Songs About Cars and Driving
Most people listen to music or the radio when they are driving around town or on road trips. Which, it may not all be the same music, since everyone has different tastes, but everyone can agree that some of the best songs to listen to in the car are songs about cars or driving. Some of these songs are classics, and some are ones that only a handful has ever heard. However, these songs can put you in the mood to take a road trip or even to get you going on the trip to work.
The first song is ‘Hot Rod Lincoln’ by Charlie Ryan. This song is about a guy and his hot rod Lincoln, as the title suggests, that he races around in with his friends. Eventually he gets arrested and his Pappy has to bail him from jail and says “Son, you’re gonna drive me to drinkin’ if you don’t stop drivin’ that hot rod Lincoln.”
‘Mustang Sally’ by Wilson Pickett is next on our list. Even though Wilson Pickett was not the first person to sing this song, he is the one who made it popular. The song is about a girl who lives life on the wild side and travels around town in her new Mustang. She is warned to slow her mustang down, meaning she needs to slow down her life and not be such a wild child.
One song about driving that is a classic is ‘Route 66’. Originally sung by Nat King Cole, this song has been redone several times and has been a favorite stand by for movies that involve road trips or driving. It is about, well, Route 66 that runs through the United States. The song mentions some of the cities that the highway passes through and says it is the best way to go there. Don’t forget to “get your kicks on route 66.”
Prince’s ‘Little Red Corvette’ belongs on this list. This classic song is about a one night stand. The girl drives a red Corvette, and like in ‘Mustang Sally’, she is told she needs to slow down since she seems to be a hit it an quit it kind of girl. So, yes, this song may not actually be about a car, but we still love it as a car song because, who doesn’t love a red Corvette?
‘Low Rider’ by War is a song that this list can’t be without. This song is not only about a certain type of car, but also a type of culture. It is about a Low Rider who takes pride in his car and wants to show it off. Although when the song first came out, many people thought it was about drugs because of some of the lyrics, but it has nothing to do with drugs, and people who were considered to be Low Riders were anything but. Some of them were mechanics and held down respectable jobs.