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The Essential Windows-Down Driving Playlist

The Essential Windows-Down Driving Playlist

There’s a certain feeling that comes only when you’re driving with the windows down on a warm, breezy day. It’s a feeling that lies somewhere in between happiness and bliss. It’s a feeling of anticipation and excitement for adventures to come. It’s a feeling of fresh starts and endless possibilities. For me, after enduring a long Midwestern winter, the day you get to roll the windows down and let the breeze tangle your hair is the first day of spring.

When the air smells like grass and the sun feels warm enough to rock a T-shirt, the only thing you need to make it a trifecta of happy senses is a damn good playlist! The good news is, I’ve got you covered. This playlist is loaded with songs that are just as breezy and cheery as a perfect, warm day. From folk to indie, ukulele to acoustic guitar, these are songs that sound like sunshine feels.

Whether you know where you’re going or not, hit play and let the tunes (and the breeze!) take you wherever it is you need to go.

Do you have any of your own go-to breezy driving songs? Tweet us @litdarling and let us know!

“It’s a Longer Road to California Than I Thought” – The Wind + The Wave

“Young Fathers” – Typhoon

“We Intertwined” – The Hush Sound

“California (Cast Iron Soul)” – Jamestown Revival

“The Valley” – The Oh Hellos

“Welcome Home, Son” – Radical Face

“When I’m With You” – Ben Rector

“March Into The Sun” – Echosmith

“Rhinestone” – The Strumbellas

“Craving” – James Bay

“Something’s Missing” – Sheppard

“Sunflowers” – The Harmaleighs

“From Afar” – Vance Joy

“Danny, Dakota & the Wishing Well” – A Silent Film

“House of Gold” – twenty one pilots

“White Dress” – Ben Rector

“Alexandra” – Hamilton Leithauser

“Thunder” – Passenger

“High” – Young Rising Sons

“In This Life” – The Strumbellas

“Faster” – Matt Nathanson

Kim Conway

Kim is a twenty-something writer from Chicago, IL who is fueled by comedy, music, fictional romance, and Sour Patch Kids. She’s got a Midwestern heart, but loves to be by the ocean. Her spirit ladies are Kristen Wiig, Grace Helbig, and Aubrey Plaza. Kim earned her BA in English Writing from Illinois Wesleyan University and is currently becoming a total BA at calligraphy and photography. On her 20th birthday, she started a photo-a-day project and has continued it ever since. When she’s not writing, organizing, or watching HGTV, you’ll probably find her fangirling about her current favorite song, baking (arguably) the world’s best soft pretzels, or daydreaming about travel. She plans to someday move to Australia.
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