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Art & Inspiration Songs that mention a car or engine by name

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  1. oldsfrench
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    And like a rocket
     
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  2. whitewallwilly
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    Living on Tulsa Time

    I left Oklahoma driving in a Pontiac


    A few well known musicians have done this song ,including Eric Clapton IMG_0164.PNG
     
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  3. Mimilan
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    I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart [Eric Clapton]


    I get off on '57 Chevy's
    I get off on screaming guitar.
    Like the way it gets me every time it hits me.
    I've got a rock and roll, I've got a rock and roll heart.

     
  4. sweetdick2
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    LOOKING FOR THE HEART OF SATURDAY NITE Tom Waits " with my arm around my sweet one in my Oldsmobile"
     
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  5. 4dFord/SC
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    "My Merry Oldsmobile"
    "Blinded by the Light" ("Revved up like at deuce....")
     
  6. flatheadpete
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    My god...no one mentioned Johnny Cash yet!!- 'One Piece At A Time'.
    Rev Horton Heat- 'Big Red Rocket Of Love'
    Rev Horton Heat-'5-0 Ford'
    Rev Horton Heat- 'Like a Rocket'....Muncie transmission, 4-on-the-floor. It's anaweful lotta metal for a '32 Ford. Got no fenders or runnin' boards....LIKE A ROCKET!
     
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  7. Mike
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    I'll throw in a fairly obscure one from T Rex. Mark Boland was maybe a bit obsessed with women and cars, and had a penchant for referring to women in car terminology. Lines from the song "Jeepster", "Girl I'm just a Jeepster for your love" and "I'd like to call you Jaguar, if I may be so bold".

    I reckon most here know T Rex's "Bang a Gong". This line does not mention a specific car or engine, but it does reference a woman with car terminology, "You're built like a car, you've got a hubcap diamond star halo, you're built like a car, oh yeah".

    Another fairly obscure one from War, "Who's Cadillac is That?".
     
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  8. Smokeybear
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    Lord, Mr. Ford - Jerry Reed


    The Corvette Song - George Jones


    Three Window Coupe - The Rip Chords
     
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  9. Smokeybear
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    Crown Victoria 51 -Jerry Lee Lewis


    Rockin Little Roadster - Jan and Dean


    Detroit Made - Bob Segar
     
  10. hotrod mike
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    Little Forty Ford -Leon Smith
     
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  11. hotrod mike
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    No particular brand mentioned but Hot Rod by The Collins Kids
     
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  12. hotrod mike
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    Hot Rod Man by Tex Rubinowitz
     
  13. hotrod mike
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    Dragster by Johnny Fortune
     
  14. hotrod mike
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    Squad Car by The Belairs
     
  15. BoilermakerDave
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    “Five- Oh Ford” by the Reverend Horton Heat: he blows up the flathead in his shoebox, and the car he thought he was racing turned out to be a cop chasing him. Great song.
     
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  16. Mattimus
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    More psychobilly than the others here, but Small Block and Flathead by the Koffin Kats comes to mind.
     
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  17. DDDenny
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    Hot Rod Honeymoon by Jeff Beck.
    I know, Jeff doesn't sing but who can argue with a song title like that!
    Give it a spin.
     
  18. jimmy six
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    More specific.... Night Moves...Back seat of my 60 Chevy:D
     
  19. LAROKE
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    Rhino used to put out a CD Box set called "Hot Rods & Custom Classics". I still listen to mine in the shop. Each disk starts with a radio commercial or interview track.

    Track Listings
    Disc: 1
    1. New Car Attitude - Hot Rods & Custom Classics
    2. Action Packed - Ronnie Dee
    3. Stick Shift - The Duals
    4. Hot Rod Man - Tex Rubinowitz
    5. Hotrod Gang - Stray Cats
    6. Cruisin' - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
    7. Radar Love - Golden Earring
    8. Mercury Blues - David Lindley
    9. Maybellene - Chuck Berry & His Combo
    10. The Ballard Of Thunder Road - Robert Mitchum
    11. Forty Miles Of Bad Road - Duane Eddy(His 'Twangy' Guitar & The Rebels)
    12. SS 396 - Paul Revere & The Raiders
    13. See The U.S.A. In Your Chevrolet - Dinah Shore
    14. Little Deuce Coupe - The Beach Boys
    15. Hot Rod - The Collins Kids
    16. Mr. Highway Man (Cadillac Daddy) - Howlin' Wolf
    17. Lost Highway - Hank Williams
    18. Highway Patrol - Junior Brown
    19. Heavy Traffic Ahead - Bill Monroe
    20. Radar - Mr. Bear & His Bearcats
    21. Motorhead Baby - Johnny 'Guitar' Watson
    22. Led Sled - Denny Freeman
    23. Rev Off - Steve Wertheimer's 1951 Mercury Custom & Mike Young's 1960 Chevrolet 'Exotica' Impala

    Disc: 2
    1. Rockin' Down The Highway - The Dobbie Brothers
    2. Hey Little Cobra - The Rip Chords
    3. Hot Rod Queen - Deke Dickerson & The Ecco - Fonics
    4. Hot Rod Lincoln - Johnny Bond
    5. Hot Rod Race - Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan
    6. Drag Race - Hot Rods & Custom Classics
    7. Draggin' - Curtis Gordon
    8. Dragster - Johnny Fortune
    9. Race With The Devil - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
    10. Devil In My Car - The B - 52's
    11. Ride On Josephine - George Thorogood & The Destroyers
    12. Rocket '88' - Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats
    13. Key To The Highway - Little Walter & His Jukes
    14. Low Rider - War
    15. Whittier Blvd. - Thee Midniters
    16. Every Woman I Know - Billy 'The Kid' Emerson
    17. One Piece At A Time - Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Three
    18. Cadillac Assembly Line - Albert King
    19. I Want A Lavendar Cadillac - Maurice King & His Wolverines
    20. Bring My Cadillac Back - The Knighmares
    21. Pink Cadillac - Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm
    22. Transfusion - Nervous Norvus
    23. Crawling From The Wreckage - Dave Edmunds
    24. Dead Man's Curve - Jan & Dean
    25. James Dean 1955 Interview - Hot Rods & Custom Classics

    Disc: 3
    1. Let's Go For A Ride - The Collegians
    2. On The Road Again - Canned Heat
    3. Drive South - John Hiatt
    4. I Gotta New Car - Big Boy Groves & Band
    5. No Money Down - Chuck Berry & His Combo
    6. Dear Dad - Dave Edmunds
    7. Little Forty Ford - Leon Smith
    8. '41 Ford - The Grand Prix
    9. '64 Ford - Phranc
    10. Stolen Car - The Green Hornets
    11. Go Lil' Camaro Go - Ramones
    12. Road Runner - Bo Diddley
    13. Beep Beep - The Playmates
    14. Black & White Thunderbird - The Delicates
    15. Pink Thunderbird - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
    16. '54 Corvette - The Customs
    17. Sting Ray - The Routers
    18. Route 66 Theme - Nelson Riddle
    19. Gas Money - Jan & Arnie
    20. Gasoline Alley - Rod Stewart

    Disc: 4
    1. Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
    2. Hopped-Up-Mustang - Arlen Sanders
    3. Wild, Wild Mustang - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
    4. 409 - The Quads
    5. Automobiles - The Spaniels
    6. V-8 Ford Blues - Mose Allison
    7. Pontiac Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
    8. G.T.O. - Ronny & The Daytonas
    9. Go Go G.T.O. - Carol & Cheryl
    10. Bite Bite Barracuda - Buddy Randell & The Knickerbockers
    11. Ford V-8 - Honey Boy Allen
    12. No Particular Place To Go - Chuck Berry
    13. Four In The Floor - The Shutdowns
    14. Big Green Car - Jimmy Carroll
    15. Spark Plug - Four Teens
    16. Buick 59 - The Medallions
    17. Freeway - The Fugitives
    18. Two Lane Highway - Pure Prairie League
    19. Six Days On The Road - Dave Dudley
    20. Wheels - Flying Burrito Bros.
     
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  20. DDDenny
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    Yep
    American Pie by Don Mclean.
    "Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry".
     
  21. Mimilan
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  22. Stay Cats Hot Rod Gang

    Well, there's a forty-nine merc goin' round
    Ridin' bout half an inch off of the ground
    I'm in a hotrod gang I'm in a hotrod gang
    I'm in a hotrod gang I'm in a hotrod gang
    Boom boom shang a lang shimmy shimmy shoo wop bang bang

    four barrel carburator with a dual exhaust
    Don't worry what I spend just forget about the cost
    I'm in a hotrod gang I'm in a hotrod gang
    I'm in a hotrod gang I'm in a hotrod gang
    Boom boom shang a lang shimmy shimmy shoo wop bang bang

    Thirty one ford with a flat head merc
    Channelled too low I'm a real gone jerk
    I'm in a hotrod gang I'm in a hotrod gang
    I'm in a hotrod gang I'm in a hotrod gang
    Boom boom shang a lang shimmy shimmy shoo wop bang bang

    Oh hotrod car just movin' on down the line
    Hotrod car just movin' on down the line
    Well hey pretty baby one day I'm gonna make you mine

    We're gonna rip off the fender and chop down the top
    Put her in gear and then we'll rock
    I'm in a hotrod gang I'm in a hotrod gang
    I'm in a hotrod gang I'm in a hotrod gang
    Boom boom shang a lang shimmy shimmy shoo wop bang bang

    Thirty day guarantee real good deal
    Everybody hollor burn them wheels
    I'm in a hotrod gang I'm in a hotrod gang
    I'm in a hotrod gang I'm in a hotrod gang
    Boom boom shang a lang shimmy shimmy shoo wop bang bang

    Oh hotrod car just movin' on down the line
    Hotrod car just movin' on down the line
    Well hey pretty baby one day I'm gonna make you mine

    Oh hotrod car just movin' on down the line
    Hotrod car just movin' on down the line
    Hey pretty baby one day I'm gonna make you mine


     
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  23. Ziggster
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    Though not car/engine specific I used to crank “Gear Jammer” by George Thorogood & The Destroyers. Need to listen to some good’ol vinyl soon.
     
  24. Jim Croche Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy)

    Oh rapid Roy that stock car boy
    He too much to believe
    You know he always got an extra pack of cigarettes
    Rolled up in his t-shirt sleeve
    He got a tattoo on his arm that say baby
    He got another one that just say hey
    But every Sunday afternoon he is a dirt track demon
    In a '57 Chevrolet
    Oh rapid Roy that stock car boy
    He's the best driver in the land
    He say that he learned to race a stock car
    By runnin' shine outta Alabam'
    Oh the demolition derby
    And the figure eight
    Is easy money in the bank
    Compared to runnin' from the man
    In Oklahoma City
    With a five hundred gallon tank
    Oh rapid Roy that stock car boy
    He too much too believe
    You know he always got an extra pack of cigarettes
    Rolled up in his t-shirt sleeve
    He got a tattoo on his arm that say baby
    He got another one that just say hey
    And Sunday afternoon he is a dirt track demon
    In a '57 Chevrolet
    Yeah Roy so cool
    That racin' fool he don't know what fear's about
    He do a hundred thirty mile an hour
    Smilin' at the camera
    With a toothpick in his mouth
    He got a girl back home
    Name of Dixie Dawn
    But he got honeys all along the way
    And you oughta hear 'em screamin'
    For that dirt track demon
    In a '57 Chevrolet
    Oh rapid Roy that stock car boy
    He too much to believe
    You know he always got an extra pack of cigarettes
    Rolled up in his t-shirt sleeve
    He got a tattoo on his arm that say baby
    He got another one that just say hey
    But every Sunday afternoon he is a dirt track demon
    In a '57 Chevrolet

     
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  25. Social Distortion -Ball and Chain

    Well it's been ten years, and a thousand tears
    And look at the mess I'm in
    A broken nose and a broken heart,
    An empty bottle of gin
    Well I sit and I pray
    In my broken down Chevrolet
    While I'm singin' to myself
    There's got to be another way
    Take away, take away
    Take away this ball and chain
    I'm lonely and I'm tired
    And I can't take any more pain
    Take away, take away
    Never to return again
    Take away, take away
    Take away this ball and chain
    Well I've searched and I've searched
    To find the perfect life-
    A brand new car and a brand new suit
    I even got me a little wife
    But wherever I have gone
    I was sure to find myself there
    You can run all your life
    But not go anywhere
    Take away, take away
    Take away this ball and chain
    I'm lonely and I'm tired
    And I can't take any more pain
    Take away, take away
    Never to return again
    Take away, take away
    Take away this ball and chain
    Well I'll pass the bar on the way
    To my dingy hotel room
    I spent all my money
    Been drinkin' since a half past noon
    I'll wake there in the mornin'
    Or maybe in the county jail
    Times are hard getting harder
    I'm born to lose and destined to fail
    Take away, take away
    Take away this ball and chain
    I'm lonely and I'm tired
    And I can't take any more pain
    Take away, take away
    Never to return again
    Take away, take away
    Take away this ball and chain



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  26. quick85
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    SONGS THAT MENTION A CAR OR ENGINE BY NAME.
     
  27. quick85
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    "I'll buy you a Chevrolet..."

    Chevrolet -- Foghat / Ed & Lonnie Young / Robben Ford / Taj Mahal
     
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  28. quick85
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    "I'll buy you a Chevrolet...I'll buy you a Ford Mustang...I'll buy you a Cadillac..."

    Hey Gyp -- The Animals
     
  29. low budget
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    Now I'm a pretty big man around this town
    I got me the hottest little Chevy around
    My sweet little '66
    She got a yellow front fender and a gray one on the back
    But my income tax is comin' and I'm gonna paint her black
    Sweet little '66
    She got the 396, she got the four on the floor
    And those stickers in the window ain't just for show
    My sweet little '66
    Now old Bubba and me built her back in '79
    Then he went into the army so now she's all mine
    Sweet little '66
    I used to run her down on River Road and make a little dough
    Can't afford another ticket so I'm laying kinda low
    Me and my '66
    Now she ain't too good on gasoline, she burns a little oil
    But she was built by union labor on American soil
    Sweet little '66
    So when your Subaru is over and your Honda's history
    I'll be blastin' down some back road with my baby next to me
    In my sweet little 66

    Steve Earle and The Dukes
     
  30. Ministry - Jesus Built my Hotrod. A lot of lyrics to get to the punchline at the end.

     
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