Quick! Name the top three topics that songs are written about.
1. Heart break.
2. True love.
I contend that 3. is cars. Since I am writing a novel about traffic, I decided to come up with a list of car songs that will be the creative sound track for my writing process. I asked my friends on facebook and twitter to suggest songs about cars. I placed all the suggestions into a big list, which you can view here: All Songs About Cars. Then I proceeded to reduce the list to my favorite 10. Here we go:
10. Pink Cadillac Natalie Cole
Listening to this song makes me want to run out of the house to buy a pink Cadillac.
9. Mustang Sally by Wilson Pickett
This is one is a classic. The first one that popped into my head when I thought of this list.
8. One Piece At A Time by Johnny Cash
Cash tells us the amusing story of how he steals car parts from the factory and tries to put the car together on his own.
7. Panda by Desiigner
This sleeper hit has a totally awesome beat. The Panda is a reference to a white BMW X6.
6. Freeway of Love by Aretha Franklin
Who can say no to majestic Aretha Franklin.
5. Small Car by Marvin Pontiac
A strange story that is hypnotic. A hidden gem.
4. I Drove All Night by Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi drives all night to be with the man she loves. How could I resist?
3. Greased Lightning from the movie Grease
John Travolta rubbing cellophane wrap against his hips …. need I say more?
2. Life is a Highway by Tom Cochrane
This song has brought me hours and hours of enjoyment. It almost made it to the #1 spot.
1. Fast Car by Tracy Chapman
That CD never gets old. That voice reverberates ever so gently.
What do you think? Do you agree with my list? What are your favorite car songs? Would love to hear your thoughts.
If you enjoyed this blog post you might also enjoy my post on car books.