Readers’ Rock List: Car Songs

July 20th, 2009 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

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In what has to be a first in Rock Daily history, Gary Numan was named the champion of a Rock List, as the readers made sure that Numan’s anthem “Cars” easily toppled the competition in our Car Songs list. The Pleasure Principle hit beat out other auto-related songs by Prince, the Beatles and Queen, while songs about the road helped artists like AC/DC, Deep Purple and Bob Dylan make it onto our all-encompassing list of songs about highways, driving and anything else that could soundtrack a road trip. Check out the Readers’ entire Top 15 below:

1. Gary Numan - “Cars”
2. Prince – “Little Red Corvette”
3. The Beatles – “Drive My Car”
4. The Clash – “Brand New Cadillac”
5. Golden Earring – “Radar Love”
6. War – “Low Rider”
7. Queen – “I’m In Love With My Car”
8. Tracy Chapman – “Fast Car”
9. AC/DC – “Highway To Hell”
10. Deep Purple – “Highway Star”
11. The Cars – “Drive”
12. Steppenwolf – “Born To Be Wild”
13. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- “Runnin’ Down a Dream”
14. Bob Dylan – “Highway 61 Revisited”
15. Bruce Springsteen - “Born To Run”


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