Road trip playlists

O2 Drive

Road trip playlists for every adventure

When you get behind the wheel, you’re not just in control of a car – you’re in control of the tunes. It’s on you to find the right soundtrack to get your friends, family or significant other in the mood for your trip. Scroll down to find a playlist for every occasion.

Day trip

These warm, upbeat tunes will get you going without peaking too soon.

  • Butter: Sun-soaked and smooth R’n’B and hip-hop.
  • Good times: Great Oldies: Classic rock, pop and folk.
  • Driving Commute: Dull name, but an impressive mix of rock, alternative and electro.

Night out

Heading out to blow off some steam? Try some big beats or sing-along anthems.

  • RapCaviar: Contemporary rap and hip-hop.
  • The Birth of Cool: Iconic indie rock.
  • Road Trip Sing-Along Songs: Bet you won’t stay quiet for long.

Holiday mood

Longer trips are perfect for trying new tunes. Something fresh to match the change of scene.

  • New Music Friday: A mix of new releases from big artists.
  • Pitchfork’s Best New Music: America’s alt-music barometer shares its favourite new tracks.
  • Coastal Drive: A smart mix of happy tunes you might not hear on the radio.

Background beats

Fan of up-tempo music? You might find some new favourites in these playlists.

  • Total Dedication: Video game soundtracks.
  • Pump Up Songs: Genre-spanning classics.
  • Electronic Concentration: A rhythmic, if slightly odd, mix.

Want to see how music affects your driving? The O2 Drive app lets you see what factors impact you behind the wheel – so you can see if those tunes woke you up, tired you out or just plain distracted you.

See more articles to help you to drive smarter and make the most of your car.