The Perfect Playlist to Ensure Your Family Road Trip Doesn’t Suck

August 9, 2017 Saloni Gajjar     saloni_g

A long road trip with your family is something you usually dread. It’s okay. We feel the same way.

Instead of the usual silence that’s ahead of you on this journey, bust out some of the best music that everyone sitting in the car can enjoy. It’s way better than talking things you don’t really want to talk about or just sleeping the whole way.

Why be this:

When you can be this:

All you have to do is press play as you sit in the car, and you’re gold. This will make everyone in the car very happy to sing along. Time to be the hero!

The Ultimate Road Trip Playlist - Family Edition

Ready? Steady? GO.

1. “Sooraj Ki Baahon Main” - “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”

Trust me, you want to start this trip with a particularly positive vibe. Nothing that can do the job better than this cheerful track.

2. “Say Shava Shava” - “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham”

Did you really think K3G ain’t going to be on this list? If Bollywood’s realest fiction fam can groove to it, you guys can most definitely sing to it at least on your drive.

3. “Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaye” - “Anand”

Presenting your cop out song: parents will love it, kids will learn to love it, you’ll tolerate it. Or actually maybe just enjoy it, even? The lyrics and tunes are pretty damn soothing.

4. “Gallan Goodiyan” - “Dil Dhadakne Do”

Another hit song to play with your family. So what if you guys can’t all be on a cruise right now? The world is your oyster even if you’re in that cramped car with people you love to hate and love even more. Make them release their inner Anil Kapoor diva.

5. “London Thumakda” - “Queen”

I guarantee you that no one in your car will be able to resist doing some singing and grooving once you play this song. Kangana Ranaut’s energy can transpond through your device, believe me.

6. “Aunty Ji” - “Ek Main Aur Ek Tu”

Pro tip: if your bae and family are together, make them play this song and then sing it along with your family to win their hearts.

7. “Bum Bum Bole” - “Taare Zameen Par”

Time to please the little ones in your car with a song they’ll totally jam to. It’s simple really: if Aamir Khan can do it, so can you!

8. “Aye Dil” - “Kya Kehna”

It’s a saccharine song about values and love will hit the right notes with your own parivaar. 

9. “Reflecting Light” - Sam Phillips

Soft music, beautiful lyrics, and even a “Gilmore Girls” association — what’s not to love?

10. “Baari Barsi” - “Band Baaja Baarat”

I know, I know, you’re thinking why is this wedding-related song on this awesome list. Well, just play it, let your family relate to it and then ask us again. It’s enjoyable and peppy and name drops all your relatives. It’s perfect!

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Saloni Gajjar

Saloni Gajjar is the content editor for The Teal Mango. Her passion lies in pop culture writing to show the arts as mirror of our society and hopefully help break the barriers associated with South Asians living in the U.S. Plus, TV stuff is just freaking awesome.


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