10 Songs for Your Drive Home

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we’re in the heart of the holiday season. For most of us, this means less time on the road, at the office, or in meetings, and more time at home. And while I’m sure we could all use a little downtime, sometimes journeying home and spending time with family and friends can be a bit hectic.

But, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with 10 songs to ease your trip home.

1. “Holiday Road” – Lindsey Buckingham

What better way to welcome in the holidays than some tunes from the Griswolds?: “I found out long ago, it’s a long way down the holiday road.”

2. “Homeward Bound” – Simon & Garfunkel

A classic – if this doesn’t make you nostalgic for home, I don’t know what will: “Homeward bound, I wish I was, homeward bound…”

3. “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” – Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles

Car ride karaoke, anyone? Come on, you know this one. Let’s hear it: “There’s only one place left I want to go; who says you can’t go home.”

4. “Our House” – Madness

If you know any lyric beyond “Our house, in the middle of the street,” kudos to you:

5. “Home” – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

This feel-good tune reminds you that home isn’t always about a place, it’s also about who you’re with: “Home, let me come home. Home is wherever I’m with you.”

6. “The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert

This country song is sure to bring you back to your childhood home: “Won’t take nothing but a memory, from the house that built me.”

7. “Sweet Home Alabama” – Lynyrd Skynrd

Chances are you’re not from Alabama, but we won’t tell anyone: “Sweet Home Alabama, where the skies are so blue.”

8. “Hometown Glory (High Contrast Remix)” – Adele

Fan of house music? You’ll appreciate High Contrast’s remix of Adele’s “Hometown Glory”:

9. “The Boys Are Back in Town” – Thin Lizzy

Sometimes the best part of being home for the holidays is reliving the glory days with old friends: “It won’t be long till summer comes, now that the boys are here again.”

10. “Home” – Phillip Phillips

One last feel-good song to wrap up your trip home: “Just know you’re not alone. ‘Cause I’m gonna make this place your home.”


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