The Ultimate Travel Playlist: 100 Best Travel Songs (with Lyrics And Videos)

Music has the power to transport us, change our moods, and conjure memories. And, for many travelers, music is closely linked to travel. It can helps us understand the people and culture of a place, break down language barriers, and sear certain moments into our memories forever.

With help from members of our Travel Community and Scott’s Cheap Flights staff, we’ve created the ultimate travel playlist of 100 travel songs. Some reference specific places, others showcase the musical talent of a specific country, and others simply celebrate the joy of exploration.

Here, in no particular order, are 100 of our favorite travel songs. 56 songs that reference specific places in the title or lyrics

Sure, some of these songs, such Paris by the Chainsmokers or Toto’s Africa, actually have little to do with the specific place; it’s just used as the title or the setting for the story. But others not only reference a country or city, they also evoke a specific sense of that particular place or tell a story about that destination.

For example, in Marrakech Express, Crosby, Stills & Nash recount scenes from a train ride Nash actually took in 1966. In London Calling, the Clash sing about the social issues facing London in the late 70s. In Walking in Memphis, Marc Cohn croons about his experience wandering the city. And Simon & Garfunkel’s America was inspired by a road trip that Paul Simon took with his girlfriend.

Here are some of our favorite songs that mention a specific city or country, and a snippet of the lyrics.

Listen when: you’re on a $388 flight to Vienna, or a $671 flight to Johannesburg, or a $353 flight to Paris, or…1. Kathmandu – Bob Seger

‍That’s really, really where I’m going to

That’s what I’m gonna do

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Music – Travel Guide At Wikivoyage

Every community in the world has some tradition of music.

Some musical traditions are on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list, but many that do not make that list are also important or interesting, at least to some people.Styles of music[edit]“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

There are arguments about how to categorize music, but there are some commonly accepted genres:Folk music is created and survives through local tradition. Folk songs are often by an unknown author, or traditional songs in a style similar to those. There is also an “urban folk” style, fusing folk, popular and other types of music, which was developed starting around the 1960s in various places, including the United States and Latin American countries.Classical music has been written down in Europe since no earlier than the 9th century CE, though it had already existed for some time before that. It is roughly divided by period, between the Middle Ages (5th-early 15th century), Renaissance (early 15th-early 17th century), Baroque (late 16th-mid 18th century), the Classical period (early 18th-early 19th centuries), Romantic (19th and early 20th centuries) and contemporary (20th and 21st centuries). Western classical music spread to other continents through colonization and immigration from Europe and cultural exchange, and now exists throughout the world, though it is not uniformly distributed.

Non-European classical music (or more properly musics) exist in the Arab world (Middle East and North Africa) and Turkey, Iran, Central Asia (e.g., Bukhara), the Indian Subcontinent (with distinct though related Hindustani [Northern Indian, including Pakistan and Bangladesh] and Carnatic [Southern Indian] traditions), Myanmar, Indonesia (with Central Javanese and Balinese styles particularly famous), Malaysia (epitomised by dikir barat, a type of group singing), Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China, Japan and Korea. Some of these have used …