Traveling, whether it’s to a new dimension through movies and TV shows or on a road trip up the California coastline, expands how we understand the world and each other. Those who travel often know that a great playlist is integral to the process. No trip is complete without great music! Sarah Love, a Caribbean American R&B and pop singer, is the perfect artist to curate a BitchTape about “Travel” because her music is supremely festive. Her first project, Tunnel Vision, reached 25,000 people through SoundCloud and now, she’s helping her fans use music to tap into their inner joy. This BitchTape is a celebration because traveling is one of life’s greatest joys.
1. Future and Drake, “Used to This”
I chose this as my number one song because it just gives me pure vacation vibes. This is the perfect song when you’re away, feeling good about yourself, enjoying time with those around you, and embracing the moment. You’re allowed to feel happy! Live in the moment!
2. Sarah Love, “Anyways”
This song is so much fun! It’s also empowering. I had a great time writing and recording “Anyways,” so it makes me happy to see people rocking and dancing to it. It’s a perfect, perfect travel song!
3. Rihanna featuring Drake, “Work”
I chose “Work” for every reason possible. It’s a classic, sexy song that I play any and everywhere and for (almost) any and every occasion. Imagine eating grilled shrimp and sipping on a piña colada and either dancing with your girls or with that special someone to this song. It will never get old. Ten years from now, we’ll still be listening to this timeless record.
4. Drake, “God’s Plan”
Clearly, I’m a Drake fan. “God’s Plan” has the perfect lyrics for a much-needed and well-deserved getaway! Even if you are on a business trip, this is the perfect record to listen to keep your spirits up.
5. YFN Lucci featuring PnB Rock, “Everyday We Lit”
I truly believe this song can always make someone happy because it speaks to the struggles we all go through and how good it feels to later celebrate success. “Everyday We Lit” takes me back to when I lived in Miami, spending my weekends on a yacht with my girls!
6. Jay-Z and Kanye West, “Niggas In Paris”
It’s self-explanatory why this song is on my travel playlist: It’s niggas in Paris. Period.
7. Migos featuring Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, “MotorSport”
Do you want to feel cool, sexy, and bossy all at the same time while traveling? Play “Motorsport.” It is one of the best songs to get ready to, especially while traveling! This song will remind you to look at yourself and remember who you are. You’re cool! You’re sexy! So stand up straight and walk with confidence.
8. Childish Gambino, “Redbone”
Childish Gambino a.k.a. Donald Glover did us a great favor by giving us this song. “Redbone” provides super feel-good vibes.
9. Bob Marley, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”
Positivity prevails. If you find yourself just needing a pick-me-up while traveling, just pop in a record from Bob Marley.
10. French Montana and Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Thank you French and Swae for this epic record! Thank you to Zoe, their A&R, for putting the song together. “Unforgettable” is the best song to end my travel playlist. Not only was it shot in Uganda, but it’s the perfect song for an unforgettable moment or vacation memory.