Road Trip Mix Time

I’m out in the desert far away from my sewing machine, so I thought I’d share this week’s favorite road tunes. And we’re heading out with the kiddo for our first 8 hour road trip (to Meemah and Papa’s house) next week, so I thought this summer road trip mix might bring a little vibey fun to our adventure, without giving me agita from repetitive “kids” songs. You can check it out in the widget below and if you like it, you can buy any song right through the widget. Kinda neat, right?

Have any great road trip songs we should bring along?  Let us know in the comments and you could win that awesome fabric up there on the left. I’m also especially interested to know what was THE song at your Prom. Seriously.

Get the full list of songs after the jump…

Prudent Baby Summer 2010 Road Trip Mix

Song – Artist
Tiny Little Fractures – Snow Patrol
I Want A House – Twin Sister
New Slang – The Shins
To the Top – Aceyalone
Ce Jeu – Yelle
Psychic City – Yacht
Wake Up – Arcade Fire
Your Mother and Father – Cass McCombs
Daughter – Loudon Wainwright III
Falling Down – Scarlett Johanssen
The Three Bells – Alison Krauss
American Music – Violent Femmes
Walk in the Park – Beach House

If you’re looking for something sweeter, get our Lullaby Mix here. And get Scarlet’s Dance Attack line up here.
What do you think?




Home- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Low Rising- Swell Season
Slow Hands-Interpol
On To the Next One- Jay-Z
Life On Mars- David Bowie
Awake My Soul- Mumford and Sons

and for the ride home:
Good to Be Home- EverybodyFields

I like your picks. and I didn't go to prom πŸ™


We REALLY need new music. If I have to listen to #2 and #4 from Scarlet's Dance Attack one more time things WILL get ugly. So thank you.

My Prom song was I Remember You by Skid Row. Awesome.

Thanks, Jessica for adding on. Nice!


widespread panic -Ain't life grand! all time favorite road trippin song, but don't tell the hubby, i pretend i don't like his music πŸ™‚


On our way back home to NC from Montana, one of our favs was John Denver's Country Road. Yea, a little on the cheese side but we were so tired of being on the road, our 4 girls were tired of the road so we ALL sang this song at the top of our lungs. There's something way too cute about a 3 and 5 yr old singing that song. I also have black mail for my 10 and 13 yr old. lol We had a good laugh afterwards. πŸ™‚

Oh yea, and my prom song…get this… TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART. Can you believe that?? Lol

Take care! Safe travels!


we listen to strictly kids stuff these days as that is all my two year old will listen to without yelling "off! off" I do really like Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion's Go Wagaloo cd – kid and parent friendly! πŸ˜‰

At prom I remember dacing to You Were Meant for Me by Jewel

Lil' Bit and Nan

I don't even know if I remember my prom song. It was probably some Destiny Child or Blink 182 song.

We just got back from a road trip and we had a little mix going to keep us awake and put the baby to sleep.

Solitary Man – Neil Diamond
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Close to Me – Get up Kids version
Here in Your Arms – Hellogoodbye
I'm Your's – Jason Mraz
I Turn My Camera On – Rock Kills Kid
What I'm Trying to Say – Stars
Wish I – Jem
All I Have to Do is Dream – Everly Brothers
It's Now or Never – Elvis Presley
Call Me – Blondie
Headlock – Imogen Heap
Spoils of the Spoiled – The New Amsterdams
Mass Pike – The Get Up Kids
Cracklin Rosie – Neil Diamond
Love me Tender – Elvis Presley
Til I kissed you – Everly Brothers
From California – The New Amsterdams
High as the Moon – The Get Up Kids
Upside Down – Jack Johnson

Plus much more….


We love anything by Radiohead while on road trips. We listened to them as we drove up to Alaska. The music just seems to go so well with the mountainous scenery.

(I fell in love with my hubby over many Violent Femmes songs and way too much pool.)


We're addicted to Snack Time, the album by the Bare Naked Ladies. It's very kid friendly, but doesn't want to make me rip my ears off after listening to it 18 times in a row. =) Hope you like!


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