27 Songs About Vacations

“No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” by Kenny Chesney

Song Year: 2003

This song about taking time off a difficult job and spending time barefoot and shirtless on a Mexican beach is a wish many people share.

The relatable lyrics and Chesney's smooth voice helped the song hit #2 on the country chart.

“Toes” by The Zac Brown Band

Song Year: 2006

“Toes” is another of the many songs about vacations on a beach. The singer is on a beach, enjoying the sunshine. It gets its name from his toes soaking in the sea while he's sitting on the sand.

The song ends with him back at home, sitting in his yard with the same attitude and enjoying life.

“Vacation” by Thomas Rhett

Song Year: 2015

Among the songs with vacations in the title, this track is one of the most lighthearted. It's not about a breakup or wishing for time off but having a good time.

The song shows you it's possible to be on vacation and have fun at home or on a tropical beach.

“Blame It on Mexico” by George Strait

Song Year: 1981

“Blame It on Mexico” is about a man in a Mexican bar to get away from it all who meets a woman, falls in love, and gets his heart broken.

He blames his bad luck on Mexico, the music, and drinking too much good Mexican tequila.

“Long Hot Summer” by Keith Urban

Song Year: 2010

Keith Urban sings about wishing he was with the girl he loves on a road trip and enjoying the lazy summer days in “Long Hot Summer.”

Urban wrote the song with pop star Richard Marx, and it became one of his #1 hits on the country song chart.

“Katmandu” by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

Song Year: 1975

This rock song is one of Bob Seger's most well-known hits and one of his most fun. He sings about wanting to escape his life for a while by heading to “Katmandu” and taking it easy.

Kathmandu, Nepal, is the home of Buddhism and one of its biggest centers worldwide, making it a great place to escape the hustle and bustle and contemplate life for a while. 

“Come Away With Me” by Nora Jones

Song Year: 2002

In this jazzy, soulful song, Nora Jones urges someone to come away with her. She mentions a bus, a mountaintop, fields, and a tin roof, showing wherever they go will be fine.

This song is perfect for the idea of running away from life's stresses and how being anywhere with someone you love can be a vacation.

Top Songs About Going On Vacation, Final Thoughts

Some of these songs about vacations are about beaches and traveling. Many more are about summer vacations for students who are done with tests and studying for a few months.

A few songs are metaphors for enjoyable activities instead of literal vacation time.

The tunes are all fun to listen to whether you're on vacation or dreaming of one. We hope you enjoyed these songs about holidays.

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