Ever wonder what the person next to you is listening to? Well, wonder no more.

We asked our readers to tell us what 10 songs they'd put on their Road Warrior soundtrack, and we got all sorts of great suggestions - from smooth jazz to tried-and-true '70s classics to obscure tracks from indie groups like The Beta Band. We immediately added them all to our MP3 players, and we're sure you'll be doing the same.

THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG
From Jodie Brinkerhoff, San Francisco
"These Are Days" - 10,000 Maniacs (These are days you'll remember.)
"Get To Me" - Train (An airplane's better than a camel's back.)
"Somethin' to Believe In" - Shawn Mullins (I'm waiting at the gate for my bag to be inspected; for some crazy reason I'm always suspected.)
"Traffic Jam" - James Taylor (Damn this traffic jam/how I hate to be late.)
"(Nice to Meet You) Anyway" - Gavin DeGraw (How I feel about certain sales prospects when there's no chance of a sale.)
"Thunder Road" - Bruce Springsteen (Roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair.)
"Break Down Here" - Julie Roberts (Out in the middle of nowhere, I know I'm in trouble if these wheels stop rollin'.)
"Stay or Leave" - Dave Matthews Band (Stay or leave. I want you not to go - but you should.)
"The Long Way Home" - Norah Jones (Always take the long way home.)
"Someone Like You" - Dina Carroll (I've been traveling all around the world, waiting for you to come through. / I've been up and down the highway, in all kinds of foreign lands.)

BONUS TRACKS
"Home Again" - Hootie & the Blowfish
"Amen" - Josh Kelly (The open road for traveling souls.)

From LaRhesa Pollock, San Antonio, Texas
"Respect" - Aretha Franklin (A good way to approach your fellow passengers -giving respect.)
"Leaving on a Jet Plane" - John Denver (How I feel when I'm really not looking forward to a particular trip.)
"Fly Me To The Moon" - Frank Sinatra (My carefree, happy song.)
"Soak Up the Sun" - Sheryl Crow (My heading-home-for-the-weekend song.)
"Kokomo" - The Beach Boys (Beach Boys song we sing when we are beach-bound.)
"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" - Alan Jackson (For those few occasions when I just must have a mimosa in first class.)
"I Am Woman" - Helen Reddy (Good mantra when you want to lose your cool, but think the better of it.)
"Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" - any version (Especially good for those really long flights.)
"Cat's in the Cradle" - Harry Chapin (The song I pray my kids never sing to me because I had to travel. It helps me engage the minute I get home!)
"Ships" - Barry Manilow (The song I sing to my husband to tease him when I have to travel a lot.)

From Scott Evans, Plano, Texas
"Island in the Sun" - Weezer (Perfect for getting you in the mood for a beach trip.)
"Viva Las Vegas" - Elvis (When flying into Vegas, this song perfectly matches the city lights I see through the window.)
"Grapefruit/Juicy Fruit" - Jimmy Buffett (I can relate to this song about a guy wishing his wife were with him on his trip.)
"3 x 5" - John Mayer (To me, this is a great song about a guy soaking in everything he sees on a trip.)
"If I Had $1,000,000" - Barenaked Ladies (Because if I had $1,000,000, I would travel the world.)
"Mrs. Potter's Lullaby" - Counting Crows (The driving beat of this song is great to listen to while watching the world go by outside the plane window.)
"Tripping Billies" - Dave Mathews Band (I love the chorus, "Eat, drink, and be merry.")
"Today" - Smashing Pumpkins (Because when I'm traveling, "Today is the greatest day I've ever known.")
"Southern Cross" - Crosby, Stills & Nash (To me, this song is about traveling and seeing things for the first time, and being awed by their beauty.)
"One Particular Harbor" - Jimmy Buffett (Again, Buffett sings about forgetting work, traveling to far-off lands, and enjoying every second of it!)

From Peter Waterman, Garland, Texas
"Comfortably Numb" (live) - Pink Floyd (It's always important to be in the right mind-set.)
"Under Pressure" - Queen (Need I say more?)
"Pour Some Sugar on Me" - Def Leppard (This reminds me of the '80s, when the last thing on my mind was the next time I'd have to step foot on an airplane.)
"Don't Come Around Here No More" - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (It's just a great tune.)
"Foreplay/Long Time" - Boston (You have to have a little rock-and-roll in your life.)
"Where the Streets Have No Name" - U2 (Isn't this always the case when you travel?)
"Southside" - Moby (Anyone who calls himself Moby deserves inclusion on this list.)
"November Rain" - Guns N' Roses (Every three-hour flight needs a solid, nine-minute rock anthem.)
"In Your Eyes" - Peter Gabriel (Another great tune.)
"Paradise By The Dashboard Light" - Meat Loaf (Because there's nothing like knowing that you're home once you see your dashboard lights.)

A CLASSIC COLLECTION
From Chester Davis, Winnetka, Illinois
"September Song" - from Knickerbocker Holiday, sung by Walter Huston
"As Time Goes By" - from the Casablanca soundtrack
"Summertime" - sung by Ella Fitzgerald (or another good singer of Gershwin)
"I Can't Get Started" - by Benny Goodman or Bunny Berigan (or both of them)
An old-time Dixieland piece featuring Bix Beiderbecke (any one of his best ones)
"Bist du Bei Mir" - sung by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
"Die Forelle" - a Schubert song, sung by Schwarzkopf or by Irmgard Seefried
"Abendrot" - the last of the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss, sung by Cheryl Studer
"Mio figlio! Oh, quanto soffri" - The song of the elder Germont (Giorgio) to his son (Alfredo), in the second act of Verdi's La Traviata, in which Giorgio is attempting to persuade Alfredo that he should give up Violetta and return to the country for the sake of his family, sung by Ettore Bastianini
The Welsh hymn, "Calon Lan" - from the Tiger Bay soundtrack, sung by the very young Hayley Mills