Is your MP3 player a must-have item when you travel? It is for me. When I’m settling into a flight, I relax to some Pachelbel Canon. If I’m gearing up for a business meeting, I get revved up with Guns and Roses (“Welcome to the Jungle,” to be exact). And if I’m feeling lonely on the road, I resurrect my old, imaginary friend, “Shilo,” by Neil Diamond.
Recently, I compiled a list of ten songs, each dedicated to a type of traveler (or a traveler’s mood). Which of the songs below speak to you?
- “On the Road Again,” Willie Nelson: You are the very definition of ants-in-the-pants. You’re also a heartbreaker because you’re not home often enough to commit. At least you have best friends and music.
- “People Are Strange,” The Doors: Traveling solo is like being in a country where you don’t speak the language and no one remembers your name. You feel strange and that’s because you are.
- “Fashion is Danger,” Flight of the Conchords: You fly in to deliver the presentation, and then you’re off to the hottest restaurant in town. In both scenarios, you are dressed to kill.
- “New York, New York,” Frank Sinatra: Simply put, you love New York. It’s also where you buy all kinds of vagabond shoes.
- “Blue Hawaii,” Elvis: Your vote is for a tropical island getaway, where the nights are heavenly and the mood is love.
- “One Night in Bangkok” Murray Head: When you’re on vacation, you let your hair down and shenanigans ensue. What happens in Bangkok stays in Bangkok.
- “Holiday,” Madonna: Who says you have to go anywhere to take a holiday? Sometimes, home is where you need to get yourself together to release all that pressure.
- “Low Rider,” War: It doesn’t matter where you’re going (or if you’ve got somewhere to go) because fundamentally, it’s all about the ride.
- “I Love My Momma,” Snoop Doggy: There’s something about being on the road that makes you feel vulnerable. Only momma knows how often you call her when you’ve got homesick drama.
- “Sweet Dreams,” Air Supply: You’re not necessarily co-dependent; it’s just that when you’re trying to fall asleep in a strange hotel room, Air Supply is a good substitute for that special person you’re missing.
Add a song to our travel play list! DJ Baochi is taking your requests and dedications. 😉