24 January 2018 · Motoring Tips & Advice

Summer Driving Songs: Our Team Pick the Playlist! / Phil Gilbert Hyundai

Summer is here! As the temperatures hit all-time records in Sydney and beyond, it's time to hop in your Hyundai vehicle and hit the road. Whether you're taking a summer road trip to the beach or across the country, you're going to need some amazing summer driving songs to get the party started. At Phil Gilbert Hyundai, we are known across Greater Sydney as automotive experts, but it also turns out we know a thing or two about putting together a solid road trip playlist! So, get ready, because it's time to check out our top summer driving songs for 2018! Enjoy!

Hyundai Service

Ok, before we get to the latest hits, we thought we'd list some of our classic favs that will make almost anyone happy and ready to ride!


Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen

Here I Go Again – Whitesnake

Where the Streets Have No Name – U2

Jumpin Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones

I've Been Everywhere – Johnny Cash

Love Shack – B-52's

Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

Fast Car – Tracey Chapman

The Best of Australia

We could easily do a list of just Australian artists to get you through the summer of 2017-8. But because we are trying to mix it up a bit, here are a few of the local favorites that get the team at Phil Gilbert Hyundai going.


Great Southern Land – Icehouse

Chandelier – Sia

Can't Get You Out of my Head – Kylie Minogue

Don't Change – INXS

This Perfect Day – The Saints

Reptile – The Church

Khe Sanh – Cold Chisel

Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil


Oh! and don’t worry, we didn't forget about AC/DC! It's next to impossible to choose just one AC/DC song to get you driving the speed limit, but It's a Long Way To The Top and Highway To Hell are good places to start!

Since we also have youngsters here at Phil Gilbert Hyundai, we want to make sure to add some today's bigger hits to our list of the best summer driving songs. Then again, we're sure it won't matter what generation you're from, these songs will get you going and make any car trip fun.


Feel It Still - Portugal. The Man

Anywhere – Rita Ora

Havana – Camila Cabello

What About Us – Pink

Slide – Calvin Harris ft. Frank Ocean, Migos

24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Always Summer – Yellowcard


We hope that these songs will get you started on creating the best road trip playlist possible! Since we are always looking to learn new things at Phil Gilbert Hyundai, make sure to let us know your favorite songs you'd like us to add to the list. If you need any advice on how to plan the best summer road trip, you can always contact us or drop by a Phil Gilbert Hyundai showroom and just chat. Everyone in our sales, service, and finance departments wish you a safe, fun, and cool summer! Let us know how it goes.