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The Best 1970s Road Trip Playlist for 2020

Things to remember...

  • The 70’s were a Golden Age for music that ushered in new sounds, redefined genres and left some of the most memorable tracks of all time
  • Music is just one essential to a good road trip. Make sure you check your car insurance coverage and make sure they’re up to par

Whether it’s your first road trip or you’re a seasoned traveler, every journey behind the wheel and across the state (or country!) requires good music. You can’t rely on the radio for such important matters.

Thanks to Spotify, you can take your music wherever your travels take you. We’ve been covering the top songs of each decade and compiling them into road trip playlists you can access anywhere, anytime.

Get in the groove with our 70’s playlist featuring some of the most iconic sing-along hits of the time including the Bee Gee’s “Stayin’ Alive”, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, “Ziggy Stardust” by David Bowie, and so many more.

Before you go, make sore you check out your car insurance coverage. Do you have roadside assistance? Emergency medical coverage?

Road trips require special coverage to make sure you’re covered across state lines and in any of the events that may occur while you’re traveling. Enter your zip code on our site to compare free quotes before your next trip!


1. Dancing Queen – ABBA

Young and sweet, only seventeen. We hope this dancing queen has the right car insurance coverage for teen drivers. Maybe she even qualifies for a Good Student discount?

2. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! – ABBA

3. Y.M.C.A. – Village People

4. Blame It on the Boogie – The Jacksons

5. Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire

6. We Are Family – Sister Sledge & Jade

7. Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

8. That’s The Way (I Like It) – KC & The Sunshine Band

9. Le Freak – CHIC

10. Disco Inferno – The Tramps

11. Hot Stuff – Donna Summer

12. You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate

13. I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters

14. Brick House – Commodores

15. Rock the Boat – Hues Corporation

16. Hotel California – Eagles

17. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

18. Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees

This disco sensation enjoyed a solid gold month on the Billboard 100 chart when it debuted in 1977, and in 2009, it made it into Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” issue.

19. Rocket Man – Elton John

20. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John & Kiki Dee

21. Roxanne – The Police

22. Video Killed the Internet Star – The Buggles

23. Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

24. Easy – Commodores 

25. Miss You – The Rolling Stones

26. T.N.T.- AC/DC

27. The Boys Are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy

28. Back Magic Woman – Santana

29. Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie

30. Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind & Fire

31. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

32. Lady Marmalade – Patti LaBelle

33. Boogie Shoes – KC & The Sunshine Band

34. Sunny – Boney M. 

35. I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown 

36. Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
As hard as it is, we encourage you to fight the urge to karate chop throughout the entire song and keep both hands on the wheel.


37. Boogie Nights – Heatwave

38. Disco Inferno – The Trammps

39. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy – Rod Stewart

40. Car Wash – Rose Royce

41. The Groove Line – Heatwave

42. Get Up and Boogie (That’s Right) – Silver Convention

43. Everybody Dance – CHIC

44. D.I.S.C.O. – Ottawan

45. Rapper’s Delight – The Sugarhill Gang

46. Boogie Oogie Oogie – A Taste of Honey

47. The Logical Song – Supertramp

48. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster

49. Jolene – Dolly Parton

50. Transmission – Joy Division

51. Sultans Of Swing – Fire Straits

52. Highway to Hell – AC/DC

53. Up Around the Bend – Creedence

54. Carry on Wayward Son – Kansas

The unofficial Supernatural theme song, “Carry on My Wayward Son” will get you through the longer stretches of your trip.

And if you happen to drive an Impala like Dean, you may want to consider some classic car insurance coverage before you hit the highways.

55. Hollywood Nights – Bob Seger

56. Love Train – The O’Jays

57. Got to be Real – Cheryl Lynn

58. If I Can’t Have You – Yvonne Elliman

59. I Give You a Rendez-Vous – Patrick Hernandez

60. Shining Star – Earth, Wind & Fire

61. Jive Talkin’ – Bee Gees

62. My Girl – The Temptations 

63. Soul Man – Sam & Dave

64. It’s A Shame – The Spinners

65. Drift Away – Dobie Grey

66. He’s the Greatest Dancer – Sister Sledge

Are you ready for new coverage?

You should review your car insurance rates at least once a year. Figures change, and companies are looking for new ways to up the competition and save drivers money.

You may find a new insurer that offers you even more benefits for less money, and there’s only one way to find out.

Enter your zip code below to compare car insurance quotes now, so you can rest assured that your insurer has your back at home or on your next cross-country getaway.


  1. https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/1225-how-the-70s-dethroned-the-60s-as-popular-musics-golden-age/
  2. https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/1970s-style-trends-revisited-disco-punk-rock-david-bowie-121554/
  3. https://blog.tugo.com/en/blog/out-of-province-travel-insurance-road-trip/
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_Stone%27s_500_Greatest_Songs_of_All_Time


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