Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Honest, Officer, I CAN'T Drive 55!

In preparation for our trip to faraway lands (Walla Walla, Tri-Cities, and Ilwaco) this weekend*, methinks the Cook family could use a little help putting together a playlist. So, in the latest, greatest installment of theme songs, I'm looking for your list of songs about driving or road vehicles (cars, bicycles, motorcycles, RVs, etc.). Here's a few random ones I thought of:

1. I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
2. 409, I Get Around, Little Deuce Coupe, and a bunch of others - The Beach Boys
3. Bicycle Races - Queen
4. No Particular Place to Go - Chuck Berry
5. Hot Rod Lincoln - Arkie Shibley
6. Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
7. Born to Run, Thunder Road, Pink Cadillac - Bruce Springsteen
8. Highway to Hell - AC/DC
9. Radar Love - Golden Earring
10. Cars - Gary Numan
11. Little Red Corvette - Prince
12. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean
13. Drive My Car - The Beatles
14. Life is a Highway - Tom Cochrane

What's on your list?

*Thieves, don't try anything... we have a housesitter!


Keleigh said...

Pink Cadillac!

Tony said...

Panama, by Van Halen and how could you forget Sammy's other awesome road song with Montrose: Bad Motor Scooter! I probably need to start loading the iPod.

K Schimmy said...

I'm in Love With My Car - Queen
Dragula - Rob Zombie
Bitchin' Camaro - Dead Milkmen
Slick Black Cadillac - Quiet Riot

CrisPace said...

Little Old Lady From Pasadena, Dead Man's Curve--Jan and Dean
Stick Shifts and Safety Belts--T-tones (I have no idea who did the original)
King of the Road--Roger Miller
Cahttanooga Choo Choo-Glen Miller (it's reaching I know)
Greased Lightning--Grease
Leavin' On A Jet Plane--(there is a line about a taxi)
Highway 61 Revisited--Bob Dylan
Satisfaction--Rolling Stones
Travelin' Band--CCR
The Way--Fastball
Me and Bobby McGee, Mercedes Benz--Janis Joplin
Homeward bound--Simon & Garfunkel

Amelia said...

Ahh, yes, the Stick Shifts song is Cake... good one, Cris.

Kate said...

Crossroads - Jonell Mosser
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Country Roads - John Denver
Bright Side of the Road - Van Morrison
Ticket to Ride - Beatles
Run, Baby, Run - Sheryl Crow
Driver, and We Walk - REM
Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
500 Miles - Proclaimers
In the Car - Barenaked Ladies
Gasonline Alley - Rod Stewart
Jet Airliner - Steve Miller Band
Walk of Life - Dire Straits
Seven Bridges Road - The Eagles
Walk like an Egyptian - The Bangles
Cityo f New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie

chasecarole said...

Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Free Ride - The Edgar Winter Group
Low Rider - War
Jerry Was A Race Car Driver - Primus
Drive - The Cars
Fuel - Metallica
Ain't Goin' Down 'Til The Sun Comes Up - Garth Brooks
Love Shack - B-52s (Jarrod says this is a stretch, but you can't deny the line, "I got me a Chrysler, it seats about 20..."

Shut Up And Drive - Rihanna (along with Little Red Corvette, it's part of the grand tradition of songs that use cars and driving as a metaphor for... well, you know)