50 Best Trucking Songs of All Time


(NOTE: We went ahead and put all 50 songs into a YouTube playlist. Press play and relax for the next two hours and 39 minutes. Or click on playlist in the upper-left hand corner of the video and scroll down the list for all our trucking favorites.)

OWEN SOUND, ONT – When Today’s Trucking Reader Dwayne Rae of Owen Sound, Ont., saw Today’s Trucking Editor Peter Carter’s list of his 10 favorite Truckin’ Songs, Rae responded with both barrels.

“Why stop at 10,” he asked, “when there are so many great trucking songs out there to choose from?”

In response, Editor Carter conceded. “Clearly, Rae’s on top of this game and his list includes some obvious choices that I overlooked completely. Especially Bud The Spud by Stompin’ Tom. How’d I miss that?”

“Rae is clearly more qualified than me to deal with this important matter,” Carter said. “He wins.”
 Below is the final result of Carter’s and Rae’s collaboration. (It’s also the playlist for our fantastic two-hours-and-change YouTube compilation. Give it a listen.)

Do you have a favorite that you don’t see here? Do you think any of these shouldn’t be on the list? Let us know.

1. Six Days on the Road

2. Bud the Spud

3. Teddy Bear

4. Roll on 18 Wheeler

5. Convoy

6. I’ve Been Everywhere

7. 18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses

8. Girl on the Billboard

9. Eastbound and Down

10. Give me 40 Acres

11. Truckin’

12. Me and Bobby McGee

13. On the Road Again

14. Drivers’ Paradise

15. Truck Drivers Sweetheart

16. 40 Miles of Bad Road

17. Giddy Up Go

18. How Fast Them Trucks Can Go

19. The Bandit

20. Thank God for the Radio

21. Big Wheels in the Moonlight

22. Truck Driving Queen

23. I’m a Truck

24. Truck Got Stuck

25. Truck Driving Man

26. Roll Truck Roll

27. Teddy Bear’s Last Ride

28. Momma Knows the Highway

29. Long Long Texas Road

30. 500 Miles

31. Phantom 309

32. Truck Drivin’ Son of A Gun

33. Diesel on my Tail

34. Little Pink Mack

35. A Tombstone Every Mile

36. Looking at the World through a Windshield

37. Freightliner Fever

38. Endless Black Ribbon

39. Giddy Up and Go Answer

40. Truck Driver’s Prayer

41. Long Lonesome Road

42. I’m a Roadhammer

43. 18 Wheels

44. Keep On Truckin’

45. Happy Journey

46. Man Behind the Wheel

47. Truck Drivin’ Buddy

48. Truck driver’s blues

49. Cowboyboots

50. Rubber Duck

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  • Looking for a song about an airplane in trouble that must land on an old abandoned airfield. Flight is saved by a group of trucks lining the runway with lights on to show the field. Probably from late 60s or early 70s.