Best Car Songs of All Time
Americans have a love affair with their cars. On average, we spend 101 minutes each day driving. Cars mean freedom and independence. They connect us with adventure, they take us to work, to the mall, and to the doctor’s office. Cars are an extension of ourselves whether we keep them shiny and spotless or carelessly toss used fast food bags in the back seat.
Regardless of what car you own — a minivan, a sedan or a hot rod — celebrate our grand love affair with the automobile with some of the all time favorite songs about cars.
The list contains songs about cars ranked by your votes. Who doesn’t love songs about cars?
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 Hagar 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. Click the Ranker Logo below to see the entire list!
- Little Deuce Coupe The Beach Boys.
- Drive My Car The Beatles.
- Low Rider War.
- Mercedes Benz Janis Joplin, Full Tilt
- Boogie Band.
- Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett.
- Cars Gary Numan.
- Little Red Corvette Prince.