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War — ‘Low Rider’ (Amazon, i Tunes) — 1975 You know War’s , or you’ve at least heard the cover by George Clinton, Widespread Panic, or others.
Written with the help of War saxophonist Charles Miller, the song isn’t necessarily about the practice of souping up classic cars with hydraulics, but moreso the entire lifestyle that goes with it.
Without further ado, here are our picks for the 40 most memorable songs about cars and driving. Gary Numan — ‘Cars’ (Amazon, i Tunes) — 1979 Gary Numan may have had a string of hits in the United Kingdom, but was his only Top 40 track in the United States.
It’s become a new wave staple more than 40 years later, anchored by analog synthesizers, tambourine breakdowns, and Numan’s nearlyvemotionless delivery.
Why exactly does Gary Numan feel so safe in his car?
The song encompasses a one-night stand with promiscuous woman, one Prince urges to slow down before she destroys herself.
Despite it’s sexual metaphors and content, the music video was also one of the first two video by a black artist to play in heavy roation on MTV.