Top 10 Movie Road Trip Sing-A-Longs Comparison

Ah — summertime has finally arrived. There’s something about the summer months that make it the perfect season to hop into your car, crank up your favorite tunes and belt out the lyrics like the tone-deaf, inner rock-star you were born to be!

These carefree, summer days are made for car-karaoke sessions, so today let’s pay homage to some of the greatest, road trip tunes that have been popularized by their Hollywood cameos. We present to you our Top 10 list of “Memorable Road Trip Scenes in Movies” — and yes, we dare you not to sing along!


1. “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John in Almost Famous (2000)

This semi-autobiographical flick about a young Rolling Stone magazine journalist features the classic scene with everyone singing along to the 1971 classic “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John –

2. “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen — Wayne’s World [1992]

This is possibly the most epic of all singalongs in cinema. Wayne, Garth, and the rest of the band really rock it out in this scene –

3. “Respect” by Aretha Franklin in “Mystic Pizza” [1988]

The girls cut loose and wild out to Aretha Franklin’s R.E.S.P.E.C.T in this classic scene from Mystic Pizza –

4. “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips’ in “Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle” [2004]

On their way to White Castle, Harold and Kumar get really into this song. You don’t have to be high to appreciate the humor here –

5. “Superstar,” “Come On Eileen,” and “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” in “Tommy Boy” [1995]

On the road to make sales to keep his father’s company open, the comedic duo of David Spade and Chris Farley do a bit of emotional bonding to this medley of traveling music –

6. “Sweet Child O Mine” by Guns n’ Roses in “Step Brothers” [2008]

We see a foreshadowing of events to come when Derek leads the family in an acapella rendition of Sweet Child O Mine by Guns n’ Roses, and find’s Alice’s singing to be a little flat –

7. “Free Fallin” by Tom Petty in “Jerry Maguire”[1996]

Remember how free your felt the first time you saw Jerry Maguire? Tom Cruise, as “Jerry Maguire,” finds Tom Petty’sFree Fallin’” on the radio and can’t help but singalong –

8. “American Woman” by The Who in American Beauty [1999]

Kevin Spacey is feeling liberated and young again as he decides to start rocking out to “American Woman” by The Who in his car –

9. “Mockingbird” by Inez & Charlie Foxx (remade by Carly Simon & James Taylor) in “Dumb and Dumber: Mockingbird” [1994]

Harry and Lloyd decide to sing their dumber version of Mockingbird, much to the annoyance of the man seated between them –

10. “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows” by Leslie Gore in The Simpsons episode “Marge on the Lamb” [1993]

Even though it isn’t a film per se, we had to include it here. Referring to a joke earlier in the episode, Chief Wiggum puts in his cassette tape of the 1963 song Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows and starts singing along. It really cheers Homer up in the back seat, and he sings along with Clancy

*****Still want more? If that’s not enough for you, check out 10 More Movie Road Trip Sing-A-Longs*****

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