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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Race With the Devil is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
kitsune added Race With the Devil Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps

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Little Deuce Coupe The Beach Boys

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Drive My Car The Beatles

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Low Rider War

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Mercedes Benz Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band

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Long Black Limousine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
kitsune added Long Black Limousine Elvis Presley

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ziggy123 added Fun, Fun, Fun The Beach Boys

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Autobahn Kraftwerk

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Cars Gary Numan

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Go Speed Racer Go is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
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The Passenger Iggy Pop

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Brand New Cadillac The Clash

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The Back Seat of My Car Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

The Best Rap Songs About Cars

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Brand New Car The Rolling Stones

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Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett

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clash1977 added Bitchin' Camaro Dead Milkmen

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Moonlight Drive The Doors

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Built for Speed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
kitsune added Built for Speed Stray Cats

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In My Car The Beach Boys

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This Car of Mine The Beach Boys

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Car Crazy Cutie The Beach Boys

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Look at That Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
kitsune added Look at That Cadillac Stray Cats

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Hotrod Gang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
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A Wednesday Car Johnny Cash

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Cool Little Car John Lee Hooker

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Dali’s Car Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

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Stop Draggin’ My Car Around "Weird Al" Yankovic

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Nobody's Car Jethro Tull

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Rental Car Beck Hansen

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The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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cfleeman added Ol' 55 Eagles

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I Can't Drive 55 Sammy Hagar

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Running On Empty is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
cfleeman added Running On Empty Jackson Browne

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On the Road Again Willie Nelson

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Fast Car Tracy Chapman

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These Creepy True Stories About The Deep Web Will Have You Slowly Backing Away From The Screen ...

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In My Car Joe Walsh

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White Car Yes

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Mary's New Car Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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Pink Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
kitsune added Pink Cadillac Bruce Springsteen

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kitsune added Two Black Cadillacs Carrie Underwood

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Long Black Shiny Car is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
kitsune added Long Black Shiny Car Restless

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'49 Mercury Blues is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs About Cars
kitsune added '49 Mercury Blues Brian Setzer Orchestra