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Of course a cultural icon as important as the automobile would inspire artists, and musicians in particular.

The main feature in the Audio Playlist is lists of songs about cars, trucks, trucking, road trips, and other topics within the scope of this Library. Also included in this section are automotive articles that cross over into music topics, lists of songs used in automotive television, film, and marketing, and automotive art used in album covers and music promotion.

Due to copyright restrictions, most of the following songs are not available for listening directly from The Crittenden Automotive Library, but song names & artists can be taken to YouTube for music videos or an online music program such as iTunes or Spotify for listening.

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Songs about cars, trucks, trucking, road trips, and other topics within the scope of this Library.

In My Merry Oldsmobile1905
Come away with me, Lucille,
In my merry Oldsmobile.
Down the road of life we fly,
Automo-bubbling, you and I.
Topic Page - Originally written in 1905 with music by Gus Edwards and lyrics by Vincent P. Bryan, used in a 1932 Fleischer Brothers-produced Oldsmobile commercial and most famously covered in 1939 by Bing Crosby for the film The Star Maker.
In My Merry OldsmobileBing Crosby1939
Come away with me, Lucille,
In my merry Oldsmobile.
Down the road of life we fly,
Automo-bubbling, you and I.
Topic Page - Originally written in 1905 with music by Gus Edwards and lyrics by Vincent P. Bryan, used in a 1932 Fleischer Brothers-produced Oldsmobile commercial and most famously covered in 1939 by Bing Crosby for the film The Star Maker.
(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66Nat King Cole1946
If you ever plan to motor west;
Travel my way, take the highway that is best;
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.
Composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup, first performed by Nat King Cole and covered by numerous artists in subsequent years.
Mercury BoogieK.C. Douglas1948
Well if I had money, I'd tell you what I'd do,
I go downtown buy a Mercury or two.
Crazy bout a Mercury, Lord I'm crazy bout a Mercury,
I'm gonna buy me a Mercury & cruise it up & down the road.
Written by K.C. Douglas and Robert Geddins, first recorded by Douglas in 1948, renamed "Mercury Blues" and covered by numerous artists in subsequent years.
See the U.S.A. in Your ChevroletDinah Shore1952
See the USA in your Chevrolet,
America is asking you to call.
Drive your Chevrolet through the USA,
America's the greatest land of all.
"A Great New Star" Page - Originally written as a commercial jingle in 1949, it would become most associated with Dinah Shore in 1952 when she began singing it as part of Chevrolet's sponsorship of her television program.
Beep, Beep ("The Little Nash Rambler")The Playmates1958
While riding in my Cadillac, what, to my surprise!
A little Nash Rambler was following me, about one-third my size.
The guy must have wanted it to pass me up, as he kept on tooting his horn.
Beep! Beep! I'll show him that a Cadillac is not a car to scorn.
A "tempo-changing novelty record" about a Cadillac driver and a Nash Rambler he meets on the road.
Route 66Chuck Berry1961
If you ever plan to motor west,
Travel my way, take the highway that is best.
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.
Composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup, first performed by Nat King Cole and covered by numerous artists in subsequent years.
Six Days on the RoadPaul Davis1961
I got my diesel wound up and she's a-runnin' like a-never before.
There's a speed zone ahead, well, all right, I don't see a cop in sight.
Six days on the road and I'm a-gonna make it home tonight.
Written by Earl Green & Carl Montgomery, this popular song would be re-recorded by several bands and artists over the years.
409The Beach Boys1962
Well I saved my pennies and I saved my dimes,
For I knew there would be a time,
When I would buy a brand new 409.
A song about a car with the Chevrolet 409 cubic inch displacement engine.
Six Days on the RoadDave Dudley1963
I got my diesel wound up and she's a-runnin' like a-never before.
There's a speed zone ahead, well, all right, I don't see a cop in sight.
Six days on the road and I'm a-gonna make it home tonight.
Written by Earl Green & Carl Montgomery, this popular song was first released by Paul Davis in 1961 and made popular by Dave Dudley in 1963.
Fun, Fun, FunThe Beach Boys1964
And with the radio blasting,
Goes cruising just as fast as she can now.
And she'll have fun, fun, fun 'til her daddy takes the T-Bird away.
Featuring a girl and her Ford Thunderbird.
Little HondaThe Beach Boys1964
It's not a big motorcycle, just a groovy little motorbike.
It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys, that two-wheeled bike.
We'll ride on out of the town, to anyplace I know you like.
Honda
Route 66The Rolling Stones1964
If you ever plan to motor west;
Travel my way, take the highway that is best;
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.
Composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup, first performed by Nat King Cole and covered by numerous artists in subsequent years.
Trophy MachineThe Rip Chords1964
If you ever plan to motor west;
Travel my way, take the highway that is best;
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.
Composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup, first performed by Nat King Cole and covered by numerous artists in subsequent years.
Cab DriverThe Mills Brothers1967
Cab driver, drive by Mary's place,
I just want a chance to see her face.
Don't stop the meter, let it race,
Cab driver, drive by Mary's place.
Written by Carson Parks and performed by The Mills Brothers featuring Sy Oliver and His Orchestra; the song has been covered by numerous artists in subsequent years.
Cab DriverMel Tormé1968
Cab driver, drive by Mary's place,
I just want a chance to see her face.
Don't stop the meter, let it race,
Cab driver, drive by Mary's place.
Originally a jazz song written by Carson Parks and performed by The Mills Brothers in 1967.
Down the HighwaySteamhammer1969
I'm goin' down the highway tryin' to find my way back home,
I got my head against my hand and go waitin' beginnin' to moan.
It would be much better if my lady was by my side,
Ah but she isn't, so I have to try and bum another ride.
But no she isn't, so I have to try and bum another ride.
Cab DriverTennessee Ernie Ford1969
Cab driver, drive by Mary's place,
I just want a chance to see her face.
Don't stop the meter, let it race,
Cab driver, drive by Mary's place.
Originally a jazz song written by Carson Parks and performed by The Mills Brothers in 1967.
Cab DriverThe Mom and Dads1969
Cab driver, drive by Mary's place,
I just want a chance to see her face.
Don't stop the meter, let it race,
Cab driver, drive by Mary's place.
Originally a jazz song written by Carson Parks and performed by The Mills Brothers in 1967.
Mr. Limousine DriverGrand Funk Railroad1969
Hey, Mr. limousine driver, I know you know where it's at.
Too late will be later, you just read your evening paper,
And don't worry 'bout what's goin' on in back.
Six Days on the RoadCountry Joe McDonald1970
I got my diesel wound up and she's a-runnin' like a-never before.
There's a speed zone ahead, well, all right, I don't see a cop in sight.
Six days on the road and I'm a-gonna make it home tonight.
Written by Earl Green & Carl Montgomery, this popular song was first released by Paul Davis in 1961 and made popular by Dave Dudley in 1963.
Country RoadsJohn Denver1971
Country roads, take me home, To the place I belong.
West Virginia, mountain mama, Take me home, country roads.
Hot Rod LincolnCommander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen1971
Have you heard this story of the Hot Rod race,
When Fords and Lincolns was settin' the pace.
That story is true, I'm here to say,
I was drivin' that Model A.
Topic Page: Lincoln
Lake Shore DriveAliotta Haynes Jeremiah1971
And there ain't no road just like it, Anywhere I found.
Running south on Lake Shore Drive heading into town.
Just slippin' on by on LSD, Friday night trouble bound.
The part of the lyrics "slippin' on by on LSD" led some to believe that the song was a veiled reference to drug use.
Radar LoveGolden Earring1971
I've been drivin' all night, my hand's wet on the wheel,
There's a voice in my head that drives my heel.
It's my baby callin', says I need you here,
And it's a half past four and I'm shiftin' gear.
Covered by White Lion in 1989 and Ministry in 2008.
Rapid RoyJim Croce1971
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'.
Cab DriverHank Thompson1972
Cab driver, drive by Mary's place,
I just want a chance to see her face.
Don't stop the meter, let it race,
Cab driver, drive by Mary's place.
Originally a jazz song written by Carson Parks and performed by The Mills Brothers in 1967.
Highway StarDeep Purple1972
Nobody gonna take my car,
I'm gonna race it to the ground.
Nobody gonna beat my car,
It's gonna break the speed of sound.
Six Days on the RoadThe Flying Burrito Brothers1972
I got my diesel wound up and she's a-runnin' like a-never before.
There's a speed zone ahead, well, all right, I don't see a cop in sight.
Six days on the road and I'm a-gonna make it home tonight.
Written by Earl Green & Carl Montgomery, this popular song was first released by Paul Davis in 1961 and made popular by Dave Dudley in 1963.
Cab DriverMyrtle K. Hilo1973
Cab driver, drive by Mary's place,
I just want a chance to see her face.
Don't stop the meter, let it race,
Cab driver, drive by Mary's place.
Originally a jazz song written by Carson Parks and performed by The Mills Brothers in 1967.
Six Days on the RoadJohnny Rivers1974
I got my diesel wound up and she's a-runnin' like a-never before.
There's a speed zone ahead, well, all right, I don't see a cop in sight.
Six days on the road and I'm a-gonna make it home tonight.
Written by Earl Green & Carl Montgomery, this popular song was first released by Paul Davis in 1961 and made popular by Dave Dudley in 1963.
Born to RunBruce Springsteen1975
In the day we sweat it out on the streets,
Of a runaway American dream.
At night we ride through the mansions of glory in suicide machines.
Sprung from cages on Highway 9,
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected, and steppin' out over the line.
I'm In Love With My CarQueen1975
Told my girl I'll have to forget her,
Rather buy me a new carburetor,
So she made tracks saying this is the end, now,
Cars don't talk back they're just four wheeled friends now.
Roll On Down the HighwayBachman-Turner Overdrive1975
Look at the sign, we're in the wrong place.
Move out boys and let's get ready to race.
Four fifty-four's coming over the hill,
The man on patrol is gonna give us a bill.
Mercury BluesSteve Miller Band1976
Well if I had money, I'd tell you what I'd do,
I go downtown buy a Mercury or two.
Crazy bout a Mercury, Lord I'm crazy bout a Mercury,
I'm gonna buy me a Mercury & cruise it up & down the road.
Written by K.C. Douglas and Robert Geddins, first recorded by Douglas in 1948, renamed "Mercury Blues" and covered by numerous artists in subsequent years.
Six Days on the RoadColleen Peterson1976
I got my diesel wound up and she's a-runnin' like a-never before.
There's a speed zone ahead, well, all right, I don't see a cop in sight.
Six days on the road and I'm a-gonna make it home tonight.
Written by Earl Green & Carl Montgomery, this popular song was first released by Paul Davis in 1961 and made popular by Dave Dudley in 1963.
2-4-6-8 MotorwayTom Robinson Band1977
And it's two four six eight, never too late,
Me and my radio trucking on through the night.
Three five seven nine, on a little white line,
Motorway sun coming up with the morning light.
Car JammingThe Clash1979
There is no city zoo (in a car jam),
By ventilation units,
Where towers meet the streets (in a car jam),
The ragged stand in bags soaking heat up through their feet (in the car jam)
Mercury BluesDavid Lindley1981
Well if I had money, I'd tell you what I'd do,
I go downtown buy a Mercury or two.
Crazy bout a Mercury, Lord I'm crazy bout a Mercury,
I'm gonna buy me a Mercury & cruise it up & down the road.
Written by K.C. Douglas and Robert Geddins, first recorded by Douglas in 1948, renamed "Mercury Blues" and covered by numerous artists in subsequent years.
Red BarchettaRush1981
But down in his barn my uncle preserved for me an old machine.
For fifty-odd years to keep it as new has been his dearest dream.
I strip away the old debris that hides a shining car,
A brilliant red Barchetta from a better vanished time.
A song about a little convertible preserved in a world without cars as we know them today.
Roll Me AwayBob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band1983
Took a look down a westbound road,
Right away I made my choice.
Headed out to my big two-wheeler,
I was tired of my own voice.
Took a bead on the northern plains and just rolled that power on.
I Can't Drive 55Sammy Hagar1984
Go on and write me up for 125,
Post my face, wanted dead or alive.
Take my license, all that jive,
I can't drive 55.
Mercury BluesFinn Pave Maijanen1987
Well if I had money, I'd tell you what I'd do,
I go downtown buy a Mercury or two.
Crazy bout a Mercury, Lord I'm crazy bout a Mercury,
I'm gonna buy me a Mercury & cruise it up & down the road.
Written by K.C. Douglas and Robert Geddins, first recorded by Douglas in 1948, renamed "Mercury Blues" and covered by numerous artists in subsequent years.
My Car Won’t GoDa Yoopers1987
I shovel and I shovel and I shovel that snow,
I gotta get out, but my car won't go.
I get the cabin fever when the north wind blows,
I gotta get out, but my car won't go.
Route 66Depeche Mode1987
If you ever plan to motor west,
Travel my way, take the highway that is best.
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.
Composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup, first performed by Nat King Cole and covered by numerous artists in subsequent years.
Rusty ChevroletDa Yoopers1987
Dashing through the snow, in my Rusty Chevrolet,
Down the road I go, sliding all the way.
I need new piston rings, I need some new snow tires,
My car is held together by a piece of chicken wire.
A parody Christmas song to the tune of "Jingle Bells."
Six Days on the RoadSteve Earle & The Dukes1987
I got my diesel wound up and she's a-runnin' like a-never before.
There's a speed zone ahead, well, all right, I don't see a cop in sight.
Six days on the road and I'm a-gonna make it home tonight.
Written by Earl Green & Carl Montgomery, this popular song was first released by Paul Davis in 1961 and made popular by Dave Dudley in 1963. This version of the song was recorded for the film Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.
Radar LoveWhite Lion1989
I've been drivin' all night, my hand's wet on the wheel,
There's a voice in my head that drives my heel.
It's my baby callin', says I need you here,
And it's a half past four and I'm shiftin' gear.
Originally by Golden Earring in 1971, also covered by Ministry in 2008.
Life is a HighwayTom Cochrane1991
Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long.
If you're going my way, I wanna drive it all night long.
Originally Tom Cochrane's biggest hit, it was covered by Rascal Flatts for the 2006 Disney/Pixar film Cars.
Route 66Asleep at the Wheel1991
If you ever plan to motor west;
Travel my way, take the highway that is best;
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.
Composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup, first performed by Nat King Cole and covered by numerous artists in subsequent years.
Route 66Natalie Cole1991
If you ever plan to motor west;
Travel my way, take the highway that is best;
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.
Composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup, first performed by Nat King Cole and covered by numerous artists in subsequent years.
Cab DriverThe Gatlin Brothers1993
Cab driver, drive by Mary's place,
I just want a chance to see her face.
Don't stop the meter, let it race,
Cab driver, drive by Mary's place.
Originally a jazz song written by Carson Parks and performed by The Mills Brothers in 1967.
Grandpa Got Run Over By A Beer TruckDa Yoopers1994
Grandpa got run over by a beer truck,
Coming out of Woody's Christmas Day.
Grandma got a job out at the brewery,
I never knew that she could drive that way.
A parody Christmas song to the tune of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer."
Thousand Dollar CarThe Bottle Rockets1994
 
Route 66Pappo's Blues1995
If you ever plan to motor west;
Travel my way, take the highway that is best;
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.
Composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup, first performed by Nat King Cole and covered by numerous artists in subsequent years.
DrivenRush1996
Driven up and down in circles,
Skidding down a road of black ice.
Staring in and out storm windows,
Driven to a fool's paradise.
But it's my turn to drive,
Driven to the margin of error, driven to the edge of control.
One HeadlightThe Wallflowers1997
Hey, come on try a little, nothing is forever.
There's got to be something better than, in the middle.
But me and Cinderella, we put it all together.
We can drive it home, with one headlight.
Although the song itself is not about cars or driving, the title and key lines of the chorus are an automotive metaphor. Songwriter Jakob Dylan said that the lyrics reference "how the band were able to get through with their ideas despite being hindered (i.e. with one headlight) by the lack of support." (Wikipedia)
Six Days on the RoadDelta Cross Band1997
I got my diesel wound up and she's a-runnin' like a-never before.
There's a speed zone ahead, well, all right, I don't see a cop in sight.
Six days on the road and I'm a-gonna make it home tonight.
Written by Earl Green & Carl Montgomery, this popular song was first released by Paul Davis in 1961 and made popular by Dave Dudley in 1963.
1965 GTOAmazing Crowns1998
1965 Pontiac GTO
DragulaRob Zombie1998
Dead I am the one, exterminating son,
Slipping through the trees, strangling the breeze.
Dead I am the sky, watching angels cry,
While they slowly turn, conquering the worm.
Dig through the ditches,
And burn through the witches I slam in the back of my Dragula!
This song was inspired by the "Drag-U-La" car from The Munsters.
FuelMetallica1998
Gimme fuel, Gimme fire, Gimme that which I desire!
Ooh!...Turn on...I see red.
Adrenaline crash and crash my head,
Nitro junkie, paint me dead.
And I see red.
Featured in numerous places in automotive media, including NASCAR broadcasts (minus the lyrics), the video games Test Drive Off-Road Wide Open and Hot Wheels Turbo Racing, as well as 2016 commercials for the Dodge Charger & Challenger.
DriveIncubus1999
It's driven me before,
And it seems to have a vague, haunting mass appeal.
But lately I am beginning to find,
That I should be the one behind the wheel.
I'm In Love With My CarMike Ness1999
Got a V-8 motor,
Listen to her purr,
And when I put my pedal down,
My whole world's a blur,
Cruisin' down the highway.
Get Your Roll OnBig Tymers2000
I...like...loud pipes; Big..rims....mo ice.
V-twelves...or better; No...it's....strictly leather.
Playstation....DVD's; Don't worry about yo bitch, she comin wit' me.
Leavin stickers on the Bentley, to show the price; Arm out the windows, just to floss my ice.
Broken White LineKris Delmhorst2001
Well, that night was long, there was one more song,
And then we were on our way.
Driving slow, no place to go,
and nothing more to say.
And the rain came down around that car, like we were underneath the sea,
In the back seat, almost drowning, holding on to me.
It was almost fine, you were almost mine,
And from town to town we chased it down on a broken white line.
Rev It Up (NASCAR Rocks)Blessid Union of Souls2001
Everybody start your engine,
Line 'em up lets put em to the test.
Slam the pedal to the floor,
'Cause today were gonna find out whos the best.
NASCAR
I Am the HighwayAudioslave2002
I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway.
I am not your carpet ride, I am the sky.
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning.
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night.
Mercury BluesMeat Loaf2003
Well if I had money, I'd tell you what I'd do,
I go downtown buy a Mercury or two.
Crazy bout a Mercury, Lord I'm crazy bout a Mercury,
I'm gonna buy me a Mercury & cruise it up & down the road.
Written by K.C. Douglas and Robert Geddins, first recorded by Douglas in 1948, renamed "Mercury Blues" and covered by numerous artists in subsequent years.
Angel of Death ValleyCyril May2004
I'm God's Angel sent to save you, lead you 'cross the burning sand; If you're lost and sinful, follow brother, to the promise land
I'm the Angel of Death Valley and my work is never done; Leadin' bikers to salvation, 'til kingdom come."
Topic Page
Gas Pump FeverCyril May and Jack McDonald2004
Gas pump fever in the gas pump line,
This is gas pump fever time,
And it doesn't have a vaccination for your behind,
It's mighty catching and its pure hell,
As the pain in your wallet will plainly tell,
You got gas pump fever from waiting in the gas pump line.
Topic Page
Holocaust Harry's HotpipeCyril May and Jack McDonald2004
When I sucked dust behind Volvos, And ate it behind vans,
Men with Fords and GMCs and even panel vans,
When 30,000 kilos was considered a big load,
Back in the days when 18 wheelers, were the King Kongs of the road.
Topic Page
If This Ford Could TalkRoland Majeau2004
A song for Ford Explorer drivers.Topic Page
Route 66Ray Charles2004
If you ever plan to motor west;
Travel my way, take the highway that is best;
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.
Composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup, first performed by Nat King Cole and covered by numerous artists in subsequent years.
Chasing CarsSnow Patrol2006
If I lay here, if I just lay here,
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
Forget what we're told, before we get too old
Show me a garden that's bursting into life,
Let's waste time, chasing cars around our heads.
If you're going my way, I wanna drive it all night long.
Route 66John Mayer2006
If you ever plan to motor west;
Travel my way, take the highway that is best;
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.
Composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup, first performed by Nat King Cole and covered by numerous artists in subsequent years.
Lost HighwayBon Jovi2007
Hit the gas, there ain't no brakes on this lost highway.
Yeah, I'm busting loose, I'm lettin' go, out on this open road.
It's independence day on this lost highway.
Chevy Don't Let Me DownJeff Bates2008
Don't let me down, that steady old Chevy has seen me happy and seen me sad,
We cruised through a lot of good times, and rolled out the bad.
It'll never see a for sale sign, as long as i'm around.
Yeah, friends may come and friends may go, but that Chevy don't let me down.
Radar LoveMinistry2008
I've been drivin' all night, my hand's wet on the wheel,
There's a voice in my head that drives my heel.
It's my baby callin', says I need you here,
And it's a half past four and I'm shiftin' gear.
Covered by White Lion in 1989 and Ministry in 2008.
Six Days on the RoadMudcrutch2008
I got my diesel wound up and she's a-runnin' like a-never before.
There's a speed zone ahead, well, all right, I don't see a cop in sight.
Six days on the road and I'm a-gonna make it home tonight.
Written by Earl Green & Carl Montgomery, this popular song was first released by Paul Davis in 1961 and made popular by Dave Dudley in 1963.
How We Roll (Fast Five Remix)Don Omar (Feat. J-doe, Reek da Villian & Busta Rhymes)2011
Hop in any vehicle I choose,
I get up in that 'Vette and start it all you hear is vrooom.
Roaring up the engine 'till it pop like a balloon,
Light my dutch hit the clutch throw it in the gear and peeew.
Riding in the fast cars driving like it's NASCAR,
tearing up the asphalt when I'm in that Jaguar.
Dipping away from Nassau, redlining the dash board,
Exhaust blowing fire like a rocket 'bout to blast off, fast y'all.
The end credits song to the 2011 movie Fast Five.
Midget Auto BluesRamblin Lou2011
Drive ByTrain2012
On the other side of a street I knew, Stood a girl that looked like you.
I guess that's deja vu, But I thought this can't be true.
'Cause you moved to west L.A or New York or Santa Fe,
Or where ever to get away from me.
Oh I swear to ya, I'll be there for ya, This is not a drive by.
Midget Auto BluesPaul Tutmarc and the Wranglers2012
Route 66Glenn Frey2012
If you ever plan to motor west;
Travel my way, take the highway that is best;
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.
Composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup, first performed by Nat King Cole and covered by numerous artists in subsequent years.
Rubbins Racin'Texas Hippie Coalition2014
Hurry up now time is waistin',
Winners circle victory tastin'.
Drinkin' from the cup we're chasin',
Now you know that rubbin's racin'
Highway 85Migos2015
High speed chase, going down 85,
Blue and white lights on the north side,
High speed chase, going down 85,
Young nigga ain't trying to see no jail time.
Cab DriverNancy and Beth2017
Cab driver, drive by Mary's place,
I just want a chance to see her face.
Don't stop the meter, let it race,
Cab driver, drive by Mary's place.
Originally a jazz song written by Carson Parks and performed by The Mills Brothers in 1967.
Highway TuneGreta Van Fleet2017
We're stopping at the green light girl,
Because I want to get your signal.
No going at the green light girl,
Because I want to be with you now.
This song was featured in the second trailer for the 2019 film Ford v Ferrari.
Parking LotBlink 1822017
We are forgotten young suburbia,
Loose on the streets of California.
Underneath fluorescent lights,
We'll waste the best nights of our life.
Fuck this place, let's put up a parking lot.
White MustangLana Del Rey2017
You're revving and revving and revving it up,
And the sound, it was frightening.
And you were getting a part of that,
You're gonna hit me like lightening.
White mustang, your white mustang.
Although the song is about an ex's white Ford Mustang, no Mustang appears in the music video for the song. A Studebaker Avanti appears in the video but it seems to be Lana Del Rey's driving and not the ex's car.


Music from Automotive Media

Some companies have used music playlists and promotional CDs for marketing vehicles. The following is a list of such playlists (and years created).

Ford Ranger (2001)
Nissan Frontier (2000)
Lincoln MKC (2014)
Porsche Macan (2014)
Scion (2002-____)
Toyota Camry (2002)

The following is a list of soundtrack albums and songs (sorted by artist) used in various forms of automotive media, primarily film soundtracks. Instrumental soundtrack music isn't included in this list. Find your favorite artist or band & see what movies they've been in!

Cars, 2006, Disney
Days of Thunder, 1990, Geffen/Epic
Driven, 2001, Curb
The Fast and the Furious, 2001, Murder Inc., Def Jam, Universal
2 Fast 2 Furious, 2003, Def Jam
Rush, 2013, Sony Classical
Speed Racer, 2008, Varèse Sarabande

8Ball: Hands in the Air - 2 Fast 2 Furious

Ali Dee and the Deekompressors: Go, Speed Racer, Go - Speed Racer
The Allman Brothers: Jessica - Top Gear (1977-2001)
Apollo Smile: Thunderbox - Days of Thunder
Ashanti: When a Man Does Wrong - The Fast and the Furious

Chuck Berry: Route 66 - Cars
Black Child: The Prayer - The Fast and the Furious
Boo & Gotti: Freestyle (featuring Armageddon) - The Fast and the Furious
David Bowie: Fame - Rush
Doyle Bramhall II / Smokestack: Green Light Girl - Driven
BT: Satellite - Driven
Joe Budden: Pump It Up - 2 Fast 2 Furious

Caddillac Tah: POV City Anthem - The Fast and the Furious
Cher: Trail of Broken Hearts - Days of Thunder
Chicago: Hearts in Trouble - Days of Thunder
Chingy: Gettin' It - 2 Fast 2 Furious
The Chords: Sh-Boom - Cars
David Coverdale: The Last Note of Freedom - Days of Thunder
Cronite: Remember - 2 Fast 2 Furious
Sheryl Crow: Real Gone - Cars

Dead Prez: Hell Yeah - 2 Fast 2 Furious
Dirtbag: Fuck What a Nigga Say... - 2 Fast 2 Furious
DJ Desue featuring A.G. and Party Arty: Get Dirty - 2 Fast 2 Furious
Rob Dougan: I'm Not Driving Anymore - Driven

Dave Edmunds: I Hear You Knocking - Rush
Enya: Only Time - Driven (used in film, not on soundtrack)
Era: Mother - Driven
Faith Evans: Good Life (Remix, featuring Ja Rule, Vita & Caddillac Tah) - The Fast and the Furious

Fat Joe: Hustlin' (featuring Armageddon) - The Fast and the Furious
Fat Joe: We Ridin' - 2 Fast 2 Furious
Funkmaster Flex: Tudunn Tudunn Tudunn (Make U Jump) (featuring Noreaga) - The Fast and the Furious

Mary Griffin: I Wanna Get Back With You - Driven
Greta Van Fleet: Highway Tune - Ford v Ferrari trailer
Guns 'n Roses: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Days of Thunder

Steve Holly: Break on Through (To the Other Side) - Driven

I-20 featuring Shawnna and Tity Boi: Slum - 2 Fast 2 Furious
Insane Clown Posse: Violent J & Shaggy 2 Dope starred in the 2008 film Death Racers.
Insolence: Poison Well - Driven

Ja Rule: Furious (featuring Vita & O1) - The Fast and the Furious
Ja Rule: Life Ain't a Game - The Fast and the Furious
Ja Rule: Put It On Me (Remix) (featuring Lil' Mo & Vita) - The Fast and the Furious
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: Long Live the Night - Days of Thunder
Jin: Peel Off - 2 Fast 2 Furious
Elton John: You Gotta Love Someone - Days of Thunder

K'Jon: Miami - 2 Fast 2 Furious

Leroy: Good Time - Driven
Lil' Flip: Rollin on 20's - 2 Fast 2 Furious
Limp Bizkit: Rollin' (Urban Assault Vehicle) (featuring DMX, Method Man & Redman) - The Fast and the Furious
Ludacris: Act a Fool - 2 Fast 2 Furious

John Mayer: Route 66 - Cars
Maria McKee: Show Me Heaven - Driven
Mud: Dyna-mite - Rush

Petey Pablo: Didn't I - The Fast and the Furious
Pink Floyd: In 1992 the documentary La Carrera Panamericana was released, showing Pink Floyd's guitarist David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason and manager Steve O'Rourke compete in the 1991 running of the La Carrera Panamericana. The entire soundtrack is by Pink Floyd, including both previously recorded (Signs of Life, Yet Another Movie, Sorrow, One Slip, Run Like Hell live version) and new instrumental material (Country Theme, Small Theme, Big Theme, Carrera Slow Blues, Mexico '78, Pan Am Shuffle).
Pitbull: Oye - 2 Fast 2 Furious

R. Kelly: Take My Time Tonight - The Fast and the Furious
Rare Blend: For the Love of Money - Driven
Terry Reid: Gimme Some Lovin' - Days of Thunder (soundtrack album only)
Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter - Ford v Ferrari trailer

Scarface: Suicide - The Fast and the Furious
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band: Like a Rock - Chevrolet truck commercials (late 1990's-early 2000's)
Shade Sheist: Cali Diseaz (featuring Nate Dogg) - The Fast and the Furious
Shawnna featuring Kardinal Offishall: Block Reincarnated - 2 Fast 2 Furious
Sly & the Family Stone: Everyday People - Toyota commercials (late 1990's)
The Spencer Davis Group: Gimme Some Lovin' - Days of Thunder, Rush
Sphere of Influence: Cruisin' - 2 Fast 2 Furious

Tank: Race Against Time Part 2 featuring Ja Rule - The Fast and the Furious
Tantric: Breakdown - Driven
James Taylor: Our Town - Cars
Thin Lizzy: The Rocker - Rush
Tina Turner: Break Through the Barrier - Days of Thunder
Trick Daddy: Represent - 2 Fast 2 Furious
Tyrese and Ludacris featuring R. Kelly: Pick Up the Phone - 2 Fast 2 Furious

Van Halen: Panama - Gran Turismo 4 (opening sequence)
Vita: Justify My Love (featuring Ashanti) - The Fast and the Furious

John Waite: Deal for Life - Days of Thunder
Tamara Walker: Falling For Me - Driven


Names

In addition to songs, automotive & highway themes have been the source of names for albums, bands, and even record labels. The iconic Motown Records label takes its name from the "Motor City" nickname for its hometown of Detroit, Michigan.

Band names: The Cars, Chevelle, Crash Test Dummies, Relient K, and REO Speedwagon.

Album names: Highway 85 Mixtape Vol. 1 (Austin Brown, 2013, California).


Artwork

Alexander O'Neal's self-titled vinyl album from 1985 features him standing in front of a Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk.
A drawing of a woman driving a car is the album cover image for Calexico's 2008 album Carried to Dust.
A classic white Cadillac convertible appears on the cover of Moonshine Bandits' 2018 album "Gold Rush."

Paper Doll by The Mills Brothers Paper Doll by The Mills Brothers, 1971
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Peggy Sue Art Peggy Sue
Artist: Ken Eberts
Cars: 1958 Chevrolet Impala (right), 1958 Edsel Citation convertible (left)
Limited Edition Poster of 2,500 Signed by both the Artist and Peggy Sue Gerron. This very unique painting features the actual girl for whom Buddy Holly's famous record is named. The 1957 hit song was written by Holly and drummer Jerry Allison about their high school friend Peggy Sue Gerron, who eventually became Jerry's wife. The painting shows the singer's Chevy Impala at a drive-in frequented by Peggy, Buddy and the Crickets in their home town of Lubbock, Texas.
Image courtesy CarArt.us
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Music Videos

The 1965 song "Nowhere to Run" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas was filmed on the Ford Mustang assembly line.


Multimedia

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
29 August 2013Ethiopian Taxi Driver, Keyboardist Reinvents Music Career
VOA News

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20 September 2017Carl Tanner Leaves Truck Driving Behind to Sing Opera
Marsha James, VOA News

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- 12.3MB - 4:00
20 September 2017Carl Tanner talks about opera singers who influenced him
Marsha James, VOA News

Article Page
- 1.4MB - 0:32
3 June 2018Concert Truck Brings Classical Music from Concert Halls to Downtown Streets
Faiza Elmasry, VOA News

Article Page
- 71.2MB - 2:58
8 June 2018The Concert Truck
VOA News

Video Page
- 101.3MB - 4:45


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
2 December 1922Galli-Curci Twice in Peril on Auto Trip; Just Misses Going Through Open DrawbridgeThe New York Times
30 June 2000Come Along & take A Ride with 555Double XXposure
30 June 2001True story of Jerry Garcia and the Hells AngelsJohn Clark
12 October 2001Endless Noise Post-Scores Dodge "Truckville" Campaign with Custom Remixes of New Aerosmith HitsEndless Noise, Inc.
18 July 2002Bass Player Races in NHRAThe Barnburners with Big Harmonica Bob!
25 January 2003Bass Player to Host Radio Racing Show.The Barnburners with Big Harmonica Bob
10 April 2004Corey Andrew selected to perform at the 2004 New York Auto Show presented by Camp Jeep® in collaboration with Sonicbids®Xcalibur Records, LLC
11 April 2004Guy Michetti To Perform At New York City Auto ShowFerry Boat Records Inc.
11 May 2004Fastrax Volume I - A Safe Alternative to Street Racing, Music to Drive ByFastrax Media
27 May 2004Jaguar x-type Reaches Out to Tastemaker Audience Through Music-Based Lifestyle ProgramMiles High Productions
17 June 2004TOYOTA SCION LIVE ON PENN ANNOUNCES 2004 LINE-UP - D.C. Music Festival to Feature First Rate Headliners and Top Local ActsRubicon Live
22 July 2004Gas Pump FeverTJ Consults Inc.
31 July 2004What do Ralph Nader, SUVs and Gay Marriage Have in Common? Russ Buchanan's hilarious 3-song EP; Laugh Through Your Tears at Midnight Graffiti MagazineMidnight Graffiti
17 August 2004Allison Tartalia: Singer, Songwriter... Student Driver! 'Ready' for the Road Tour Arrives in Charlottesville on September 5Make Haste! Records
17 August 2004Allison Tartalia: Singer, Songwriter... Student Driver! 'Ready' for the Road Tour Reaches Charlotte September 3rd and 4rdMake Haste! Records
17 August 2004Allison Tartalia: Singer, Songwriter, Student Driver Ready for the Road Tour Makes Stops in Carrboro, ClaytonMake Haste! Records
10 September 2004New Artist Griz Giving Away a HarleyConcrete Marketing - Fan2Fan.com
13 September 2004A Respected Major Charity Takes Mercedes Benz to Court After Getting Stuck with Lemon and Spearheads Class Action SuitInstruments for the Youth
6 October 2004If you are going to listen to music, do it fast and do it furious!Fastrax Media
6 October 2004Lulu's Off Broadway and El Suprimo! Vintage Records present "Thirteen"Lulu's Off Broadway
16 October 2004Los High Tops the Surfabilly Anchor of The Swanx Car Club Fall Fiasco III Family BarbequeLos High Tops
4 May 2005Ted Nugent to Auction His Customized 1994 ZR1 CorvetteBackstage Auctions, Inc.
26 September 2007Aerosmith Frontman Unveils Custom MotorcyclesAnthony Fontanelle
20 October 2007South African reggae star Lucky Dube shot dead in attempted hijackingWikinews
17 January 2008Four paparazzi members arrested after chasing Britney Spears' carWikinews
12 May 2008Dottie Rambo dies in tour bus crashWikinews
12 January 2009Florida Bus Driver, Joe Russell Is Now A Finalist at the Independent Music AwardsJoe Russell Music
12 June 2009Pit Doherti uhapšen zbog vožnje u pijanom stanju Викивести
9 August 2009Christian band MercyMe's tour bus in fatal collision with car in IndianaWikinews
21 November 2012A Jaguar XKR-S fit for a rock star Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
29 December 2012Spotted - Jay Kay's BMW E30 M3 Evo 2 Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
2 January 2013Bisnar | Chase Weighs in on Fatal Pedestrian Accident Involving Justin Beiber's Ferrari that Left Paparazzo DeadBisnar Chase
26 January 2013The worst press release ever - a Peugeot piano Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
15 February 2013Grupo musical Los Bunkers resulta ileso de accidente en el sur de Chile Wikinoticias
21 May 2013George Michael shuts the M1. What an idiot Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
27 August 2013Analogue cars, and music, in a digital era Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
29 August 2013Ethiopian Taxi Driver, Keyboardist Reinvents Music Career Deborah Block, VOA News
30 August 2013Driven To Music Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
4 October 2013Kia Support YouTube Music Awards Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
31 December 2013Get Muddy with Murphy! ATV Raffle with America's Got Talent Winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.Allen Media Strategies LLC
17 April 2014Salsa Legend Cheo Feliciano Dies in Car CrashVOA News
15 September 2014For Cars Companies As For Rock Bands Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
2 June 2015Feel the Rush on SiriusXM with Schmidt Peterson MotorsportsMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
30 November 2015Rapper Bobo Norco Reveals His 2015 Ferrari California In New VideoNati Celebrity Services
15 December 2015Sturgis Buffalo Chip 2016 Freedom Celebration to Feature Miranda LambertSturgis Buffalo Chip
23 February 2016Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Gets Weird in 2016Sturgis Buffalo Chip
7 March 2016Columbia, SC Cab Driver Becomes Hot New YouTube Sensation With Song “Warm It Up (Twerk)”Money Juice Entertainment
29 March 2016Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Upholds American Rock TraditionSturgis Buffalo Chip
31 March 2016County Line Restaurant’s 'Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 2016 Live Music Series' Launches April 7The County Line
15 April 2016American Tire Company Again Sponsors Rock n' Roll Nashville MarathonAmerican Tire Company
28 April 2016Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Welcomes Rocker DiversitySturgis Buffalo Chip
3 May 2016Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Biker Belles® Revealing “Two-Wheeled Transformation”Sturgis Buffalo Chip
12 May 2016New Jersey Auto Dealer Nutley Kia Giving Away Dave Matthews Band Concert TicketsNutley Kia
26 May 2016Car Trek Helps Launch Crowd Funding for Teenager's Music Education FundingCar Trek - The Karaoke Cab
5 July 2016Van Rentals and Rock and Roll! Noteworthy American Music Festivals Points to Numerous Summer Road Trip Opportunities, Notes Van Rental CenterVan Rental Center
25 February 2017Monster Energy Teams up With Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Jamie Lynn Spears for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesMonster Energy
20 September 2017Truck Driver Leaves Big Rig Behind to Sing Opera Marsha James, VOA News
3 October 2017InventHelp Inventions Ensures that Vehicle Occupants Know Song Lyrics (IPL-451)InventHelp
3 June 2018Classical Music from Concert Halls Hits Downtown Streets Faiza Elmasry, VOA News
13 April 2020Outlaw Alt-Folk Group Tejon Street Corner Thieves Create Workaround for COVID-19 Restrictions And Continue Delivering Live Music to Uplift Fans with Drive-By ConcertsRegime Inc.
11 March 2021Socially Distanced Live Drive-In Concerts Return to Showtime at the Drive-In This SpringAll Good Presents
15 March 2021Socially Distanced Live Drive-In Concerts Return to Showtime at the Drive-In This SpringAll Good Presents


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