They’re a dynamic and inseparable duo right?
Some songs that magically transport you to another land in seconds and others bring back great travel memories.
The following are travel songs that I absolutely love and never get tired of listening!
They instantly make me smile and feel so good 😉
Watching the videos IS traveling as they were filmed in beautiful locations around the globe.
Sit back & enjoy!
The land down under – Men at Work
Such a fun, upbeat song from Oz! Do you come from the land under?
Kokomo – The Beach Boys
The perfect song when you want to escape the modern world and just be somewhere on an island, preferably with a drink in hand – this is an original video from the 80’s so forgive the quality 😉
Africa – Toto
Images of Mt Kilimanjaro & Serengeti immediately to mind…gotta take some time to do the things we never had 😉
Empire State of Mind – Jay Z & Alicia Keys
This is an ode to one of the greatest cities in the world. Love the beat & lyrics. Let’s hear it for New York!
Thank you for loving me – Bon Jovi
What a beautiful video filmed in the eternal city: Rome, Italy! Love the story 😉
Te comencé a querer “I started to like you’’– Tito El Bambino
I had to include a song in Spanish by one of my favorite singers and it has a special meaning for me. The video was filmed in Zürich, Switzerland and it is absolutely gorgeous!
I hope you enjoyed this musical tour around the world!
Which one (s) do you like best?
Is there a song that captured your heart and soul during your travels?
Let me know.
36 thoughts on “Travel through music”
Isn’t it a great song? I dream of visiting the continent!
Thanks for visiting 😉
I haven’t heard the Land Down Under or Africa in soooo long! That brought back lots of school memories. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Sonja, they are CLASSIC! I was very young when those came out and trust me they are IT 😉
Can’t help but sing along and dance whenever I hear them he he
Happy to know you enjoy them!
Haha, I totally agree. 🙂 Nice songs too!
Thank you so much Mari!
Glad to know you like my selections 😉
What are your favorite travel songs?
I listen to alot of alternative rock/pop when Im travelling. Bands like The Goo Goo Dolls, Skunk Anansie, Pj Harvey, Bloc Party, Muse.. That type of music makes me feel like I can spread my wings and be ready for the new experiences! 🙂
I love love love the Goo Goo Dolls, always have and always will!
I haven’t heard of the other groups but will check them out.
Yes music allows you to move forward and yes gives you strength to face whatever comes your way! 😉
I certainly agree. The Goo Goo Dolls is pure love. 🙂
They sure are! The melodies go straight to the ♥ and the lyrics are engraved in your mind 😉
This is so awesome! I love “Land Down Under” and “Africa”! 🙂
I always associate New York City with Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits album. I use to visit NYC a lot and would listen to this while riding the bus there; it just seems to fit. I listened to a lot of traditional Irish while there (well, and before I left) so those songs totally take me back.
Yes, the Men at Work song is just awesome!
I have not heard the song you mention, Simon & Garfunkel 😦
I’d love to listen to some of the Irish songs you mention, can you give me a title?
Music will always live in our souls.
Happy to hear that it brought great memories of the past 😉
Sorry, Simon & Garfunkel are an American folk duo from the 1960’s. You probably know there songs “Sound of Silence” “The Boxer” and “Mr. Robinson”.
For Irish music, I love The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, classic stuff:
While in Ireland I saw Na Fianna in concert at a bar. They were awesome! They reinterpret traditional songs and sing originals. They actually won 2nd in the 2009 All-Ireland talent show. I have both of their CD’s and saw them tour in the US 🙂
Thank you for the links! Cool songs 😉 Ah yes, Mrs Robinson! I remember now.
Very cool Irish songs! Thank you for sharing!
I dream of visiting the Emerald Isle 😉
Love it Kay! I am from the land down under! “he just smiled and handed me a vegemite sandwich” CLASSIC!
Thank you Ardun! Isn’t it just one of the greatest songs EVER?
Yes that line is a definite classic!
Every time I hear it on the radio or view the video, I just can’t help singing along and dance lol
The scene where they jump like Kangaroos cracks me up. They make me cry of laughter no kidding 😉
The funniest thing is that I spent a month in Australia and I did not hear it, can you believe that?
Nevertheless, whenever I want to remember my many adventures in New South Wales & Queensland, I just play the song and close my eyes and I’m there 😉
You better run, you better take cover!
P.S: BTW eating a Vegemite sandwich is an experience, it’s an acquired taste!
Ha yeah many foreigners don’t like it but because we grew up with it we love nothing more than some vegemite and butter on toast 🙂 There is a cool club in Perth which is near a few of the backpackers where you are guaranteed to hear that song at least once throughout the night.
Let me know if you ever need some vegemite sent your way 😉 It even comes in handy travel tube now like toothpaste.
Yes, I know how Aussies ♥ vegemite!
I was introduced to it in Sydney by the locals. It’s your kind of comfort food like peanut butter & jelly is for us 😉
I’ve to visit Western Australia next time & also the outback!
Keep up the good work!
Great picks dear!
Thank you bella!
What are your favorites?
You must have many from your travels around the globe 😉
So cool to see a video that was filmed in Zurich 😉
I know & ♥ that song as well as the areas it was filmed in!
Makes me want to fly there NOW 😉
Thank you for stopping by *Hug* 😉
Some great tunes there, definitely inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, which one is your fav?
Fav? Now there is a question. Land Down Under is a classic but I do like Empire State of Mind, it is a very uplifting song.
Yes it is! ♥ NYC 😉
I love Empire State of Mind! Great song. And I’m glad to see a bachata song in your collection. I think I’ve heard it many times when out dancing. 🙂
I ♥ NYC! I should live there 😉
Do you actually dance bachata? 😉 So hard! I prefer salsa or merengue.
I included a spanish video but particularly that one since it was filmed in such a beautiful city where i stayed for a week!
Watching the scenery brought back great memories 😉
Yeah, NYC is great.
I do dance bachata! Love it. I had a great teacher – you can actually read my interview with him on JA 🙂 http://bit.ly/ihIY8l.
Wow I just read the interview! Awesome.
He looks like an amazing teacher & dancer!
You are indeed very fortunate to learn from the best.
I figured there was an error with the address, so I changed it he he
Thank you for sharing.
Oops, wrong URL. Here’s the good one: http://www.jettingaround.com/2011/02/rhythm-of-travel/
There really is something about travel and music. Always think of songs on the road 🙂 Of your list, I like Kokomo most 😉
My personal fav @ the moment ist Kansas “Carry on my wayward son”… 😀
I created a soundtrack with my travel blog post headlines. Hope you can understand enough German 😉 Tell me your opinion! http://www.claudiumdiewelt.de/2012/09/der-soundtrack-dieses-blogs.html
Vielen Dank Claudi!
Yes, travel and music are perfect and unforgettable companions!
They keep you company during your journeys and they bring some sort of comfort!
You also create great memories which you associate to a special song (s).
I haven’t heard the song you mention yet…
Ich werde had blog post auf Deutsch gelesen.
Bis nächsten mal
the song I mentioned is very old one from Kansas 😀
They play it on the “Supernatural” TV Series once in a while… which is btw full of roadtrip songs 😉
C U claudi 😉
I will check it out on Youtube!
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