The Road (Cormac McCarthy). Understated and straightforward but written with beautiful language and some heartfelt moments. A dad and young son "carry the fire" to the coast in a post apocalyptic cannibalistic world.
This is my favorite road trip song list so far. I would just like to add several more - Roam - Highway to Hell - AC DC, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cindy Lauper, Holiday - Madonna, Vacation - The Go gos, Wham - Wake Me Up