Special Sub-Topic: Car Songs
|"Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
So Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?"
What singer sang about wanting a Mercedes Benz?|
Janis Joplin. Janis Joplin recorded this short (1 minute, 48 seconds) song a cappella. She introduced it on the recording by saying: "I'd like to do a song of great social and political import."
|"Baby doncha hear my heart
You got it drowning out the radio
I've been waiting so long
For you to come along and have some fun"
In what song did Meatloaf sing about making out in a car?|
Paradise by the Dashboard Light. "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" was the third hit single by Meat Loaf off his 1977 album "Bat out of Hell". In the middle of the song, there is a segment of a baseball broadcast by Phil Rizzuto, which mirrors the action going on in the car.
|In the song "Maybelline", Chuck Berry chases the car she is riding in with his V-8 Ford. What kind of car is Maybelline riding in? |
Cadillac Coupe de Ville. "As I was motorvatin' over the hill
I saw Maybelline in a Coupe de Ville
A Cadillac a-rollin' on the open road
Nothin' will outrun my V8 Ford"
The Cadillac Coupe de Ville is featured in a number of car songs by Neil Young, Steve Earle, Ludacris and others.
|In one classic case of misheard lyrics, the line "Revved up like a deuce" frequently gets heard as "Wrapped up like a douche". From what song performed by Manfred Mann does this misheard line come?|
Blinded by the Light. "Blinded By The Light" was written by Bruce Springsteen, though Manfred Mann made the song popular four years after Springsteen's version failed to hit the charts. Springsteen's original lyric for that line was "Cut loose like a deuce another runner in the night" and in Mann's version the line reads "revved up like a deuce, runner in the night".
|The Playmates recorded the song "Beep Beep". The singer is driving a Cadillac. What kind of car is going "beep, beep, beep" behind him?|
Nash Rambler. "While riding in my Cadillac
What to my surprise
A little Nash Rambler was following me
About one third my size
The guy musta wanted to pass me up
As he kept on tooting his horn
I'll show him that a Cadillac is not a car to scorn
Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep."
|"Baby you can drive my car.
Yes I'm gonna be a star.
Baby you can drive my car,
and baby I love you."
What musical group recorded this song in 1965?|
Beatles. This song by the Beatles appears on the UK version of the 1965 "Rubber Soul" album. Paul McCartney played this song at halftime of the 2005 Super Bowl. He has said that "drive my car" is an old blues metaphor for having sex.
|"One Piece at a Time" is a song about a Cadillac, built over a twenty year period from stolen parts. Who sang this comedy car song? |
Johnny Cash. "One Piece at a Time" was written by Wayne Kemp and recorded by Johnny Cash in 1976. According to the song lyrics, the Cadillac ended up being, "a '49, '50, '51, '52, '53, '54, '55, '56 '57, '58' 59' automobile; It's a '60, '61, '62, '63, '64, '65, '66, '67 '68, '69, '70 automobile."
|In the Beach Boys' song "Fun Fun Fun", the girl will have fun until "her Daddy takes the _____ away." What kind of car is she driving? |
T-bird. "And she'll have fun fun fun
Till her daddy takes her T-Bird away"
The Beach Boys sang a number of songs about California living and cars -- including "Fun, Fun, Fun", "Little Deuce Coupe", and "Shut Down".
|Several songs make reference to a "deuce coupe". What kind of car does that refer to? |
a 1932 Ford coupe. Deuce Coupe refers to the 1932 Ford coupe, which is a highly collectible automobile for restoration. In the 1960s, it was often converted into a hot rod. Songs by the Beach Boys and by Bruce Springsteen refer to it and a yellow one was featured in the movie "American Graffiti".
|A song written by Tom Cochrane in 1991 turned up in the animated movie, "Cars". What is the title of this song? |
Life is a Highway. "Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
If you're going my way
I wanna drive it all night long"
"Life is a Highway" was a number one hit for Tom Cochrane in Canada in 1991. In 2006, it was covered by Rascal Flatts for the animated Disney film, "Cars".
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