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Famous songs about cars
Whether the lyrics are subtle or explicit, there are a great number of songs that pay tribute to the almighty automobile. These romantic serenades to classic American cars have existed since radios became standard in motor vehicles. Those looking for some car travel tips may enjoy some info on the best songs about cars.
Little Deuce Coupe
This homage to the time-honored tradition of illegal drag racing was written by the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and a DJ and car enthusiast named Roger Christian, MSNBC.com reports. The song, which features a 1932 Ford with a custom V8 engine capable of reaching speeds of 140 mph, reached number 15 on the U.S. pop charts in 1963.
Drive My Car
Co-written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon of the Beatles, this song from the album Rubber Soul tells the story of a not-quite famous girl dreaming of the limelight. In anticipation of her coming fame, the girl hires a chauffeur to drive her around town - though she still doesn't have a car.
Bruce Springsteen's song Pink Cadillac pays tribute to the culture of gear heads and greasers that has dominated New Jersey for so long. The song was released in 1981 as a B-side to Dancing in the Dark and has become one of the Boss' greatest hits, according to the news source.