Ten Songs For Ten Types of Traveling People


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?

  1. 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.
  2. “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.
  3. “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.
  4. New York, New York,” Frank Sinatra: Simply put, you love New York. It’s also where you buy all kinds of vagabond shoes.
  5. Blue Hawaii,” Elvis: Your vote is for a tropical island getaway, where the nights are heavenly and the mood is love.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. 😉

About Melody Demel

Melody is Senior Manager, PR for Boingo Wireless, where she is responsible for media relations, brand building and thought leadership initiatives. Melody is a die-hard Nebraska Cornhuskers fan and retired NCAA DI college field hockey player.
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