A long standing tradition in America is the use of cars in songs.
Okay, probably not. It may not be a long-standing tradition, but it’s very common and has been happening for a very long time. Think about it: In the 1960s, when cars were such a big deal, songs had to be made about them. If you were in a car, you were cool.
Even today, songs are being made about luxury vehicles like Maybachs and Rolls Royces, but not to the same extent as it was back then. These are especially good for a road trip, if you’re interested.
Here are five of the best songs about cars that you probably forgot, but miss dearly. If that’s the case, then these will help you a great deal.
“Life Is a Highway” by the Rascal Flatts
Yes, I understand that Tom Cochrane made the original version to this song. Kids are important though, and there’s a good chance your kid has seen the Disney box office hit, Cars. If that’s the case, then just play the Rascal Flatts version (even if country music isn’t your first choice).
“Route 66″ by Nat King Cole
This is a personal preference of mine, seeing how awesome Nat King Cole is. There have been numerous remakes of this song, but NKC provides his bluesy, jazzy feel towards this hit. The song makes you want to cruise and coast down Route 66, not go too fast and risk a speeding ticket.
“Little Red Corvette” by Prince
Prince should be on every top song list if he had a song that qualified, of course. This works extremely well, and is very ironic, if you have a red Corvette on your person. This is probably your theme song at all times, right?
“Drive My Car” by the Beatles
One of my favorite Beatles songs, and it wasn’t a favorite until very recently. The first time I heard this song was when Paul McCartney performed during halftime of Super Bowl 39. He sounded just as good as ever during that performance.
“Maybellene” by Chuck Berry
We had to go a little further back than the Beatles for this one, because Chuck Berry needs some love. This was considered the first big-time song about cars in the history of music. It just happened to be near the top of the charts back in 1955. It was a big moment in music, as well as African-American music.
These are just some of the best songs I can think of, but I’m sure you could think about ones you’d like just as much. Leave those suggestions in the comments section if you’d like, and then head down to your friendly Atlanta-area Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership and put these tunes to the test. Experience the new 2015 Dodge Charger sound system with its six speakers and hear the quality for yourself. There’s nothing like seeing what a 2015 Dodge Charger features, so your own car playlist will surely be a smashing experience.