Coming up with over 200 jokes, creating the cartoons to accompany them, then traveling around the world to share in the results can seem like a long haul — of the best kind! Jeff Kinney, author of the best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, shares his thoughts on songs for a road trip playlist. The newest title in the series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, is available November 4.
"Starlight" by Muse: Most people won't be familiar with it but it's a great, upbeat song to set the tone.
"Walls" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: A lost gem that you can't help but sing along to.
"Marry You" by Bruno Mars: This one kept my spirits up during a long book tour. Don't ask me how this one didn't become a huge single.
"Someone Saved My Life Tonight" by Elton John: Play this when you need a low-key moment. Beautiful song that still holds up.
"Brownsville Girl" by Bob Dylan: The ultimate road trip song about the ultimate road trip. Plus, every long road trip needs some Bob Dylan.