20 Groovy Songs To Play On The Ultimate College Hipster Car Ride

20 Groovy Songs To Play On The Ultimate College Hipster Car Ride

You know you love these songs because they make you feel some kind of way...probably emo.


After countless drives to and from school and home, I've realized you can only handle so much Taylor Swift, Mamma Mia!, Drake and the like in one 4 hour car ride. The radio becomes your enemy, and you're so sick of every playlist on your phone that you just want to sit in silence.

For those dreaded car rides, add these groovy road trip songs to your playlist. You're bound to dance a little, cry a little and maybe, just maybe, make a fool of yourself on the interstate.

1. "Down By The River" - Milky Chance

Down by the river, I was drawn by your grace - Into tempest of oblivion and to the lovers-place

2. "Tidal Wave" - Portugal. The Man

Hit me like a tidal wave (ooh)
Triggered by the aftershock

3. "Olalla" - Blanco White

Olalla more than a name
Rest your eyes and stay in the shade

4. "The Stranger" - Lord Huron

I can't trust anyone or anything these days
If you are who you say you are, then show your face

5. "Tightrope" - Young the Giant

When I was just a boy
My momma told me, "Son You look so serious"

6. "Call It What You Want" - Foster the People

Yeah we're locked up in ideas
We like to label everything
Well I'm just gonna do here what I gotta do here
'Cause I gotta keep myself free

7. "Morphine" - The Ninjas

We'll you thought about leaving and I bet you will
That morphine kills the pain I feel.

8. "Chinese Fountain" - The Growlers

He drops his quarters in a chinese fountain
A whole bunch of wishes unanswered, but who's counting
One, two, three, nice chicks left me broken-hearted
I was a pretty boy, your love left me scarred

9. "No Good" - Kaleo

Can't fight the temptation
When you get the vibration
Won't do you no good
It won't do you no good

10. "Taro" - alt-J

Indo-china, Capa jumps Jeep, two feet creep up the road
To photo, to record, meat lumps and war

11. "Jane" - Roy Blair

Awake in a dream
Spent my summer awake in a dream

12. "Alive" - Graeme James

Left the city for a lost romance
Left the city with blood on my hands
Falling like the leaves from the sycamore

13. "Transpose" - Bad Suns

Sleepless nights aren't new to me
All these thoughts are killing me
Someone come and put me to ease

14. "Hummingbird" - Wildling

Do you feel anything, hummingbird?
Back and forth, cheap endings
Let's be friends, hummingbird

15. "Disconnected" - Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers

Dead trees rising up like boneyards
Where elephants rest at the end of their days
A crescent moon over a desert whisper

16. "Love Test" - The Growlers

Since I don't know how you find love in LA
They don't make 'em like they do in the country
The city moves too fast to appreciate all the time it takes for sweet loving

17. "The Sound" - The 1975

I can't believe I forgot your name
Oh baby won't you come again?
She said "I've got a problem with your shoes and your tunes
But I might move in" and
"I thought that you were straight, now I'm wondering"

18. "Drag" - Day Wave

You say I'm always getting mad
I'm always such a drag
But I'm not like that

19. "Wish I Knew You" - The Revivalists

You shine like a star
You know who you are
You're everything beautiful
She's hot, hot like the sun

20. "Safe" - Bay Ledges

We could fly to the moon
Get there by tomorrow afternoon
I don't wanna speak too soon
But I think I love you

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80 Nicki Minaj Lyrics Perfect For Instagram Captions

"Yo, you seen my last pic, go double-tap that for me."

Nicki Minaj lets the world know about her amazing Instagram skills in Beyonce's "Flawless," when she raps "Instagram another flawless pic." Do you have a #Flawless Instagram picture but need a clever caption to go with it? The Queen of Rap has plenty of Insta-worthy song lyrics.

*(Some lyrics have been edited to keep this article "PG". Feel free to look up the real Nicki Minaj lyrics if you hate the radio edit.)

When you want to diss a hater:

    1. "You couldn't get a fan if it was hangin' from the ceilin."
    2. "I'm throwing shade like it's sunny."
    3. "I'm in my own lane, you ain't in my category."
    4. "These (girls) couldn’t test me even if their name was Pop Quiz."
    5. "Yo, people will love you and support you when it's beneficial. I'ma forgive, I won't forget, but I'ma dead the issue."
    6. "Not that I don't got good vision, but I don't see competition."
    7. "I’m Angelina, you Jennifer. Come on (girl), you see where Brad at."
    8. "I look like "yes" and you look like "no"."
    9. "But if you're ugly it's a no text zone."
    10. "If you are my rival, then that means you're suicidal."
    11. "Shout out to my haters, Sorry that you couldn't faze me."
    12. "Trash talk to 'em then I put 'em in a Hefty."
    13. "Like I mean I don't even know why you girls bother at this point. Like give up, it's me, I win, you lose."
    14. "All these haters mad because I'm so established."
    15. "Competition? why yes I would love some."

When you want to tell people how awesome you are:

    16. "If I'm fake I ain't notice, cause my money ain't."
    17. "You can hate me, but why knock my hustle? I'ma be the queen, no matter how they shuffle."
    18. "Let me make this clear, I’m not difficult, I’m just ’bout my business."
    19. "I'm feelin' myself."
    20. "Excuse me honey, but nobody's in my lane."
    21. "Put me on a dollar cause I'm who they trust in."
    22. "I don’t say “Hi”, I say “Keys to the Benz.”"
    23. "I've been hot since flip phones" "Running this game for 5 years. Guess that's why my feet hurt."
    24. "Hotter than a middle eastern climate."
    25. "My money’s so tall that my Barbies gotta climb it."
    26. "No, I'm not lucky, I'm blessed, yes."
    27."I ain't gotta compete with a single soul."
    28. "'X' in the box, cause ain't nobody checking me."
    29."Excuse me, I'm sorry, I'm really such a lady."
    30. "Honestly I gotta stay as fly as I can be."

When you're hanging with your clique:

    31. "Cherish these nights, cherish these people. Life is a movie, but there will never be a sequel."
    32. "I’m with some hood girls lookin’ back at it."
    33. "We dope girls, we flawless. We the poster girls for all this."
    34. "Pretty gang, always keep them (boys) on geek."
    35. "The night is still young, and so are we!"
    36. "If you ain’t on the team, you playin’ for team D, ’Cause we A-listers, we paid sisters."
    37. "Pretty (girls) only could get in my posse."
    38. "Cause we the mean girls, y-yes we so fetch."
    39. "We fresh to death, down to the shoes."
    40. "Ain't at no wedding but all my girls cake tops."
    41. "Got a whole bunch of pretty gang in my clique."
    42. "Clap for the heavyweight champ, me, But I couldn't do it all alone, WE."
    43. "Put your drinks up, It's a celebration every time we link up."
    44. "I'm with some flawless (girls) because they be mobbin' pretty."

When you're hanging with your significant other:

    45. "He tryna kick it like a ninja."
    46. "He could tell that I was wifey material."
    47. "Ayo, I just wanna be your first go to."
    48. "You got spark, you, you got spunk. You, you got something all the girls want."
    49. Find me in the dark, I'll be in the stars, Find me in your heart, I'm in need of your love."
    50. "They holler at me, but it's you, you."
    51. "I'm not living right, I’m not living if you’re not by my side."
    52. "I just wanna be somebody that can add to, your wife, be a friend, be a teacher and a fan, too."
    53. "I just wanna be your favorite."
    54. "He was the realest, I was the baddest, we was the illest."
    55. "I know you can save me and make me feel alive."
    56. "Yes I'll be your girl, forever your lady, You ain't ever gotta worry, I'm down for you baby."
    57. "Baby you my everything, You all I ever wanted."

When you're single and loving it:

    58. "You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer!"
    59. "Thats why I'm crowned queen, and I ain't looking for the prom king."
    60. "I like independent, like July 4th."
    61. "I ain't never need a man, to take care of me."
    62. "He be like, "Yo, you so legendary", But he can tell just by my face he ain't getting any."
    63. "I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin."
    64. "I don't even brake when I'm backing up, I'll swerve on a (boy) if he acting up."
    65. "So many boys in here where do I begin?"

When you're just living life:

    66. "I never worry, life is a journey. I just wanna enjoy the ride."
    67. "Tonight is the night that I'ma get twisted."
    68. "I’mma keep it movin', be classy and graceful."
    69. "So make sure the stars is what you aim for, make mistakes though."
    70. "And we gon' hangover the next day. But we will remember this day."
    71. "My only motto in my life is don't lose."
    72. "Take me, or leave me, I'll never be perfect. Believe me, I'm worth it."
    73. "I believe that life is a prize, but to live doesn't mean you're alive."
    74. "I wish that I could have this moment for life."
    75. "If I scream, if I cry, It's only 'cause I feel alive."
    76. "I can't believe it, it's so amazing. This club is heating, this party's blazing.""
    77. "It's so amazing, I figured out this world is ours for the taking."
    78. "I am not a girl that can ever be defined."
    79. "I got next, I'm gonna shine."
    80. "This is my moment I just feel so alive."

Cover Image Credit: Nicki Minaj

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