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Planes, trains and automobiles


With Spring Break just around the corner, it might be time to figure out how you will be traveling. Whether you are returning home or going on vacation, there are plenty of planes, trains and cars ready to take you to your destination. Here are some songs from the Hawk staff about our favorite types of travel: planes, trains and automobiles.

“Airplanes” – B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams

If you are planning on flying for your Spring Break vacation, you are going to need some traveling tunes to get you through the journey. First up in your queue should be the nostalgic hip-hop collaborative song “Airplanes” by B.o.B and Hayley Williams. A chart-topping radio hit, this funky beat is perfect for your traveling playlist.

“Paper Airplanes” – Ruth B.

While it may not be the best mode of transportation for your Spring Break adventures, a paper airplane is the perfect way to send a simple message. An original song written for the Netflix film “A Jazzman’s Blues,” “Paper Airplanes” is a piano ballad with a humble melody that generates an ethereal sound. Ruth B. creates a slow and soulful piece, perfectly encapsulating the feeling of unconditional love using a method as modest as paper airplanes.

“Last Train to London” – Electric Light Orchestra

While a train can be a great way to travel, it will not work if you are planning to head overseas for your Spring Break. The Electric Light Orchestra might not be able to help you globetrot, but you can still listen to their disco hit “Last Train to London.” With an electrifying beat, this old-fashioned pop song is a catchy listen for your travels.

“Love Train” – The O’Jays

Even though many students may be heading out of state for their Spring Break vacations, staying in the City of Brotherly Love can be just as fun. Recorded in Philadelphia in 1972, “Love Train” is a groovy disco and Philly soul tune about connecting with people all over the world. This hit song by the O’Jays is a great choice for anyone who wants to hop on a train and get in touch with Philadelphia’s dynamic music scene.

“Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car” – Billy Ocean

Waiting for break may seem like an eternity, so, for now, you might be daydreaming through your classes. Try snapping out of it by listening to “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car,” a dance-pop hit that swept the nation in 1988. Whether you are driving or struggling to pay attention in class, Ocean’s song is a wonderful addition to your playlist.

“Getaway Car” – Taylor Swift

If you are trying to make a break for it when Spring Break rolls around, you better make sure your car is ready for it. One of the most popular tracks on Swift’s sixth album “reputation,” “Getaway Car” is a synth pop song filled with metaphors about crime sprees and doomed romance. This hit is the perfect listen for any Swiftie counting down the days until “The Tortured Poets Department” or even “reputation (Taylor’s Version)” is released.

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