Road trips have increased in popularity this summer due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which is leading to many people spending some extra quality time in their automobile.
This got us thinking about all of the outstanding songs about cars and driving, so we created this list of 21 classic rock songs dedicated to cars and driving. Perhaps some car and driving metaphors are also thrown in there, but just put on cruise control and enjoy!
"Telephone is ringing/You got me on the run/I'm driving in my car now/I got you under my wheels."
"It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down/I had the radio on, I was drivin'/Trees went by, me and Del were singin' little Runaway/I was flyin'."
"I can pull up by the curb/I can make it on the road/Goin' mobile/I can stop in any street/And talk with people that we meet/Goin' mobile/Keep me movin'."
"I guess I should've closed my eyes when you drove me to the place/Where your horses run free/'Cause I felt a little ill when I saw all the pictures/Of the jockeys that were there before me."
"The machine of a dream/Such a clean machine/With the pistons a pumping/And the hubcaps all gleam."
"Revvin' up your engine/Listen to her howlin' roar/Metal under tension/Beggin' you to touch and go."
"Nobody going to take my car I'm going to race it to the ground/Nobody going to beat my car/It's going to break the speed of sound."
"I strip away the old debris/That hides a shining car/A brilliant red Barchetta/From a better, vanished time/We fire up the willing engine/Responding with a roar/Tires spitting gravel/I commit my weekly crime."
"Now some folks say it's too big/And uses too much gas/Some folks say it's too old/And that it goes too fast/But my love is bigger than a Honda/It's bigger than a Subaru."
"You can't go on/Thinking nothing's wrong, oh no/Who's gonna drive you home/Tonight?"
"I am a passenger/And I ride and I ride/I ride through the city's backsides/I see the stars come out of the sky/Yeah, they're bright in a hollow sky/You know it looks so good tonight."
"Got those highway blues, can't you hear my motor runnin'/Flyin' down the road with my foot on the floor/All the way in town they can hear me comin'/Ford's about to drop, she won't do no more."
"Jump back, what's that sound?/Here she comes, full blast and top down/Hot shoe, burnin' down the avenue/Model citizen zero discipline."
"We're on a road to nowhere/Come on inside/Taking that ride to nowhere/We'll take that ride/I'm feeling okay this morning/And you know/We're on the road to paradise/Here we go, here we go."
"One foot on the brake and one on the gas, hey/Well, there's too much traffic, I can't pass, no/So I tried my best illegal move/A big black and white come and crushed my groove again."
"Baby, you can drive my car/Yes, I'm gonna be a star/Baby, you can drive my car/And maybe I'll love you."
"Get your motor runnin'/Head out on the highway/Looking for adventure/In whatever comes our way."
"Truckin', got my chips cashed in/Keep truckin', like the do-dah man/Together, more or less in line/Just keep truckin' on."
Catch the songwriting legend and a bit heavier of a band afterwards at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City.
"Jack be nimble, Jack be quick/Take a ride on the West Coast kick."
"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."