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Happy Music Monday! Wanna race? Yeah? Well, tell you what. We'll meet you at the end of this paragraph and race for pink slips. Oh, hang on, somebody told the cops. Guess the race is off… for now. But we can still talk about our favorite car songs, right? Scott's gathered a full tank of five to start us off. Listen to that baby purr...

Commander Cody And The Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln

 

No, this version isn't the original. Yes, you can hit the song's Wikipedia page if you care to learn more. But this version IS the one that most people hear at some time or another, and besides, none of the other bands have a name as cool as "Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen" anyway. A good song for when you're going to be speeding.

Red light! Put on your driving gloves and rev the engine a bit until it goes green. Then we'll see you after the jump...

Is there a machine more connected to humanity's genius than the car? Maybe the bicycle or the piano or the fountain pen. But, unquestionably, the car is in the top five, right? We can all agree on that, at least.

Bo Diddley - Cadillac

 

Keep this one for when we do another spelling songs post too! Bo Diddley's song is, of course, named after a guitar… but that guitar is named for one of the most stylish of American cars, so it counts, right? Hey, I grade you guys on a curve each week, you owe me.

Reverend Horton Heat - Galaxie 500

 

Breaking up is hard to do. You lose your heart, you lose some friends, you lose some stuff… but the bright side? Not everyone loves the same type of car. And it doesn't matter how bad it gets if you can still wave through the window as you drive away.

Johnny Cash - One Piece At A Time

 

This story of a man of modest dreams is also based around a Cadillac, but is more about the perfect crime. Our Hero remembers that patience is a virtue, and uses that virtue to build his dream car… across thirty or forty years. Thankfully, he wasn't too picky about how it looked.

Richard Thompson - MGB-GT

 

This one's my all-time favorite car song. Mixing a folksy English style with the rhythm of the highway and lyrics that capture the only true love that exists: the love between a man and his machine.

Peel out towards our Turntable.fm room and the regular Music Monday enjoyment. You'll find parking in the rear. Also, let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use.



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chicken0102


quality posts: 41 Private Messages chicken0102

The Beach Boys definitely loved their cars:

"Little Deuce Coupe"
"Ballad of Ole' Betsy"
"409"
"Our Car Club"
"Custom Machine"

And so did Jan & Dean ("Hey Little Cobra")

Also "Greased Lightning" from Grease

Moueska


quality posts: 54 Private Messages Moueska

You said car songs, and I said... OHEMGEE I KNOW WHICH ONE TO POST.


mossygreen


quality posts: 73 Private Messages mossygreen

Aw, you saved Gary Numan for me because I love him so much! Thanks!

He is the public face of immediately-post-adolescent social awkwardness, isn't he? And clapping!

Edited to add aproximately one million T. Rex songs:
Mustang Ford!

Jeepster!

Cadillac!

Moueska


quality posts: 54 Private Messages Moueska

Now that Classic is well underway, let's get a little poppy, shall we?



Like a G6 by Far East Movement may qualify. I know someone who has a G6. :D

mossygreen


quality posts: 73 Private Messages mossygreen

Weird, I included Buick McKane in my previous comment, but don't see it. Fine.

Buick Mckane


And as long as I have a comment started, here's the Bonzo Dog cover of "I Love to Bumpity Bump"

And here is the Guy Lombardo original:

nemo2005


quality posts: 9 Private Messages nemo2005

"What about Prince's "Little Red Corvette?""

"What?"

"You mean it's really not about a car? What the hell is it about then?"

"Really? You think Woot will ever do a Music Monday with songs about THOSE?

idahopotatohead


quality posts: 3 Private Messages idahopotatohead

Beep Beep - The Playmates

You've got a Cadillac and a Nash Rambler...whatever that is...

tjamil


quality posts: 26 Private Messages tjamil

Featured in the Coreys' movie "License to Drive" was Billy Ocean

tjamil


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I thought of a couple others from the 80s

Mercedes Boy by Pebbles, which, wink wink, may be more than just about riding in a car.


I Can't Drive 55 by Sammy Hagar


hot72chev


quality posts: 11 Private Messages hot72chev

While it's hard to beat Hot Rod Lincoln (especially the Pat Travers Band version) or One Piece at a Time, I'll share two of my favorites.
Kathy Mattea - 455 Rocket

Alan Jackson - Mercury Blues

hot72chev


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Queen - I'm in love with my car

LarryLars


quality posts: 65 Private Messages LarryLars

How about trucking it?

Bachman Turner Overdrive - "Roll On Down The Highway"


Another classic:

Wilson Pickett - "Mustang Sally"



Wishing for a car:

Janis Joplin - "Mercedes Benz"



Girl gets a driver before she gets a car:

The Beatles - "Drive My Car"





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lukewhite15


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What about Red Barchetta by Rush?

BJGumby


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The Dead Milkman sing about taking their dream car to the shore:

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pcrockett83


quality posts: 2 Private Messages pcrockett83

"Chevette" - Audio Adrenaline
A song about the kind of car that doesn't usually get songs written about it.

strawhousepig


quality posts: 60 Private Messages strawhousepig


Holy crap that song grabs me by the boo-boo.



vigilante1987


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chicken0102 wrote:The Beach Boys definitely loved their cars:

"Little Deuce Coupe"
"Ballad of Ole' Betsy"
"409"
"Our Car Club"
"Custom Machine"

And so did Jan & Dean ("Hey Little Cobra")

Also "Greased Lightning" from Grease



You forgot "Fun, Fun, Fun"



I'll also add Bruce Springsteen's "Pink Cadillac",



...and "Cadillac Ranch"



CatCK


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We just had the Woodward Dream Cruise here, so I've been hearing lots of car songs lately.

"Makin' Thunderbirds" by Bob Seger

"Little Old Lady from Pasadena" Jan & Dean


"Dead Man's Curve" by Jan & Dean


"Radar Love" by Golden Earring

nemo2005


quality posts: 9 Private Messages nemo2005

Pearl Jam-Last Kiss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_K7JvYlb_4&feature=player_detailpage&t=103

ROGETRAY


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This counts as Cars right?! ;)

LarryLars


quality posts: 65 Private Messages LarryLars

A beautiful song that relates to today's subject by the ending line of each verse: "who's gonna drive you home tonight"

(edit: Argh, Rogetray beat me to it. That's what I get from using computer from last decade.)


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strawhousepig


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Couple more...




Who knew this would become such a nuisance? Er'body.

mossygreen


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Well, if the category has been opened up to songs that mention cars, but may be more about driving, or, say, weird sexual situations, I give you:

PiL, Poptones (finally! I've been looking for any excuse to post it!)


Chuck Berry, No Particular Place to Go


Samhain, Kiss of Steel (we're having a love affair with a Chevy in midair!)


And finally, a pure driving song to rival Autobahn, Wiseblood's Motorslug

kchoschton


quality posts: 17 Private Messages kchoschton

Rob Zombie - Dragula

johnnyicemaker


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Not just a car make or model, but a specific owners car:
Josh Turner - Loretta Lynn's Lincoln