IT WAS THE THREE OF US ON THE MAKE SHIFT DANCE-FLOOR.
Empire State of Mind was singing to us through the bar’s speakers and we were grabbing on to each other like there was no tomorrow. When Alicia Key’s voice belted out the lyrics ‘New York’ we sang along at the top of our lungs with two of us pointing to our third amigo; she was moving to New York and this song was not only her send off, but her anthem. In that moment, no one could make us have more feels for NYC than Jay Z and Alicia.
It is no surprise that music inspires us to do many things; dance, run, write, sing (in or out of tune), but it also influences one in three of us to jump on a plane bound for adventure. Wotif.com recently conducted a survey where 40 percent of the 11,747 participants revealed music had inspired them to travel.
Wotif.com spokesperson Kirsty La Bruniy revealed Leaving on a Jet Plane was the number one travel-inspiring song, followed by New York, New York, On the Road Again and Empire State of Mind. Of course, New York was the top destination people were inspired to travel to through song. But, really, did we need a survey to tell us that one?
And don’t be ashamed if you, like me, had to pretend you had something in your eye whenever you heard I Still Call Australia Home; it was the number one song that reminded people of home while travelling.
So what song always makes you want to jump on a plane tomorrow? Is it too embarrassing to admit that Miley Cyrus’ Party In The USA always gives me warm and fuzzy feelings about exploring new cities?