Have you ever got comfortable in your flight or train seat, reached for your earphones and then panicked because you realize that in the end moment packing hassle you forgot to keep them with you? We feel you mate.

Music, from my perspective, is one of the most important things about traveling.


There is a good reason I say that.

Music has the power to transport us; to the place, we are visiting/back home/ in somebodies arms/ to that memory you wished lasted a lifetime.

Music has the power to heal us or maybe pull us through that restless night or that broke day.

But most importantly, music is a universal language. You could be of any race or religion, speak any language, follow any tradition when Ludovico Einaudi plays his piano, everybody understands.

Below is a list of 59 songs I am thankful for.

Trust me and listen to them once.

Rest is up for you to decide.

1. Nobody knows – The Lumineers

2. Mountain sound – Of Monster and Men

3. Step out – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

4. The Wolves and The Ravens – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

5. The Lake – A walk in the woods

6. Riders on a storm – The Doors

7. I don’t want to go home – Nick Mulvey

8. Let her go – Passenger

9. Budapest – George Ezra

10. The Dragon song – Pete’s Dragon

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11. Leaving on a Jet Plane – John Denver

12. The Great Escape – Patrick Watson

13. Lake Michigan – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

14. Traveller – Chris Stapleton

15. Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers

16. Dirty Paws – Of Monsters and Men

17. Home –  Phillip Phillips

18. Southern Comfort Zone – Brad Paisley

19. Rise – Into the Wild

20. Keep your Head Up – Safe Haven

21. I See Fire – Ed Sheeran

22. Maps – Maroon 5

23. Sink or Swim – Tyrone Wells

24. Apertura –  Gustavo Santaolalla

25. De Usuahia a la Quiaca – Gustavo Santaolalla

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26. Al otro lado del río –  Gustavo Santaolalla

27. Chichina – Gustavo Santaolalla

28. The Simmer of Sindhu – Keba Jeremiah

29. Kesariya Balam – Traditional Rajasthani

30. Miracles – Coldplay

31. Maahi Ve – A R Rahman

32. Patakha Guddi – A R Rahman

33. Tu Koi Aur Hai – A R Rahman

34. Petrichor – Ludovico Einaudi

35. Night – Ludovico Einaudi

36. Don’t Let it Pass – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

37. Kothbiro – Ayub Ogada

38. Brother (Last Ride)  – A Walk in the Woods

39. Dil Dhadakne Do – Zindagi na Milegi Dobara

40. Far away – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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41. Zinda – Amit Trivedi

42. The Journey – Safe Haven

43. Mai ni Meriye – Mohit Chauhan

44. Haminastu – Zeb Bangash

45. Desert Rose – Sting

46. Safarnama – Tamasha

47. Bezubaan – Piku

48. If I Rise – 127 hours

49. Phir se Ud Chala – Rockstar

50. Journey song –  Piku

51. Your hand in mine – The Explosions in the Sky

52. This is how you walk on – Gifted

53. Blackbird – Martyn Bennett

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54. Meet me there – Nick Mulvey

55. Space oddity – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

56. Guaranteed – Into the Wild – Eddie Vedder

57. End of the Road – Into the Wild

58. Setting Forth – Eddie Vedder

59. No Ceiling – Eddie Vedder

What is your favourite travel song and why? Drop a comment below and we might add it to our next list of ultimate travel playlist.

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