Songs About Cars

Car lovers everywhere will enjoy this playlist featuring some of the most popular songs about cars.

The artists behind this music found their inspiration in a love for speed and the call of the open road.

So hop in, ease the seat back, turn up the volume, and get ready for a ride down the highway of love (for sweet rides, that is) with this fun playlist!


    The best songs about cars (with brands, makes & models in the title)

    Oldies songs about cars

    1. “G.T.O.” by Ronny and the Daytonas

    Album: G.T.O.
    Year: 1964
    Car Make & Model: Pontiac G.T.O.

    Pontiac named its muscle car Gran Turismo Omolgato, but the vehicle quickly became known as the G.T.O. Its original Italian moniker means “Grand Touring Homologated” (or road-racing vehicle) in English.

    2. “Rocket 88” by Ike Turner

    Album: Presenting Ike Turner
    Year: 1958
    Car Make & Model: Oldsmobile 88 Rocket

    In the mid-20th century, the space race was in full throttle. Auto manufacturers and marketers began capitalizing on the public’s fascination with celestial exploration with styles and names that captured the spirit. Oldsmobile’s Rocket was made available in their 88, Super 88, and 98 models.

    3. “Chevy Van” by Sammy Johns

    Album: Sammy Johns
    Year: 1973
    Car Make & Model: Chevrolet G-series Van

    Sammy Johns released his hit song just as the popularity of vans began to peak in the 1970s. Some of the most famous vans in pop culture include the Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine from the 1970s, the vehicle used on the 1980s TV show The A-Team, and a conversion van on a famous episode of Seinfeld (“The Junk Mail”) in 1997.

    Oldies runners up:

    • “Mustang Sally” by Wilson Pickett
    • “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

    Country songs about cars

    4. “Guitars, Cadillacs” by Dwight Yoakam

    Album: Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.
    Year: 1986
    Car Make & Model: Cadillac (General Motors)

    The Cadillac luxury line of automobiles is one of America’s oldest car brands. Named after the founder of Detroit, Michigan, Cadillac production began in 1902 and it has remained a popular vehicle ever since.

    5. “F-150” by Robyn Ottolini

    Album: The I’m Not Always Hilarious EP
    Year: 2020
    Car Make & Model: Ford F-150

    Canadian country artist Robyn Ottolini found inspiration for this song in her memories of her boyfriend’s pickup truck after their relationship ended. Ford F-Series pickups are the best-selling vehicles since 1981, with sales of over 40 million units (as of 2022).

    You’ll love this playlist of driving songs.

    6. “Silverado for Sale” by Morgan Wallen

    Album: Dangerous: The Double Album
    Year: 2021
    Car Make & Model: Chevrolet Silverado

    Chevy’s competitor to the Ford F-Series pickups, the Silverado is among the best-selling vehicles in the United States. In this song, Morgan Wallen weaves love, nostalgia, and his emotional connection to his truck.

    Country runner up:

    • “Red Camaro” by Keith Urban

    Classic rock songs about cars

    7. “Mercedes Benz” by Janis Joplin

    Album: Pearl
    Year: 1971
    Car Make & Model: Mercedes-Benz

    Janis Joplin took inspiration for her signature song about a Mercedes Benz from poetry written by San Francisco beat poet Michael McClure. The luxury vehicle line represents success, achievement, and in this song, a showy representation of consumerism.

    8. “Pink Cadillac” by Bruce Springsteen

    Album: (B-side single to Dancing in the Dark)
    Year: 1984
    Car Make & Model: Cadillac (General Motors)

    In this song, Bruce Springsteen gets to sing about one of his favorite cars, the Cadillac. This suggestive song was his second about the famous vehicle brand after his release of “Cadillac Ranch” in 1980.

    Classic rock runner up:

    • “Brand New Cadillac” by The Clash

    Pop & rock songs about cars

    9. “Little Red Corvette” by Prince

    Album: 1999
    Year: 1983
    Car Make & Model: Chevrolet Corvette

    The Corvette, a sports car that symbolizes speed, freedom, and adventure (and sometimes a mid-life crisis), first appeared in 1953. To this day, it is one of the most popular sports cars in history.

    Pop & rock runner up:

    • “White Mustang” by Lana Del Rey

    Rap & hip hop songs about cars

    10. “Aston Martin Music” by Rick Ross feat. Chrisette Michele and Drake (parental advisory)

    Album: Teflon Don
    Year: 2010
    Car Make & Model: Aston Martin

    The luxury sports car Aston Martin is made in Britain. It was made famous by its use in the 1964 James Bond movie, Goldfinger. Since then, these luxury autos have come to represent Britain as one of its most popular cultural icons.

    Rap & hip hop runners up:

    • “Beamer, Benz, or Bentley” by Lloyd Banks
    • “Chevy Ridin High” by Dre feat. Rick Ross
    • “Riding’ N’ Da Chevy” by Three 6 Mafia

    We hope you enjoyed this look at our ten favorite songs about cars with makes & models in the title. Here are more great playlists to discover:

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    By Greg Johnson | Published 3/4/2024