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Songs about cars on the radio long ago.

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Songs about cars on the radio long ago.
Posted by litespeedsae on Sunday, February 26, 2017 5:53 PM

Missing the great car songs from a long time ago.No one produces songs about cars anymore!

Little GTO/409/Fun Fun Fun till Daddy Takes the TBird Away/Hey little Cobra/Wide Track.......

Am I missing any? What would the composers produce today?

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Posted by Retro Joe on Sunday, February 26, 2017 6:25 PM
"Plug in the cord to my hybrid Accord".
Hmmm...nope, not a hit. :-)
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Posted by Bainford on Sunday, February 26, 2017 6:34 PM

My favorite; Hot Rod Lincoln.

Also, the entire Beach Boys 'Little Duece Coupe' album.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by High octane on Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:26 PM

You're missing an instrumental called "Stick Shift" by the Duals. As far as car songs go, I don't think that the composers have anything to write about these days. The times we live in now are a LOT different than say the times between 1964 and 1972 when guys were "wild in the streets" with their muscle, pony, and sports cars.

High octane

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Posted by litespeedsae on Sunday, February 26, 2017 8:07 PM

Yes most have become phone zombies and don't even notice the performance/cool cars on the street today.I'm 66 years old and have a 2015 VWGTI tuner car APR Stage 1 but few seem to have an interest.

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Posted by litespeedsae on Sunday, February 26, 2017 9:29 PM

I think Dead Man's Curve was a good song about a race between a Vette and an XKE!

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Posted by CLASSIC770 on Sunday, February 26, 2017 11:25 PM
'Tell Laura I love her'

Someone once told me that there were engines other than the Chrysler Hemi-but thats just crazy talk!

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Posted by Tom99 on Monday, February 27, 2017 5:49 AM

Beep Beep - The Little Nash Rambler - by the Playmates, released in 1958

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Posted by rusty32rod on Monday, February 27, 2017 12:31 PM

    Every song on the "hotrod hootenanny" album by Mr. Gasser & the Weirdos from the mid 1960's. Ed "big daddy" Roth was one of the bandmembers. cool stuff.  

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Posted by icegs on Monday, February 27, 2017 1:24 PM

Maybelline by Chuck Berry

Little Old Lady from Pasadena by Jan and Dean

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Posted by djaustinj on Monday, February 27, 2017 2:00 PM

SS396- Paul Revere and the Raiders. Rocket 88 (1951)-Jackie Berrenston (sp?) featuring a young Ike Turner on piano. Shut Down-Beach Boys.

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Posted by champ20 on Monday, February 27, 2017 3:03 PM

Not car specific, but how about Golden Earring's Radar Love. "Last car to pass, here I go."

If you want to add trucks, Commander Cody's Mama Hated Diesels or, I Took Two Bennies And My Semi truck Won't Start. 

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Posted by champ20 on Monday, February 27, 2017 3:08 PM

Or Skynyrd's Truck Drivin, Man.

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Posted by avidinha on Monday, February 27, 2017 3:14 PM

There are a few newer songs about cars that I like. "White walls" by Maklemore and Ryan Lewis. 

I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S.

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Posted by smhardesty on Monday, February 27, 2017 3:30 PM

How about ZZ Top growling out Eliminator? Dead Man's Curve by Jan & Dean? Low Rider by War? Mustang Sally Bought a GTO by John Lee Hooker? Pink Cadillac by Bruce Springsteen? or maybe even Boss Barracuda by The Safaris?

Steve

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Posted by mrchevyblack on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 2:45 AM

Maybe only me or if you speack french and you live in Québec know that music success!

In 1969 Steve Fiset sing a song "Dans ma Camaro!" Writed by Luc Plamondon, this guy today write song for Celine Dion and lot of great French singer! 

Daniel "The french Connection" Modeling help to eliminate a STRESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Geno on Friday, March 03, 2017 6:06 PM
There is a newer song by a band called Radio Birdman, it's called "455 SD".
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Posted by Jeff M on Friday, March 03, 2017 9:04 PM

I like Cake's "Stickshifts and Safety Belts"

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Posted by Deathgoblin on Sunday, March 05, 2017 10:26 PM

litespeedsae

Missing the great car songs from a long time ago.No one produces songs about cars anymore!

Little GTO/409/Fun Fun Fun till Daddy Takes the TBird Away/Hey little Cobra/Wide Track.......

Am I missing any? What would the composers produce today?

 

Slick Black Cadillac - Quiet Riot

Wheels of Fire - Manowar

Blondes in Black Cars - Autograph

I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar

 

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Posted by peanutgallery on Sunday, March 05, 2017 11:57 PM

Here's a couple songs I plan to record this year....

"I Can Drive All Day In My Little Red Camry"......"Can I Get You Back Into My Subaru Outback"...  "She Put A Hex On My Ford Flex" ..."Forty Miles Of Bad Road Without A Backup Camera"  Smile, Wink & Grin

Dennis

 

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Posted by litespeedsae on Monday, March 06, 2017 6:25 AM
HA!!!
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Posted by 6bblbird on Monday, March 06, 2017 7:28 PM

Newest car song that I know of is Shiney Hiney by the Fleshtones.

Check it out.

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Posted by rickcaps55 on Saturday, March 11, 2017 11:18 AM

Hi go to (www.rhino.com) they have a CD set of every car song ever made in the 50's 60's and 70's i got the set 2 years ago there are 4 CD's with 20 songs on each it's a great set i think it maybe on Amazon also look it up under rhino records. good luck

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