Listening to music while traveling brings the journey to a whole new level. Especially if you are on a road trip. If you are in the US, think of Miami Gardens. And what is a road trip if you are not listening to the hottest tunes to keep you in the mood? Here are the top tunes to keep you grooving as you cruise.
Don’t Say Nuthin’ by The Roots
The Roots is called by ThoughtCo as the first legitimate American hip-hop band. The group was started by Tariq Trotter, aka Black Thought, and Ahmir Thompson, aka QuestLove, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, while they were students at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. The single, Don’t Say Nuthin’ is part of their sixth studio album called The Tipping Point, which came out in 2004. The single also got a Grammy nomination for Best Rap performance by a duo or a group.
Going Back to Cali by LL Cool J
LL Cool J released the rap hit Going Back to Cali in 1988, which was included in his third studio album, Walking with a Panther. The single was also part of the Less than Zero movie soundtrack. Rick Rubin co-wrote and produced the song, and it was based on his own musings about moving from New York to Los Angeles. The song became a hit, reaching #12 on the Hot R&B / Hip-hop Songs and #31 on the Billboard Hot 100. By 1991, the song was awarded a gold record by the RIAA.
Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
American hip-hop duo Macklemore (his real name is Ben Haggerty) and Ryan Lewis released the single Can’t Hold Us in 2011, which was later part of their debut studio album, The Heist, released in 2012. The song features singer Ray Dalton, who co-wrote the song, along with the duo. The song became a hit in the US and in Australia, taking the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video also got a Grammy nomination for Best Music Video. Not only that, Spotify listed the single as the most streamed song of 2013.
Stronger by Kanye West
Kanye West came out with a winner of a single in Stronger, which he released in 2007. The single was taken from West’s third studio album, Graduation. When the single came out, it went up to the top spot on the Billboard Top 100, and was also a top ten single in 10 countries, positioning itself at the top spot in 4 of them. Despite West’s dissatisfaction with the production of the single, it went on to win a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance. Not to mention being lauded by Spin and Rolling Stone as one of the best songs of the year. Aside from the critical reception it received, it was a commercial success, receiving octuple platinum records from the RIAA.
With these tunes to accompany you during your road trip, it will surely be a road trip to remember.