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TOP 10 GUIDE: Joshua Tree Music Playlist: The Most Glorious Desert Road Trip Songs to Make Your Visit Complete


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Top 10...more like top 116! Get ready for over 8 hours of Musical VIBES!

Joshua Tree is music and music is Joshua Tree.  We don’t even have to blink… John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Donovan, Gram Parsons, Iggy Pop, Queens of the Stone Age, The Foo Fighters, Rufus Du Sol, The Eagles, Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Ice Cube, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Machine-gun Kelly… tell us to stop or it will never end.  Joshua Tree is a literal magnet for creative types… ESPECIALLY Musicians.  We are going to cut this short… get to the music.

QUICK TRIVIA:  How many songs ever made mention the desert in the lyrics?  9,528 different songs use the word DESERT! That’s pretty wild when you think of it! We squeezed that list down to 113 songs running for 8 hours and 21 minutes.  Plenty to get you here from Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Beyond… It is also just about enough to get you through all of our Real-Life Tours.  🙂    

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It would be awesome if you Like / Share the Playlist and Comment on this BLOG… but we really just want your feedback to let us know which songs we missed. We would LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!  Don’t forget to scroll down and see all of the music videos that have been shot here in Joshua Tree as well.

Here is a quick list of the musicians and bands we included in our playlist (it’s not short):

  • The Doors
  • The Mamas & The Papas
  • America
  • U2
  • The Eagles
  • Gram Parsons
  • Donovan
  • Cream
  • The Allman Brothers
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Van Morrison
  • Johnny Cash
  • Merle Haggard
  • The Flying Burrito Brothers
  • Pink Floyd
  • Steely Dan
  • Janis Joplin
  • Led Zeppelin 
  • Grateful Dead
  • David Bowie
  • Tom Petty
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Canned Heat
  • Willie Nelson
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Steve Miller Band
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Little River Band
  • The Animals
  • James Taylor
  • Buffalo Springfield
  • ZZ Top
  • Lou Reed
  • Bob Dylan
  • Harry Chapin
  • John Denver
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • The Hollies
  • Eric Clapton
  • Roy Orbison
  • The Who
  • Santana
  • Christopher Cross
  • Dire Straits
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Foghat
  • Kansas 
  • Hall and Oates
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • Foo Fighters
  • Looking Glass
  • Jerry Reed
  • Nancy Sinatra
  • Ruthie Collins
  • Rufus Du Sol

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