Saturday, 21 July 2012

Great Songs About Cars

Little Deuce Coupe - The Beach Boys (1963): This song was originally released as the B-side to Surfer Girl. It is one of many tracks about cars that the band recorded; Fun Fun Fun, Little Honda, 409 etc.

Low Rider - War (1974): Released off the Why Can't We Be Friends album, this track reached #7 on the billboard singles chart. Over the years it has been featured on many films and TV shows including both The Simpsons and Family Guy.

I'm In Love With My Car - Queen (1975): This song is written and song by drummer Roger Taylor. Along with Radio Ga Ga, it is his most famous recording with the band.

Long May You Run - The Stills Young Band (1976): Neil Young wrote this song about his Buick Roadmaster Hearse. He performed the song during the closing ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Mercury Blues - David Lindley (1981): A cover of a song written in 1949, there are many versions but David Lindley's is the most famous.

Red Barchetta - Rush (1981): This song from the Moving Pictures album is about a boy and his uncle restoring an "illegal" motor car and outracing the authorities, who are in flying cars (I'd rather have a flying car). Barchetta is an Italian word for a two seater convertible.

Little Red Corvette - Prince (1983): This track from the album 1999 is actually about a woman, not a car. Prince feels it's the woman who's "...movin' much too fast".

Panama - Van Halen (1984): Panama is the nickname of David Lee Roth's car. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen would record music onto a cassette, give it to Dave, and Dave would have someone chauffeur him around L.A. playing the cassette while he wrote lyrics.

Pink Cadillac - Bruce Springsteen (1984): Originally released in 1984 as the B-side to the single Dancing In The Dark. A few years later Natalie Cole would score a hit with her version. It was also the title of a Clint Eastwood film.

Dragula - Rob Zombie (1998): Dragula is the name of the car from the TV show The Munsters.

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