My Kia, My Summer: The Perfect Summer Playlist

Kia Optima SXL 1

A few months ago I had the chance to check out a Kia Rio and Kia Optima and fell in love with both.  They are definitely cars that have been added to my consider this for my kids when they start driving (the rio because it’s a bit small for my family of five) or for myself (the Optima because it fit us all comfortably) list.  I loved the Kia’s I had a chance to drive for a few weeks, definitely make a great car for summer with so many customizations, great gas mileage, and a car that just makes you feel good.

We love to road trip during summer and in addition to having the perfect car…you have to have the perfect playlist. For my family, road tripping and driving around town, music is a must.  It turns the ride into singing and car dancing party for however many hours we are in the car. Check out a few of my favorite songs for road tripping…

NKOTB: Remix (I Like The)

Bon Jovi: It’s My Life

Journey: Don’t Stop Believin’

Pink: Just Give Me A Reason:

We might be heading to town or somewhere 8 hours away, but the need to have music playing is a great one. It’s something we, as a family, can enjoy together and take turns listening to our favorite songs. I might be on a girls trip like our adventure to Orland to see NKOTB/98 Degrees/Boyz II Men and the music will blare loudly, just as it did on that trip. We can play the bands we are going to see and get amped up while we drive.

It doesn’t matter if I am driving locally or not, music is a must and my summer playlist includes current and past music. It’s fun to see my kids singing along to some of the songs I listened to growing up all because of the summer playlists we have. With the awesome sound system the Kia‘s I am looking at have, it’s almost like being right there watching the bands live.

What are some of the songs on your summer playlist?

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  1. 1

    This summer Blurred Lines is a favorite!

  2. 3

    A good play list is essential for road trips. You chose some great tunes!

  3. 4

    Hrm. .. I really like Justin Timerlake’s new single – Mirrors but most road trips for me all about 80s music, lol.

  4. 5

    I would say that is one awesome playlist!

  5. 6

    I love the new look of Kia’s cars. They have really caught my eye in the recent years.

  6. 7

    I just test drove a kia and it was a great car!

  7. 8

    Mine would be a mix of reggae and alternative…. maybe a classic rock or blues tune added for good measure.

  8. 9

    Ugh — our radio is ALWAYS tuned to something kid-friendly. I haven’t heard adult music (while on a road trip) in YEARS!

  9. 10

    I test drove the Kia Optima and I totally love that car!

  10. 11

    Those are great picks!! I like listening to stuff I can sing along to, like Sara Barellies or old school Alanis.

  11. 12

    Always have to have a good playlist for any trip longer then an hour. Love that pink song.

  12. 13

    Totally loving Pink “Just Give Me A Reason” right now! Such a great song!

  13. 14

    I’m obsessed with New Kids again!

  14. 15

    Anything peppy to give me a pick-me-up!

  15. 16

    It’s funny because I really don’t listen to music at home, but I MUST have it going in the car. And that Journey song is such a fave!

  16. 17

    Love the song by P!nk…and some other guy…Just Give Me a Reason…I think that’s the name.