One of the best parts about planning a road trip is crafting the perfect playlist for your journey. If you’re hitting the open road on a solo mission, it’s easy to compile a list of your favorite tunes; however, if you’re traveling with a group, the task becomes more complicated.
While Don’t Stop Believing by Journey is a jam, most people prefer not to hear it on repeat.
That said, how do you craft the perfect playlist that the entire group will enjoy? The best way to do this is by creating a shared digital playlist on a platform like Spotify. That way, you can all add your favorite tunes.
In this post, we’ve compiled a list of songs about sunglasses to help you get started building the perfect road trip playlist.
But why sunglasses?
Almost anyone can appreciate sunglasses as they are deeply rooted in American pop culture. From Bob Dylan to Audrey Hepburn, fashion icons of the past and present have made shades part of who they are.
Musicians around the world have even written songs fully dedicated to sunglasses, as each color and style can represent an entire mood.
7 Songs About Shades to Fuel Your Next Road Trip
Sunglasses at Night | Corey Hart
Just as M*A*S*H was preparing to air its last episode in 1983, Corey Hart was getting ready to release his debut album
Between its upbeat synthesizer hooks and dancy arpeggio riffs, it’s a familiar tune we all know and love, making it the perfect road trip sing-a-long.
The sunglasses in the music video resemble those of the Ray-Ban Wayfarer style, which saw a resurgence in the mid-80s after appearing in Hollywood blockbusters such as
Cheap Sunglasses | ZZ Top
ZZ Top said goodbye to a decade of good times with
So, let the top down and cruise to the sound of funky bass lines, flanging guitars, and Billy Gibbons’ iconic bluesy vocals. This boogie classic is sure to get the adrenaline going and fuel your inner wild side on any adventure.
When it comes to fashion, Billy Gibbons and Co. aren’t shy. They are often seen on stage sporting anything from fur coats to stylish leather jackets. And let’s not forget about their signature accessory - sunglasses. The band tends to stick to vintage classics such as the Ray-Ban Wayfarer style.
Pink Sunglasses | Miranda Lambert
In her sixth studio album, The Weight of These Wings, Miranda Lambert released the song titled Pink Sunglasses.
If she thinks the world looks just a little bit better through the pink sunglasses she purchased for only $9.99, I wonder what she would think about seeing the world through these Pink Sunglasses from Maui Jim!
Dark Sunglasses | Chrissie Hynde
Any song kicking off with a cowbell is worthy of space on any Spotify road trip playlist, in my opinion. Chrissie Hynde, frontwoman for the band The Pretenders, paints a portrait of how life can be different behind a pair of Dark Sunglasses in her single from the 2014 album titled Stockholm.
From classic aviators to big & bold, various styles of shades are represented as the video takes you across the diverse city of Austin, TX - one of the many cities you should visit for an optical packed eyewear road trip.
Iggy Pop | Shades
As the 90s approached, Iggy Pop snuck in his seventh studio album titled Blah-Blah-Blah which included a song called Shades.
While not the most upbeat song on this list, this New Wave jam pairs perfectly with any coastal highway day cruise.
Dean Martin | Shades
Known for his charismatic charm and distinct vocal style, Dean Martin is a must for anyone looking for a nostalgic trip back to the age of the Rat Pack.
Imagine passing through retro desert towns on your way to Old Town Vegas for a weekend of fun while listening to Shades - an upbeat, yet slowly swinging ballad reminding you that sunglasses can only do so much to hide a broken heart.
Ezra Furman & the Harpoons | Take Off Your Sunglasses
While Ezra Furman & the Harpoons were only around from 2006 to 2011, they were able to release hit songs such as Take Off Your Sunglasses from their second full-length album Inside the Human Body. It combines edgy lyrics with innovative pop melodies to create a unique sound that will uplift you on the last leg of an extended journey across the USA.
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