If you plan on traveling this summer, then you HAVE to have a good travel playlist. For me, it's pretty much mandatory — and what better way to enter into your travel destination of choice than with a song that has the location IN the lyrics?
That being said, if you plan on going to any of these places soon, then please add these bops to your playlist — and if you're not? Maybe consider going to one of them (because they're all pretty cool, if I do say so myself).
1. "Carolina In My Mind" By James Taylor: The Carolinas
Plan on traveling to either of The Carolinas? Then you HAVE to listen to this classic Carolina jam while you're there.
2. "Meet Virginia" By Train: Virginia
This throwback song by Train makes the perfect entrance into the lovely state of Virginia.
3. "Empire State of Mind" By Jay-Z Feat. Alicia Keys: New York, New York
For me, this song just SCREAMS New York City. It's the perfect start to any NYC playlist.
4. "Save Me San Francisco" By Train: San Francisco, California
Train again, you say? YES! When I think San Francisco, I think this song (and I've never even been).
5. "Welcome To New York" By Taylor Swift: New York (Yes, NYC included)
We're back to NYC again, and this time with a good old fashioned Taylor Swift BOP. It's bubbly, happy, and very New York City.
6. "Paris" By The Chainsmokers: Paris, France
This list would not be complete without a song about Paris, and this song by The Chainsmokers would make a great entrance into the city.
7. "Boston" By Augustana: Boston, Massachusetts
I ADORE this song, and whenever I finally travel to Boston, this song will be on full blast the entire time.
8. "Waking Up In Vegas" By Katy Perry: Las Vegas, Nevada
When I think Vegas, I think this classic song by Katy Perry (and I LOVE IT).
9. "Beverly Hills" By Weezer: Beverly Hills, California
Remember what I said about Katy? Well, it applies to this Weezer song too. When I think Beverly Hills, I will think of this Weezer song every single time.
10. "Landing in London" By 3 Doors Down: London, England
Planning a trip to London? Play this 3 Doors Down song on the way there to make you feel all the feels.
11. "Amarillo Sky" By Jason Aldean: Amarillo, Texas
This throwback Jason Aldean song makes the perfect entrance into Amarillo, Texas (and once again, I've never even been).
12. "Why Georgia" By John Mayer: Georgia
Next time you're headed to Georgia, why not let John Mayer serenade you on the way there?
13. "Sweet Home Alabama By Lynyrd Skynyrd: Alabama
No list would be complete without a little "Sweet Home Alabama." I couldn't imagine entering the state playing any other song, and I love it.
Regardless of where you decide to travel, be sure to see if you can find any songs to bop to while you're there. This is just a small glimpse into the world of songs named (at least, in part) after locations across the globe. Happy travels!