1. "Africa" - Toto
Although it was released in the 80s, "Africa" is a timeless classic that can be enjoyed by anyone. The instrumentals are soothing and upbeat, and the vocals will take you to another world. The song fills you with nostalgia for a time in which you probably weren't alive, but also fills the current moment with joy as you sing along with your friends.
2. "Runnin' Down A Dream" - Tom Petty
Tom Petty’s 1989 hit includes unforgettable guitar chords and a beat to get you excited about the road you're taking. The lyrics are upbeat and fun and perfect to drive along with.
3. "Feels Like Summer" - Weezer
Picture this. It's mid-June. It's hot out, but thankfully not too humid. You're driving down I-95 with the windows down and your two closest friends in your 2006 Toyota Camry. You're not sure where you're going, but you're going somewhere and you're gonna have the time of your young life. It feels like summer, and indeed it is.
4. "Sabotage" - Beastie Boys
The 80's really did have the best music, don't you think? "Sabotage" is a song to get you pumped. It's exciting, raw, and loud. Play it at max volume for ultimate enjoyment, but don't blow your speakers!
5. "Summertime" - My Chemical Romance
From their final studio album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, although full of teenage and early adulthood anthems, "Summertime" sticks out from the rest. If you’re driving simply to get away from your hometown or driving along with your significant other, "Summertime" is guaranteed to put you in a good mood.