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Greatest Car Song not On The Car Talk CDs

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“Beep! Beep!” The Playmates

"(Hey, Hey, Hey, I’m) On The Road Again *

and (The Ballad o) “Thunder Road” Robert Mitchum

I don’t remember who the artist was, but I used to hear a song with the following lyrics in the chorus:

damn this traffic jam
how I hate to be late
hurts my motor to go so slow
by time I get home my supper be cold
damn this traffic jam

Does anyone know the name of the song or the artist?

It’s a James Taylor song: Traffic Jam

“Traffic Jam” by James Taylor?

“One Piece at a Time by Johnny Cash”. (Don’t know if it’s on the CD’s or not) more recently “Radar Love” by Golden Earring

Yes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V020XgCqHFo

One piece at a time , johnny cash

Dear dad , chuck berry / great song, it is a kid who berates his current car telling his dad it is a pile of junk and he wants a Cadillac. the last line goes “dearly your beloved son Henry Jr. Ford”.

Jaguar and Thunderbird , chuck berry
No money down , chuck berry
Come on , chuck berry

Six days on the road , dave dudley
I’m a truck , dave dudley

Eight more miles to louisville , grandpa jones - also grandpa jones and willie nelson

certain songs by C.W. McCall like Convoy. He does others but you have to able to man up and stomach his music.

hot rod lincoln , commander cody

the motorcycle song/i dont want a pickle , arlo guthrie

my chevette , audio adrenaline

mercury blues , canned heat

the girl on the billboard , del reeves

east bound and down , jerry reed

chicken truck , john anderson

broke down south of dallas , jr brown
highway patrol , jr brown

i like traffic lights , monty python

rt 66 , nat king cole

dirty world , traveling wilburys

a bunch of truck driving songs which elude me now.

Thats all I can think of now and some of these are not entirely car songs but cars are part of the song.

the motorcycle song/i dont want a pickle , arlo guthrie

Even Arlo Guthrie hates that song.

That’s it! Thanks!

Without knowing if it’s on the CD or not, what about “Hot Rod Lincoln”, done by a number of people over the years.

I tend to agree with Arlo Guthrie if he hates the motorcycle song. That thing is horrid.

Pinkard & Bowden - Blue Hairs Driving in My Lane

“Rusty Chevrolet” da yoopers

Its on utube

Can’t find the mpeg, New Riders of the Purple Sage

WELL THIS LIFE IS ONE BIG AUTOMOBILE
FIFTEEN DAYS UNDER THE HOOD
SOMETIMES IT?S HARD TO BELIEVE IT?S REAL
FIFTEEN DAYS UNDER THE HOOD
WELL I?M WAY DOWN HERE WITH MY FEET IN THE AIR
I GOT GREASE AND OIL ALL IN MY HAIR
IT?S GETTING SO BAD, I?M STARTING TO SWEAR
FIFTEEN DAYS UNDER THE HOOD

WELL I?M AWFUL HUNGRY I WISH I HAD SOME BEANS
FIFTEEN DAYS UNDER THE HOOD
I SPENT ALL BUT A DOLLAR ON VALVOLINE
FIFTEEN DAYS UNDER THE HOOD
I?M LUCKY I SAVED A BUCK TO GET SOMETHING TO EAT
TOO BAD I?LL SPEND IT LATER
ON WHEEL BEARING GREASE
A COP JUST TOLD ME TO GET MY CAR
OFF THE STREET, FIFTEEN DAYS UNDER THE HOOD

WELL I WENT DOWNSTAIRS I PUT ON MY GOOD PANTS
TO GO TO THE JUNKYARD FOR A VACUUM ADVANCE
I WAS JUST CLIMBIN? INTO THIS SHIRT
WHEN I REMEMBERED I COULDN?T GO
BECAUSE MY CAR DON?T WORK

LET ME TELL YOU FRIENDS WHAT?S WRONG WITH ME
FIFTEEN DAYS UNDER THE HOOD
I JUST DROPPED THE CRANK SHAFT ON MY KNEE
FIFTEEN DAYS UNDER THE HOOD
I GOT WATER IN MY OIL AND THE LONDON FLU
BURNT VALVES, VAPOR LOCK, WORN BRAKE SHOES
I GOT THOSE DEAD-BATTERY-BROKEN-FAN-BELT BLUES
FIFTEEN DAYS UNDER THE HOOD

WELL I?M TRYING TO GET THIS ACCELERATOR CABLE FREE
FIFTEEN DAYS UNDER THE HOOD
ANDY GRANATELLI?S ON THE RADIO FOR S.T.P.
FIFTEEN DAYS UNDER THE HOOD
I?M LOOKING FOR THE FLASHLIGHT FOR THE TIMING CHAIN
I JUST SKINNED MY KNUCKLES AND I?M IN GREAT PAIN
IT?S AWFUL COLD AND IT?S STARTING TO RAIN
FIFTEEN DAYS UNDER THE HOOD

And this one. http://cms.clevver.com/music/video/138979/little-feat-let-it-roll.html

Tester

That Rocks, yes littlefeat is cool, I did not expect that, but enjoyed, thanks

Even Arlo Guthrie hates that song…On the live version he even states that he cannot believe he makes money from such a dumb song.

I am in love with my car by Queen, vocals by Rodger Taylor

Oh, so so many.
‘Ride’ by Joe Satriani
’Highway Star’ by Deep Purple
’I Speed at Night’ by Dio
’I Can’t Drive 55’, ‘Halfway to Memphis’ and ‘Ride Sally Ride’ by Sammy Hagar
’Bad Motor Scooter’ by Montrose
’She Loves My Automobile’ by ZZ Top
’Copperhead Road’ I think that’s by the Georgia Satellites, but I’m not sure.
‘Radar Love’ by Golden Earring
’Crosstown Traffic’ by Jimi Hendrix
And who could exclude, ‘Born to be Wild’ by Steppenwolf?

“Long May You Run”- Neil Young

You might consider checking out YouTube for an OK guy called Watermelon Slim (Bill Homans).
Vietnam vet, jack of all trades (including watermelon picker), now retired long haul trucker, and the guy is an outstanding musician and singer. He’s primarly a blues singer but recently relased a country CD dedicated to Dave Dudley and due to his former occupation has a number of truck driving songs on all of his CDs. (I’ve got all of them and it’s great stuff.)