Summer Car Show Playlist

An essential part of summer car shows in the music. Whether it’s a playlist of oldies, or simply songs about cars, music is a must. Here is a list of some great songs to include in your car hop playlist.

1. El Camino by Ween is a great one to have on your playlist. This song is done in with a little flamenco flavor.  If the subject matter and genre of this song weren’t enough to make it great, Ween also makes reference to other great cars such as the Tornado and the Cordoba.

2. Radar Love by Golden Earring is another one to include. This song talks about driving fast on the open road late at night.  It’s a classic that most everyone can relate to.

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3. Oh Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head by Sufjan Stevens is next. In this song, Stevens pays tribute to the automobile industry and Henry Ford. He also talks about how the American automobile is declining in popularity, which the artist finds sad.

4. Any of the songs from Jamiroquai’s Travelling Without Moving album could be in your playlist as well. The entire album revolves around sports cars. Several songs specifically focus on the artist’s love for Ferrari’s.

5. Like most Beach Boy’s songs, 409 is a great song for a car hop. Talking about a 1960’s Chevy, this song is bound to bring back memories for the older generations. It helps to create a back-in-time feel that usually adorns car hops.

6. American Pie by Don McLean is another great classic to include. Created to be an epic song about America, the song focuses on many different aspects of American culture, including the car culture. It talks about pick up trucks and Bob Dylan’s 1960’s car crash.

These are just a few of the songs that you can include in your playlist. There are many more songs that would be appropriate to play at a car hop. Just make sure that you keep the songs about cars or that you play music that will take those attending back to the fifties and sixties.

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