Road Trip Playlists

The Road Trips Issue wouldn’t be complete without curated playlists for your drives throughout the West. We’ve put together four 12-song playlists for you, totaling nearly three hours of music – perfect timing for trips from Reno to Napa Valley, Portland to Bend or Santa Fe to Gallup.

Playlist #1 features alt-rock/emo throwbacks spanning 1997-2007; Playlist #2 has indie pop/country tracks better for a quieter jam; Playlist #3 includes a selection of artists performing July 15-17 in Whitefish, Montana, at Under the Big Sky Festival; and Playlist #4 showcases 2022 GRAMMY-winning musicians. (Click the links to go the Spotify playlists.)

Playlist #1: Alt-Rock/Emo Throwbacks

The Great Escape (2006) by Boys Like Girls

Everything Is Alright (2005) by Motion City Soundtrack

That’s What You Get (2007) by Paramore

Semi-Charmed Life (1997) by Third Eye Blind

My Own Worst Enemy (1999) by Lit

Lovely Day (1999) by Lit

Sweetness (2001) by Jimmy Eat World

MakeDamnSure (2006) by Taking Back Sunday

In Too Deep (2001) by Sum 41

Summer (2001) by Sum 41

Drive Away (2002) by The All-American Rejects

Ocean Avenue (2003) by Yellowcard

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Playlist #2: Indie Pop/Country

Colorado (2020) by Sam Burchfield

Tell Me (2020) by Briscoe

San Francisco (2013) by The Mowgli’s

Morocco (2013) by Moon Taxi

Atlas (2019) by The Dip

Walking The Dog (2009) by fun.

Astrovan (2018) by Mt. Joy

Pasadena (2016) by Young Mister

cool guy (2022) by girlhouse

The Good Times Got Me in a Decline (2022) by Me Nd Adam

Sedona (2019) by Sure Sure

Are We There Yet (2021) by Maggie Rose

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Playlist #3: Under the Big Sky Festival

Highway Boys (2022) by Zach Bryan

Prisoner Of The Highway (2022) by Margo Price

Fast Car (2020) by Black Pumas

Sunrise Tells The Story (2022) by Midland

The Long Haul (2020) by American Aquarium

Diamonds & Gasoline (2010) by Turnpike Troubadours

Wild Horse (2022) by Warren Zeiders

Must Be The Whiskey (2018) by Cody Jinks

Going to California (2019) by The Lil Smokies

Goldrush (2021) by Suzanne Santo

At The End Of The Rainbow (2021) by Sierra Ferrell

Meet Me in the City (2021) by Lord Huron

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Playlist #4: 2022 GRAMMY Winners

FREEDOM by Jon Batiste

Drive by Black Coffee ft. David Guetta and Delilah Montagu

drivers license by Olivia Rodrigo

Kiss Me More by Doja Cat ft. SZA

The Melting Of The Sun by St. Vincent

My Window by Lucky Daye ft. Mahalia

Hurricane by Kanye West ft. The Weeknd and Lil Baby

Leave The Door Open by Silk Sonic

Tree Falls by Taylor Eigsti

Let’s Do It by Lady Gaga

Love For Sale by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Cold by Chris Stapleton