Destination Song List!

There’s always that one song that reminds you of a specific holiday. The song that they play in every bar or that song with a memorable line that embodies your trip. Which got me thinking about my perfect song list of travel destinations. An A side of songs about places that I’ve been and then an exciting B side of places on my bucket list, to be ticked off one by one!

A – Side – Places I’ve been:

  1. Budapest by George Ezra (beautiful birthday spent in this city)
  2. One Night in Bangkok by Murray Head (two amazing holidays started and ended in the bright lights of Bangkok)
  3. Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn (two visits to meet Elvis)
  4. Barcelona by Ed Sheeran (one of my favourite European cities where I have spent many a long weekend eating tapas and drinking sangria)
  5. Blind Man in Amsterdam by George Ezra (my first holiday without my parents)
  6. Africa by Toto (been lucky to visit South Africa, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia so still plenty to see)
  7. Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day by Morcheeba (Another of my favourite cities – love wandering around all the sights)
  8. Fairytale of New York by The Pogues (Favourite Christmas song and would love to visit again in the winter)
  9. Left my Heart in San Francisco by Tony Bennett (had three visits to this amazing city and would still love to go back for one more Ghirardelli ice cream)
  10. From Paris to Berlin by Infernal (Berlin’s Christmas markets were amazing and Paris is every foodies heaven!)
  11. Werewolf in London by Warren Zevon (never bore of a day walking around London)
  12. We’re Going to Ibiza by Vengaboys (Club 18 to 30 holiday before I went to university)
  13. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd (LSU versus Auburn is a match I won’t forget)
  14. Australia by Manic Street Preachers (An amazing month long honeymoon travelling the breadth of this country)
  15. Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen (when living in the States I had to take this infamous photo on top of the steps from Rocky)

B Side – The Bucket List

  1. 5am in Toronto by Drake
  2. (I Miss the) Tokyo Skyline by Manic Street Preachers
  3. Xanadu by Abba (Xanadu is actually in Inner Mongolia!!)
  4. Vienna by Ultravox
  5. Girl from Ipanema by Pery Ribeiro
  6. Drinking in LA by Bran Van 3000
  7. Turning Japanese by The Vapors
  8. Viva Las Vegas by Elvis
  9. Detroit Rock City by Kiss
  10. Angel of Harlem by U2
  11. Miami by Will Smith
  12. Pompeii by Bastille
  13. Galway Girl by Ed Sheeran
  14. Buenos Aires by Madonna from the Musical Evita
  15. Cuba Cuba Libre by Ace of Base

So if you could pick just two songs – one for your favourite trip and one for a bucket list destination what would they be???



    • The Baking Backpacker
      August 1, 2017 / 8:04 am

      Thanks!! You guys must be able to fill several albums with your current travels ????

    • The Baking Backpacker
      August 1, 2017 / 8:03 am

      Definately a classic!!!

    • The Baking Backpacker
      August 1, 2017 / 8:05 am

      Almost made the list!!!

  1. August 7, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    What an interesting post! Great song choices! ????????

    • The Baking Backpacker
      August 13, 2017 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks Rachel – what would your songs be?

  2. August 13, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    This is such an amazing idea! I usually make little videos of my trips to look back on so I use the songs that remind me of the trip as the backing track. My favourite was probably This Time For Africa by Shakira for my trip to Uganda!

    • The Baking Backpacker
      August 13, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      Great song – really is amazing how many memories can come back when you hear that song!

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