Cars and music go together like chocolate and peanut butter. We’ve bought tunes that reference autos, songs to push vehicles to, tunes devoted to vehicles, even tracks made in autos. But there is just one classification of tunes that does not get sufficient love: Music that are about cars and trucks.
Now, not every track can be Fountains of Wayne’s ‘92 Subaru or even Frank Ocean’s Acura Integurl, so we’ll broaden our definition of “car” for the problem. The Ninja 900 from the Mountain Goats’ Jenny? We’ll depend it. David Lee Roth’s bicycle from the Panama music video clip counts too, as does the entirety of Halsey’s Drive. We do have our restrictions, while — Akali’s Ducati from K/DA’s Much more is never ever referenced in the track itself, so it’s regretably ineligible for today’s question.
It turns out, whether you are in Tracy Chapman’s titular Rapidly Automobile or rolling in MPVs with the Wu-Tang Clan, tracks about motor motor vehicles seem much better, on common, than non-car tunes. Are you going to advise that Freeway Star is not a single of Deep Purple’s best? Shame on you. Do you even know a Golden Earring music that is not Radar Adore? I didn’t assume so.
Vehicle tracks are not limited by a one genre, both. From Prince’s Very little Crimson Corvette to Twisted Sister’s Experience To Reside, Stay To Experience, it seems just about every style has its very own fans waiting in the wings to slip some vehicle references into their tracks. Or, at the very least their album covers.
But, I’m not here to checklist each suggestion. What’s your favorite tune about a auto, motorbike, or driving in basic? Any genre, any period, and any make, design, or style of car is welcome on our checklist, but there is one critical rule for just about every track: Bangers only.