Here is Itchy Feet Escapade’s top 8 list of songs to either get you in the mood to head on a holiday, think about going on a holiday or to enjoy whilst you are on a holiday. In no particular order:
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Road Tripping
One of the Chilli Peppers more softer songs, the lyrics talk about a few friends wanting to do a trip around the USA. It’s a great song to get you in the mood for taking off and creating some good memories for yourself and others.
‘Road Trippin with my two favourite allies,
were fully loaded we have snacks and supplies’
Angus Stone – Big Jet Plane
An Aussie guy falls in love with a girl. Originally sung by Angus himself, the song didn't make it big until he brought his sister Julia in on the track.
‘Gonna take her for a ride on a big jet plane’
Franz Ferdinand – Jacqueline
A song which pretty much sums up life. Jacqueline has a chorus that people use when they are travelling for extended periods of time.
‘It's always better on holiday,
So much better on holiday,
That's why we only work when,
We need the money’
The Subways – Holiday
A short, fast, loud song that talks about escaping the normal life after a breakup. When you want to get away from it all and have your mind think about something other than the daily grind.
‘I think is time that I went on a holiday
I think it's time that my mind should take away
I take the things that my friends say I should take
I think it's time that I went on a holiday’
Weezer – Island in the sun
The chorus takes over the song, getting everybody to sing along. The listener can picture themselves on a tropical island. Weezer does have a song titled 'Holiday' but it doesnt make the list this time round.
‘On an island in the sun
We'll be playing and having fun
And it makes me feel so fine
I can't control my brain’
Blur – Girls and Boys
Back in the 90’s there was a little band called Blur who sung about getting away for a while. Every one is up for a little holiday romance and Blur have taken this theme to write this hit.
‘Street's like a jungle
So call the police
Following the herd
Down to Greece
Love in the 90's
On sunny beaches
Take your chances looking for’
The Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA
Trend setters in Surfin Rock n roll, The Wilson brothers and co, write a catchy song that is getting everybody to take up surfing. A summer filled with good times, a few waves and some mates, the idea of a surfing holiday is now on everybody’s list.
‘We'll all be planning out a route
We're gonna take real soon
We're waxing down our surfboards
We can't wait for June
We'll all be gone for the summer
We're on surfari to stay
Tell the teacher we're surfin'
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