Car Brands Models in Songs

Moved to action by the “dates in songs” threads, one question has been rattling around in my head for a long time.

What car brands / models are specifically mentioned in songs?

Some that come to mind straight away include:

  1. Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz (Macy Gray?)
  2. Pink Cadiallic
  3. How Bizarre (OMC) …“is that a Chey '69?”
  4. Mustang Sally

Any to add - please only include those that are reasonbly specific - for example omitting “Little Deuce Coupe” or “Greased Lightening”

Many thanks

Little Red Corvette (although that’s not exactly talking about cars)

Feeder’s song “Buck Rogers” contains the line “He’s got a brand new car / Looks like a Jaguar” (Fun song, terrible lyrics)

Macy Gray might have done it, but Janis Joplin did it better. :slight_smile:

Who did it in Bangkok Hilton? Saw the movie about 15 years ago - the song is still one of my most memorable images…

Mercury Blues by Steve Miller
“Cause I’m crazy 'bout a Mercury,
Cruise up and down this road”

*Maybelline *by Chuck Berry
“A Cadillac a-rollin’ on the open road,
But nothin’ outrunnin’ my V8 Ford.”

*Welcome to the Machine *by Pink Floyd
“You dreamed of a big star,
He played a mean guitar,
He always ate in the Steak Bar.
He loved to drive in his Jaguar.”

Life’s Been Good by Joe Walsh
“My Masarati does one-eighty-five,
I lost my license, now I don’t drive.”

Convoy (several truck models were named)
Hot Rod Lincoln
Maybelline (a Cadillac and a V8 Ford)
Surf City (A '30 Ford Wagon and we call it a woody)

Ronnie and the Daytonas

Beach Boys
Little Honda (motorcycle)
**Little Deuce Coupe ** (that’s specifically a 1932 Ford Model A, Thunderbird)
Shut Down (Stingray, Dodge)
Fun, Fun, Fun (T-Bird)

Jan and Dean
**The Little Old Lady From Pasadena ** (Dodge)
**Dead Man’s Curve ** (Stingray, Jaguar XKE)

Beep Beep (Cadillac, Nash Rambler)

The Rip Chords
Hey Little Cobra (Cobra, Cadillac, Stingray, XKE)

The golden age of car songs.

“Drove my Chevy to the levee” - American Pie
“Hop in my Chrysler, it’s as big as a whale” - Love Shack

Janis originally sang “Mercedes Benz”? :wink:

How about “Hot Rod Lincoln” (Charlie Ryan)

Paul Revere & The Raiders put out a promotional-only record with the songs “SS 396” and “Corvair Baby.”

Jackie Brenston - Rocket 88, for the Oldsmobile
The Playmates - Beep Beep is about a Cadillac and a Nash Rambler

Oops, I was beaten to The Playmates.

“Bitchin’ Camaro, Bitchin’ Camaro, I ran over my neighbor” (Dead Milkmen)

“Cruisin’ down the street in my 6-4” (Eazy E)

“On the top of my Escalade” (Ludacris)

“I’m in the Lamb or the Ferrari when I’m M.I.A”
“Take the Spyder down the strip when I’m in V.A”
“I’m in the BENZ doin’ buck-oh-three” (Lil’ Kim)

All by Bruce Springsteen:

Adam Raised A Cain (Cadillac)

Betty Jean (GTO)

Cadillac Ranch

Darlington County (Ford)

Ramrod (Ford)

Racing In the Street (Chevy)

Street Queen (Chevy)

455 Rocket by Kathy Mattea (Oldsmobile)

Also in the Oldsmobile vein from 1905: In My Merry Oldsmobile

One Piece At A Time by Johnny Cash (Cadillac)

Coupe De Ville by Neil Young

Forgot a couple:

Tulsa Time by Don Williams (Pontiac)

Chevy Van by Sammy Johns

No mention of Goose Creek Symphony :cool:

My true love drowned in a dirty old pan
Of oil that did run from the block
Of a falcon sedan 1969
The paper said '75
There were no survivors
None found alive

Neko Case, Star Witness

I want my old seventy-four volvo
With cracked exhaust made a fault
I think I left myself in the trunk

Grandaddy, Volvo in G

The talk
The sex
Somebody to trust
The Audi TT

Steely Dan, The Things I Miss The Most

Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire mentions Studebaker and the (Ford) Edsel.

David Bowie, Young American: (Caddy and Chrysler)
The Who, Jaguar (an ad for Jaguar that was left off the final version of Sell Out)
The Who: Sea and Sand (GS Scooter)

Richard Thompson has a nice ditty about an english auto. Too bad they all don’t run as good as the one in his song.

Then theres “Ford Econoline”, too.

The ZZ Top songs that aren’t about oral sex usually mention a car, and even some of the ones that are about oral sex do, too.

Lets not forget “Red Barchetta”.

“Ballroom of Romance”, by Chris de Burgh:

“In her BMW 635, going smooth at ninety,
feeling good to be alive,”