See what songs the songwriters would put on their road trip mix.

Kara DioGuardi, head judge

  • "Leaving On A Jet Plane" –- Peter, Paul, and Mary
  • "Life Is a Highway" –- Tom Cochrane
  • "Midnight Train to Georgia" -– Gladys Knight and The Pips

Jewel, judge and host

  • "Nothing Left to Lose" – Mat Kearney
  • "No Woman, No Cry" -– Bob Marley
  • "Hard Lesson" -– The Burned
  • "Running Down a Dream" -- Tom Petty
  • "Animal" -– Neon Trees

Keith Naftaly, judge

  • "Wide Open Spaces" -– The Dixie Chicks
  • "Born to Run" -- Bruce Springsteen
  • "Homeward Bound" -- Simon and Garfunkel
  • "Space Oddity" -- David Bowie
  • "Hitch a Ride" -- Boston

Evan Bogart, guest judge

  • "Moving Right Along" -- The Muppets
  • "Life Is a Highway" –- Tom Cochrane
  • "California Girls" -- The Beach Boys
  • "Hit the Road Jack " -- Ray Charles
  • "Jesus Take the Wheel" -- Carrie Underwood

Amber Ojeda, contestant

  • "Take the A Train" -- Duke Ellington
  • "Cruisin'" -– D'Angelo
  • "On The Road Again" -– Willie Nelson

Blessing Offor, contestant

  • "Graceland" -- Paul Simon
  • "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" -- Paul Simon
  • "Africa" -- Toto

Brian Judah, contestant

  • "On The Road Again" -– Willie Nelson
  • "Stop This Train" -- John Mayer
  • "Fast Car" -- Tracy Chapman
  • "Interstate Love Song" -- Stone Temple Pilots

Jackie Tohn, contestant

  • "Get Out The Map" -- Indigo Girls
  • "Pacific Soul" -- Patrick Lee
  • "Relax" -- Jackie Tohn
  • "The Road" -- Jackson Browne
  • "The Happiest Lamb" -- Audra Mae

Johnny Marnell, contestant

  • "Born to Run" -- Bruce Springsteen
  • "Midnight Rider" -- The Allman Brothers Band
  • "Running Down a Dream" -- Tom Petty
  • "Life Is a Highway" –- Tom Cochrane
  • "Ramblin' Man" -- The Allman Brothers Band

Karen Waldrup, contestant

  • "Me and My Bobby McGee" -- Janis Joplin
  • "Heads Carolina, Tails California" -- Jo Dee Messina
  • "Break Down Here" -- Julie Roberts
  • "Wish It Away" -- Karen Waldrup

Melissa Rapp, contestant

  • "London Still" -- The Waifs
  • "Empty Glass" -- Rich Price
  • "A Sorta Fairytale" -- Tori Amos
  • "Fast Car" -- Tracy Chapman
  • "River" -- Joni Mitchell

Sonyae Elise, contestant

  • "I Need You Now" -- Lady Antebellum
  • "You Oughta Know" -- Alanis Morissette
  • "White Sky" -- Vampire Weekend
  • "What's Ya Phone Number" -- 2Pac
  • "Fancy" -- The Dream
  • "The Healer" -- Erykah Badu