Long ride playlist that keeps us motivated


Making a playlist for long ride is one of my favorite things to do. Although long ride doesn’t bother me because I don’t ride and only enjoy in it, my husband has a different opinion other than mine. He’s always in for making a new playlist, because all of our radio stations play the same songs. Our son, on the other hand, likes to listen to David Bowie’s hits. And he could listen the same song for hours, which is, I guess, typical toddler behavior.

The same compilation over and over again

We don’t go anywhere without that compilation (David Bowie’s hits). It’s a funny story my husband bought that disc when he was a teenager (in 90s) and left it forgotten in his music room. When Milija was born, we exposed him to Artic Monkeys band (only acoustic songs). It sounded calm and they could easily put him to sleep. After some time, we were talking about what to play him next. Since David Bowie was changing during the decades, it came to us to try it out. Also, both my husband and I are into that kind of music.


The little one loved it from the start, and I think it really developed his English language skills. “Rebel” word (from “Rebel, Rebel” song) is his first English word. And when he discovered how to say it, that song followed us everywhere! He calls every guitar “rebel”, just as any car is “rebel” too, and dad’s music room is also “rebel”, and David Bowie is “rebel”. He also orders “rebel, rebel” every time he is in his car seat and sings “hey babe”, “rebel, rebel”, and “do do do”.

Before 4 or 5 months, he started to demand some other songs too. He asks for “Changes” saying “ch ch ch”, and for “Golden years” saying “whop whop wah” (ALL FROM THAT EXACT COMPILATION)! But it’s all good, because David Bowie’s songs are very complex. They can really develop music skills (and our son loves music, he’s playing drums every day).

Long ride

But, since he is still very young, he tends to fall asleep during the ride. And that’s our chance to play some different songs.

Long ride playlist

These are not all songs and this playlist may not seem big enough, but I hope you all enjoy it!

Also, check out my other music playlist here.

1. Bruce Springsteen – Working On a Dream

2. Roy Orbison – I Drove All Night

3. Suede – Saturday Night

4. Travis – Side

5. Eddie Brickell & New Bohemians – Lover Take Me

6. Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You

7. Shivaree – Goodnight Moon

8. Weezer – You Might Think

9. Elvis Presley – All Shook Up

10. Metric – Combat Baby

11. David Bowie – (You Will) Set the World On Fire

12. Lana Del Rey – West Coast

13. The Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink

14. Pinback – Devil You Know

15. Morrissey – I Like You

16. Metric – Synthetica

17. The Black Keys – Howlin For You

18. The Vacciness – Aftershave Ocean

19. David Bowie – Boss Of Me

Acoustic guitar


  1. Cassie - January 15, 2018

    Thank you for sharing this playlist! I have been stuck on the same playlist for a long time now so this is super helpful. I can’t wait for my next car ride so I can listen to these 🙂 thank you for sharing!

  2. Amber Myers - January 15, 2018

    You have some fabulous songs here. I love listening to music when I travel. It’s so fun to jam along with the songs.

  3. Megan Tan - January 15, 2018

    I can feel you. Whenever we go for a long ride, we always end up listening to the same songs over and over again. Thanks to your songs list, I have more songs to my list now.

  4. Dee Jackson - January 15, 2018

    I really like the diversity in the list you chose. I had never heard of a few of these and they are pretty awesome choices.

  5. Aisha - January 15, 2018

    Love these songs! I love listening to music but never have the time to explore new songs or rediscover old ones. I usually just stick to my usual playlists. Will definitely be adding these to my rotation!

  6. Joan Cajic - January 15, 2018

    Great list of songs, I need to start listening to music again it’s been a while.

  7. Terri Beavers - January 15, 2018

    I want to listen to every single one of these. Golden years is really a fave and I’m sure many of these are, it’s just been so long since I listened to them.

  8. Aishwarya Shenolikar - January 15, 2018

    Oh wow! I’m always looking for nee music and well mixed playlists!! These look really amazing! Good that I love rides!

  9. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh - January 15, 2018

    This is a great playlist! I am always looking for playlists for different things that we do.

  10. Kendra W. - January 15, 2018

    This looks like a really good traveling playlist. I especially love the addition of David Bowie – Boss of me. I’ll need to some of these to my music library and listen, as I haven’t heard some of them before.

  11. Teresa - January 15, 2018

    This is such a fun playlist. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  12. Patricia-Ann Que - January 15, 2018

    great list u got there and music us the best! id rather have it over TV!

  13. Cris F - January 15, 2018

    Nice playlist. My son, too, loved music as a baby and toddler. He still does, of course, and plays percussion in his middle school band. His teacher has been very impressed with his natural ability. I chalk that up to all the music he’s heard in his life and a wide variety of styles. Your son sounds adorable. Keep up the great work!

  14. Sarah Bailey - January 15, 2018

    I absolutely love hearing other peoples playlists, they are such a great way to find different artists and songs. I love how motivational you have made this one.

  15. Aduke Schulist - January 16, 2018

    I hardly know any of these artists. My musical taste is so far from mainstream lol

  16. emmanuel damian - January 16, 2018

    Great playlist! I love Suede and Travis during long drive. I personally love Taylor Swift and Coldplay too.

  17. Shell - January 16, 2018

    I absolutely love having a playlist set for long trips! My iPod is a must have item for driving long distances. I drive 9 1/2 hours one way to my hometown 3-4 times a year and I couldn’t do it without my playlist! 🙂

  18. Tee Vaughn/Curlywhippedtee - January 16, 2018

    Thanks for sharing your playlist. This is a great idea and really is true. Whenever I need some feel good music I turn on my playlist in iTunes.

  19. Scott - January 16, 2018

    You’re much more organized than I am. I just turn on satellite radio and listen to whatever they’re playing on it!

  20. Christina - January 16, 2018

    I love David Bowie! China Girl is such a good song.

  21. corinne & kirsty - January 16, 2018

    oh em gee shame on me i haven’t listened to any of these tunes! I always listen to music on my commute to work so i could add these!

  22. Siti Aana - January 16, 2018

    great playlist. I was watching Bowie’s last performance today. Great artist!

  23. Hey Sharonoox - January 16, 2018

    I really like all the songs your picked. Thanks for rounding up this playlist. I like to listen to my favorite songs when we go for a long road trip.

  24. Angela Milnes - January 16, 2018

    This playlist is on point! some of my favorites are on here.

  25. Tracy - January 16, 2018

    You kid is so cute. I am imagining when he said, “rebel, rebel, rebel.” Haha..It is good to introduce music to our little ones since very young. Thanks for recommending the songs, too. I really need a new playlist!

  26. Gerome of G&D Blog - January 17, 2018

    What a great playlist to listen to?! Glad you shared this playlist here. We usually listen to Rupaul’s Drag Race playlist because you know, we’re part of the colorful rainbow community. 🙂

  27. Rosey - January 17, 2018

    I forgot about Edie Brickell. She did a song years ago that my then-husband just LOVED!

  28. fashionmommy - January 17, 2018

    Well I am the biggest David Bowie fan so I think this is brilliant, you will certainly develop his good taste in music.

  29. Damond Nollan - January 17, 2018

    A good playlist goes a long way toward enhancing a commute. I’m a huge fan of Google’s Music app, which is where I click through new albums and popular mixes. Ahhhh, the power of music.

  30. LavandaMichelle - January 30, 2018

    Congrats! I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award, link below!

  31. Sela - January 31, 2018

    I can not take a long trip without having a good playlist, especially if traveling in a car. Each time a take a road trip I have to make sure that my playlist is on point. I really appreciate that you shared your playlist and it is so helpful. That was a great ideal.

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