Between packing the boxes, loading the truck and making the drive, moving is a long and arduous process. Keep the vibes positive and the productive energy flowing with the perfect moving day playlist. Studies suggest that music has a positive effect on stress levels, which can go a long way toward a successful move.
If you’re not sure where to start, here are 12 essential moving day tracks for your playlist.
Country music legend Willie Nelson released this ode to travel and new experiences in 1980, quickly becoming a No. 1 hit and Grammy Award winner. The up-tempo beat and sing-along style chorus make it perfect for packing boxes with some friends.
This soul classic may not be about moving, per se, but the infectious, upbeat rhythms and encouraging lyrics should lift your spirits and keep them high.
This classic rock anthem is the ideal pick-me-up for just about any situation, but it’s perhaps most effective during a stressful move. Let’s face it, you may need the reminder “don’t stop believin’” on a few occasions.
If your move comes on the heels of a breakup, this Fleetwood Mac 1977 hit single is a must-add for your playlist. The track was written after songwriters Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham split, which heavily influenced its lyrical content.
If you’re moving for a better job opportunity, allow Billy Joel to provide the soundtrack to your transition. Joel’s 1977 pop classic is about “moving out” to find a bigger and brighter future. It’s safe to say Joel made the right decision.
Your “home” doesn’t have to be West Virginia to enjoy this 1971 Grammy Hall of Fame classic. But if you are moving back home – like after graduating college – this tune will brilliantly complement the trip.
If there is one thing moving represents, it’s change. Whether you are planting new roots down the street or across the country, this jaunty track will set the mood and prepare you to “face the strange.”
Another track that represents moving forward in life and embracing changes, “Move Along” by mid-2000s pop-rockers the All-American Rejects has the anthemic, inspiring vibes that every moving day needs.
What could be more appropriate than a song that is literally about loading a truck and driving it cross-country? Jerry Reed’s 1977 trucker anthem should put a little pep in your step during moving day. After all, you “have a long way to go, and a short time to get there.”
It’s no secret moving is a tall task. At the end of it all, you’ll probably agree you “should be sleeping like a log.” This 1964 Song of the Year has everything that a moving day playlist needs – an upbeat tempo, a catchy chorus and fitting lyrical content.
This former No. 1 hit – which country band Rascal Flatts covered for the 2006 Disney Pixar film “Cars” – should help you stay positive and motivated during the long drive to your new home.
Perhaps you’re looking forward to a fresh start someplace new. If that’s the case, be sure to add this classic, up-tempo song from legendary singer-songwriter Ray Charles to help you “hit the road” with style.
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Moving can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you are moving a few blocks away or to the other side of the country, Continental Van Lines has the expertise to make sure your moving day goes off without a hitch. Our professional, highly trained movers can help you every step of the way – from packing to transportation to unpacking – so you can focus on more important things, like the tunes.
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