10 Best R&B Songs about Traveling

Whether you’re planning a getaway or looking for the perfect soundtrack to bring on vacation, this article is sure to have you covered. With over 10 of the best R&B songs about traveling, you’ll be spoilt for choice and ready to hit the road.

1. Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight & the Pips

Key Lyrics

And I’ll be with him (I know you will)
On that midnight train to Georgia
(Leaving on a midnight train to Georgia, woo woo)
I’d rather live in his world
Than live without him in mine

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2. California Dreamin’ by by The Mamas & the Papas

Key Lyrics

California dreamin’ (California dreamin’)
On such a winter’s day (California dreamin’)
On such a winter’s day (California dreamin’)
On such a winter’s day

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3. A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton

Key Lyrics

Makin’ my way downtown
Walkin’ fast, faces pass
And I’m homebound
Starin’ blankly ahead
Just makin’ my way
Makin’ a way through the crowd

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4. Feel Good Inc by Gorillaz

Key Lyrics

City’s breaking down on a camel’s back
They just have to go, ’cause they don’t know wack
So while you fill the streets, it’s appealing to see
And you won’t get out the county ’cause you’re damned and free

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5. On My Way by Phil Collin

Key Lyrics

Tell everybody I’m on my way
New friends and new places to see
With blue skies ahead
Yes, I’m on my way
And there’s nowhere else that I’d rather be

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6. Freeway of Love by Aretha Franklin

Key Lyrics

We going riding on the freeway of love
Wind’s against our back
We going riding on the freeway of love
In my pink Cadillac

7. Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant

Key Lyrics

We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we’ll take it higher
Oh, we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we’ll take it higher

8. (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding 

Key Lyrics

I left my home in Georgia
Headed for the ‘Frisco bay
‘Cause I’ve had nothing to live for
And look like nothin’s gonna come my way

9. Kokomo by The Beach Boys

Key Lyrics

Off the Florida Keys
There’s a place called Kokomo
That’s where you wanna go
To get away from it all
Bodies in the sand
Tropical drink melting in your hand
We’ll be falling in love
To the rhythm of a steel drum band
Down in Kokomo

10. Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey

Key Lyrics

Just a small-town girl, livin’ in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin’ anywhere
Just a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit
He took the midnight train goin’ anywhere

Wrapping Up

Who doesn’t love the thrill of a good road trip? We all do. And it doesn’t matter if you’re driving down a long stretch of highway or just taking a weekend jaunt with friends, play one of these R&B tunes and you’re guaranteed to make the most of your trip.

Here is the Spotify Playlist of the above songs.