Music to Play for Groups on a Charter Bus

The 2015 Grammy Awards took place last weekend and have put us in a groovy mood, so we’ve decided to let the highway lines keep the tempo and ponder the possibilities of music and travel. Suggest a road trip and the thought of the legendary “perfect road trip mix” looms near and dear to many a traveler’s heart.

Deluxe motor coaches, minibusses and other specialty fleet equipment almost always include amenities such as CD and DVD players, so a mixtape is a perfect partner to enhance the spirit of the journey aboard a charter rental. Additionally, you’ll find that coaches are increasingly being outfitted with 110-volt outlets and portable wireless routers onboard that make streaming your favorite Pandora or Spotify songs as easy as pressing play.

Granted, these days, getting the group to agree on music is harder than ever. Expect your passengers to board the bus with iPads, smartphones, and dozens of other handheld electronic music players in their pockets. So as a group leader, how do you get them to pack away the headphones and tune into a collective road trip playlist? Well, you pick great songs! We hope we can help you find the perfect tracks for your ride among our favorite songs to listen to when traveling aboard a motorcoach.

  • Life is a Highway by Tom Cochrane
  • The Distance by Cake
  • On the Road Again by Willie Nelson
  • Shut Up and Drive by Rihanna
  • Everyday is a Winding Road by Sheryl Crow
  • Route 66 by the Rolling Stones
  • Hitchin’ a Ride by Green Day
  • I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by the Proclaimers
  • Mud on the Tires by Brad Paisley
  • A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton
  • Ramblin’ Man by the Allman Brothers
  • Hit the Road, Jack by Ray Charles
  • No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn by the Beastie Boys

If this playlist has gotten you in a road-tripping spirit, start planning your dream itinerary using the directory of charter bus operators in a city near you. The possibilities are enough to excite even the timidest wallflower. Tap those toes and wiggle that mouse to navigate our travel tips in order to make sure that your next group trip is worthy of an award.