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The 1980s Road Trip Play List

Eighties Road Trip Play List

Eighties Road Trip Play List

From Madonna to the Go Go's: Ten Eighties Songs to Travel By

The road trip has been a favorite movie trope since the advent of cinema. However, some of the most genre-defining films on the subject emerged from the 1980s: Cannonball Run (1981), PeeWee’s Big Adventure (1985), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) and, of course, National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983).
As an homage to the decade, we’ve assembled a quintessential '80s mix tape of road trip tunes — from Lindsay Buckingham’s Holiday Road (the theme song for Vacation) to The Go Go’s Vacation and Prince’s Little Red Corvette. So pack up the DeLorean and let’s hit the road.

1. Holiday Road by Lindsay Buckingham
2. Go West by The Pet Shop Boys
3. Vacation by The Go Go’s
4. Roam by The B-52’s
5. Holiday by Madonna
6. Graceland by Paul Simon
7. Little Red Corvette by Prince
8. No Sleep Till Brooklyn by Beastie Boys
9. I Drove All Night by Cyndi Lauper
10. Drive by The Cars

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