Well, then hop in, buckle your seat belts, and hang on! This week’s Music Monday theme is “songs about cars” and we could not be more excited. The Mamas LOVE songs about cars! Who will YOU be riding shotgun with?
Melisa’s got a Fast Car, while Ri gets 8 Miles a Gallon. Tiffani in her Little Red Corvette is racing Mari in her Hot Rod Lincoln….they meet up with Mustang Sally, aka Kathryn, and ride off into the
sunset Black Sunshine (my pick, and not a song about sunshine but about a Mustang for those who don’t know), passing Lara in a Mercedes Benz along the way. We’ll end the ride by Sittin’ at a Bar waxing nostalgic with our bartender CC about how the latter isn’t technically a song about a car, but instead references the “piece of shit Nova” that got us ALL talking!
CC’s Dad had a baby blue Nova that he loved like it was a member of the family. Mari dated a boy in high school who drove a black Nova, while Lara pined for the boy across the street who also drove a black Nova (dun dun dun…..wasn’t the same boy and Nova was it, ladies?) As for me, I will always have a special place in my heart for the rumble of a V8 motor – having grown up around hot cars, trucks, and rods and owned a 74 Camaro and 79 Trans Am myself I suppose that was inevitable.
Here you go. Enjoy this week’s picks, head to Dolly‘s for more, and be sure to give us your favorite car songs in the comments!
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
8 Miles a Gallon – Scott Miller & The Commonwealth
Hot Rod Lincoln – Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen
Little Red Corvette – Prince
Oops. No Prince vid; they’ve all been removed due to copyright infringement. But since he made someone take down a video of THEIR KIDS DANCING to one of his songs, can you really be all that surprised?
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
Black Sunshine – White Zombie ft. Iggy Pop
Mercedes Benz – Janis Joplin
Happy Music Monday!