We recently dug into the history behind Bruce Springsteen’s Pink Cadillac and noted that Natalie Cole also released a popular rendition of the song, which sparked a debate about which is better.
That got us thinking: What’s the best car song, and who performed it best? Our office discussion brought out some great tunes, but we want to hear from you: What’s your go-to car song while taking a cruise?
A great many artists have written tunes that mention cars both old and new. A particular automobile might be a part of the story, or it may be the story itself. Take the Beach Boys’ 409 as an example of the car being a cornerstone to the tune. Those three numbers put the Chevrolet big-block’s 409-cubic-inch displacement into the vocabulary of even the most car-averse household.
For every Mustang Sally, there is a song that just mentions a car, like Life’s Been Good by Joe Walsh, who included lyrics about losing his license behind the wheel of a Maserati.
What’s your favorite and why? Share your favorites below.