To continue on with the transportation theme (two out of the last three top 5’s have been about transportation) this weeks theme is car songs. These can be any songs about cars and there are a lot of songs about cars out there to choose from. I didn’t go deep this week and just picked the first five that popped in to my head. It shouldn’t be a hard little list to make for anyone. Anyway here’s my list:
ALL – Hot Rod Lincoln | This is just a bad ass cover!
Cross Canadian Ragweed – Highway 377 | I have a soft spot for songs about Jesus and the Devil and this one includes cars?!? Awesome!
Chris Knight – My Old Cars | For so many reasons this reminds me of my best friend An-G.
Drive By Truckers – Daddy’s Cup | While my daddy wasn’t a race car driver there’s so many things that “I won’t stop until Daddy’s name is on that cup” even as old as I am!
Two Cow Garage – Camaro | What this song brings to mind depends on the day but right now it reminds me of picking up a girl who wasn’t allowed to see me, yes in a Camaro, and taking her to the Rocky Horror Picture Show and making it in the backseat on the way there. It was a friend’s Camaro…
I really wanted to drop in Stroker Ace but honestly it would have come in around number 9 or 10 so it gets left out of my list. I’ve showed you mine now let’s see yours!
AUTOPSY IV ANSWERS: I’m gonna be honest. I resisted the temptation and curated my list without googling “songs about cars” so I probably missed some seriously obvious shit. That said, here is the list I came up with:
White Zombie – Black Sunshine: I wanted this to be Nitrous Burning Funny Cars by The Dead Milkmen but I opted against listing the same artist twice. Still, an awesome song with some great samples.
The Dead Milkmen – Bitchin’ Camaro: One of the first songs that came to mind. Bitchin’ Camaro Bitchin’ Camaro I Ran Over My Neighbor!
Mat D – Ford Marriage: I friggin’ love this song.
The Bean Pickers Union – Independence Day: This song is as much about cruising a small town as it is about a car but it’s included here for it’s mention of a 327 Small Block engine…the very engine that will be in the Camaro I own one day.
Sir Mix-A-Lot – Testarossa: First song I thought of and quite simply the beginning and the end when it comes to the subject of car songs.