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An array of dashboard buttons are displayed from the passenger’s side of a tractor trailer cab, with the sun rising in the background. July 24, 2023 - BY EagleLogistics LLC

When you’re in your rig for the long haul, boredom can run rampant. A lot of people love to listen to the radio on the road but even with SiriusXM, the same ol’ songs can get a bit tedious.

Luckily, these days it’s easier than ever to make your own playlist. However, aside from your favorite classics and new songs you like to groove to, what awesome songs are great for the long haul?

No matter what your preferred era or musical genre is, chances are that our list below has some choices that are perfect for rounding out your playlist. Check it out!

90s Road Trip Songs

The 90s brought us a lot of awesome songs that are perfect for the long haul and we've picked out 10 we think you'll like.

1. “Closing Time” by Semisonic

2. "All-Star” by Smash Mouth

3. “I Don't Wanna Wait” by Paula Cole

4. “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind

5. “The Freshmen” by The Verve Pipe

6. “One Headlight” by The Wallflowers

7. “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M.

8. “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World

9. “What I Got” by Sublime

10. “Laid” by James

Awesome Songs From the 80s

For those of us who grew up in the era, the 80s had some incredible songs that are perfect for a long-haul playlist. Here are 10 we really enjoy on the road:

1. “Don't You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds

2. “The Line” by Phil Collins

3. “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina & the Waves

4. “Let's Dance” By David Bowie

5. “Time After Time” By Cyndi Lauper

6. “Take On Me” by A-Ha

7. “The Power Of Love” by Huey Lewis & The News

8. “Cars” by Gary Numan

9. “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins

10. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston

70s Road Trip Songs

If classic rock and funk is more your thing, the 70s had plenty of awesome songs to choose from:

1. “American Pie” by Don McLean

2. “The Boys Are Back in Town” by Thin Lizzy

3. “Low Rider” by War

4. “Hotel California” by The Eagles

5. “More Than a Feeling” by Boston

6. “Take It Easy” by The Eagles

7. “Rockin' In the Free World” by Neil Young

8. “Slow Ride” by Foghat

9. “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton

10. “Don't Stop Believin'” by Journey

10 Great Country Songs

If country music is more your thing, you can’t go wrong with these ten selections:

1. “The Dance” by Garth Brooks

2. “Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw

3. “Strawberry Wine” by Deana Carter

4. “I Hope You Dance” by LeeAnn Womack

5. “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert

6. “Where the Green Grass Grows” by Tim McGraw

7. “She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy” by Kenny Chesney

8. “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks

9. “Amazed” by Lonestar

10. “Amarillo By Morning” by George Strait

Awesome Heavy Metal Songs

Whether you love the music or just need something to wake you up, you should consider adding these 10 awesome songs from our favorite metal bands.

1. “Enter Sandman” by Metallica

2. “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne

3. “Breaking the Law” by Judas Priest

4. “Ace of Spades” by Motorhead

5. “The Number of the Beast” by Iron Maiden

6. “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath

7. “Sweet Child O' Mine” by Guns N' Roses

8. “Holy Diver” by Dio

9. “Master of Puppets” by Metallica

10. “Run to the Hills” by Iron Maiden

Girl Power Road Trip Songs

Last but not least, let’s celebrate some of the great female singers and songwriters with these awesome songs:

1. “I'm Every Woman” by Whitney Houston

2. “Stronger” by Britney Spears

3. “Express Yourself” by Madonna

4. “Survivor” by Destiny's Child

5. “Independent Women Part 1" by Destiny's Child

6. “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé

7. “Respect” by Aretha Franklin

8. “That's My Girl” by Fifth Harmony

9. “Brave” by Sara Bareilles

10. “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys


There ya have it, 80 tunes just waiting to be added to your playlist. While Eagle Logistics trucking can’t promise you'll never get bored on the road again, we’re happy to help you try. We are also one of the best home time trucking companies in the US, and hiring drivers. Visit our career page for more information!