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Playlists for the perfect spring break road trip

So, it's spring break. You and your friends load up into whoever's car can hold the most people (or travel the farthest without breaking down) and head out on the open road. The most important thing to bring along? A decent playlist.

I asked a few college journalists (with better taste in music than me) to list off the 10 greatest road trip songs of all time. Have your own list to add? Shoot me an e-mail.

Melissa Baron, University of San Francisco senior media studies major. Melissa is the scene editor at the San Francisco Foghorn (and likes to kick it old school).

melissa_baron.jpg"Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen

"Anyway You Want It" by Journey

"More Than a Feeling" by Boston

"Detroit Rock City" by Kiss

"Carry on Wayward Son" by Kansas

"The Boys are Back in Town" by Thin Lizzy

"(Don't Fear) the Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult

"Come Sail Away" by Styx

"Tom Sawyer" by Rush

"Runnin' with the Devil" by Van Halen

Jeremy Gordon, Northwestern University senior journalism major. Jeremy is the editor-in-chief of The Weekly, the culture section of the Daily Northwestern.

Jeremy_Gordon.jpgOne Armed Scissor by At the Drive In

"Multitude of Casualties" by The Hold Steady

"Search and Destroy" by The Stooges

"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" by The Smiths

"Nothing Ever Happened" by Deerhunter

"Running Up That Hill" by Kate Bush

"Roadrunner" by The Modern Lovers

"Grass" by Animal Collective

"Bat Macumba" by Os Mutantes

"Kiss Me On The Bus" by The Replacements


Jamie Hughes, University of Oklahoma junior political science major. Jamie is the editor-in-chief of The Oklahoma Daily and OUDaily.com.

Jamie_Hughes.jpg"Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman

"Four Winds" by Bright Eyes

"Beat Control" by Tilly and the Wall

"Moab" by Conor Oberst

"The Next Messiah" by Jenny Lewis

"No Sleep Till Brooklyn" by Beastie Boys

"Free Bird" by Lynard Skynard

"NYC - Gone, Gone" by Conor Oberst

"Kids" by MGMT

"Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga

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By Jenna Johnson  |  March 8, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  Spring Break  
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