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12 Songs Perfect For Your Fall Road Trip

Grab your pals, some coffee, and hop in the car.

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1. The Dodos - "Fools"

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Pulsating percussion to push you along your long and winding road.

2. Gene Clark - "No Other"

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Gene Clark's soothing voice paired with majestic female background vocals make this 1974 song a fall essential.

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3. Nick Drake - "'Cello Song"

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Overlapping acoustic guitar and a beautiful low legato cello sound. A great introduction song to Nick Drake if you are unfamiliar with his work.

4. Oscar Peterson - "September In The Rain"

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This jazz piano number will make you feel like you're walking around Central Park in a Nora Ephron romantic comedy.

5. The Radio Dept - "This Time Around"

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The drums in this song are the perfect road trip companion.

6. John Lennon - "Hold On"

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With a soothing guitar sound that could put you to sleep, this short John Lennon love song feels like a warm blanket. (Bonus points if you notice the cookie monster impression at 1:06.)

7. Kanye West - "Heard 'Em Say"

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It makes sense that a Kanye West song on an autumn-themed playlist would come from his most orchestral album.

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8. The Five Stairsteps - "Ooh Child"

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What's a road trip without a great sing-a-long song? This one takes the cake.

9. America - "Ventura Highway"

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You may recognize the famous opening guitar riff in this song. And now it will be famous for being on your autumn road trip playlist.

10. SOHN - "The Wheel"

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This song opens with some funky dissonant chords then layers on some clapping and a low bass sound. It's an odd cocktail of sound but together it makes a great song.

11. Alexi Murdoch - "Dream About Flying"

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A song that sounds like something a wise old man on a porch would sing.

12. Animal Collective - "Sweet Road"

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Animal Collective's cutest and quickest song. It's the delightful cherry on top of your autumn playlist.

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