Songs The Best Songs About Cars  

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List Rules This list focuses on cars as a subject matter of cars, not necessarily a list of songs that are good for cruising.

This list contains information about songs about cars ranked by your votes. Who doesn't love songs about cars? This list includes songs that mention cars while driving and songs that compare cars to women. Car songs have been written by rappers, rock stars and country singers. Some of the most famous car songs even make reference to cars of specific makes and models.

What are some of the best songs about cars? Prince's “Little Red Corvette” made our list, but we think that The Purple One is more interested in driving romance than the open roads. Another great song about cars is “Brand New Cadillac” by The Clash. I wonder what Joe Strummer would think about that song being used in a car commercial today.

Cake wrote the song “Stickshifts and Safetybelts” about driving and Sammy Hager vented his frustrations about maintaining the speed limit with the tune “I Can't Drive 55.” Other songs that appear on this list of the top car songs include Gary Numan's “Cars” and “Car Song” by Elastica.

Which of these great car songs makes you want to get out and drive? Let us know your favorites by voting them all the way up to the top of this list.
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The Beatles

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41 8
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The Beach Boys

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39 9
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War

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35 8
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Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band

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30 7
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The Clash

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25 7
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The Doors

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28 10
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Gary Numan

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28 10
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Kraftwerk

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19 3
Long Black Limousine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
kitsune added Elvis Presley

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28 11
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Wilson Pickett

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23 7
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Iggy Pop

14
23 7
Race With the Devil is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
kitsune added Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps

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19 4
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Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

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19 5
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The Rolling Stones

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19 5
Go Speed Racer Go is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
kitsune added Sponge

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20 6
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clash1977 added Dead Milkmen

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21 7
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16 3
Built for Speed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
kitsune added Stray Cats

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17 4
Look at That Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
kitsune added Stray Cats

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17 6
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John Lee Hooker

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30 18
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19 8
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14 4
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The Beach Boys

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14 4
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The Beach Boys

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17 7
Hotrod Gang is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
kitsune added Stray Cats

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The Beach Boys

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15 6
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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

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16 7
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Johnny Cash

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15 7
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"Weird Al" Yankovic

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7 1
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cfleeman added Eagles

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15 9
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Jethro Tull

35
21 15
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Sammy Hagar

36
5 0
Running On Empty is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
cfleeman added Jackson Browne

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17 12
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Willie Nelson

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21 17
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Tracy Chapman

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11 7
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Beck Hansen

40
9 6
Pink Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
kitsune added Bruce Springsteen

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Joe Walsh

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8 7
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8 7
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7 6
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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7 6
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ziggy123 added Aretha Franklin

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7 6
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Bruce Springsteen

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5 4
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Cliff Richard

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2 1
Running On Empty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
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