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Song suggestions about: Cars, driving, trucking, racing, police chases, etc

Might be a weird one, but I like the uh..... aesthetic? I guess?

Some examples would be:

Artist Album Song
Megadeth So Far, So Good...So What! 502
The Presidents of the United States of America Love Everybody Highway Forever
Deep Purple Machine Head Space Truckin'

23 comments

  1. spit-evil-olive-tips
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    Rush - Red Barchetta (and a live version) Lyrics

    Rush - Red Barchetta (and a live version)

    Lyrics

    “Red Barchetta” is the story of a car chase in an Orwellian future. The song’s narrator seeks to escape urban dystopia by driving an illegal antique motor car around the countryside, while two hovering law enforcement vehicles pursue and attempt to apprehend him. The titular Barchetta is a refurbished old Ferrari which can be seen as a symbol of creativity and freedom.

    6 votes
  2. UntouchedWagons
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    Convoy by C.W. McCall (and Paul Brandt's cover), East Bound and Down by Jerry Reed, Get On Down The Road by The Road Hammers, Black Cars by Gino Vannelli, Mercury Blues by Alan Jackson, Route 66...

    Convoy by C.W. McCall (and Paul Brandt's cover), East Bound and Down by Jerry Reed, Get On Down The Road by The Road Hammers, Black Cars by Gino Vannelli, Mercury Blues by Alan Jackson, Route 66 by Depeche Mode (the Beatmaster's Mix is good too), Hot Rod Lincoln by Commander Cody, Someone Else’s Cadillac by Eric Heatherly, One Piece at a Time by Johnny Cash, Little Deuce Coupe by The Beach Boys

    5 votes
  3. PapaNachos
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    A huge amount of Eurobeat is about cars and/or racing such as Gas Gas Gas or Black Out This channel makes Eurobeat mixes with titles like EUROBEAT MIX FOR FAST TRAVELING TO TOKYO. They're not all...

    A huge amount of Eurobeat is about cars and/or racing such as Gas Gas Gas or Black Out

    This channel makes Eurobeat mixes with titles like EUROBEAT MIX FOR FAST TRAVELING TO TOKYO. They're not all about racing, but they basically all make me want to go fast so that might count for your purposes

    4 votes
  4. joplin
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    Artist: The Bottle Rockets Album: The Brooklyn Side Song: Thousand Dollar Car

    Artist: The Bottle Rockets
    Album: The Brooklyn Side
    Song: Thousand Dollar Car

    4 votes
  5. kfwyre
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    🎵 I DUG my KEY inTO the side 🎵 🎶 Of his pretty-little-souped-up four wheel driiiive 🎶 🎵 CARVED my name inTO his leather seeeeeeeeeeeeeeats 🎵 (Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats")

    🎵 I DUG my KEY inTO the side 🎵
    🎶 Of his pretty-little-souped-up four wheel driiiive 🎶
    🎵 CARVED my name inTO his leather seeeeeeeeeeeeeeats 🎵

    (Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats")

    4 votes
  6. leaping_eels
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    I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar I mean, that's just a classic banger!

    I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar

    I mean, that's just a classic banger!

    4 votes
  7. cfabbro
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    I definitely don't advocate the behavior mentioned in it, but The Offspring - Bad Habit is still my absolute favorite "pump me up" song about driving. Click for lyrics And the whole album that...

    I definitely don't advocate the behavior mentioned in it, but The Offspring - Bad Habit is still my absolute favorite "pump me up" song about driving.

    Click for lyrics

    [Intro]
    Hey, man, you know I'm really okay
    The gun in my hand will tell you the same
    But when I'm in my car, don't give me no crap
    ’Cause the slightest thing and I just might snap

    [Verse 1]
    When I go driving, I stay in my lane
    But getting cut off, it makes me insane
    I open the glove box, reach inside
    I'm gonna wreck this fucker's ride

    [Chorus]
    I guess I got a bad habit
    Of blowin' away (Yeah, Yeah)
    I got a bad habit (Yeah, Yeah)
    And it ain't goin' away (Yeah, Yeah)
    Yeah (Yeah, Yeah)
    Yeah (Yeah, Yeah)

    [Verse 2]
    They say the road is a dangerous place
    If you flip me off, I'll get in your face
    If you drive on my ass, your foot's on the gas
    And your next breath is your last

    [Chorus]
    I guess I got a bad habit
    Of blowin' away (Yeah, Yeah)
    I got a bad habit (Yeah, Yeah)
    And it ain't goin' away (Yeah, Yeah)
    Yeah (Yeah, Yeah)
    Yeah (Yeah, Yeah)

    [Bridge]
    Drivers are rude
    Such attitudes
    But when I show my piece
    Complaints cease
    Something's odd
    I feel like I'm God
    You stupid dumbshit goddam motherfucker!

    And the whole album that song is from, Smash, and all The Offspring's albums TBH, are great for driving to!

    And while not full of songs specifically about driving, Top Gear (the UK car TV show) has put out a bunch of great compilation albums that are chocked full of other amazing songs to drive to as well: https://topgear.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Albums

    3 votes
  8. Sil
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    Aesop Rock - Cycles to Gehenna Lyrics Musically I only like the 3rd verse, but the lyrics are good and I think it captures some of the unique feel of driving. Probably not what you're looking for....

    Aesop Rock - Cycles to Gehenna

    Lyrics

    Musically I only like the 3rd verse, but the lyrics are good and I think it captures some of the unique feel of driving. Probably not what you're looking for.

    Aes had a friend (Camu Tao) die young from lung cancer and this is about him coping in reckless/self-destructive ways through the vehicle of... a vehicle.

    3 votes
  9. joplin
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    Oh, how could I forget? The Keys to her Ferrari by Thomas Dolby off of Aliens Ate My Buick. It even includes a cameo by Robin Leach from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous!

    Oh, how could I forget? The Keys to her Ferrari by Thomas Dolby off of Aliens Ate My Buick. It even includes a cameo by Robin Leach from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous!

    3 votes
  10. knocklessmonster
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    Injury Reserve - Jailbreak the Tesla About the magic liquid that makes cars go: Metallica - Fuel Rammstein - Benzin And the briefest mention of a car, Childish Gambino - Sweatpants

    Injury Reserve - Jailbreak the Tesla

    About the magic liquid that makes cars go:

    Metallica - Fuel
    Rammstein - Benzin

    And the briefest mention of a car, Childish Gambino - Sweatpants

    2 votes
  11. meatrocket
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    Truckfighters - Desert Cruiser Kyuss - (Beginning of What's About to Happen) Hwy 74 Danava - Riding Hood Acid King - Drive Fast, Take Chances Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf (This...

    Truckfighters - Desert Cruiser

    Kyuss - (Beginning of What's About to Happen) Hwy 74

    Danava - Riding Hood

    Acid King - Drive Fast, Take Chances

    Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf (This whole album is a loose concept about a desert drive from LA to Joshua Tree. You owe it to yourself to listen to this thing if you haven't yet.)

    2 votes
  12. Wulfsta
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    Huh, does Drunk Drivers from Car Seat Headrest count here? Just going to keep editing this comment as I think of ones that might fit: In the Backseat by Arcade Fire White Is Red by Death From...

    Huh, does Drunk Drivers from Car Seat Headrest count here?

    Just going to keep editing this comment as I think of ones that might fit:

    • In the Backseat by Arcade Fire
    • White Is Red by Death From Above 1979
    • Ridin Round by Kali Uchis
    • The Art of Peer Pressure by Kendrick Lamar
    • Idaho by Open Mike Eagle
    1 vote
  13. bkimmel
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    Carefree Highway by Gordon Lightfoot

    Carefree Highway by Gordon Lightfoot

    1 vote
  14. pycrust
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    Midnight Rider - Allman Brothers

    Midnight Rider - Allman Brothers

    1 vote
  15. pseudolobster
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    Gary Newman - Cars bonus: Fear Factory Remix, and bonuser: Live with NIN White Zombie - Black Sunshine Johnny Cash - General Lee Chuck Barry - Route 66 Carpenter Brut - Turbo Killer doesn't really...

    Gary Newman - Cars bonus: Fear Factory Remix, and bonuser: Live with NIN

    White Zombie - Black Sunshine

    Johnny Cash - General Lee

    Chuck Barry - Route 66

    Carpenter Brut - Turbo Killer doesn't really have any lyrics, but it does have a music video, which isn't even really about cars, but it's pretty awesome, and has cars in it.

    While we're on that aesthetic, the Drive Soundtrack isn't really about driving, but it's great music to drive to.

    edit: Bonus: Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

    1 vote
  16. Gyrfalcon
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    I am a big fan of Phantom Racer by TWRP featuring The Protomen. In a completely different style, there is also Northwest Passage, which has several different versions. I am partial to Stan Rogers...

    I am a big fan of Phantom Racer by TWRP featuring The Protomen.

    In a completely different style, there is also Northwest Passage, which has several different versions. I am partial to Stan Rogers but there is apparently a metal version that I liked better than I thought I would.

    1 vote
  17. the_funky_buddha
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    Sugar Ray - Mean Machine Bush - Machinehead Metallica - Motorbreath Judas Priest - Turbo Lover

    Sugar Ray - Mean Machine
    Bush - Machinehead
    Metallica - Motorbreath
    Judas Priest - Turbo Lover

  18. pseudochron
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    Cake - The Distance Clutch - Spacegrass Sheep on Drugs - Track X

    Cake - The Distance
    Clutch - Spacegrass
    Sheep on Drugs - Track X

  19. Kelsier
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    Not what you are looking for, but this song popped up in my mind when I read the title :p Imran Khan - Amplifier (The language is punjabi btw)

    Not what you are looking for, but this song popped up in my mind when I read the title :p
    Imran Khan - Amplifier
    (The language is punjabi btw)

    2 votes