Hooniverse Asks Bonus: Which Car-Themed Song Have You (Re-)Discovered?

Recently, I was listening to Pandora (Pantera station – don’t judge), looking for some good driving music, when this classic came up. Now, I make no bones about my love of all sounds metal, including the boys from the Bay area. I’ve never really stopped listening to Metallica, but I don’t play them every day like I used to. This will definitely put them back in the rotation, though.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since this song hit the airwaves; I was just a young, dumb 15-year old kid back then, and driving was still another six months off. This song connected with a lot of guys and gals my age back then, and even today, it gets my adrenaline pumping. Quench my thirst with gasoline, indeed. It makes me want to go lay some 11’s in my truck. Very small 11’s.

All this got me thinking: what other car-themed songs are in your playlists? What classic or forgotten gems have made a comeback?

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  1. sporty88 Avatar

    Prince – “Little Red Corvette”
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZAnZW3bXRE&w=420&h=315%5D

    1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
      dead_elvis, inc.

      Just use the main URL, not their embed code. Disqus should take care of embedding automatically.

  2. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    Super Charger Heaven. I haven’t rediscovered it, though. It’s been in the driving song rotation for…holy crap, it’s over 20 years old!

    …and I still don’t know what the hell he’s saying except for the chorus.

  3. The Real Number_Six Avatar
    The Real Number_Six

    Neu! “Drive” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGEZYr8BfDE

  4. outback_ute Avatar

    Rediscovered: Deep Purple – Highway Star
    Did not need to rediscover: Golden Earring – Radar Love

  5. Papa Van Twee Avatar
    Papa Van Twee

    Van Halen – Panama
    When I was a kid, I really didn’t listen to lyrics. So I thought this was about a country. Or a girl he would “take her in the turn”.

  6. Moparmann Avatar

    Black Cars – Gino Vanelli

  7. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    Theme song to the deer departed Pinto:

  8. Batshitbox Avatar

    In truth, it’s The Renegade, but it always makes me think of this

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      In truth, I don’t have a stereo in my truck. Mostly what I listen to is whatever I can sing, which ain’t much.
      Last week I was splitting lanes of stopped traffic wearing the dirt bike helmet and singing Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-A-Ling”, frequently I just go with “The Doom Song” by Gir (Invader Zim)

  9. mad_science Avatar

    With a Bocephus sticker on his 442 he used to light ’em up just for fun.

  10. mad_science Avatar

    Holy crap how could I forget this one. Listen to it once a month when I really need some noise therapy.

  11. 0A5599 Avatar

    The video reminds me of something.

  12. 0A5599 Avatar

    This one, too,

  13. Kiefmo Avatar

    The song isn’t remotely car-themed, but you can’t not think of it as a good driving song once you’ve seen the music video.

  14. stigshift Avatar