25 Best Highway Songs – Songs With Highway in the Title

Last Updated: June 12, 2023, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

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What a great way to celebrate a trip on the road than with the top highway songs. The highway songs can also celebrate famous highways like Route 66. It is probably no surprise that the songs on the list are either rock or country with one song being folk.

One song is on the list twice – once as a rock song and once as a country song. It is even more interesting that the original release was ranked lower than the re-release.

When you think of the highway and think of working the highway, most will think of truckers. No, we don’t mean to make reference to the movie Maximum Overdrive either. Perfect for truckers and highway patrolmen and many more – enjoy our list of highway songs!

Best Highway Songs in Title
  1. “Life Is A Highway” by Rascal Flatts (Country – 2006)
  2. “Highway To Hell” by AC/DC (Rock – 1979)
  3. “Highway Don’t Care” by Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban (Country – 2013)
  4. “I Am The Highway” by Audioslave (Rock – 2002)
  5. “Rockin’ Down The Highway” by The Doobie Brothers (Rock – 1972)
  6. “Highway 20 Rides” by Zac Brown Band (Country – 2008)
  7. “Ventura Highway” by America (Rock – 1972)
  8. “Life Is A Highway” by Tom Cochrane (Rock – 1991)
  9. “Carefree Highway” by Gordon Lightfoot (Singer-Songwriter – 1974)
  10. “Highwayman” by The Highwaymen, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson (COuntry – 1977)
  11. “Charlie Patton Highway (Turn It p, Pt 1)” by Rober Plant (Rock – 2020)
  12. “I Am The Highway” by Mustangs of the West (Country – 2020)
  13. “how will i rest in peace if I’m buried by the highway?” by KennyHoopla (Alternative – 2020)
  14. “Highway Tune” by Gretta Van Fleet (Rock – 2017)
  15. “Highway” by August Rain, Dara Maclean (Christian – 2014)
  16. “Long Lonesome Highway” by Michael Parks (country – 2011)
  17. “Sunshine Highway” by Dropkick Murphys (Rock – 2005)
  18. “Pacific Coast Highway” by Nils (Jazz – 2005)
  19. “Highway 101” by Social Distortion (Rock – 2004)
  20. “Highway Patrol” by Junior Brown (Country – 2005)
  21. “Kings Highway” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Rock – 1991)
  22. “Highway 40 Blues” by Ricky Skaggs (Country – 2003)
  23. “Highway Song” by Blackfoot (Rock – 1979)
  24. “Highway Star” by Deep Purple (Rock – 1972)
  25. “Honky Tonk Highway” by Luke Combs (Country – 2018)

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Charlie Patton Highway (Turn it Up, Pt. 1) – Robert Plant
Released in 2020 on the album Digging Deep: Subterranea

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

On Charlie Patton Highway, the mist, the rain, the mud
Somewhere east of Tunica and I’m close to givin’ up
This car goes ’round in circles, the road remains the same

song on Amazon

I Am the Highway – Mustangs of The West
Released in 2020 on the album I Am the Highway

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I am not your rolling wheels
I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride
I am the sky

song on Amazon

Next, read songs about radios.

how will i rest in peace if i’m buried by a highway?// – KennyHoopla
Released in 2020 on the album how will i rest in peace if i’m buried by a highway?

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

How can I rest in peace if I’m buried by a highway?
Pain on the keys, is everybody still breathing?
Weight of my shadow, it gets more heavy

song on Amazon

Highway Tune – Greta Van Fleet
Released in 2017 on the album From The Fires

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

We’re stopping on the highway girl
‘Cause I want to burn my gas
There’s one girl that I know I’m never gonna pass

song on Amazon

Highway – August Rain feat. Dara Maclean
Released in 2014 on the album American Jesus

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I met the Savior
He showed the way
Now I am travelin’
On Yahweh’s highway

song on Amazon

 

Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw
Released in 2013 on the album Two Lanes of Freedom
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

The highway won’t dry your tears
The highway don’t need you here
The highway don’t care if you are coming home

song on Amazon

Long Lonesome Highway – Michael Parks
Released in 2011 on the album Long Lonesome Highway

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

But till I do I won’t be hanging round
Going down that long lonesome highway
Gonna live life my way

song on Amazon

Check out songs about taking a drive.

Highway 20 Ride – Zac Brown Band
Released in 2009 on the album The Foundation
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Every time I turn that truck around right at the Georgia line
And I count the days and the miles back home to you
On that Highway 20 ride

song on Amazon

Life Is A Highway – Rascal Flatts
Released in 2006 on the album Me and My Gang
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
If you’re goin’ my way
Well, I wanna drive it all night long

song on Amazon

Sunshine Highway – Dropkick Murphys
Released in 2005 on the album The Warrior’s Code

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Take another ride down the sunshine highway
Take another ride, try to turn it around tonight

song on Amazon

 

Pacific Coast Highway – Nils
Released in 2005 on the album Pacific Coast Highway

Instrumental
song on Amazon

Highway 101 – Social Distortion
Released in 2004 on the album Sex, Love And Rock ‘N’ Roll

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Take a drive baby up the coast, yea highway 101
I’ll pass Ventura and Santa Barbara too, just as fast as my motor runs
Gotta pocket full of memories, some happy and some are sad

song on Amazon

I Am The Highway – Audioslave
Released in 2002 on the album Audioslave
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I am not your rolling wheels
I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride
I am the sky

song on Amazon

Highway Patol – Junior Brown
Released in 1993 on the album Guit With It

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

But I’ll do my best to keep you driving slow
I’m just a-doin’ my job, I’m The Highway Patrol

song on Amazon

While on the highway, listen to songs about being on the road.

Life Is A Highway – Tom Cochrane
Released in 1991 on the album Mad Mad World
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
If you’re goin’ my way
Well, I wanna drive it all night long

song on Amazon

 

Kings Highway – Tom Petty
Released in 1991 on the album Into The Great Wide Open

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Oh, I await the day
Good fortune comes our way
And we’ll ride down the King’s Highway

song on Amazon

Highwayman – The Highwaymen
Released in 1985 on the album Highwayman
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’ll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain

song on Amazon

Highway 40 Blues – Ricky Skaggs
Released in 1982 on the album Highways & Heartaches

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

My eyes are filled with bitter tears
Lord I ain’t been home in years
Got the Highway 40 blues

song on Amazon

Highway To Hell – AC/DC
Released in 1979 on the album Highway to Hell
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m on the highway to hell
On the highway to hell
Highway to hell
I’m on the highway to hell

song on Amazon

Highway Song – Blackfoot
Released in 1979 on the album Strikes

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

It’s a highway song
You sing it on and on
On and on
Highway song
Is as lonely

song on Amazon

 

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Carefree Highway – Gordon Lightfoot
Released in 1974 on the album Sundown
Genre: Folk

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Carefree highway
I’ve got to see you my old flame
Carefree highway
You’ve seen better days

song on Amazon

Ventura Highway – America
Released in 1972 on the album Homecoming
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Ventura highway in the sunshine
Where the days are longer
The nights are stronger
Than moonshine

song on Amazon

Rockin’ Down the Highway – The Doobie Brothers
Released in 1972 on the album Toulouse Street
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And I can’t stop
Gotta keep movin’
Or I’ll lose my mind!
Oh, rockin’ down the highway

song on Amazon

Highway Star – Deep Purple
Released in 1972 on the album Machine Head

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I love it and I need it
I bleed it
Yeah it’s a wild hurricane
Alright hold tight
I’m a highway star

song on Amazon

 

If you have a favorite Highway song not on our list, be sure to comment on it below so that we can add it!

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6 Comments

    1. Thank you SO much RJ for our song suggestion. I cannot believe it wasn’t on the list already. Well, it is now.

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