Special Sub-Topic: Cadillacs in Song
|In the Stray Cats "Look at that Cadillac", where did the singer get a job to fund his purchase of "the finest lookin' car that ever rolled off the line"?|
Liquor store. From 1983's "Rant 'N Rave with the Stray Cats", "Look at that Cadillac" reached number 68 on The Billboard Hot 100 in 1984.
|In "One Piece at a Time" sung by Johnny Cash, what is the first thing the singer took to build his "Psyco-Billy Cadillac"?|
Lunch box full of gears. Written by Wayne Kemp, "One Piece at a Time" reached the Billboard Hot Country Singles number one the week of May 29-June 6, 1976.
|In The Playmates song "Beep Beep" when the singer thinks the driver of the "little Nash Rambler" wants to pass, what does he decide to show the approaching driver that a Cadillac is?|
not a car to scorn. Released in 1958, "Beep Beep" spent twelve weeks on the Billboard Top 40. Due to BBC regulations against brand names being used in songs, "Nash Rambler" and "Cadillac" were replaced with "bubble car" and "limousine" in Europe.
|In "Hot Rod Lincoln" originally released by Charlie Ryan and The Livingston Brothers in 1955, what type of Cadillac does the singer say "passed us by"?|
Sedan. "Hot Rod Lincoln" was re-released in 1959 by Charlie Ryan as Charlie Ryan and The Timberline Riders. It was also covered by Johnny Bond, Asleep at the Wheel, ALL, and in probably the best known version, by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen as well as many others.
|In the ZZ Top song "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide", how does the singer describe the ride in his "new Cadillac"?|
Easin' down the highway. From the 1979 "DegŁello" release, which reached the 1984 Billboard 200 at 183, "I'm Bad I'm Nationwide" included the lyrics "movin' down the road in my V-8 ford" and "rollin' down the road in some cold blue steel".
|Bruce Springsteen sings of going to the "Cadillac Ranch". Where is the Cadillac Ranch, with its ten vintage Cadillacs buried nose down in the dirt?|
Amarillo, Texas. The Cadillac Ranch erected in 1974 is located along historic Route 66 on land owned by Stanley Marsh III. It is comprised of Cadillacs produced from 1949-1963, set in the ground at the same angle as the great pyramids in Egypt.
|In 2002 Cadillac began an advertising campaign using a classic rock song. What tune did GM use to encourage us to "Break Through"? |
Led Zeppelin - "Rock and Roll". From Led Zeppelin's fourth album, "Rock and Roll", reached number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in 1972. GM tried to get the rights to "Break on Through to the Other Side", but the offer was turned down. I believe these ads debuted during the 2002 "Super Bowl".
|From the 1972 Neil Young release "Harvest", in the song "Alabama" the singer states "Your Cadillac has a wheel in the ditch and a wheel...". Where is the other wheel? |
on the track. "Harvest" reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart the week of March 11 - March 24, 1972. This was Mr. Young's second rip on "southern men".
|Bruce Springsteen also sings of a "Pink Cadillac". Who does he sing about waving to? |
The girls. Originally written in 1982, "Pink Cadillac" was first released as the "B-side" of "Dancing in the Dark" from the "Born in the U.S.A." album.
|In the song "Same Old You", from the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 1982 "Long After Dark" album, what does the singer suggest putting in the back of a '62 Cadillac? |
Fender Amplifier. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' fifth album, "Long After Dark", reached number nine on the Pop Albums chart in 1983.
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