Fuel your road trip with music by Jenyfer Patton for Hike it Baby

Summer is here and that means one thing for many families: road trip! If you’re planning to spend hours on the road this summer, keep the kiddos entertained with these fabulous song choices. And if you’re not going anywhere that requires a lot of hours in the car, this is also a great option for those quick drives to your favorite hiking grounds.

First of all, almost ANY kids’ (or regular) movie soundtrack can keep the kids singing nonstop. These songs are usually super upbeat and we all know most of the words, anyway. 😉 (Trolls, Lilo & Stitch, Pitch Perfect, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Moana, etc.)

  1. Popcorn: Barenaked Ladies, Snacktime
  2. The Supermarket Song: Jewel, The Merry Goes Round
  3. Little Green Fountain: Johnny Cash, The Johnny Cash Childrens Album
  4. The Poopsmith Song: Over The Rhine, For The Kids 3 (compilation album)
  5. Pirate Girls Nine: They Might Be Giants, Here Come The 1,2,3’s
  6. Allergies: Barenaked Ladies, SnackTime
  7. Thriller: Michael Jackson, Thriller (Let’s be honest, most anything from the King of Pop will get us pumped.)
  8. The Saga Begins, Weird Al Yankivich, Running With Scissors (Again, most of his music is also great for motivation and singing along.)
  9. Go, Go, Go: Backyardigans, Born to Play (Check out Nothin’ Too Tough, and W-I-O-Wa; those are my favorites.)
  10. Who Put The Bomp, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Blow In The Wind
  11. I Wan ‘na Be Like You, Fall Out Boy, We Love Disney (compilation album)

And second, because we love our a cappella groups, here’s a few of those too.

  1. Stand Out: AccaBellas, Seamless
  2. I’m Yours/Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Straight No Chaser, With A Twist

All these albums have so much more to offer than what’s listed here. Check them out and have a listen.

Happy road tripping!

What are some of your and your kids’ favorite road trip music to get you pumped and singing your heart out?

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