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What are your favorite car songs?

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Hey, just curious to see what car songs you guys like, plus it'll help me out since I'm in charge of the music for a car show in my town next month. :)

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Mustang Sally, My favorite version is from the Commitments Soundtrack; Highway Star, Deep Purple; Trans Am, Sammy Hagar, OK to segue this into Bad Motor Scooter technically a bike song but the car people dig it. You may as well throw in the anthem I Can't Drive 55 (or 65, depends on the decade); Baby's got a Brand New Cadillac and Drive Like Lightning, Crash Like Thunder, The Brian Setzer Orchestra; Pink Cadillac, Bruce Springsteen

You may be lynched if you don't have a bunch of Beach Boys and Jan and Dean, just pick by title.

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Red Barchetta by Rush

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Stay Cats; Hot Rod Gang, Built for Speed, Rev It Up and Go, Look at That Cadillac, 18 Miles from Memphis.

Brian Setzer; Switchblade 327.

George Thorogood; Ride on Josephine.

David Lindley; Mercury Blues... this version is particularly tasty, it can be found on 'Hot Rods & Custom Classics' from Rhino Records. Of course if you find this collection, your troubles are over.

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I'm old school cause I'm old. Anything 50s. Beach boys, Jan and Dean etc...

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Throphy Machine and Hey Little Cobra by The Rip Chords

409, Shut Down, Little Deuce Coupe and Fun, Fun, Fun by The Beach Boys

Beep, Beep by The Playmates

No Particular Place to Go and Maybellene by Chuck Berry

Cars by Gary Numan

Born to Be Wild and Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf

Slow Ride and Drivin' Wheel by Foghat

Space Truckin' and Highway Star by Deep Purple

Heading Out to the Highway and Turbo Lover by Judas Priest

Under My Wheels by Alice Cooper

Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull

Low Rider by War

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Mercury Blues by Alan Jackson

I'm In Love With My Car by Queen

Fun Fun Fun, Shut Down and Little Deuce Coupe by the Beachboys

Mustang Sally

Hotrod Lincoln

etc etc etc

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Jesus Built My Hot Rod by Ministry. Great video too!

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My all-time fav is LITTLE GTO by Ronnie and the Daytona's, then any of the Brian Setzer/Stray cats car songs: who could love this car but me, 49 mercury blues, built for speed, switchblad 327, drive like lightning.....

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Beep Beep is one of my favorites.

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Antique '32 Studebaker Dictator Coupe.....Ronnie and the Dayonas

Little Forty Ford.......................................Leon Smith

41 Ford...................................................Grand Prix

55 Chevy................................................Hoyt Stevenson

Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Backseat...Paul Evans

Automobiles............................................Spaniels

Beep Beep..............................................Playmates

Buick 59.................................................Vernon Green & The Medalions

Why The Car Won't Go.............................Charlie Calhoun

Chrysler 300...........................................T-bone Singleton

The Corvette Song..................................George Jones

Little GTO...............................................Ronnie and the Daytonas

Hot Dang Mustang...................................Alexander and The Greats

Hot Rod..................................................Collins Kids

Hot Rod Henry.........................................Lola Dee

Hot Rod Man............................................Tex Rubinowitz

Jaguar And Thunderbird............................Chuck Berry

Flat Tire..................................................Del Vikings

Grudge Run.............................................Dick Dale and his Del-tones

Loud Mufflers...........................................Robert Williams

Mustang Sally..........................................Wilson Picket

No Wheels..............................................Chordettes

Pink Cadillac...........................................Rusty Draper, Bruce Springstein, Aretha Franklin

Rock And Roll Thunderbird.......................Burt Sisters

Red Thunderbird.....................................Lynn Howard & the Accents

Road Hog...............................................John D Loudermilk

A Hotrodders Dream...............................Ray Burden

Speedin'.................................................Vernon Green & the Medallions

Transfusion............................................Nervous Norvus

V8 Ford Boogie.......................................Ronnie Dawson

Missed The Workhouse............................Bill Watkins

49 Mercury.............................................Billy Bacon & the Forbidden Pigs

64 Ford..................................................Phranc

Big Machine............................................Gene Savage

Black and White Thunderbird...................Delicates

Buy A Car..............................................Jackie Lee Cochran

Corvette Baby........................................Bob Cass

Dig That Ford.........................................Doug Harden

Drag race..............................................Don Pearly

Every Woman I know.............................Billy The Kid Emerson

Hey Hotrod............................................Hermy Herman

Hopped Up Mustang................................Arlen Sanders

Hot Rod.................................................Stripes

Hot Rod Baby.........................................Rocky Davis

Hot Rod Car............................................Bill Johnson

Hot Rod Kelly..........................................Sabres

Hot Rod Is Her Name...............................Tom Tall

Hot Rod Mama........................................Ramblin' Jimmy Dolan

Hot Rod Queen.......................................Deke Deckerson & the Ecco-Phonics

Hot Rod Rag...........................................Paul Westmoreland

Hot Rod Susie.........................................Manin Brothers

I Wish I Was A Car.................................Peter Hayes and Mary Healy

Juke Box Drive.......................................Mitch Woods & his Rocket 88s

Hot Rodder's Lament...............................Deke Deckerson & the Ecco-Phonics

Mercury Blues........................................David Lindley & El Rayo X (not the same as the Alan Jackson song)

No Money Down.....................................Chuck Berry

Take A Ride With Me..............................Johnny Redd

Rocket 88.............................................Bill Haley & the Saddlemen

My Woodie............................................Trashmen

Now, providing music for car shows should only be attempted by professional car show DJs. Not wedding DJs. Hire me and I will make your show rock. My usual fee + gas + lodging. :)

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Red Barchetta by Rush

Driven by Rush

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Now, providing music for car shows should only be attempted by professional car show DJs. Not wedding DJs. Hire me and I will make your show rock. My usual fee + gas + lodging. :)

Haha... maybe next year.... lol

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Would anyone happen to know of a place where I can download tracks from The Super Stocks? Limewire doesnt have anything... nor does Rhapsody.

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Dead Skunk by Louden Wainright the 3rd, Race with the devil, 409, and that whole list from Lordairguitar.

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Long May Yor Run by Neil Young

Ed Erbeck Jr.

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Beach Boys "409" with one of the guys father's 352 FORD engine recorded in their driveway doubling for the Chevy.

Beach Boys "Fun, Fun, Fun" with the guitar opening riff stolen from Chuck Berry

And Robert Mitchum's "The Ballad of Thunder Road" for obvious reasons including, but not limited to, one of the best rockabilly guitar backups in a movie.

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I'll add.............

Steve Miller- Mercury Blues

ZZ TOP-Chevrolet

And you gotta play Hot Rod Lincoln at least a couple times

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Bob Seger, Makin' Thunderbirds.

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LOW-RIDE-R by War! B)

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ooh ooh!!! Just thought of a few more...B)

Eagles, "Old '55" (Tom Waits wrote it)...

Bruce Springsteen, "Cadillac Ranch" and "Racing in the Street" (I got a '69 Chevy with a 396, fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor...)

Prince, "Little Red Corvette"...

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Well how'bout...

"The Long and Winding Road"...Beatles

"Radar Love"...Golden Earing

"Thunder Road"...Bruce Springsteen

"Little Duece Coupe" & "Surf City"...Beach Boys

"Highway to Hell"...AC/DC

"One Headlight"...The Wallflowers

"NSU"...Cream

"Riders on the Storm"...The Doors

"Magic Bus"...The Who

and

"Dead Man's Curve"...Jan & Dean

to name a few...

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Beatles, "Drive My Car"...

Led Zeppelin, "Trampled Underfoot"... (ok, the words refer to a car but I think we know what they're really TALKING ABOUT... B) )...

Rolling Stones, "Brand New Car" (ditto on the car-lyrics-but-really-talking-about-something-else footnote... :P )...

and this might be stretching the "car songs" idea a bit, but the Beatle's "Lovely Rita (Meter Maid)"... B)

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My two favorites are without question Dead Man's Curve by Jan & Dean and Ballad of Thunder Road by Robert Michum.

I like most of the 60s Surf music, especially the car stuff.

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