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The Songs that Make You Want to Hit the Road!

Ranked by Votes

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Ranked by Votes
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By Artist
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Ranked by Artist
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The List

1SteppenwolfBorn To Be Wild Buy
2Bruce SpringsteenBorn To Run Buy
3Golden EarringRadar Love Buy
4Bruce SpringsteenThunder Road Buy
5The Grateful DeadTruckin' Buy
6Willie NelsonOn The Road Again Buy
7The Allman Brothers BandRamblin' Man Buy
8Tom Petty Runnin' Down A Dream Buy
9Simon & GarfunkelAmerica Buy
10The Allman Brothers BandJessica Buy
11The WhoGoing Mobile Buy
12Janis JoplinMe And Bobby Mc Gee Buy
13Jackson BrowneRunning On Empty Buy
14The DoorsL.A. Woman Buy
15The DoorsRoadhouse Blues Buy
16Deep PurpleHighway Star Buy
17The Allman Brothers BandMidnight Rider Buy
18Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosHome Buy
19Little FeatWillin' Buy
20The EaglesTake It Easy Buy
21Tracy ChapmanFast Car Buy
22The Modern LoversRoadrunner Buy
23Canned HeatGoing Up The Country Buy
24WarLow Rider Buy
25Old Crow Medicine ShowWagon Wheel Buy
26The BeatlesDrive My Car Buy
27Johnny CashIve Been Everywhere Buy
28Commander Cody & His Lost Planet AirmenHot Rod Lincoln Buy
29Indigo GirlsGet Out The Map Buy
30Talking HeadsRoad To Nowhere Buy
31AC-DCHighway To Hell Buy
32John HiattDrive South Buy
33Roger MillerKing Of The Road Buy
34The Grateful DeadGoin' Down The Road Feeling Bad Buy
35Paul SimonGraceland Buy
36U2Where The Streets Have No Name Buy
37Gordon LightfootCarefree Highway Buy
38Richard Thompson1952 Vincent Black Lightning Buy
39Lynyrd SkynyrdFree Bird Buy
40The Allman Brothers BandSouthbound Buy
41The Stills-Young BandLong May You Run Buy
42Bruce Springsteen Rosalita Buy
43QueenBohemian Rhapsody Buy
44Ray CharlesHit The Road Jack Buy
45Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersAmerican Girl Buy
46Canned HeatOn The Road Again Buy
47Lucinda WilliamsCar Wheels On A Gravel Road Buy
48Tom CochraneLife Is A Highway Buy
49The BandThe Weight Buy
50SteppenwolfMagic Carpet Ride Buy

Voted on by XPN Listeners

Thanks to the over 6,300 XPN Listeners and Members who voted in this year's Countdown, and to XPN's Business Sponsors, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems and Philadelphia Brewing Company for their support of the 885 Ultimate Road Trip Songs Countdown.

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