Summer is just around the corner, as the rise in temps are felt everyday even in February, so we zeroed in on our favorite holiday activity: road trips! And what is a road trip without the token playlist? We asked our favorite music phile Lou Albano to round up songs for every possible trip you could take with the people in your life. Lou is an editor at GMA News Online and a huge music fan “so much so that it's pretty much dictated how I live, travel, and be”, she quips, “I can’t remember when my love for music began, if it was piano lessons at age 4 or hearing Lea Salonga tapes at about the same age. But I remember being obsessed with New Kids On The Block at 10 and had always had a favorite artist since then. My biggest influence is still music from 90s - it opened doors to the past and continues to inform my taste to this day.”

Check out her picks below and let it inspire you to make your own. Nothing like music to bring back good memories, and the ones made in the summer are often the most unforgettable.



“Imagine being in a road trip and hearing your favorite songs growing up? It's the best, isn't it?”

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun — Cyndi Lauper

Waterfall — TLC

Lovely Day — Bill Withers

Interstate Love Song — STP

Everyday People — Sly and the Family Stone

1979 — Smashing Pumpkins

Maneater — Hall and Oates

Don’t Stop Me Now — Queen

The Way You Make Me Feel — Michael Jackson

What I Got — Sublime

Eto Na Naman — Gary Valenciano

Panalangin — APO

Awitin Mo, Isasayaw Ko — VST

Honey — Mariah Carey

Signed, Sealed, Delivered — Stevie Wonder



“I just went on a hike where I stumbled upon company departments as well and these were the songs a lot of them were singing along to!”

Tuloy Pa Rin Ako — Side A

Pare Ko — Eraserheads

Jopay — Mayonnaise

Akin Ka Nalang — Itchyworms

214 — Rivermaya

Noypi — Bamboo

Billie Jean — Michael Jackon

Dancing Queen — Abba

Radio Ga Ga — Queen

Please Don’t Touch My Birdie — Parokya ni Edgar

Sailing — Christopher Cross

Tequila — The Champs

Boombastic — Shaggy

Shoop — Salt N’ Pepa

Kapag Tumibok Ang Puso — Donna Cruz



“My nephew, who is 11, gave a lot of these recommendations. Whenever we go on road trips, he commands the music and these are the songs he plays!”

Young Dumb And Broke – Khalid

Hey Everybody! -- 5 Seconds of Summer

I’ve Been Waiting – Fall Out Boy

Never Going Back – The Score

They Don’t Know About Us – One Direction

Summer – Imagine Dragons

Apologize – OneRepublic

Reckless – Healy

Ain’t It Fun – Paramore

There’s Nothing Holdin Me Back – Shawn Mendes

There’s No Way – Lauv, feat. Julia Michaels

Walk On Water – 30 Seconds to Mars

Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran

Swing, Swing – The All-American Rejects

When I Come Around – Green Day



“My niece, who is 16, was so surprised I knew "I Try." I know it as a Macy Gray song but she knows it as Jasmine Thompson's. These are the songs and artists we find we have in common.”

Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande

We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus

Kill Em With Kindness – Selena Gomez

Right Now – Nick Jonas

I Try – Jasmine Thompson

Sign Of The Times — Harry Styles

Location — Khalid

I Feel It Coming — The Weeknd

Sorry — Justin Bieber

Gorgeous — Taylor Swift

Only Forever — Demi Lovato

There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back — Shawn Mendes

Domino — Jessie J

Million Reasons — Lady Gaga

Same ol’ Mistakes – Rihanna


“Summer lovin’ had me a blast” is perhaps the most famous line in a song dedicated to summer. Cheers to a fun-filled, love-filled and adventure-filled summer 2019! Now, where to next?


Interview ANNE BELLA