Top 25 Road Trip Songs from Treana

Slide1 Some of you may not know that my second favorite dude in the world is embarking on an epic road trip soon, and LB and I are just coming off of one ourselves. He asked LB and I to put together separate epic road trip songs playlists for him. I obliged and decided that he should not be the only one who gets to benefit from my musical research and love all of the things road trip music. Thus, I am sharing with you, my lovely bloggy peeps.  As a heads up, my musical taste falls more on the slow/methodical/emotional nonsense side. However, I clearly do love a good bluegrass... that I can understand. I hate bluegrass where the lyrics are lost to the music (and yes, purists. I totally get that the MUSIC is traditionally the whole point of bluegrass, but it's not my point, so there).

In fact if you click this little circle, you can youtube stalk me and my liked songs on youtube. A BUNCH of these are on there as are some others that didn't fit the road trip vibe.


Here are my top 25 road trip songs for 2014. They are TOTALLY RANDOM.

  1. Flying - Green River Ordinance
  2. Born to Run- Bruce Springsteen
  3. Carousel- Miner
  4. Take Me Home Country Roads- John Denver
  5. Riptide- Vance Joy
  6. The Heart- Need to Breathe
  7. Shroud- Nathaniel Rateliff
  8. We Were Us- Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert
  9. Wagon Wheel- Old Crow Medicine Show
  10. Grow Old with Me- Tom Odell
  11. Come Pick Me Up- Ryan Adams
  12. Gorilla- Bruno Mars
  13. Stay- Rhinna ft. Mikky Ekko
  14. Another Love- Tom Odell
  15. Latch (Acoustic ONLY)- Sam Smith
  16. Youth- Daughter
  18. Fracture- Prawn
  19. Into the Mystic- Van Morrison
  20. Back in the World- David Gray
  21. Lanterns- Birds of Tokyo
  22. Kiss me Slowly- Parachute
  23. Hey Love- Miner
  24. Difference Maker- Need to Breathe
  25. The Cave- Mumford & Sons (Only the live version at Red Rocks... best. ever.)

So House of Bennetts team... what are you favorite songs to jam out to lately?

What I'm Listening to Lately

I have been a drafting fool at work and I need good music to write to. Thus, I hunt and hunt for random good stuff... plus LB is the master at finding awesome tunes. I am just now discovering Need to Breathe and after reading this interview with the band, I am in awe of everything they have made. (Bold, but true). My two favorites? Wasteland & Difference Maker... oh shoot, three favorites... Brother.

Birds of Tokyo has the weirdest band name ever, but I dig this song.

Also, pretty much everything by Miner has been in rotation, but Carousel has two of the three things that LB and Andy say make a great song: piano, slow that leads up to shouting, and swearing. No swearing in this one, but 2/3 is pretty good.

Tom Odell's Another Love reminds me of watching Parenthood with Andy = my happy place. That show people... as Esther has said, "I am glad this season is over because I can't emotionally take it anymore." #TeamBraverman.

Vance Joy's Riptide: the band/dude's last name is Joy... just get on board.

And finally, I have been rocking out to this Christian jam while drafting stuff at work because it reminds me to do the hardest thing in the world: "Let go and let God." Here are the lyrics for this worship song... I think they are pretty phenonmenal.

"Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"

You call me out upon the waters The great unknown where feet may fail And there I find You in the mystery In oceans deep My faith will standAnd I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes above the waves When oceans rise My soul will rest in Your embrace For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters Your sovereign hand Will be my guide Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me You've never failed and You won't start now

So I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes above the waves When oceans rise My soul will rest in Your embrace For I am Yours and You are mine

[6x] Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders Let me walk upon the waters Wherever You would call me Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander And my faith will be made stronger In the presence of my Savior

I will call upon Your name Keep my eyes above the waves My soul will rest in Your embrace I am Yours and You are mine

  What are you toe tapping to lately?