. Brightside – The Killers
  8. Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
  9. On the Road Again – Willie Nelson
  10. Life is a Highway – Rascal Flatts
  11. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
  12. (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
  13. You Can Call me Al – Paul Simon
  14. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  15. American Pie – Don McLean
  16. Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver
  17. You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor
  18. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
  19. Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
  20. Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
  21. Going Up the Country – Canned Heat
  22. Californication – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  23. California Waiting – Kings of Leon
  24. Beverly Hills – Weezer
  25. Surfin’ USA – The Beach Boys
  26. Shotgun – George Ezra
  27. California (Tchad Blake Mix) – Phantom Planet

If you’re looking for a change of music scenery during your drive, my favourite radio station for any USA road trip is iHeart Country.

Highway 1

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