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Aaron Gold

Best car song lyrics?

By October 14, 2008

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Countless songs have been written about cars and driving, and some lyrics just stand out better than others. My favorite is from Parents Just Don't Understand by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince:

She put her hand on my knee, I put my foot on the gas...

So what's your favorite car-related song lyric? Click the "comments" link below and chime in. -- Aaron Gold

October 14, 2008 at 9:08 am
(1) kevmo says:

“Kid Charlemagne” – Steely Dan

“Is there gas in the car?
Yes, there’s gas in the car!”

October 14, 2008 at 9:15 am
(2) Will says:

What list would be complete without Deep Purple’s “Highway Star?”

October 14, 2008 at 9:19 am
(3) Tim says:

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 half past four and I’m shifting gear

Golden Earring – Radar Love

October 14, 2008 at 9:24 am
(4) Mark Proulx says:

“Rockin’ Down the Highway” by the Doobie Brothers!

October 14, 2008 at 9:27 am
(5) Tim R. says:

Well-weathered leather
Hot metal and oil
The scented country air
Sunlight on chrome
The blur of the landscape
Every nerve aware

Rush – Red Barchetta

October 14, 2008 at 9:27 am
(6) mike says:

my mother the car:

1928 porter, that’s my mother dear
she helps me through everything i do
and i’m so glad she’s here.

October 14, 2008 at 10:00 am
(7) Wesley Green says:

Beach Boys – “Little Deuce Coupe”
(pretty much the whole song qualifies)

I get pushed out of shape and it’s hard to steer
When I get rubber in all four gears

October 14, 2008 at 10:31 am
(8) Andrew says:

“My Maserati does 185
I lost my license and now I don’t drive.”

-Joe Walsh

October 14, 2008 at 10:35 am
(9) LWATCDR says:

Rev on the Red Line by Foreigner.
But I do love Red Barchetta as well.

Two in a row, everybody knows
At the green light you rev it on the red line
Been waitin all week to get my wheels on the street
Get my hands on the wheel, slide down in the seat

Shes wearin new colors and runnin pretty good
I got four hundred horses tucked under the hood
But theres no need to panic, its under control
Were aerodynamic and ready to roll

Rev on the red line
Youre on your own
Rev on the red line
Just let it go

And the rest of the song as well :)

October 14, 2008 at 10:43 am
(10) Buckeye928OwnersGroup says:

Don McLean’s American Pie

Bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.

October 14, 2008 at 11:42 am
(11) carol says:

“Get your motor runnin’”
head out on the highway….”

Born to be Wild

October 14, 2008 at 11:53 am
(12) Harry says:

Beach Boy songs rule, “Little Deuce Coupe”, “409″, “Shut Down”, “Spirit of America” ‘with a J47 a jet for her power Craig Breedlove had averaged 407 per hour’.

October 14, 2008 at 12:03 pm
(13) Kat says:

Gripping the wheel, his knuckles
went white with desire! The wheels
of his Mustang exploding on the
highway like a slug from a .45.
True death: 400 horsepower of
maximum performance piercing the
night… This is black sunshine.

-White Zombie, “Black Sunshine”

While not a classic like Don McLean or the Beach Boys, it is definitely a killer song about a wickedly bad car!

October 14, 2008 at 12:04 pm
(14) Harris says:

Little GTO, you’re really lookin’ fine
Three deuces and a four-speed and a 389
Listen to her tachin’ up now, listen to her why-ee-eye-ine
C’mon and turn it on, wind it up, blow it out GTO
Ronnie & the Daytonas

October 14, 2008 at 12:14 pm
(15) Jennifer says:

After the Joe Walsh line, it’s all Prince -

I guess I shoulda known
By the way u parked your car sideways
That it wouldnt last

See youre the kinda person
That believes in makin out once
Love em and leave em fast

I guess I must be dumb
cuz u had a pocket full of horses
Trojan and some of them used

But it was saturday night
I guess that makes it all right
And u say what have I got 2 lose?
And honey I say

Little red corvette
Baby youre much 2 fast
Little red corvette
U need a love thats gonna last

October 14, 2008 at 12:29 pm
(16) Frank says:

I can’t drive 55

Sammy Hagar

Still true.

October 14, 2008 at 12:45 pm
(17) Bigmikeyp says:

Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen.
“Hot Rod Lincoln”

“My pappy said “Son, you’re gonna drive me to drinkin’ if you don’s stop drivin’ that Hot Rod Lincoln.”

October 14, 2008 at 1:23 pm
(18) iameriica says:

Well if you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way, take the highway that’s the best
Get your kicks on Route 66

-Depeche Mode

October 14, 2008 at 1:24 pm
(19) Brian says:

From “Red Barchetta” by Rush:

Wind in my hair
Shifting and drifting
Mechanical music
Adrenaline surge

October 14, 2008 at 1:30 pm
(20) mike says:

you’re just about to move and you think it’s a breeze, then there’s a light in your eyes, and then a guy says, OUT OF THE CAR LONG HAIR.

loggins and messina your momma dont dance and your daddy don’t rock and roll.

October 14, 2008 at 1:31 pm
(21) erich says:

NRBQ Riding in my car,or Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally

October 14, 2008 at 1:33 pm
(22) Ross says:

I got me a 67 Chevy, she’s low and sleek and black
Someday I’ll put her on that interstate and never look back

Steve Earle – Someday

October 14, 2008 at 3:38 pm
(23) twobig says:

The Offspring


Hey man you know I‘m really okay
The gun in my hand will tell you the same
But when I‘m in my car
Don‘t give me no crap
Cause the slightest thing and I just might snap
When I go driving I stay in my lane
But getting cut off makes me insane
I open the glove box
Reach inside
I‘m gonna wreck this f!$@#er‘s ride
I guess I got a bad habit
Of blowin’ away
Yeah I got a bad habit
And it ain’t goin’ away Yeah
Well they say the road’s a dangerous place
If you flip me off I‘m the danger you‘ll face
You drive on my ass
You‘re foot’s on the gas
And your next breath is your last
Drivers are rude
Such attitudes
But when I show my piece
Complaints cease
Something‘s odd
I feel like I‘m God
You stupid dumbsh@t goddam motherf*&%er
I open the glove box
Reach inside
I‘m gonna wreck this fu&^er‘s ride

October 14, 2008 at 4:23 pm
(24) hawaiian don says:

All time funniest driving song:


cho: Beep beep (beep beep),
Beep beep (beep beep),
His horn went beep beep beep (beep beep).

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 to pass me out
As he kept on tooting his horn (beep beep).
I’ll show him that a Cadillac is not a car to scorn.


I pushed my foot down to the floor to give the guy the shake,
But the little Nash Rambler stayed right behind, he still had
on his brake.
He must have thought his car had more guts,
As he kept on tooting his horn (beep beep).
I’ll show him that a Cadillac is not a car to scorn.


My car went in to passing gear and we took off with gust,
And soon we were doing ninety, must have left him in the dust.
When I peeked in the mirror of my car, I couldn’t believe my eyes.
The little Nash Rambler was right behind, you’d think that
guy could fly.


Now we’re doing a hundred and ten, it certainly was a race,
For a Rambler to pass a Caddy would be a big disgrace.
The guy must have wanted to pass me out as he kept on tooting his horn.
I’ll show him that a Cadillac is not a car to scorn.


Now we’re doing a hundred and twenty, as fast as I could go.
The Rambler pulled alongside of me as if we were going slow.
The fellow rolled his window down and yelled for me to hear:
“Hey, buddy, how can I get this car out of second gear?”+

October 14, 2008 at 5:31 pm
(25) Dean says:

I like Kathy Mattea’s “455 Rocket”

Mr. Smith had an oldsmobile
Baby blue with them wire wheels
I took her home the day that she was adverstised
He said she leaked when, it would rain
And sounded like an aeroplane
But I knew she was a jewel in disguise

She had a 455 Rocket
The biggest block alive
I couldn’t hardly wait just to take my turn
She was made for the straight aways
She grew up hating Chevrolets
She’s a Rocket, she was made to burn

Whose junkpile piece of Chevelle is this?
You boys come here to race or just kiss?
Don’t you wanna know what I got underneath my hood?
I know she might sound like she’s missing
But buddy, she could teach you a lesson
In just a quater mile, and I’ll smoke you good

In my 455 Rocket
The kind the police drive
I couldn’t hardly wait just to take my turn
She was made for the straight aways
She grew up hating Chevrolets
She’s a Rocket, she was made to burn

I’m telling you and I ain’t ashamed
I cried when that wrecker came
As we skid I thought I heard the angels sing (sounded like the Beach Boys)
We hit the curve and began to sail
Took out most of the safety rail
Even the cop asked me
“Man, what’d you have in that thing?”

I had a 455 Rocket
The very kind you drive
You oughta watch yourself when you take that turn
‘Cause she was made for the straight aways
She grew up hating Chevrolets
She’s a Rocket, she was made to burn
Lord, she’s a Rocket she was made to burn

October 14, 2008 at 7:53 pm
(26) jerzeyboy says:

Racing in the Streets, Bruce Springsteen
I got a sixty-nine chevy with a 396
Fuelie heads and a hurst on the floor
Shes waiting tonight down in the parking lot
Outside the seven-eleven store
Me and my partner sonny built her straight out of scratch
And he rides with me from town to town
We only run for the money got no strings attached
We shut `em up and then we shut `em down

Tonight tonight the strips just right
I wanna blow `em off in my first heat
Summers here and the time is right
Were goin racin in the street

We take all the action we can meet
And we cover all the northeast state
When the strip shuts down we run `em in the street
From the fire roads to the interstate
Some guys they just give up living
And start dying little by little piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up
Then go racin in the street

Tonight tonight the strips just right
I wanna blow `em all out of their seats
Calling out around the world
Were going racin in the street

I met her on the strip three years ago
In a camaro with this dude from l.a.
I blew that camaro off my back and drove that little girl away
But now theres wrinkles around my babys eyes
And she cries herself to sleep at night
When I come home the house is dark
She sighs baby did you make it all right
She sits on the porch of her daddys house
But all her pretty dreams are torn
She stares off alone into the night
With the eyes of one who hates for just being born

For all the shut-down strangers and hot rod angels
Rumbling through this promised land
Tonight my baby and me were gonna ride to the sea
And wash these sins off our hands

Tonight tonight the highways bright
Out of our way mister you best keep
`cause summers here and the time is right
Were goin racin in the street

October 14, 2008 at 8:20 pm
(27) skippper says:

Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen.
“Hot Rod Lincoln”

“My pappy said “Son, you’re gonna drive me to drinkin’ if you don’s stop drivin’ that Hot Rod Lincoln.”

October 14, 2008 at 9:23 pm
(28) winks says:

Im in love with my car – Queen

October 14, 2008 at 10:02 pm
(29) JD says:

Kazzer – Pedal to the Metal

October 14, 2008 at 10:09 pm
(30) dominic says:

come on pple….T.I- top back.

October 14, 2008 at 11:19 pm
(31) Kristi says:

I remember we were driving, driving in your car,
the speed so fast I felt like I was drunk.
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder,
And I had a feeling that I belonged,
And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone.

Tracy Chapman – Fast Car

October 14, 2008 at 11:31 pm
(32) Johnster says:

And if a double-decker bus
crashes into us,
to die by your side
is such a heavenly way to die.
And if a ten ton truck
kills the both of us,
to die by your side,
Well, the pleasure, the privilege is mine.

There Is a Light and It Never Goes Out

–The Smiths (written by Johnny Marr and Morrissey)

October 15, 2008 at 7:37 am
(33) Steve says:

Ramrod Bruce Springsteen

Hey, little dolly with the blue jeans on
I wanna ramrod with you honey, till half-past dawn
Let your hair down sugar and pick up this beat
Come on and meet me tonight down on Bluebird Street
I’ve been working all week, I’m up to my neck in hock
Come Saturday night I let my ramrod rock

She’s a hot stepping hemi with a four on the floor
She’s a roadrunner engine in a ’32 Ford
Late at night when I’m dead on the line
I swear I think of your pretty face when I let her unwind
Well look over yonder see them city lights
Come on little dolly ‘n’ go ramroddin’ tonight

Come on, come on, come on little baby
Come on, come on let’s shake it tonight
Come on, come, come on little sugar
Dance with your daddy and we’ll go ramroddin’ tonight

Hey, little dolly won’t you say you will
Meet me tonight up on top of the hill
Well just a few miles cross the county line
There’s a cute little chapel nestled down in the pines
Say you’ll be mine little girl I’ll put my foot to the floor
Give me the word now sugar, we’ll go ramroddin’ forever more

October 15, 2008 at 8:45 am
(34) Sherman says:

“Animals” by Nickelback
(Surprised this wasn’t here yet, but maybe I know why…)

“You’re beside me on the seat
Got your hand between my knees
And you control how fast we go
by just how hard you wanna squeeze
It’s hard to steer
when you’re breathing in my ear
But I got both hands on the wheel
while you got both hands on my gears”

…okay, I would put the rest, but I suppose it only gets more graphic (and a lot more comic) from here…

October 15, 2008 at 9:18 am
(35) Brooklyn Bob says:

Now I’m a pretty big man around this town
I got me the hottest little Chevy around
My sweet little ’66
She got a yellow front fender and a gray one on the back
But my income tax is comin’ and I’m gonna paint her black
Sweet little ’66
She got the 396, she got the four on the floor
And those stickers in the window ain’t just for show
My sweet little ’66

Now old Bubba and me built her back in ’79
Then he went into the army so now she’s all mine
Sweet little ’66
I used to run her down on River Road and make a little dough
Can’t afford another ticket so I’m laying kinda low
Me and my ’66

Now she ain’t too good on gasoline, she burns a little oil
But she was built by union labor on American soil
Sweet little ’66
So when your Subaru is over and your Honda’s history
I’ll be blastin’ down some back road with my baby next to me
In my sweet little 66

-Steve Earle
Sweet Little ’66

October 15, 2008 at 10:09 am
(36) AndyS says:

I can’t believe nobody has mentioned these five… (some of my Favorites)

Fuel – Metallica
Going the Distance – Cake
Beatles – Drive my Car
Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane
War – Low Rider

+1 to…
Black Sunshine – White Zombie
Bad Habit – Offspring
Animals – Nickelback
American Pie – Don McLean

October 15, 2008 at 10:37 am
(37) Aaron Gold - Cars Guide says:

Another one of my favorites — Speedball Tucker by Jim Croce (technically, a truck song):

One day I looked into my mirror
And a-comin’ up from behind
Was a Georgia state policeman
And a hundred dollar fine

Well, he looked me in the eye as he was writin’ me up
And said, “Driver, you been flyin’
Ninety-five was the route you were on
It was not the speed limit sign!”

(The rain may blow, the snow may snow, and the turnpikes, they may freeze — but that don’t bother ol’ Speedball, he goin’ any damn way he please.) — Aaron

October 15, 2008 at 3:55 pm
(38) ccguy says:

I’m burning up the highway early this morn
I’m passing everybody oh nothing but corn
Man outa my way I don’t drive with my horn-
Transfusion transfusion
Oh nurse I’m gonna make a new resolution
I’m never never never gonna speed again
Put a gallon in me Alan

“Transfusion” by Nervous Norvus

October 15, 2008 at 5:14 pm
(39) IGB says:

Another nod here for Red Barchetta.

Honorable mention for Sammy Hagar: I can’t drive 55!

October 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm
(40) IGB says:

Almost forgot AC/DC

She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean…..takin more than her share, had me fighting for air, she told me to come but I was already there…

Wait, cars right?

October 15, 2008 at 7:12 pm
(41) WilliamD says:

If the manufacturesr could copme up with somehtng like ….

See the USA in Your Cheverolet!

… maybe they could sell enought to stay in business????

October 15, 2008 at 8:15 pm
(42) KmuckO says:

“Jerry was a race car driver
And he drove so goddamned fast
He never did win no checkered flag
But he never did come in last
Jerry was a race car driver
Hed say el solo number one
With a bocephus sticker
On his 442 hed light em up
Just for fun”

October 16, 2008 at 8:49 am
(43) Barney says:

Although technically a motorcycle song, Roll me away by Bob Seger is a great road song. “Took a look down the 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 plain, and just rolled that power on.

October 16, 2008 at 10:33 am
(44) Allen says:

“Hot rod Lincoln”
I think this was the 1st car song that stuck in my brain. Unfortunately I took it to heart and drove that way till I crashed my 49 Merc.lead slead.
PS: It’s true the front bumper on that car weighes more that a Kia.

October 16, 2008 at 11:46 am
(45) vman says:

This is also a motorcyle song, but one of my favourites: Judas Priest’s “Desert Plains”

Full moon is rising
The sky is black
I need your call I’m coming back
The road is straight cast
Wind’s in my eyes
The engine roars between my thighs
From desert plains I bring you love
From desert plains I bring you love

Wild mountain thunder
Echoes my quest
My body aches but I’ll not rest
Quartz light to guide me
Till sunrise leads
My passion screams, my heart it bleeds

From desert plains I bring you love
From desert plains I bring you love

Then in the distance
I see you stand
On the horizon you raise your hand
In burning rubber
I end my quest
You fall into my arms at last

From desert plains I bring you love
From desert plains I bring you love

October 16, 2008 at 12:27 pm
(46) steve says:

It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down
I had the radio on, I was drivin
The trees went by, me and del were singin
Little runaway, I was flyin

Yeah runnin down a dream
That never would come to me
Workin on a mystery, goin wherever it leads
Im runnin down a dream

I felt so good, like anything was possible
I hit cruise control and rubbed eyes
The last three days the rain was unstoppabl e
It was always cold, no sun shine

Yeah runnin down a dream
That never would come to me
Workin on a mystery, goin wherever it leads
Im runnin down a dream

I rolled on as the sky grew dark
I put the pedal down to make some time
Theres something good waitin down this road
Im pickin up whatever is mine

Tom Petty

October 16, 2008 at 8:13 pm
(47) David Ochser says:

Stray Cats – Look at that Cadillac!!!

Well, wake up in the morning, brush my teeth and comb my hair
Well, I wake up in the morning, I brush my teeth and comb my hair
There’s a big black cadillac parked on the street over there

Well it’s the finest lookin’ car, that ever rolled of the line
Any other car would just be wasting your time
Ooh one fine day I’m gonna make a cadillac mine

I gotta get a cadillac
Look at that cadillac, look at that
Look at that cadillac, look at that
Rolling down the avenue, I’m gonna get me a cadillac too
If it’s the last thing I do….

October 17, 2008 at 4:40 pm
(48) Matt says:

Let Sally Drive -Sammy Hagar from the Ten13 CD

Sally’s in love
With her automobile
Says she feels so sexy
From behind the wheel
She got dual carburetors
Ported and relieved
She pull the soft top down
She makes the devil believe
Packs a 427
Down on 101
Crack a buck 10-11
On the radar gun
She roll it over to the shoulder
Moving past her man
Swing it back to the fast lane
Singing catch me if you can
She got 5 speed, 4 elevens,
Ten thirteen in a quarter mile
Trick gas, full blown nitrous
Speed queen with a smile
Ride, ride, ride
Let Sally ride
Drive, drive, drive
Let Sally drive
Ride, ride, ride
Let Sally ride
Drive, drive, drive
Let Sally drive
Drive, drive, drive
Got long tall Sally
Blastin’ on the box
Just like mustang Sally
Kicked up a notch
Puts the pedal to the metal
Tacking 7 grand
Smoking 50 yards of rubber
In the rear view mirror
Singing catch me if you can

October 17, 2008 at 7:21 pm
(49) Dan in Kitty Hawk says:

“Too Many Drivers At Your Wheel”, also known as “Automobile Blues”, “Let Me Ride In Your Automobile”, or “Little Car Blues”. Here’s Magic Dick and Jay Geils covering of the song.

Gibson Guitars has a very similar discussion on their site. They list their top ten, and a surprising number haven’t been mentioned here yet! My favorite among them? “Vehicle” by Ides of March.

October 18, 2008 at 8:15 am
(50) Roy says:

Little GTO
Jan and Dean

October 19, 2008 at 7:59 pm
(51) joel says:

“The Legend of The Chevy Farm grew here in the west,
Now people come from far and wide to put us to the test,
And when the dealin’s done, they agree there’s only one,
That leads the way
The Legend of the Chevy Farm, Westgate Chevrolet”

A local edmonton advertising jingle that can be rather catchy.

October 20, 2008 at 12:40 pm
(52) j. Kawalski says:

Eastbound and down By jerry reed

October 21, 2008 at 8:00 am
(53) Suzy says:

Cyndi Lauper: “I drove all night, to get to you.”

Meatloaf: “Paradise by the dashboard light.”

Madonna: “Fancy cars that go very fast, you know they never last – no, no.”

October 21, 2008 at 9:21 am
(54) Barry says:

Gino Vannelli – “Black cars look better in the shade”

October 21, 2008 at 2:11 pm
(55) Mondo says:

Two songs … Hot Rod Lincol, by Charlie Ryan in ’55, though Commander Cody’s version is snappier.

And the one about an “Ol’ 55″ by Tom Waits, best performed by The Eagles…

Well, my time went so quickly, I went lickety-splitly
Out to my ol’d fifty-five.
As I pulled away slowly, feeling so holy,
God knows I was feelin’ alive.

And now the sun’s coming up.
I’m riding with lady luck.
Freeway cars and trucks.
Stars beginning to fade
And I lead the parade.
Just a wishin’ I’d stayed a little longer.
Lord don’t you know, the feelin’s gettin’ stronger.

Six in the mornin’ gave me no warnin’,
I had to be on my way.
Now the cars are all passin’ me, trucks are all flashin’ me,
I’m headed home from your place.

October 28, 2008 at 10:38 am
(56) Judy says:

“Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen. I know it’s not about a car, but when you’re driving and you hear it, you think about it being about a car and racing down the street. I just like the song!!

November 11, 2008 at 2:26 pm
(57) flo says:

“Oh Lord, woncha buy me a Mercedes Benz. My friends all drive Porches and I must make amends. Oh, Lord, wontcha buy me a Mer Ced Des Benzzzzzzzzzzzzzz” Janis Joplin

March 26, 2009 at 9:08 pm
(58) Ty says:

I’m looking for a song that went something like this:

Me and my baby went out for a ride
We rode together side by side
We stopped for this light when up pulled an “old’s” My baby said hey man, lets drag down the road

February 2, 2011 at 12:06 am
(59) kurt says:

Hi — I saw this on “Best car song lyrics.” Did you ever figure out what song this is, since I used to have a 45 rpm record of this when I was a kid (30 years ago) and I’ve been trying to figure out who sings it so I can buy it> Please let me know if you figured out who this is. Thanks very much!

May 17, 2009 at 6:11 am
(60) ken says:

can you remember the name of a song that starts “there’s a 49 merc goin’ round lowered about a half an inch off the ground….” ?

November 26, 2009 at 5:27 am
(61) tosh says:

too fast for you to catch me movin at the speed of sound you can try and hold on to me but you aint never gonna tie me down i love my hot rod i work on it evry day i love my hot rod nobody can take it away she likes hot rod racing on a saturday afternoon way out in the country where nobody bothers you she loves my hot rod we work on it evry day she loves my hot rod nobody gonna take it away she loves my hot rod all she wants to do is play she wants to go hotrod racing many tried and many died tryin to catch me in my hotrod ride

November 26, 2009 at 5:33 am
(62) tosh says:

last comment is hot rod by doc holliday i cant beleive its not already here

December 15, 2009 at 5:12 pm
(63) Ormand says:

Drive Away by Trooper

We’ll drive away, leave the lonely days behind
Don’t worry ’bout a thing
No one’s gonna know, if we just
Drive away, don’t matter what they say tonight
Throw your suitcase in the back
No one’s gonna know if we just
Drive away

January 28, 2010 at 10:31 pm
(64) Gretchen says:

Ode to my car – Adam Sandler
The song is hilarous for those of us who’ve ever driven a piece of $h!t car…

May 17, 2010 at 10:17 pm
(65) Gerty says:

The song about the ’49 Mercury is Mercury Blues and it’s been covered by a few people, my fave is David Lindley…
and I can’t believe noone posted The Normal’s “warm leatherette”
See the breaking glass
In the underpass
See the breaking glass
In the underpass
Warm leatherette

Hear the crushing steel
Feel the steering wheel
Hear the crushing steel
Feel the steering wheel

Warm leatherette

Warm leatherette

Warm leatherette
Melts on your burning flesh
You can see your reflection
In the luminescent dash

Warm leatherette

A tear of petrol
Is in your eye
The hand brake
Penetrates your thigh
Quick – Let’s make love
Before you die

On warm leatherette
Warm leatherette

Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette

Join the car crash set

August 31, 2010 at 5:22 pm
(66) Lou says:

In answer to #58 Tye:

It’s called “The Last Drag”. It was the second side on a 45 and I can’t remember the artist. I still sing it all the time. It goes like this:

Me and my Baby, went out for a ride
we rode together, side by side
we stopped for a light
up pulled an “Olds”
My Baby said “Andy, Let’s drag down the road”
And then the light changed, and I dug out in first
But when I shifted into second, the car exploded with a burst
I switched to a stop, took a look for that “Olds”
All I saw was two lights, a mile down the road
My BaBy said to me
I thought the motor was alright
I said It seemed that way, But the pistons were too tight
And that’s the story about my hot rod car
So don’t ever race your “Hot Rod” unless it’s running up to Par.

At least that’s how I remember it. It’s been 50 years since I had the record.

October 21, 2010 at 8:35 pm
(67) Ty says:

Hey Lou, Thank’s for the response back on #58.

Pretty much the way I remembered it too. Sang it to my kids when they were little, now 42 and 39 WOW where does the time go!!

Than’ks again……Ty

September 9, 2010 at 11:26 pm
(68) Amy says:

Help! I am looking for one… it is more about driving and even more about sex… but aren’t they all?

It is similar to the cake song but it has a line about the longest unzipping…

Any ideas? Thanks

May 21, 2011 at 6:12 pm
(69) Arri says:

I am trying to find that same song. Did you find it?

October 6, 2010 at 11:16 pm
(70) Richard says:

Amy is it Hey Pretty by Poe?

All I did was Google it.

October 21, 2010 at 10:08 pm
(71) Scott says:


My Dad (Ty #58) already posted a comment but I thought I’d throw my own in. If you go to youtube, the song, The Last Drag is on there. The Voxpoppers sang it, and it was on the second side of the 45. After about 35 years of singing the song, my sister and I were thinking maybe my Dad made it up. Boy am I glad you found it for us! He and my Mom bought us up on the best music ever made! A lot of good times were had around the campfire singing these oldies but goodies!

October 25, 2010 at 3:52 pm
(72) Row D says:

Hot Rod Lincoln. various artists, Pat Travers is my favorite.

November 20, 2010 at 1:33 pm
(73) Gerry says:

Looking for song of the 50′s with man driving his car & someone also driving asking how to go into or get out of first gear

December 15, 2010 at 7:29 pm
(74) Ty says:

Gerry, you might be thinking of the song :Little Nash Rambler” , #24 above. Check it out and see if that isn’t the one.

October 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm
(75) ZQ says:

Two that I like both compare a woman to a car. First is T-Rex’s Bang A Gong – “you got a hubcap diamond star halo, you’re built like a car, oh yeah” and Robben Ford’s Start It Up – “you’ve got a motor like a brand new car, start it up for me.”

February 21, 2012 at 10:54 am
(76) Joe Guts says:

Black top burnout
Foot to the floor
Did 125 up the lane
Somebody cut the fuel line
The ’32 burst into flame.

March 13, 2012 at 8:07 am
(77) Jeff says:

Blondie — Mercury , Suburu
N Cole —–Pink Cadillac
Eagles —–Flat bed Ford
Chevy must be the most common

May 2, 2012 at 6:52 pm
(78) G Mann says:

I can’t believe no one mentioned Cars by Gary Numan.

Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It’s the only way to live in cars.

Here in my car
I can only receive
I can listen to you
It keeps me stable for days in cars.

Here in my car
Where the image breaks down
Will you visit me please
If I open my door in cars.

Here in my car
You know I’ve started to think
About leaving tonight
Although nothing seems right in cars.

January 27, 2013 at 10:27 pm
(79) Cindy says:

I am trying to find a song with the lyrics “moon light star bright parked out by the levy making love in the back seat of my 57 chevy “

March 5, 2013 at 10:26 am
(80) oldsman says:

been drivin all night my hands wet on the wheel
the voice in my head drives my heels
my baby calls and i need here here
its half past 4 and im shiftin gears

weve got a thing thats a called radar love………

March 5, 2013 at 10:28 am
(81) dan says:

….at the drive in….in the old mans FORD……..
talk dirty to me………

poison—80s big hair band

March 5, 2013 at 6:05 pm
(82) LegoGE61104 says:

FIVE O CLOCK 500 and ROLL ON(EIGHTEEN WHEELER) by Alabama MAYBELLINE byJohnny Rivers, MEXICAN ROAD RACE & TIJUANA TAXI by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

April 26, 2013 at 11:41 pm
(83) MAC says:


It was looking good from tail to hood
Great big fins and painted steel
Man it looked just like the Batmobile,
With my old man behind the wheel.
You could hardly even see him in all of that chrome.
The man with the plan and the pocket comb.
But every night it carried him home.

Sometimes I still hear him saying
Don’t you give me no Buick.
Son you must take my word,
If there’s a god in heaven
He’s got a silver Thunderbird.
You can keep your Eldorados,
And the foreign car’s absurd.
Me, I want to go down in a silver Thunderbird

May 8, 2013 at 3:49 am
(84) Penny says:

my mother-in-law loved ford cars. She sang a song that went something like this: I bought me a buick and it was good on the road but aint nothing like driving up to your house baby in a V-8 Ford! We kids would die laughing when she sung this. Now I can’t find the song. It is very old and she knew it all. Please help!

May 14, 2013 at 11:31 am
(85) Jay says:


Baby you can drive my car
Yes I’m gonna be a star;
Baby, you can drive my car,
And I like it.

May 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm
(86) Dale says:

“I bought myself a Ford machine
Filled it up with gasoline.
I cranked it….but the damn thing got away.
It wouldn’t wait ’till I got in
So now I own a pile of tin…..
And every month I step right up and pay.

July 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm
(87) Mr. Incognito says:

Who can identify song – lyrics : “she was only 16 when she asked to drive the car, her daddy laughed out loud” , goes on to ask at 17, 18 and line ” can i drive to the Dairy Queen” and “I want to blast out of neutral” , oddly my searches find no match. Heard it on radio 12/2000.

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