Adventure Playlist – Best Songs To Make Your Next Trip Legendary

Music is a powerful thing. It has the ability to change our mood, make us dance, make us laugh, or even take you back in time! Music affects all of us in a special way. Going on big adventures is always exciting, and adding music to those adventures will not only create more excitement, but will commemorate the experience. Every time you hear those songs it can take you back to an experience wherever you listen to it! That’s a powerful thing. Just think about it. You’re  at work, stressed, maybe overwhelmed, and you hear a song that played while you hiked down the Appalachian trail, or kayaking down a peaceful river with family and friends, and instantly it brings you back. You can smell the trees again, hear the water rushing, & feel the sun instantly. It’s scientifically proven to activate sensors in the brain that remind us of significant events that took place while hearing the songs over again!

According to Bebrainfit.com music can make you feel more hopeful, powerful, and in control of your life.  It will make you more productive, and allow you to complete tasks more efficiently. So if you are on a hike, rock climbing, working out, running, etc, you are more likely to go farther if you are listening to music. In a recent survey I asked a group of experienced adventurers what songs inspire them to see the world. Here are the top 5 best songs that will inspire you to reach the mountain peaks, brave the white waters, and dare to try something new:

# 5: The Phoenix – FALL OUT BOY

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This symphonic energetic rock track will have your heart pumping and ready to tackle any adventure you embark on! Containing lyrics such as “I’m going to change you like a remix, Then I’ll raise you like a phoenix” will get you ready for any challenge that may lie ahead.

# 4: Proud Mary (Rollin on the River) – CCR

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This song is for all the river rats that love leaving their 9-5’s on a Friday and go where their minds get lost and their souls are found. The River.  With the powerful lines such as, “If you come down to the river, Bet you gonna find some people who live, You don’t have to worry ’cause you have [if you got] no money People on the river are happy to give”, showcase the freedom that comes with a simpler life!

#3 How Far I’ll Go – Aleccia Cara

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This song gives a beautiful illustration of what it’s like finding yourself through your adventures! It tells a story of overcoming fear and doubt in order to discover the most incredible things, & sometimes those incredible things happen to be part of YOU! Finding your passion and being changed from your experiences creates joy. The most encouraging line will inspire you to be brave.

“See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me. And no one knows, how far it goes”

Go on as many crazy adventures as life will give you, because one day you won’t be able to. Don’t let fear turn into regret.

#2 The Outsiders NEEDTOBREATHE

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This spiritual folk track will have you embracing just how crazy you are for walking in the woods, Kayaking white waters, swinging from ropes, and living life to the fullest! Containing  lines that can sum up any experience is pretty powerful!

“On the outside, You’re free to roam,On the outside,We found a home, On the outside, There’s more to see, On the outside, We choose to be”

#1 I’m Gonna BE (Walk 500 Miles) – The Proclaimers 

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A classic karaoke hit that everybody has been belting out since 1988! This catchy tune has been an adventurers favorite. The song was written by the Scottish duo waiting on a train to get to their next gig. With energetic rhythms, upbeat pace, and unforgettable lyrics, you are sure to be inspired. Hike your next destination to the “But I would walk five hundred miles, And I would walk five hundred more, Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles, To fall down at your door.”

Be sure to download these songs to your adventure playlists and have a great time making memories to look back on for years to come! Click Here to download the Amazon music app to create your own playlist for free! 

Caitie Brown

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