The big blue sky, the open road, and your partner – does it get any better than that?
The sun seems milder, the wind feels like a gentle breeze and the car-horns disappear when you are on a drive with that special someone. You feel alive. You feel loved.
Here are some our top picks to keep that fire burning on a road-trip.
Tum Bin Bataaye – Rang De Basanti
Remember that scene where rest of the gang goes all mischievous and sprinkles dry leaves all over Soha-Maddy? There goes your very essence of a romantic rendezvous. A lot can be said in the unspoken space.
Angel – Jack Johnson
A road trip and no Jack Johnson kinda mush? You must be kidding! Sing along to these lines – She wears a heart that can melt my own / She wears a smile that can make me wanna sing / She gives me presents / With her presence alone.
Khabon ke parindey – Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara
Hrithik Roshan staring at the vast nothingness, the wind rolling along his manes, and this is where we take a turn from a mush to a cuddle.
All your worries, your fears, discomforts, inhibitions – vanish in the presence of love. Your wishes come true and you nightmares go away. You float above the clouds as you let yourself go.
Tu Hi Re – Bombay
How heavy would the sky hang over you if the love of your life wasn’t around? How dark would it seem if you couldn’t reach over and hold their hand?
Rahman knows, Mani Ratnam knows, and this is where the confluence is – love as pure as this, passion as free-flowing as this, and you have Tu Hi Re
Yeh Tumhaari Meri Baatein – Rock On
A conversation can open doors to worlds you didn’t even know existed. May the words keep flowing as you fly warp speed through this new universe!
Baaton Se Nikalti Rahe Nayi Baat – this is exactly how a relation should be, never running out of words, never falling short of emotions, and always growing! Javed Akhtar knows, and thus, this song is a must reco from us at ishq for every long drive of yours.
All Of Me – John Legend
My head’s under water / But I’m breathing fine / You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind – both of you singing in unison, both of you singing out loud, and singing it like the whole world’s a stage.
When you fall in love, you do not measure how much. You just listen to your heart’s desires and you flow with the current, trusting it, loving it.
Sham – Aisha
A lullaby of an evening, that bonfire setting, the friendly mise en scène and you are all set for a magical time together – sounding like a cheese-burst pizza? Well yes, that is what this Amit Trivedi number does to you – and 1:01onwards, it is pure bliss with Nikhil D’Souza humming Hai khaamosh dono / Hai madhosh dono, time for some eye-contacts maybe?
As the day tries to retire, you overcome the imminent melancholy with a bit of late cheer – a home-stretch gush of endorphins.
Fireflies – Owl City
A team-favorite here at ishq HQ, Adam Young knows e.x.a.c.t.l.y what our heart wants – Cause I’d get a thousand hugs / From 10,000 lightning bugs / As they tried to teach me how to dance – a 1000 kisses from our end Adam.
When you welcome the comforting unknown of the night to come, know that it comes with hope. Flickering waves of happiness brighten up the ever-astonishing warmth of the day that was.
Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
If I could, then I would, I’ll go wherever you will go
Way up high or down low, I’ll go wherever you will go
End the trip on a high, end the day with a hug, and end the journey with the right hand looking for the left hand. The Calling is exactly what we would suggest you end a trip with. Why? Well, as the day fades into a soon-to-be memory, you hold on to it, within you. An assurance that no matter what happens, you always have each other, comfortable and rolling on this highway of life.