->''"I cannot hear a Music/BeachBoys car song without being immediately transported back to the summers of 1962 through 1965... I'm no longer a middle-aged guy driving to the laundry to pick up my shirts; I'm seventeen, and it's a summer night with tantalizing possibilities of adventure and romance hanging semipalpably in the humid air, and I'm cruising the roads around Armonk, New York, and even though the vehicle I'm cruising in is my mom's Plymouth Valiant station wagon, which boasts the performance characteristics and sex appeal of a forklift, I am feeling '''good''', and I am stomping on the gas pedal (not that this has any measurable effect on my mom's Valiant) and imagining that I'm at the wheel of a Stingray, singing triumphantly along with the Beach Boys as we roar past the Dodge 413..."''
-->--'''''Creator/DaveBarry's Book of Bad Songs'''''

Are you a musician? Do you own a CoolCar? Do you wish you had a CoolCar? Why not write a song about this car, its parts and how cool it is? Tell the world about your vehicle's paint job, engine, whatever you want.

Wait, you need more? Okay, why not stick in a story about how the car is cursed, how you like to take your baby around in it or that time you were arrested for speeding?

Common cars are T-birds, Cadillacs, hearses, Cadillac hearses, and generic hotrods.

Not to be confused with songs by Music/TheCars. If it's a romantic song about your car, then CargoShip may apply. See also TrainSong.


[[folder: Music ]]

* "Grey Cortina" by Tom Robinson Band.
* "Low Rider" by War.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvuoJlCDLxg "Hot Rod Race"]] by Arkie Shibley and his Mountain Dew Boys.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MS9fk1u6kA "Hot Rod Lincoln"]] by Charlie Ryan & The Livingston Brothers, an AnswerSong.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5Aae9ReI5Q "Beep Beep"]] by The Playmates.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RAfxiyMKAk "Maybelline"]], Music/ChuckBerry's first single.
* Taken to its ultimate logical conclusion by Music/{{Queen}} with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaEM4JYFPfw "I'm In Love With My Car"]]. The lyrics were inspired by one of their roadies who was [[ThePreciousPreciousCar a bit obsessive about his Triumph TR4]], which is admittedly an extremely CoolCar.
* "Shut Down," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Little Deuce Coupe" and "409" by Music/TheBeachBoys.
** ...with "Little Honda" as their cool ''bike'' song.
* "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena", "Drag City", and "Dead Man's Curve" by Music/JanAndDean.
* "Custom Machine" by Bruce and Terry.
* "Cadillac Jack" about a pool player's love affair with his white Cadillac. Things go wrong when he attempts to flirt with a human woman, and Jack ends up riding in the back of a. long. ''black''. Cadillac.
* Subversion: "Little Red Corvette" by Music/{{Prince}} isn't really about a car, it's a DoubleEntendre for a certain part of the female anatomy.
* "The Scavenger" by Music/DickDale & the Del-Tones. Also subverted in "Grudge Match", where he sings about taking his cool car to a drag race -- and losing completely.
* "Highway Star" by Music/DeepPurple (from ''[[Music/MachineHeadAlbum Machine Head]]'')
* "Death Alley Driver" by Music/{{Rainbow}}
* Inverted with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6aIo1q-RF0 "Teardrops on my Old Car"]], a parody of "Teardrops on my Guitar" by Music/TaylorSwift.
* "Look At That Cadillac" by the Stray Cats.
* "Cars" by Music/GaryNuman.
* "Pink Cadillac" by Music/BruceSpringsteen. Cars also play important supporting roles in some other of his songs like "Fire", "Racing in the Streets", "Sherry Darling" or "The River".
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFI36dir_Ro "Trampled Under Foot"]] by Music/LedZeppelin ''sounds'' like this, but it's really an IntercourseWithYou song.
** As is "Shut Up and Drive" by Music/{{Rihanna}}.
* This trope was parodied by Prefab Sprout with 'Cars & Girls'
* Music/VanHalen's "Panama".
* "Slick Black Cadillac" by Music/QuietRiot.
* 'Red Barchetta' by Music/{{Rush}}.
* ''Music/{{Foreigner}}'': "Rev on the Red Line", about street racing and the four hundred horses under the hood.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ht3pgS2L7M "Chevette"]] by Audio Adrenaline.
* ''Black Sunshine'' by Music/WhiteZombie and ''Dragula'' by Music/RobZombie.
* "My Old Yellow Car" by Dan Seals.
* "The Keys To Her Ferrari" by Music/ThomasDolby parodies this trope by taking it UpToEleven.
* "Open Road" by Music/BryanAdams.
* "Wheels" by Music/{{ACDC}}.
* Brazil saw a trend in the so-called "universitary country" regarding these: "Camaro Amarelo" (Yellow Camaro) - and its parody "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Gol Gol 1.0]]" -, "Vem Ni Mim Dodge Ram" (Come at me, Dodge Ram), "De Land Rover É Fácil" (It's Easier with a Land Rover), and "Fiorino", which even starts referencing the previous one ("It's easier and prettier with a Land Rover, but I wanna see you throw the chick at the back of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_Fiorino Fiorino!]]").
* "Driving in my Car" by Music/{{Madness}}, which also crosses over into TheAllegedCar.
* "Drive My Car" by Music/TheBeatles.
** Subverted in that she's got no car (and it's breaking her heart).
* "Autobahn" by Music/{{Kraftwerk}}.
* "Galaxie" by Music/BlindMelon.
* A variation is Music/WalkOffTheEarth's car loop version of their song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIfsVtmFoqU Gang of Rhythm]]". The song isn't about a car, the song is [[EverythingIsAnInstrument played on the car]].
* "Pedal To The Metal" by Kazzer.
* "Mach 5" by Music/ThePresidentsOfTheUnitedStatesOfAmerica. BTW, it's not about ''Anime/SpeedRacer's'' car.
* "Fast Car" by Music/TracyChapman is a {{deconstruction}}. Two lovers escape in the title car, but they have nothing waiting for them. No jobs and miserable lives ensue.
* ''Totally'' subverted by [[Music/TheCatEmpire The Cat Empire's]] ironically titled "The Car Song" which is basically about lack of ambition and procrastination and really only mentions cars to illustrate these points in its chorus.
* "No Particular Place To Go" by Chuck Berry. His date with his girl is foiled because he can't unfasten her seat belt.
* "Making Love In A Subaru" by Damaskas Hollodan from ''The Dr. Demento Show'' on radio.


[[folder: Film ]]

* "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" from ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''.
* "The Stanley Steamer" from ''Summer Holiday''.


[[folder: Radio ]]

* The ''Radio/CarTalk'' brothers are collectors and probably the ''leading'' disseminators of songs about [[TheAllegedCar Alleged Cars]].


[[folder: Theatre ]]

* "Greased Lightning" from ''Film/{{Grease}}''.
* "Cadillac Car" from ''Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}}''.
* "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" from ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'' is basically a car song about a horse-drawn carriage.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Oddly inverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster''. In "Worthless" cars at a junkyard sing about their people.