1. Perfect Day by Hoku. Get that motor running! You're starting the trip! Remember how you felt when you first heard this song in the opening credits of Legally Blonde? The joy? The delight? This trip is going to be even better!
  2. Summer Girl by Leighton Meester. This song is from the Country Strong soundtrack. It's a cover. Leighton Meester was the best part of Gossip Girl. Talk through as many fun facts as you can before giving into the chorus! Wave your flip-flops when Leighton mentions flip-flops. Or stop and buy flip-flops. This is your trip & you can do what you want!
  3. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac. Literal songs are essential to road trips. "We're going our own way!" Get those new flip-flops you just bought and switch back to "Summer Girl."
  4. Go Your Own Way by Lissie. Take it down a notch and bliss out to this cover.
  5. Shoop by Salt-N-Pepa. I'm not an idiot. Of course I included Shoop.
  6. Ironic by Alanis Morissette. Decide ahead of time and arrange seating accordingly based on which Alanis from the Ironic video goes with each of your friends.
  7. Wide Open Spaces by Dixie Chicks. Talk about how you miss the Dixie Chicks. At your next hotel stop, watch their documentary Shut Up and Sing! Start your own band.
  8. Survivor by Destiny's Child. This will be necessary for at least one person in the car, and everyone can benefit from the lesson "I'm not gonna disrespect you on the Internet."