Car Show Songs top 500

Car Show Songs, Best 500 List


Car Show Songs top 500


These are the Best Car Show Songs we could find. We’ve researched on the internet, asked DJs, asked car show enthusiasts and put the best of the best into our car show list below. We’ve included some motorcycle songs into our list too as Harley-Davidson is part of American history along with the 1957 Chevy.

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Car Show Songs For Automobiles and Motorcycles

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Car show song list curated by Matthew Campbell

Aaron Tippin – There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio

AC/DC – Highway to Hell

Adam Sandler – Ode to My Car

Alan Jackson – Drive (For Daddy Gene)

Alan Jackson – Mercury Blues

Albert King – Cadillac Assembly Line


Alice Cooper – Slick Black Limousine

Allman Brothers – Midnight Rider

Allman Brothers – Ramblin’ Man

America – Ventura Highway

Amy Winehouse – Rehab

Andre Williams – Cadillac Jack

Andy Swindell – Belvedere

Aretha Franklin – Freeway Of Love

Arkie Shibley – Hot Rod Race

Arlo Guthrie – I’m Changing My Name to Chrysler


Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith – Hot Rod Race

Asleep At The Wheel – (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66

Audio Adrenaline – Chevette

Autograph – Blondes in Black Cars

Bachman Turner Overdrive – Roll On Down The Highway

Beach Boys – Don’t Worry Baby

Beach Boys – Drive-In

Belle and Sebastian – I Love My Car

Bert Convy & the Cheers – Chicken

Bill Haley – Rocket 88


Bill Kirchen – Hot Rod Lincoln

Billie Jo Spears – 57 Chevrolet

Billy Falcon – Power Windows

Billy Ocean – Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car

Bing Crosby – In My Merry Oldsmobile

Black Helicopter – Buick Electra

Black Shep – Cool Blue Corvette

Blackfoot – Highway Song

Blondie – Rapture

Bo Diddley – Cadillac


Bob Dylan – From a Buick 6

Bob Dylan – Highway 51 Blues

Bob Luman – Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache

Bob Seger – Hollywood Nights

Bob Seger – Like A Rock

Bob Seger – Night Moves

Bob Seger – Turn the Page

Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys – Cadillac in Model A

Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys – Hubbin’ It

Bobby Bare – 500 Miles Away From Home


Bobby Troup – (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66

Booker T. and the MG’s – Cruisin’

Brad Paisley – All I Wanted Was A Car

Brad Paisley – Mr. Policeman

Brian Burns – I’ve Been Everywhere (In Texas)

Brian Setzer – 5 Years, 4 Months, 3 Days

Brian Setzer – ’59

Brian Setzer – 8-Track

Brian Setzer – Dreamsville

Brian Setzer – Hot Rod Girl


Brian Setzer – Ignition

Brian Setzer – Rooster Rock

Brian Setzer – Who Would Love This Car But Me

Brian Setzer Orchestra – 49 Mercury Blues

Brian Setzer Orchestra – Switchblade 327

Brian Setzer Orchestra – The Legend Of Johnny Kool, Pt. 2

Brother Phelps – Ragtop

Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run

Bruce Springsteen – Cadillac Ranch

Bruce Springsteen – Pink Cadillac

Bruce Springsteen – Racing in the Streets


Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road

Bruce Springsteen – Stand On It

Buddy Guy – Mustang Sally

C.W. McCall – Black Bear Road

C.W. McCall – Convoy

C.W. McCall – Four Wheel Drive

Cake – Stickshifts and Safetybelts

Cake – The Distance

Canned Heat – Goin’ Up The Country

Canned Heat – On the Road Again


Cartoon Theme Players – Speed Racer

Celine Dion – I Drove All Night

Chamillionaire – Ridin’

Charlie Daniels Band – UnEasy Rider

Charlie Ryan – Hot Rod Hades

Charlie Ryan – Hot Rod Lincoln

Chevrolet – See The USA In Your Chevrolet

Chris Ledoux – Cadillac Ranch

Chris LeDoux – Horsepower

Chris LeDoux – Life Is a Highway

Chuck Berry – Dear Dad


Chuck Berry – Jaguar & The Thunderbird

Chuck Berry – Maybellene

Chuck Berry – Nadine

Chuck Berry – No Money Down

Chuck Berry – No Particular Place To Go

Chuck Berry – Route 66

Chuck Berry – You Can’t Catch Me

Chuck Berry – You Never Can Tell

Cyndi Lauper – I Drove All Night

Clutch – Spacegrass


Collin Raye – Little Red Rodeo

Commander Cody – Hot Rod Lincoln

Cream – Crossroads

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Up Around the Bend

Dan Olsen – Hemi Barracuda

Dan Seals – Old Yellow Car

Daniel Caine Orchestra – Stingray

Darryl Worley – POW 369

Dave Dudley – Fireball Rolled A ‘7’

Dave Dudley – Six Days on the Road


David Allen Coe – The Ride

David Ball – Riding With Private Malone

David Lee Murphy – The Road You Leave Behind

David Lindley – Mercury Blues

David Marks & the Marksmen – Kustom Kar Show

De-Fenders – Deuces Wild

De-Fenders – Drag Beat

De-Fenders – Four Banger

De-Fenders – Little Deuce Coupe

De-Fenders – Road Runner

De-Fenders – Rum Runner


De-Fenders – Taco Wagon

De-Fenders – Wheelin’ Home

Deep Purple – Highway Star

Depeche Mode – Behind the Wheel

Deuce Coupes – Candy Apple Blue

Deuce Coupes – Double-A Fueler

Deuce Coupes – Gear Masher

Deuce Coupes – Nite Prowler

Deuce Coupes – Road Rattler

Deuce Coupes – Satan’s Chariot

Dick Dale – Mag Wheels


Dick Dale & His Del Tones – Taco Wagon

Dick Dale And His Del-Tones – 426-Super Stock

Diesel – Sausalito Summernight

Dion – The Wanderer

Dionne Warwick – Do You Know the Way to San Jose

Dishwalla – Counting Blue Cars

Dizzy Gillespie – Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac

Don Brandon – Ballad Of Bonneville

Don McLean – American Pie

Doug Kershaw and the Hazzard County Boys – Ballad of General Lee


Doug Kershaw and the Hazzard County Boys – Keep Between Them Ditches

Dre ft. Rick Ross – Chevy Ridin’ High

Duane Eddy – Forty Miles of Bad Road

Dwight Yoakam – Long White Cadillac

Dwight Yoakam – Guitars, Cadillacs

Eddie Cochran – Drive In Show

Eddie Cochran – Somethin’ Else

Eddie Cochran – Summertime Blues

Eddie Kendricks – Keep on Truckin’

Eddie Rabbit – Drivin’ My Life Away


Edgar Winter – Free Ride

Elaine Britt – Mabelene

Elastica – Car Song

Elton John – Crocodile Rock

Elvis Presley – Long Black Limousine

Eric Clapton – Terraplane Blues

Foghat – Chevrolet

Foghat – Slow Ride

Foghat – Terraplane Blues

Foreigner – Rev On The Red Line


Fred Eaglesmith – Lucille

Fred Eaglesmith – Mighty Big Car

Gary Numan – Cars

Gary Usher – 426 Super Stock

Gene Moles & The Softwinds – Burnin’ Rubber

Gene Vincent – Race With The Devil

Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps – Rocky Road Blues

George Harrison – Faster

George Jones – The One I Loved Back Then (The Corvette Song)

George Stogner – Hardtop Race


George Thorogood – Ride On Josephine

George Thorogood – Six Days on the Road

Golden Earring – Radar Love

Gordon Lightfoot – Carefree Highway

Grand Funk Railroad – Mr. Limousine Driver

Grandpa Jones – 8 More Miles To Louisville

Grateful Dead – The Wheel

Grateful Dead – Truckin’

Guided By Voices – Motor Away

Guy Drake – Welfare Cadillac

Hank Snow – Ninety Miles an Hour (Down a Dead End Street)


Hank Williams – Hey, Good Lookin’

Hawk Nelson – Like a Race Car

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – Tijuana Taxi

Hinder – Born to Be Wild

Hondells – Little Honda

Hot Chocolate – Heaven’s in the Back Seat of My Cadillac

Hotrod Hillbillies – She’s My Chevy

Huey Lewis & Gwyneth Paltrow – Cruisin’

Ides of March – Vehicle

Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm – Rocket 88

Incubus – Drive


J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers – Last Kiss

Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats – Rocket 88

Jackson Browne – Running On Empty

James Taylor – Country Road

James Taylor – Traffic Jam

Jan & Dean – B’ Gas Rickshaw

Jan & Dean – Barons, West L.A.

Jan & Dean – Bucket ‘T’

Jan & Dean – Dead Man’s Curve

Jan & Dean – Drag City

Jan & Dean – Freeway Flyer


Jan & Dean – Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)

Jan & Dean – My Mighty G.T.O.

Jan & Dean – Rockin’ Little Roadster

Jan & Dean – The Anaheim, Azusa & Cucamonga

Jan & Dean – Three Window Coupe

Jan & Dean – Schlock Rod, Pt 1

Jan & Dean – Surf City

Janis Joplin – Me & Bobby McGee

Janis Joplin – Mercedes Benz

Jeff Carson – The Car

Jerry Cole & his Spacemen – Driving Little Deuce


Jerry Jeff Walker – L.A. Freeway

Jerry Reed – East Bound and Down

Jerry Reed – Lord, Mr. Ford

Jerry Reed – Texas Bound and Flyin’

Jill Sobule – I Saw a Cop

Jim Croce – Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy)

Jim Croce – Speedball Tucker

Jim Croce – Working At The Car Wash Blues

Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic

Jimi Hendrix – Highway Chile

Jimmy Buffett – Ragtop Day


Jimmy Liggins – Cadillac Boogie

Jo Dee Messina – Heads Carolina, Tails California

Jo Dee Messina – Silver Thunderbird

Joe Diffie – Pickup Man

John Berry – Kiss Me In The Car

John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads

John Fogerty – Hot Rod Heart

John Hiatt – Drive South

John Hiatt – Riding with the King

John Hiatt – Tennessee Plates

John Lee Hooker – Mustang Sally & GTO


John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers – White Line Fever

John McCutcheon – The Red Corvette

John Rewind – American Idle

John Rewind – Bowtie Hunters

John Rewind – Dartin’ Around

John Rewind – Hemi Head

John Schneider – In the Driver’s Seat

John Travolta – Greased Lightnin’ (from ‘Grease’)

Johnny Bond – Hot Rod Lincoln

Johnny Cash – The General Lee


Johnny Cash – I’ve Been Everywhere

Johnny Cash – One Piece At A Time

Johnny Rector – If You Drink, Don’t Drive

Johnny Rivers – Maybelline

Junior Walker and the All Stars – (I’m A) Road Runner

Judas Priest – Turbo Lover

Junior Brown – Highway Patrol

K.C. Douglas – Mercury Blues

Kathy Mattea – 18 Wheels and A Dozen Roses

Kathy Mattea – 455 Rocket


Keith Bryant – The Chevys and Fords

Kellie Coffey – Texas Plates

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Slow Ride

Kill Switch – Hemi Charger

Kiss – Detroit Rock City

Kraftwerk – Autobahn

L’Trimm – Cars With The Boom

L7 – Shirley

Led Zeppelin – Trampled Underfoot

Lee Dorsey – My Old Car

Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon – Car Carrier Blues


Lightnin’ Hopkins – T-Model Blues

Lindsey Buckingham – Holiday Road

Little Bruce – Chevys & Fords

Little Caesar – Drive It Home

Little Feat – Let It Roll

Little Village – Don’t Think About Her When You’re Trying To Drive

Lobo – Me And You And A Dog Named Boo

Lonestar – Ragtop Cadillac

Lost Boyz – Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz and Benz

Loudon Wainwright III – Dead Skunk

Lucinda Williams – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

Luke McDaniel – The Automobile Song


Mamas and the Papas – California Dreamin’

Marc Cohn – Silver Thunderbird

Mark Collie – Even the Man in the Moon is Crying

Mark Dinning – Teen Angel

Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris – All The Roadrunning

Martha and the Vandellas – Motoring

Meat Loaf – Paradise by the Dashboard Light

Melissa Etheridge – You Can Sleep While I Drive

Merle Haggard – Long Black Limousine

Metallica – Fuel

Metallica – Turn the Page


Michael Hurtt and His Haunted Hearts – She Won’t Turn Over for Me

Michael Martin Murphey – Geronimo’s Cadillac

Michael Nesmith – Keys to the Car

Mike Ness – I’m in Love with My Car

Ministry – Jesus Built My Hotrod

Ministry – Radar Love

Mink DeVille – Cadillac Walk

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels – Jenny Take a Ride

Monde Yeux – Long Gone

Montgomery Gentry – Speed


Nat King Cole – (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66

Natalie Cole – Pink Cadillac

Neil W. Young – I Got My Ragtop Down

Neil Young – Coupe de Ville

Neil Young – Long May You Run

Neil Young – Motor City

Neil Young – Trans Am

Nelly – Ride Wit Me

Nervous Norvus – Transfusion

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Cadillac Ranch

NRBQ – Ridin’ In My Car


Original Cast – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Parliament – My Automobile

Paul Evans – Seven Little Girls (Sitting In the Back Seat)

Paul Revere and the Raiders – Corvair Baby

Paul Revere and the Raiders – Judge GTO Breakaway

Paul Revere and the Raiders – Maybelline

Paul Revere and the Raiders – Powder Blue Mercedes Queen

Paul Revere and the Raiders – SS 396

Paul Simon – Graceland

Paul Westmoreland – Hot Rod Rag


Pearl Bailey – Solid Gold Cadillac

Pebbles – Mercedes Boy

Phil Vassar – My Chevrolet

Pinmonkey – I Drove All Night

Playmates – Beep Beep

Primus – Jerry Was A Racecar Driver

Prince – Little Red Corvette

Public Enemy – You’re Gonna Get Yours

Queen – I’m In Love With My Car

Quiet Riot – Slick Black Cadillac

R. Dean Taylor – Gotta See Jane


R.E.M. – Drive

Ramblin’ Jimmy Dolan – Hot Rod Race

Randy Travis – Highway Junkie

Rascal Flatts – Fast Cars and Freedom

Rascal Flatts – Life Is a Highway

Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack

Ray Peterson – Tell Laura I Love Her

Ricky Riddle – Drivin’ Down the Wrong Side of the Road

Ricky Skaggs – Highway 40 Blues

Ricky Van Shelton – Keep It Between the Lines


Rihanna – Rehab

Rob Zombie – Dragula

Rob Zombie – Two-Lane Blacktop

Robben Ford – Chevrolet

Robbie Dupree – Hot Rod Hearts

Robert Johnson – Terraplane Blues

Robert LoRusso – Service Station Blues

Robert Mitchum – The Ballad of Thunder Road

Rod Stewart – Let Me Be Your Car

Roger Miller – King Of The Road

Ronny & The Daytonas – G.T.O.


Ronny & The Daytonas – Hot Rod City

Ronny & The Daytonas – Little Scrambler

Ronny & The Daytonas – Antique ’32 Studebaker Dictator Coupe

Ronny & The Daytonas – Bucket T

Ronny & The Daytonas – No Wheels

Rose Royce – Car Wash

Rosanne Cash – Black Cadillac

Roy Orbison – I Drove All Night

Ruby Joe – Hot Rod

Rush – Red Barchetta


Ry Cooder – Crazy ‘Bout an Automobile (Every Woman I Know)

Ry Cooder – Drive Like I Never Been Hurt

Ry Cooder – Highway 23

Ry Cooder – Ridin’ with the Blues

Sammy Hagar – Cruisin’ & Boozin’

Sammy Hagar – I Can’t Drive 55

Sammy Hagar – Let Sally Drive

Sammy Hagar – Trans Am (Highway Wonderland)

Sammy Johns – Chevy Van

Sandi Thom – When Horsepower Meant What It Said

Sawyer Brown – Six Days on the Road


Scott Miller & The Commonwealth – 8 Miles a Gallon

Seether – Gasoline

Sheryl Crow – Steve McQueen

Shot Jackson – I’m Trading You in for a Later Model

Simon and Garfunkel – Baby Driver

Sir Mack Rice – Mustang Sally

Sir Mix-a-Lot – My Hooptie

Slim Dusty – Lights on the Hill

Smokey Robinson – Cruisin’

Sniff ‘n’ the Tears – Driver’s Seat

Sonny Boy Williamson – Pontiac Blues


Southern Culture on the Skids – Voodoo Cadillac

Static-X – Z28

Steppenwolf – Born to Be Wild

Steve Miller – Mercury Blues

Stray Cats – Built For Speed

Stray Cats – Cruisin’

Stray Cats – Look At That Cadillac

Stray Cats – Race With The Devil

Stray Cats – Rev It Up & Go

Suzy Bogguss – Drive South

Swervedriver – Son Of Mustang Ford


T.I. – Dead and Gone

T. Rex – Jeepster

Taj Mahal – Six Days on the Road

Ted Nugent – Motor City Madhouse

Ten Years After – Speed Kills

Tennessee Buck – The Automobile Song

Texaco – Texaco Star Theme

The All-American Rejects – Move Along

The Amazing Crowns – 1965 G.T.O.

The B-52’s – Devil in My Car


The Band – White Cadillac (Ode to Ronnie Hawkins)

The Beach Boys – 409

The Beach Boys – Ballad of Ole’ Betsy

The Beach Boys – Car Crazy Cutie

The Beach Boys – Cassius’ Love vs. ‘Sonny’ Wilson

The Beach Boys – Custom Machine

The Beach Boys – Fun, Fun, Fun

The Beach Boys – I Get Around

The Beach Boys – In My Car

The Beach Boys – In The Parkin’ Lot


The Beach Boys – Little Deuce Coupe

The Beach Boys – Little Honda

The Beach Boys – Our Car Club

The Beach Boys – Shut Down

The Beach Boys – Spirit of America

The Beach Boys – This Car of Mine

The Beatles – Drive My Car

The Bo-Keys – Deuce And A Quarter

The Bottle Rockets – 1000 Dollar Car

The Bottle Rockets – Radar Gun


The Brian Setzer Orchestra – Brand New Cadillac

The Brian Setzer Orchestra – Drive Like Lightning (Crash Like Thunder)

The Cars – Drive

The Cat Empire – The Car Song

The Challengers – The Blonde In The 406

The Charlie Daniels Band – The Ballad of Thunder Road

The Cheers – Black Denim Trousers & Motorcycle Boots

The Clarks – Hell on Wheels

The Clash – Brand New Cadillac

The Clash – Car Jamming

The Customs – Nifty ’50


The Dead Milkmen – Bitchin’ Camaro

The Deuce Coupes – Tijuana Gasser

The Doobie Brothers – Rockin’ Down the Highway

The Doors – Roadhouse Blues

The Duals – Stick Shift

The Eagles – James Dean

The Eagles – Life in the Fast Lane

The Eagles – Ol ’55

The Eagles – Seven Bridges Road

The Eagles – Take It Easy


The Eligibles – Car Trouble

The Everly Brothers – Wake Up Little Suzie

The Four Speeds – My Sting Ray

The Gants – Road Runner

The Go-Go’s – Skidmarks on My Heart

The Go-Go’s – Speeding

The Go-Go’s – Stuck In My Car

The Hot Rods – Judy’s Got a Stickshift

The Judds – Cadillac Red

The Kinks – A Gallon of Gas

The Medallions – Buick ’59


The Modern Lovers – Roadrunner

The Moody Blues – Peak Hour

The Paladins – 15 Days Under the Hood

The Rip Chords – Bonneville Bonnie

The Rip Chords – Gas Money

The Rip Chords – Hey Little Cobra

The Rip Chords – Hot Rod Holiday

The Rip Chords – Little Deuce Coupe

The Rip Chords – Old Car Made In ’52

The Rip Chords – Three Window Coupe

The Rip Cords – Hot Rod U.S.A.


The Rip Cords – Red Hot Roadster

The Rip Chords – Trophy Machine

The Rolling Stones – Black Limousine

The Rolling Stones – Brand New Car

The Rolling Stones – Route 66

The Rumblers – Boss

The Shangri-Las – Leader Of The Pack

The Sonics – Boss Hoss

The Super Stocks – Cheater Slicks

The Super Stocks – Four On The Floor


The Super Stocks – Street Machine

The Super Stocks – Wide Track

The Surfaris – Boss Barracuda

The Trashmen – A-Bone

The Trashmen – Stick Shift

The TV Theme Players – Car 54, Where Are You?

The Untamed Youth – Full Blown 426 Hemi

The Ventures – Night Drive

The Who – Going Mobile

The Who – Magic Bus


The Winners – Big Boss Man

The Winners – Checkered Flag

The Winners – Cops and Robbers

The Winners – Down Lok

The Winners – Drop That Flag

The Winners – Runnin’ Second

The Winners – Stick Shiftin’

The Winners – Uptown Model

The Winners – Wind Her Up


Tillman Franks – Hot Rod Shotgun Boogie No. 2

Tim McGraw – Red Ragtop

Tim Ponzek – Stripped Gears and a Broken Heart

Toby Keith – Whiskey Girl

Tom Cochrane – Life Is a Highway

Tom Waits – Ol’ ’55

Tracy Chapman – Fast Car

Tradewinds – New York’s A Lonely Town

Train – Meet Virginia

Travis Tritt – Start The Car

Trish Lester – Plymouth Belvedere


Trisha Yearwood – You Can Sleep While I Drive

TV Theme Players – Highway Patrol

TV Theme Players – My Mother The Car

TV Theme Players – Taxi

TV Theme Players – Tom Slick Racer

Van Halen – Panama

Vanilla Ice – Rollin In My 5.0

Vanity Fair – Hitchin’ a Ride

Ventures – Pedal Pusher

Vincent Razorbacks – Red Hot Rod

War – Low Rider


Waylon Jennings – Theme from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ (Good Ol’ Boys)

White Heart – Convertibles

White Lion – Radar Love

White Zombie – Black Sunshine

William DeVaughn – Be Thankful For What You Got

Willie Nelson – On the Road Again

Wilson Picket – Mustang Sally

Wings/Paul McCartney – Helen Wheels

Wolle Krinanek Band – I Fahr Daimler

Woody Guthrie – Car Song


Woody Guthrie – Hobo’s Lullaby

Wynonie Harris – Fish Tail Blues

Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried

Zac Brown Band – Highway 20 Ride

Zeke – Hemicuda

ZZ Top – Chevrolet

ZZ Top – I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide

ZZ Top – Manic Mechanic

ZZ Top – She Loves My Automobile

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2 responses to “Car Show Songs, Best 500 List”

  1. Maria H. Conzemius says:

    Who did the song from 1960 that has the lyrics, “Why don’t you learn how to drive, huh? You just might survive…” I heard it on the Iowa Public Radio show by Bob Dohr in Iowa City and now I can’t remember the singer (somebody Benson?) Gene Benson? I loved it! Sure would love to have it or hear it again!

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