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The Songs that Make You Want to Hit the Road!

Ranked by Votes

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Ranked by Votes
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The List

501From Good HomesCool Me Down Buy
502Bruce Springsteen Radio Nowhere Buy
503The WhoEminence Front Buy
504Flatt & ScruggsFoggy Mountain Breakdown Buy
505Sniff 'N' The TearsDriver's Seat Buy
506Bobby DarinBeyond The Sea Buy
507Johnny CashOne Piece At A Time Buy
508The PrimitivesCrash Buy
509Crosby, Stills, Nash & YoungCarry On Buy
510Toots & The MaytalsPressure Drop Buy
511Dave EdmundsCrawling From The Wreckage Buy
512David BowieSpace Oddity Buy
513Sheryl CrowAll I Wanna Do Buy
514Aimee MannFreeway Buy
515Zz TopLegs Buy
516Eric ClaptonFurther On Up The Road Buy
517Pat Metheny GroupTell It All Buy
518WilcoI'Ll Fight Buy
519R.E.M.It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) Buy
520Bruce Springsteen State Trooper Buy
521The NationalBloodbuzz Ohio Buy
522Neil YoungRockin' In The Free World Buy
523Counting CrowsMr. Jones Buy
524Ides Of MarchVehicle Buy
525James TaylorMexico Buy
526Dave Matthews BandLie In Our Graves Buy
527Van MorrisonTupelo Honey Buy
528Jo Dee MessinaHeads Carolina, Tails California Buy
529ElbowGrounds For Divorce Buy
530Raphael Saadiq100 Yard Dash Buy
531Creedence Clearwater RevivalLodi Buy
532David BowieSuffragette City Buy
533Grand Funk RailroadI'm Your Captain (Closer To Home) Buy
534Phantom PlanetCalifornia Buy
535David BowieStation To Station Buy
536Joni MitchellAll I Want Buy
537The Marshall Tucker BandCan'T You See Buy
538Robert PlantBig Log Buy
539Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersRefugee Buy
540The ClashRock The Casbah Buy
541Billy JoelScenes From An Italian Restaurant Buy
542Fairport ConventionWalk Awhile Buy
543Joni MitchellCarey Buy
544Steely DanKid Charlemagne Buy
545The BandAcadian Driftwood Buy
546Edgar Winter GroupFree Ride Buy
547Kaiser ChiefsRuby Buy
548AerosmithSweet Emotion Buy
549Joni MitchellBlack Crow Buy
550The PlimsoulsA Million Miles Away Buy

Voted on by XPN Listeners

Thanks to the over 6,300 XPN Listeners and Members who voted in this year's Countdown, and to XPN's Business Sponsors, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems and Philadelphia Brewing Company for their support of the 885 Ultimate Road Trip Songs Countdown.