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Road-trip Playlist

Happy Holidays my friends! πŸ˜€ What is your recipe to the perfect road trip…? I bet that for most of us it simply must have: fun company, lots of spontaneity, yummy snacks & great music!

Am I right or am I right? πŸ˜€


I’ve wanted to compile a road trip playlist for the longest time! And as you probably know, I am a sucker for road trips and good music… πŸ˜€

Music plays a huge role in my creative process… In fact, I was inspired to write this post while listening to Pentatonix: The First Noel & That Is Christmas To Me.

Give them a listen & you’ll be ushered into a wondrous festive mood, no matter where you are… πŸ˜€


P.S. As and when you travel, remember to stay safe and observe Covid-19 safety measures… Always keep your mask on and sanitize frequently.


Road-trip Playlist

Dreams Are Valid… πŸ™‚



Who Needs A Road Trip Playlist Anyway?

Have you ever gone on a road trip with folks who don’t exactly share your taste in music? Oh it can be quite the torture! πŸ™

Or perhaps, you’ve had those awkward moments when the radio signal disappears, stories have fizzled out and there’s nothing interesting to listen to….

Tip: Create your road trip playlist in advance, and save it on your phone or flash disk to keep the fun going. πŸ™‚

It’s a given: tastes in music differ: what is entertaining for one person might be like a snooze button for the next person.

Tip: If you are traveling in a group, create a diverse collection for your road trip playlist. This way, you’re likely to cater much better to different people’s moods, taste & settings… πŸ˜€


Nothing Beats Team Effort!

To make this fun and inclusive, I requested you to send your road trip playlist suggestions via Facebook and Instagram… And whoa! You, my friends, do not disappoint! I love you for it! πŸ˜€

I enjoyed listening to the diversity in your suggestions & putting this list together was uber exciting!

I feel like a DJ at this point, so let me put on my imaginary ‘Beats by Dre‘ headphones & let’s dive into it! πŸ˜€

P.S. This is a compilation of your suggestions + some of my favorites for the road. Press Play, put it on Shuffle & enjoy! πŸ˜‰


Get Your Praise On!

Mulungu Samangona – Pompi

Travis Green- Made A Way

Tye Tribet- What can I do

Travis Green- Intentional

Chris Tomlin – Our God

Giant Killer – Pompi

Travis Green- Be Still

The Day- I Am They

Casting Crowns- Thrive

Donnie Mcclurkin- I Need You

Toby Mac- City On Our Knees

Anthem Lights- Hymns Mashup (Amazing Grace x Be Thou My Vision x Come Thou Fount)



Catch That Friday Feeling!

Road-trip Playlist


The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk- I Feel It Coming

DJ Neptune ft. Joeboy &Β  Laycon- Nobody

Hailee Steinfeld Ft. Alesso – Let Me Go

Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams- Feels

Coldplay- Hymn For The Weekend

Kygo ft. Justin Jesso- Stargazing

Yemi Alade Ft. Sauti Sol- Africa

Sia ft. Sean Paul- Cheap Thrills

Dremo ft. Davido- Kpa

Sia – The Greatest

Davido – FIA

Labrinth- Jealous

Teknomiles- Wash

Darey – Pray For Me

Fall out boy- Immortals

Sauti Sol- Coming Home

The Temptations – My Girl

Nyashinski – Now You Know

Imagine Dragons- Thunder

Marshmello ft. Khalid- Silence

Kygo Ft. Conrad Sewell – Firestone

Tarus Riley- Just The Way You Are

Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato- Γ‰chame La Culpa

Fuse ODG ft. Ed Sheeran & Mugeez – Boa Me

Patoranking Ft. Diamond Platnumz- Love You Die

The Piano Guys ft. Alex Boye- Paradise (Peponi) African Style



The Ultimate Road trip Playlist is random, with a little bit of everything for every kind of mood and spontaneous moments….


Mellow It Down For The Night Trips

Josh Groban- You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up)

Il divo & Celine Dion – I Believe In You

Adele- Water Under The Bridge

The Tenors- Forever Young

Sam Smith- Stay With Me

Jackie Evancho- Angel

Ehrling- All I Need

Cold Play- Magic

Gracie Abrams- Friend

Nana Fofie- Mad Over You

Johnny Drille – Wait For Me

Chris Rio fr. Tomi Owo- Be Mine

Rebekah Dawn- Kutembea Nawe

Andrea Bocelli, CΓ©line Dion- The Prayer

Wizkid ft. Tay Iwar & Projexx- True Love

Lindsey Stirling- Crystallize (Dubstep Violin)

Ed Sheeran (with Andrea Bocelli)- Perfect Symphony



A Pentatonix Christmas…

And because it’s Christmas…we simply must have some Christmas favorites thrown in there. πŸ™‚

My favorite group is Pentatonix, but you can pick the versions you like best. πŸ™‚

Drummer boy

Christmas Shoes

Let it be Christmas

Joy to the world

Oh Holy Night…

Silent night

Hark the Herald

The First Noel

Drummer boy

We Three Kings

Mary Did You Know



Wowza! I hope you’ll enjoy this playlist when you hit the road…

Did your song miss out in the list? Feel free to add more song suggestions in the Comments’ section. πŸ˜‰ I would also love to read your feedback. πŸ™‚

Thank you for rocking with Scrapbook Journeys! Your support means the world, and then some! Seriously-thank you. You, my friends, are the real rock stars! I celebrate you! πŸ™‚

God Willing, I look forward to an incredible New Year and to more epic explorations & sharing in this thing we all have & love in common: Travel. πŸ™‚

Have a Merry Christmas & Adventurous New Year!






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  • Reply
    December 8, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    I can’t even imagine a road trip without music.

  • Reply
    Kenyan Backpacker
    November 16, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    That’s a great playlist you got there.

    From your list, I added the following to my current one.

    Coldplay- Hymn For The Weekend
    Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato- Γ‰chame La Culpa
    Yemi Alade Ft. Sauti Sol- Africa
    Imagine Dragons-Thunder
    Fall out boy- Immortals
    Cold Play- Magic

    They go well with some Indie Folk, so I would add these to the Night trips.

    Years from the sun – Miles Away
    Family of the Year – Hero
    Roo Pans – Open roads
    Trapeze Swinger – Gregory Allan Isakov
    Native – Ocean
    The paper Kites – Train Ride home
    Kothbiro – Ayub Ogada

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      November 22, 2018 at 8:42 am

      Hey hey! I am so glad you liked it, and now I have some new songs to check out thanks to you- Super! Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment! πŸ˜€

  • Reply
    December 23, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Let the Holidays begin…….
    Love. Laugh. Am excited already. Very.

    Happy Holidays Scrapbook Journeys.

  • Reply
    December 22, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    That playlist is quite something
    Thanks for refreshing my tired playlist

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      December 23, 2017 at 8:28 am

      Hahaha πŸ˜€ You’ve been a great influence on my music lately, so I am more than happy to return the favour! πŸ˜‰ Thank you for reading and Happy Holidays! πŸ˜€

  • Reply
    December 22, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Great job, I love the songs

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      December 23, 2017 at 8:26 am

      Aw thank you Sally! I am glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading!:D

  • Reply
    December 22, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Yeeey someone needs to add just one luhya song
    Thanx Marx for the list

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      December 23, 2017 at 8:25 am

      Hahaha you make my days Pat! Aw thank you for reading, and yes angusha that Luhya song, we add it to the list! Merry Christmas! πŸ˜€

  • Reply
    December 22, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks Marion i normally listen to most of these on my road trips thanks for adding my list.

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      December 23, 2017 at 8:24 am

      Nelius! Welcome back! πŸ˜€ It was my pleasure to share! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and lots of fun on your roadtrips!

  • Reply
    December 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    It’s a party people manenos here. Let’s have a music filled Christmas and share the the love

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      December 23, 2017 at 8:22 am

      Issa Party for sure!! πŸ˜€ Merry Christmas and Cheers to sharing the love! Thank you for reading! πŸ˜€

  • Reply
    Charity Asatsi
    December 22, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Love love this post
    Music is so therapeutic especially for the long drives this season πŸ™‚
    One of my faves is Coldplays – Paradise
    Thanks for sharing the songs!
    Good job Marion!!

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      December 23, 2017 at 8:21 am

      Yaay! I am happy to hear you loved it Charity! Yes, music totally makes a huge difference. Thank you for reading and do have an amazing Christmas! πŸ˜€

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    Stom al-Madusi
    December 22, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Issa trip already. Let me pump up the volume to Mukangala hit as I head to my trip.

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      December 23, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Ahaha Niice! Enjoy and have a safe, fun trip!! Thank you for reading Stom!:D

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