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Background Music for Vacation Videos: 7 Songs to Consider

Background music for vacation videos

Background Music for Vacation Videos: There is something exhilarating about associating specific songs with the best occasions of your life.

The songs you’d hear when sitting in the backseat of a car during a road trip with your family, backpacking across Europe, the music that would suddenly play when you’re out exploring the city, the concert you’d traveled two thousand miles to attend, hiking through the woods; all bring out a sense of nostalgia when you hear it again.

Studies have revealed that associating songs with special moments will bring back memories of them. Adding that perfect background music to your vacation video will ensure you never forget anything from the trip.

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7 Great Background Music Tracks for Vacation Videos

Song # 1 – Step Out by Jose Gonzalez

Who’s in need of a much-needed vacation from our monotonous lives? We know we are and would give just about anything to go on an escapade like Walter Mitty.

If you set out for an adventure on your vacation and tried things out of your comfort zone, this soundtrack from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty should also be the background music for your video. Revisiting this song will always inspire you to seize the day and be bold even in the face of the same old’ boring routine.

Song # 2 – Sleep On The Floor by The Lumineers

You wish this could be the soundtrack of your life, but no worries, it being the soundtrack of your vacation video will also suffice.

This song will always invoke the spirit of adventure in you and have you reaching for the stars. If this is the first time you were able to get away from your small town, this song is it. Seriously.

Song # 3 – Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys

This one is probably a bit too specific, but if you traveled to the city that never sleeps,  there’s no other right option than to choose this song. What could be better than this song being the commentary behind a video of your antics up at New York City or ‘concrete jungles where dreams are made of’ as it is more popularly known. 

Song # 4 – I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas

They say history repeats itself, and they’re right. This song was an anthem many of us sang as high schoolers. Ten years later, it can become the anthem of the first time you’ve felt carefree since then.

‘I got a feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good good night’ is something we’ve all thought at least once during a vacation, so choosing this song was a bit of a no-brainer.

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Song # 5 – Oceans by Seafret

If you’re a solo traveler, this song could come in handy in one of your videos. It captures the bittersweet emotions of enjoying your solitude while being far away from your friends and family. Oh, and Arya Stark is in the official video of the song. Maybe she could give you a lesson or two about being estranged from family, eh?

Song # 6 – Just Say Yes by Snow Patrol

Vacations are much more than just a getaway. Sometimes, they’re also honeymoons or just an excuse to pop the question. If that sounds similar to you and your life sounds like something straight out of a rom-com right now, this song could very well be the title track of it.

Song # 7 – Paradise by Coldplay

This masterpiece of a song talks about all things life-related. When life was hard, we could only dream of it getting better. Now we’re out here exploring the globe only to find what it really is – paradise.

Get Ready to Flaunt Your Vacation Vlogs

The perfect song for your travel video is the last piece of the jigsaw that makes it flawless. We hope this list inspired you to choose a song you can connect to and add that cherry on top of your next video.

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