Family car rides usually suggest a seemingly endless trip being squashed either in the side (if you're lucky), middle or back (if you're the youngest or smallest). There's normally little to do while on the road because reading generally makes you sick, looking at your mobile makes you nauseous and well let's face it, you can only play 'I spy with my little eye' so many times...
Alas, there's one thing that always seems to brighten the mood, and bring a little 'careoke' cheer to the whole family. That's right, a perfect playlist for the whole family to sing along to - who doesn't love watching their mum try and rap to Drake's lyrics and of course there's nothing better than watching how people interpret different dance movements to Yothu Yindi's hit song 'Treaty'.
Seeing the Rule family journey outback to country so often, it seemed only fitting to find out what fuelled their car ride so they've provided us with their rules to a perfect family playlist:
HANNAH - Drake: 'Fake Love'
"I rarely ever get to pick a song because I'm always stuck in the middle and of course in the back seat - but when I do get a say, you can never go wrong with Drake!"
JESS - Alan Jackson: 'Where were you when the world stopped turning'
"We always listen to Alan Jackson and I picked this particular song because mum knows every word to it... I'm still learning and I'm pretty sure I'll be able to catch up soon!"
ALEISHA - Shania Twain: 'Up up up'
"We used to listen to Shania when we were little because dad used to love playing her music, so whenevr we were on a road trip he'd blast it. I don't listen to it now, but I do love putting it on when I'm with the family."
SHARNA - Fleetwood Mac: 'Gypsy'
My sisters and I all love putting on Fleetwood Mac and listening to basically all of the songs because we all know the beat, lyrics and really enjoy hanging out with it in the background.
KIARA - Alan Jackson: 'Drive'
"It always has to be country with my family - we've grown up with Alan Jackson so he's my favourite to sing along to - anything old school."
KELLY - Calum Scott: 'Dancing on my own'
"This song has been one of my favourite tunes for a while now - I never get sick of hearing it!"
HELEN – Alan Jackson: 'Gone Country'
"Playing this song just reminds me of my mum and dad, our whole family love country because we were raised listening to it."
SHENIKA - Shania Twin: 'From this moment'
"Anything Shania Twin is fantastic, but when it comes to a family trip it would have to be a chilled song so the other girls don't get hyped up because I need silence."
ANGELA - Yothu Yindi: 'Treaty'
"This song just gets everyone in the car involved - it's such a good beat and we all have fun singing along to it."
DANIELLA - Yothu Yindi: 'Mainstreet'
"My girls love listening to Yothu Yindi with me - how fitting seeing the name Yothu Yindi is Yolngu for 'child and mother.'"
Family Rules airs on Monday 9 January, 7.30pm on NITV Ch.34. Catch a sneak peak of Episode 1 On Demand