Music about your wheels

I’ve written here before about music appropriate for a drive.

(For that matter, I’ve delved into the subject of vehicles in movies and on TV, along with the comparative lack of good roles for Corvettes.)

As it happens, someone from something called California Technologies has put together what must be the most exhaustive list of songs about cars, not merely from A …

… to Z …

… but from 18 …

… to 928:

This list doesn’t cover every kind of car, but it’s pretty impressive nonetheless to include Buicks …

… Chevrolets …

… Oldsmobiles …

… Pontiacs …

… Fords …

… Lincolns …

… Mercurys …

… Chrysler, Dodge and/or Plymouth …

… and, though there are no AMCs, American Motors’ predecessor brand …

… and, yes, Corvettes:

I admit that I have not heard of most of these songs. Anyone who knows Jan and Dean thinks of “Dead Man’s Curve,” but have you heard of …

This song, not recorded by the group of the same name as the title, came out about the time I really really really really really really really really really wanted to drive:

The fans of brass rock (about which I last posted) are familiar with …

The one seat in a car that gets used 100 percent of the time is …

Bruce Springsteen has two songs about Cadillacs, one with a local reference:

The list also has a song by that well known singer Robert Mitchum:

Wherever Thunder Road is, there are too many songs about roads to include here:

There are also too many songs about what one might do in a car to include here:

Drive a car too fast? There are songs about that too:

What’s that? You have a truck, not a car? We’ve got you covered, friend:

And there are far too many songs about what cars provide — transportation freedom, the ability to go where you want to go when you want to go — to list here too:

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