It's said that "music has charms to calm the savage beast", which is pretty handy for travellers in sticky situations. If anything can awaken the beast inside all of us, it's getting stuck at a boring airport during an eight hour layover. Or waiting at a bus station in the middle of nowhere... Or trying to explain to a foreign mechanic where exactly your car has broken down along the highway you can't pronounce. In those situations, all you can do is pop in the earphones, relax and let the calming begin.
But music is more than just a healthy sedative for stressed travellers - it's a time capsule. The memories of your holiday are stored inside the songs you listen to along the way. And every time you hear those songs, whether it be days, weeks, months or years after you've gone back home, you'll go on a mental journey back to that particular trip and relive the highlights. Even the rough times aren't so bad when you're thinking back on them.
To pay tribute to the good times and good tunes that accompany our holidays, we decided to count down the Top 10 Holiday Songs - please note, this is just the blogger's interpretation of the Top 10. If you feel a particularly cracking number has been omitted, feel free to drop us a comment.