Saturday, April 10, 2021

Songs to to load up and get trekking to!

Looking for some music to add to your track listings?  Songs with beat that are fun to venture outdoors to?  Since 2019 we have released a soundtrack of music that we enjoyed while training and preparing to trek across Canada on the world's longest recreational pathway - the 27,000 km long Great Trail.

We used many of these songs preparing to get in shape to hike on the Camino Frances in 2016, GR65 / Via Podiensis in 2017, and Caminho Portuguese in 2019!  We have been sharing them one month at a time over the past two years as we have crossed 7 provinces and 6500 km of Canada.

As you listen you'll likely find that many of these songs have a distinctly Canadian feel to them!  Regardless, here is a year's worth of our soundtrack choices to keep you going until we can all return and meet again on the Camino!  


As spring is here, and many might be headed outdoors for a bike ride, a jog, or hike we thought we would take opportunity to re-release our complete song listings – in case you were looking for some motivational music for your own mp3 players in 2021!

Enjoy!


Before the Trail (Training and Preparations)
1 - Proclaimers – I would Walk 500 Miles
2 - Imagine Dragons – On Top of the World
3 - Asaf Avidan – One Day / Reckoning
4 - Guster - This Could all be Yours
5 - The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun
6 - Blues Traveler – Run-Around
7 - Jose Gonzalez – Stay Alive
8 - Xavier Rudd – Let Me Be
9 - Little Joy – The Next Time Around
10 – Mumford & Sons – Where Are You Now
11 – Big Country – In a Big Country
12 – Green Day – Good Riddance (Time of Our Lives)
13 - The Oh Hellos – This Will End
14 – Traveling Wilburys – End of the Line



January 
1 - The Proclaimers - I would Walk 500 Miles
2 - Bear Attack - The Backpack Song
3 - The Oh Hello's - Lay Me Down
4 - Ricky Skaggs - Simple Life (Transatlantic Sessions Version)
5 - One Republic - I lived
6 - Lumineers - Slow It Down
7 - Opus Orange - Nothing But time
8 - Colin Hay - Waiting for my Real Life to Begin  
9 - Talking Heads - Once In a Lifetime
10 - Norah Jones - Sunrise
11 - American Authors - I'm Born to Run
12 - The Oh Hello's - Tree's
13 - Mumford and Sons - Hopeless Wanderer
14 - Great Big Sea - Excursion Around the Bay
15 - The Fables - Heave Away
16 - Xavier Rudd - Walk Away
17 - Ian Whitcomb - I'm Happy When I am Hiking


February
1 - Passenger - Home
2 - Mumford and Sons - Where Are You Now
3 - Matthew & The Atlas - I Will Remain
4 - Stan Rogers - Take It from Day to Day
5 - Lifehouse  feat. Natasha Bedingfield - Between the Raindrops
6 - Rivvrs - I Will Follow You
7 - The Head and the Heart - Shake
8 - Ben Howard - Only Love
9 - Gordon Lightfoot - Early Morning Rain
10 - The Wailin' Jennys - Long Time Traveller
11 - American Authors - Go Big Or Go Home
12 - Nanci Griffith  - Who Knows Where the Time Goes (Transatlantic Sessions Version)
13 - Roo Panes - Stay With Me
14 - Caleb McGinn - Roots Go Deep
15 - Mary Dillon - The Green Fields of Canada
16 - The Irish Descendants - Rattlin Bog
17 - Great Big Sea - Consequence Free


March 
1 - The Head and the Heart - All We Ever Knew
2 - Lumineers - Morning Song
3 - Sam Roberts - Hard Road
4 - One Direction - Ready to Run
5 - Ed Sheeran - Wayfaring Stranger
6 - Bruce Springsteen - Waitin' On A Sunny Day
7 - Passenger - Simple Song
8 - Roo Panes - Where I Want to Go
9 - Feist with Timber - Homage
10 - Mumford and Sons - Awake My Soul
11 - Twin Forks - Back To You
12 - Boyce Avenue - Be Somebody
13 - Monsters and Men - Six Weeks


April
1 - The Paper Kites - Bloom
2 - NONONO - Pumpin Blood (The Jane Doze Remix)
3 - Passenger - Setting Suns
4 - The Heard and the Heart - Down in the Valley
5 - Ben Howard - Old Pine
6 - MegaFaun - The Longest Day
7 - Foy Vance - Joy of Nothing
8 - Jef Joslin - Sunshine
9 - The Shins - New Slang
10 - Sean Rowe - The Walker
11 - Matt Simons - Catch and Release (Deepend Remix)
12 - Bahamas - Lost in the Light
13 - Sons of the East - Into the Sun


Spring Soundtrack
1 -  Frances Luke Accord – Maria
2 -  Gordon Lightfoot - Canadian Railway Trilogy
3 – Family and Friends – Winding Roads
4 – KONGOS – Traveling On
5 - The Paper Kites - Halcyon
6 - The Oh Hello's - Like The Dawn
7 - Sean Rowe - Long Way Home
8 - Passenger - The Wrong Direction
9 - The Head and the Heart - Rivers and Roads
10 - One Republic - Something I Need
11 - The Lumineers - Ho Hey 
12 - The Oh Hello's - Wishing Well
13 - The Weepies - Can't Go Back Now
14 – Ade Mai – Way She Sings
15 – Rob Drabkin – It’s a Beautiful Day  

 
May
1 - Willie Nelson - On The Road Again
2 - Opus Orange - Crystal Clear
3 - American Authors - What Live For
4 - Radical Face - We're On Our Way
5 - Gordon Lightfoot - Carefree Highway
6 - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up Around the Bend
7 - Old Man Canyon - The Road
8 - The Oh Hello's - In Memoriam
9 - Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
10 - The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe
11 - The Beatles - Free as a Bird
12 - Sweet Thing - Change of Seasons
13 - Current Swell - Young and Able 
14 - Alpha Rev – Sing Loud
15 - Canned Heat - Going Up The Country
16 - Shakey Graves - Word of Mouth
17 - Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down
18 - Bruce Springsteen - Shackled and Drawn
19 - Tragically Hip – Bobcaygeon
20 - Blue Rodeo – Lost Together
 

June
1 - Vandaveer - However Many Takes it Takes
2 - American Authors - Home
3 - Opus Orange - Balance
4 - Sam Roberts - Canadian Dream
5 - American Authors - Oh, What a Life      
6 - Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
7 - Phillip Phillips - Home
8 - Eddie Vedder - Rise
9 - Roo Panes - Little Giant
10 - One Republic - Good Life
11 - Monsters and Men - Numb Bears
12 - Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
13 - Imagine Dragons - Thunder
14 - Jordan Klassen - Call and Answer
15 - The Tragically Hip - Ahead By a Century
16 - Travelling Wilburys - Handle With Care 
17 - Neil Young - Old Man
18 - Bruce Springsteen - Long Walk Home

 
June
1 - Priscilla Ahn - Rain
2 - Florence and the Machine - Shake It Out
3 - Bruce Springsteen - Ghost of Tom Joad
4 - James Taylor - The Copperline
5 - The Backwoods - Picture (Mighty Oaks Cover)
6 - Rivvrs – Walk in the Wild
7 - The Strumbellas - Spirits
8 - Gregory Alan Isakov - Words
9 - Iron and Wine - Love Vigilantes
10 - Lord Huron - Meet Me in the Woods
11 - The Weepies - Nobody Knows Me At All
12 - Nickel Creek - Tomorrow is a Long Time
13 - Alexi Murdoch - Toward the Sun
14 - Blitzen Trapper - Furr
15 - The Paper Kits - Woodland
16 - Zach Williams - Chain Breaker
17 - Caroline Herring - Song of the Wandering Aengus
18 - Bruce Springsteen – If I Should Fall Behind
 

July 
1 - Ted Longbottom – Ballad of Gordy Ross
2 - Frances Luke Accord – Nowhere to be Found
3 - I Am Oak – Trees and Birds on Fire
4 - The Radical Face - The Mute
5 - The Head and the Heart - Another Story
6 - The Tallest Man on Earth - Burden of Tomorrow
7 - Puscifer – The Humbling River
8 - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Man on Fire
9 - Roo Panes - Ran Before The Storm
10 - First Aid Kit - Wolf
11 - Ted Longbottom - The Buffalo Song
12 - The Boy and Bear - Rabbit Song
13 - The Oh Hellos - Hello My Old Heart
14 - The Melodic - When I Feel Free
15 - James Bay - Hold Back the River
16 - Jack Johnson - Better Together
17 - The Tragically Hip - At The Hundredth Meridian
18 - Wintersleep - Weighty Ghost

 
Summer Soundtrack 
1 – Long Walk Home
2 – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – I Need Never Get Old
3 – Seasick Steve – Walking Man
4 – The Cave Singers – Summer Light
5 - Churchill – I Still Remember
6 - Charles William – Where you Wanna Be
7 - Haim – The Wire
8 - Rafferty – Apple Pie
9 - Imagine Dragons – It’s Time
10 - Arcade Fire – Wake Up
11 - Of Monsters and Men – Dirty Paws
12 - Snow Patrol – Just Say Yes
13 - Rob Drabkin – It’s a Beautiful Day
14 - Indigo Girls – Closer to Fine
15 - One Direction – Ready to Run
16 - Matt Simons – Catch & Release
17 – Syd Matters – To All of You
18 – Mikky Ekko - Smile
19 - Drew Holcomb & The Neighors – Just your Memory
20 – Ben Howard – Old Pine
21 – Lord Huron – I Will be Back One Day
22 - Passenger – Home
23 – Bruce Springsteen – If I Should Fall Behind


August
1 - The Weepies - I was Made for Sunny Days
2 - Roo Panes - Open Road
3 - Bob Seger - Against the Wind
4 - Little May - Boardwalks
5 - Ted Longbottom - The Walking Song
6 - Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man
7 - Horse Feathers - Belly of June   
8 - Gregory and the Hawk - Boats & Birds
9 - The Tallest Man on Earth - Troubles Will be Gone
10 - Eddie Vedder - Hard Sun
11 - Shawn James and The Shapeshifters - No Rest
12 - One Republic - Counting Stars
13 - Bruce Springsteen - Devils and Dust
14 - Boy & Bear - Fall at Your Feet

 
September
1 - Delta Rae - A Long and Happy Life
2 - Big Country - In a Big Country
3 - Talking Heads - Road to Nowhere
4 - Mighty Oaks - Just One Day
5 - The Tallest Man on Earth - A Field of Birds
6 - Ben Caplan - Down to the River
7 - The Oh Hello's - Bitter Water
8 - Roo Panes - Sing for the Wind
9 - Sean Rowe - I'll Follow Your Trail
10 - Chatham Country Line - Crop Comes In
11 - Avicii - Hey Brother
12 - Boy and Bear - House and Farm
13 - Brandi Carlile - Hard Way Home
14 - Delta Rae - Blackbird       
15 - Branches - In The Desert
16 - Passenger - Travelling Alone
17- Tom Cochrane - Life is a Highway
18 - Sheryl Crow - Everyday is a Winding Road

 
Fall Soundtrack
1 - Jake Bugg - Simple as This
2 - Tom Cochrane - No Regrets
3 - Garth Brooks - Standing Outside the Fire
4 - Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
5 - The Band Perry - If I Die Young
6 - Ryan Stevenson - In the Eye of the Storm
7 - Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats - I Need Never Get Old
8 - Nickel Creek - The Fox
9 - James Taylor - Country Roads
10- John Denver - Take Me Down, Country Roads
11 - Tim Grimm - The Lake
12 - Jef Joslin - Come Out West
13 - Old Man Canyon - Wiser
14 - Current Swell - Long Time Ago
15 - Boy and Bear - The Storm

 
October
1 - The Avett Brothers - Ain't No Man
2 - Jack Johnson - I Got You
3 - The Tallest Man on Earth - It Will Follow The Rain
4 - Shawn James and The Shapeshifters - The Wanderer
5 - Roo Panes - Shelter from the Storm
6 - The Oh Hello's - The Valley
7 - The Ashtray Hearts - Books
8 - Donavan - There is a Mountain
9 - Trevor Hall - The Mountain
10 - Dawn Landes - Home
11 - Lord Huron - Brother
12 - The Band - The Weight
13 - Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way

 
November
1 - Nickel Creek - Smoothie Song
2 - Lord Huron - She Lit a Fire
3 - Sleeping at Last - West
4 - Eddie Vedder - Guaranteed
5 - The Novel Ideas - Back and Forth
6 - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - 40 Day Dream
7 - Radical Face - Always Gold
8 - The Head and the Heart - Lost in My Mind
9 - The Tallest Man on Earth - Walk the Line
10 - James Taylor - Fire and Rain
11 - Matthew and the Atlas - I Followed Fires
12 - American Authors - Best Day of my Life
13 - Passenger - Young as the Morning, Old as The Sea

 
December
1 - Bon Iver - Holocene                                  
2 - John Mayer - Free Falling (Acoustic)
3 - The Tallest Man on Earth - The Dreamer
4 - Florence + The Machine - Dog Days are Over
5 - Roo Panes - Home from Home
6 - Bastille - The Weight of Living Part One
7 - Miner - Golden Ocean
8 - Jinja Safari - Vagabonds
9 - Asaf Avidan - One Day
10 - Jef Joslin - Glory Road
11 - Avalanche City - Ends in the Ocean
12 - City and Colour - The Girl
13 - Opus Orange ft. Lauren Hillman - Almost There
14 - Priscilla Ahn - Find my Way Back Home
15 - Jackson Browne - Running on Empty
16 - Spirit of the West - Home for a Rest

 
Reflections of the Trail
1- I am Oak - Trees and Birds and Fire
2 - Jordan Klassen - Call and Answer
3 - Shawn Colvin - Steady On
4 - Rachel Platten - Fight Song
5 - Delta Rae - Bottom of the River  
6 - Johnny Swim - Don't Let it Get You Down
7 - Sea Wolf - Dear Fellow Traveler
8 - Rivvrs - Walk in the Wild 
9 - Michael Mitchell - Land of the Silver Birch
10 - Neil Young - Old Man
11 - Puscifer - The Humbling River
12 - Shakey Graves - Word of Mouth
13 - The Oh Hello's - Solider, Poet King
14 - Sam Roberts - We're All in This Together
15 - Elliot Brood - Northern Air
16- Rag'n'Bone Man - Human
17 - Robyn Sherwell vers. - Landslide
18 - Patrick James - All About to Change
19- Phillip Phillips - Gone, Gone, Gone
20 - The Lumineers - Nobody Knows
21- Vance Joy - Mess is Mine
23 - Ben Howard - The Wolves
24 - Mumford and Sons - I was Young When I Left Home
25 - Cat Stevens - Miles from Nowhere
26 - Bastille - Get Home
27 - Dawn Landes and Piers Faccini - Heaven's Gate
28 - Rusted Root - Send Me On My Way
29 - Sons of the East - Hold On
30 - Xavier Rudd - Follow the Sun
31- The Tallest Man on Earth - Over the Hills
32 - The Samples - Could It Be Another Change
33 - Shawn James and The Shapeshifters - Through The Valley
34 - Donovan - Catch The Wind
35 - Alexi Murdoch - All My Days
36 - Ben Howard - Keep Your Head Up
37 - Jeremy Messersmith - Ghost (Radio Edit)
38 - One Republic - I lived
39 - City and Colour - Northern Wind      
40 - Jukebox the Ghost - The Great Unknown
41- Passenger - The Long Road
41- Talking Heads - The Road to Nowhere
42 - Lord Huron - Ends of the Earth
43 - Serena Ryder - What I Wouldn't Do
44 - Leonard Cohen - Travelling Light
45 - The Lumineers - Long Way From Home
46 - The Oh Hello's - Cold is The Night
47 - The Tallest Man on Earth - Thousand Ways
48 - The Weepies - World Spins Madly On      
49 - Stan Rogers - Northwest Passage
50 - Xing - Fate             
51- The High Kings - The Parting Glass


If you have an interest in reading about our experiences on our Caminos we invite you to read about them:

To follow our hike on the Camino Portuguese.
To follow our hike on the Camino Frances.
To follow our hike on the Via Podiensis / GR65.
To follow our hike on the Camino Finisterre from Santiago to Muxia to Finisterre .

 
We also invite you to "Come Walk With Us" as we continue to hike across Canada on the Great Trail from 2019 until 2022.  To follow our journey and learn more about our #Hike4Birds, please visit the links below:


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Songs to to load up and get trekking to!

Looking for some music to add to your track listings?  Songs with beat that are fun to venture outdoors to?  Since 2019 we have released a s...