93: The Best of’s for North America & the Complete Song List for the Ultimate Road Trip

Ok so this isn’t a daily posting but I have had so many people ask me as I’ve travelled around what were my favourite parts of the US and Canada and “Can I pls have the song list that you have compiled?” So due to popular demand here is a designated blog that just answers the above questions! Feel free to drop me a comment if I haven’t answered any of your Best Of questions!!


The Best of North America

Most spectacular scenery on the trip= Icefield Parkway, Banff to Jasper in Alberta

“Must see again” part of Nth America= Utah and the Arizona deserts

Best accommodation= Signal Mountain Lodge in Grand Teton NP

Best music= Ground Zero in Clarkesdale, Mississippi

Best day out= Day 43 of Peaks, Plateaus and Prairies—the day when we saw Grizzleys, Beavers, Moose, Bald Eagles and floated down the extremely picturesque Snake River in the Grand Teton NP

Best attraction= Royal Tyrell Palaeontology Museum in Drumheller, Alberta

Best adventure= This one was tie between Skiing in Whistler, BC with my extended family and Whitewater Rafting the Nantahala in Nth Carolina

Best Food= Seafood in Apalachicola at a restaurant called “Hole in the Wall”

Most memorable Drink = Moonshine cocktails in Shenandoah NP (probably not the best but certainly will never be forgotten)

“Must Do” Drives (in no particular order)=

–          Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains- Lake Tahoe to Death Valley, California

–          Icefield Parkway- Banff to Jasper, Alberta

–          Painted Deserts- Grand Canyon to Monument Valley (Route 89 into 98)

–          Mississippi Valley- New Orleans to St Louis with a must stop at Natchez

–          Yellowstone NP- Grand Teton NP up thru Yellowstone and into Glacier NP

–          Blue Ridge Parkway- Anywhere in the Blue Ridge Mts of Virginia and Tennessee                          with a stop in at Gatlinburg!


The Ultimate Nth American Road Trip Song List


Post # Artist Song Title
1 John Denver Leaving on a Jetplane
2 Sheryl Crowe All I wanna do
3 Elton John Crocodile Rock
4 Eagles Hotel California
5 Village People YMCA
6 Chicago Saturday in the park
7 Paul Simon Slip slidin’ away
8 Commodores Easy
9 Abba Dancing Queen
10 Moody Blues Tide Rushes In
11 Prince Little Red Corvette
12 The Who I can see for miles
13 Tina Turner River Deep, mountain high
14 Dean Martin Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
15 Bob Dylan Rainy day women #12 and #35
16 Deep Purple Smoke on the water
17 All Saints Pure shores
18 Beatles Here comes the sun
19 America Horse with no name
20 Elvis Viva Las Vegas
21 Kenny Rogers The Gambler
22 Rolling Stones Route 66
23 Various Amazing Grace
24 Simon and Garfunkle El Condor Pasa
25 Jimmy Hendrix All along the watchtower
26 Various Mexican hat dance
27 Escape Club Wild, wild west
28 John Denver Rocky Mountain High
29 Alvin and the Chipmunks Funky town
30 Beatles Twist and shout
31 Stone temple pilots Plush
32 Led Zeppelin Stairway to heaven
33 Blues Brothers Rawhide
34 Marvin Gaye Aint no mountain high enough
35 Sister Sledge We are family
36 Madonna Like a prayer
37 Eagles Life in the Fast Lane
38 Bob Marley Buffalo soldier
39 Presidents of America Peaches
40 Diana Ross and Supremes Reflections
41 Tears for Fears Floating down the river
42 Carol King I feel the earth move
43 Peter Gabriel Steam
44 Duran Duran Girls on film
45 Nancy Sinatra These boots are made for walking
46 Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces
47 The Beatles Paperback rider
48 Elton John Border song
49 John Denver Thank god I’m a country boy
50 Barney Rubble Meet the Flinstones
51 Shania Twain That don’t impress me much
52 U2 Beautiful Day
53 Leonard Cohen Hallelujah
54 The Beatles Savoy Truffle
55 Katrina and the Waves Walking on sunshine
56 Primal Scream Get your rocks off
57 Sheryl Crowe Everyday is a winding road
58 Bryan Adams Run to you
59 Richard Harris MacArthur Park
60 The Beatles I’ll be back
1 Bill Haley and the comets See you later, Alligator
2 Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville
3 Beach Boys Kokomo
4 The Beatles Hard day’s night
5 Abba Ring, ring
6 Various Guantanamera
7 Glenn Fry Heat is on
8 Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama
9 LaBelle Lady Marmalade
10 Louis Armstrong When the saints go marching in
11 Paul Robeson Ol Man River
12 Various Pick a bale of cotton
13 The Band The night they drove old Dixie down
14 Muddy Waters I just want to make love to you
15 Billy Joel Walkin’ in Memphis
16 Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire
17 Elvis Suspicious Minds
18 Tammy Wynette Stand by your man
19 Phil Collins Another day in Paradise
20 Creedence Clearwater Revival Proud Mary
21 Jim Croce Bad, bad Leroy Brown
22 Frank Sinatara My kind of town
23 Robert Johnson Sweet home Chicago
24 Various All that Jazz
25 Katy Perry Firework
26 Bill Haley and the comets Rock around the clock
27 Chicago Niagara Falls
28 Rihanna Umbrella
29 Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture
30 ABBA Super Trouper
31 The Go Betweens Streets of your town
32 Aerosmith and Run DMC Walk this way
33 Lovin’ Spoonful Summer in the city
34 Johnny Preston Running bear
35 The Cat Empire So long
36 Don McLean Castles in the air
37 Tom Petty I won’t back down
38 Creedence Clearwater Revival Have you ever seen the rain?
39 B52’s Rock lobster
40 John Denver Annie’s song
41 Jimmi Hendrix Foxy Lady
42 Santana Black magic woman
43 AC/DC For those about to rock
44 Good Charlotte Lifestyles of the rich and the famous
45 Various Don’t cry for me Argentina
46 Alicia Keys Empire State of Mind II
47 David Bowe Andy Warhol
48 U2 City of Blinding Lights
49 Frank Sinatara New York, New York
50 The Starland Vocal Band Afternoon delight
51 Bruce Springsteen Atlantic City
52 Elton John Philadelphia freedom
53 Bruce Springsteen Streets of Philadelphia
54 John Lennon Give peace a chance
55 Jackson Brown Running on empty
56 Tom Petty Free falling
57 U2 Hold me, Thrill me, Kiss me, Kill me
58 Fat Boy Slim Right here, right now
59 Linonel Ritchie All night long
60 Village People In the navy
61 Don Henley Boys of Summer
62 Bob Seger Against the wind
63 Garbage Only happy when it rains
64 AC/DC Highway to hell
65 Van Halen Sucker in a 3 piece
66 Rihanna Shut up and drive
67 Babylon Zoo Spaceman
68 John Denver Country Road
69 Billy Rae Cyrus I want my mullet back
70 Steve Earle Copperhead road
71 Gnarles Barkley Crazy
72 Rednecks Cotton eyed joe
73 James Taylor Fire and Rain
74 Guns ‘n Roses Paradise City
75 Ray Charles Georgia on my mind
76 James Taylor Carolina in my mind
77 James Blunt You’re beautiful
78 Eagles Take it to the limit
79 ABBA Money, Money, Money
80 Tom Cochrane Life is a highway
81 Will Smith Men in Black
82 The Who Pinball Wizard
83 Cat Stevens Wild World
84 The Beatles Long and Winding Road
85 Barbados Merrymen Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot
86 UB40 Red, red wine!
87 Bob Marley One Love
88 Harry Belafonte Day-O
89 The Beatles Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
90 Bob Marley No woman, No cry
91 UB40 Kingston Town
92 Bryan Adams Summer of 69


5 thoughts on “93: The Best of’s for North America & the Complete Song List for the Ultimate Road Trip

  1. That is such a comprehensive list of popular and music back in the day! Love it and yes I would have rated Ground Zero Clarksdale Mississippi as the best place to be for the blues!! Summer of 69 is a fitting end!

  2. What a great way to summarise your epic trip Di.

    So frustrated I haven’t been able to keep up with the blog in more recent months but I am going to make it my next reading project!

    Enjoy the last part of your travels for 2012 – see you soonish…

    xx T

  3. From a person who loves statistics and lists, this is a great post! I have been following the song list for a long time. Now I can see if I have all of them.

    Think of my staring out my new/old window at the Gabba…for a few weeks. Then I’m back in the Swich

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