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Be it a buskers rendition of the Beatles’ ‘Here Comes the Sun’ from the platform of a London tube station. Eagle Eye Cherry’s ‘Save Tonight’ playing on a night where you wanted to do just that. Laura Pausini’s ‘Yo Canto’ as the bus winds its way along a road parallel to a shear drop into the Mediterranean.  or Powderfinger’s ‘Vulture Street’ album rocking out of arms reach while suffering through three days of ceiling white it really makes no difference.
Why? Because even research has shown that just thinking about a particular song can evoke vivid memories. Sure some may not be songs you’d listen to by choice, but nevertheless they attach themselves to moments in time and we’re stuck with them.
One of the best things about travel is that the more connections you make during the experience the more alternative routes you’ll have to recall or trigger your memories!
Check this page for the list of songs that will have me remember each stage of The Bold Line for years to come!
Day 1: Time to Wander – Gypsy & The Cat (Devonport)
Day 2: Because I Love You – Masters Apprentice (Alice Springs)
Day 3: Going North – Missy Higgins (Banka Banka Cattle Station)
Day 4: Ready to Go – Panic at the Disco (Daly Waters)
Day 5: Something in the Water – Brooke Fraser (Nitmuluk National Park)
Day 6: Sunsets – Tamarama (Nightcliff in Darwin)
Day 7: Slow Motion – Little Red (Darwin)
Day 8: Sidekick – Lisa Mitchell (Parap Markets in Darwin)
Day 9: Class A – Pete Murray (Litchfield National Park)
Day 10: Conceal Me – Xavier Rudd (Ubirr Rock Kakadu National Park)
Day 11: Every Tear Drop is a Waterfall – Coldplay (Kakadu National Park)
Day 12: Days Like This – Van Morrison (Darwin)
Day 13: World Where You Live – Crowded House (Timber Creek)
Day 14: Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles (Kununurra)
Day 15: Compass – Saltwater Band (Purnululu National Park)
Day 16: The Trucker’s Wife – John Williamson (El Questro Station)
Day 17: Inspiration – John Butler Trio (El Questro Gorge)
Day 18: Wide Open Road – Bob Evans (Mt Barnett Station)
Day 19: Heart of Gold – Neil Young (Silent Grove)
Day 20: Hard Sun – Eddie Vedder (Windjana Gorge)
Day 21: Paris Nights/New York Mornings – Corrine Bailey Rae (Broome)
Day 22: Chase The Sun – Planet Funk (Cable Beach)
Day 23: With My Own Two Hands – Ben Harper (Broome)
Day 24: White Knuckle Ride – Jamiroquai (Camel Riding on Cable Beach)
Day 25: Hit The Ground Running – Donavon Frankenreiter (Cape Leveque)
Day 26: Take It In – The Waifs (Variety Club Dinner in Broome)
Day 27: Picture Frames – Georgia Fair (Pardoo Station)
Day 28: Little Things – Archie Roach and Sara Storer (Karijini National Park)
Day 29: The Horizon Has Been Defeated – Jack Johnson (Mt. Bruce in Karijini National Park)
Day 30: The Great Beyond – R.E.M (Karijini National Park at the Eco Retreat)
Day 31: Cool Change – Little River Band (Exmouth)
Day 32: In Your Light – Gotye (Turquoise Bay in the Cape Range National Park)
Day 33: When the Night Feels My Song – Bedouin Soundclash (Coral Bay)
Day 34: China – Sparkadia (Denham)
Day 35: Part Time Believer – Boy and Bear (Kalbarri National Park)
Day 36: Living Darfur – Mattafix (Nambung National Park)
Day 37: Biding My Time – Busby Marou (Perth)
Day 38: (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding (Fremantle)
Day 39: Everyday Should Be a Holiday – The Dandy Warhol’s (Busselton to Margaret River)
Day 40: Down Under – Men At Work (Margaret River Region)
Day 41: Love Love Love – Avalanche City (Cape Leeuwin through to Dunsborough)
Day 42: Fast Car – Boyce Avenue (Yallingup through to Perth)
Day 43: Maybe Tomorrow – Stereophonics (Perth)
Day 44: Holy Grail – Hunters and Collectors (The Indian Pacific)
Day 45: Paperback Writer – The Beatles (The Indian Pacific)
Day 46: Hold On, I’m Comin’ – Guy Sebastian (Adelaide)
Day 47: You & Steve McQueen - The Audreys (The Barossa Valley)
Day 48: Big Jet Plane – Angus and Julia Stone (In flight to Hobart)
Day 1: The Look - Metronomy (Bass Highway to Launceston)
Day 2: Paddling Out - Miike Snow (Bondi Beach)
Bonus: Travelling Song - Passenger
Day 3: Endless Summer - The Jezebels (Kiama)
Day 4: Free - Pete Murray (Huskisson Beach)
Day 5: Take it Easy - Jackson Browne with Jack Johnson and John Cruz (The Princes Highway)
Bonus: Seek What You'll Find - Paul Greene & The Other Colours
Day 6: Call It What You Want - Foster the People (Narooma)
Day 7: Even Though I'm a Woman - Seeker Lover Keeper (Eden)
Bonus: Alive, Not Just Living - Paul Greene & The Other Colours
Day 8: No Rain - Blind Melon (Mallacoota and Marlo)
Day 9: Junk of the Heart (Happy) - The Kooks (Inverloch)
Day 10: Morning Light - Georiga Fair (Sorrento)
Day 11: Weather With You - Crowded House (Rye)
Day 12: Carries On - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (ANZAC Day)
Day 13: Spiritus - Lisa Mitchell (Melbourne)
Day 14: Paradise - Coldplay (Tasmania)
DAY 1: Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune (feat.Christine Hoberg)
DAY 2: Angus & Julia Stone – Main Street
DAY 3: The xx – Islands
DAY 4: Blue Kind Brown – All Nations
DAY 5: Moonrabbit – Cloud Control
DAY 6: Death Cab for Cutie – Little Wanderer.
DAY 7: Xavier Rudd – Let Me Be
DAY 8: The Very Best – Hear Me
DAY 9: Eyes the Behaviour – Electrical
DAY 10: Boy & Bear – Walk the Wire
DAY 11: Vance Joy – Fire and the Flood
DAY 12: The Waifs – 6000 miles
DAY 13: Gypsy & The Cat feat .Paul Kelly – Climb into the Music
DAY 14: Florence + The Machine – Queen of Peace
DAY 15: Hunters and Collectors – Holy Grail
DAY 16: Powderfinger – My Happiness
DAY 17: Avicii – Wake Me Up
DAY 18: Lanks – Hold Me Closer
DAY 19: Mosquito Coast – Call My Name
DAY 20: Rufus – You Were Right
DAY 21: Pilgrim – Mo
DAY 22: Boo Seeka – Kingdom Leader
DAY 23: Gorge Ezra – Wanted on Voyage
Road Trip Tracks from Stage 1:
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