And if one mix didn’t achieve that goal, it’s a good thing that there were plenty of left-over, relevant songs to in fact put together another well tuned, all engines go mix of car songs for this week’s S-25 Mix.
Many of the songs in this second mix of Songs About Cars came from our own combined playlists, and of course the recommendations of visitors to the cafe. The songs are not in any particular order of importance, release date, artist, or any other categorization, other than they all have something to do with cars, and of course are songs we really like.
Also, as with all of the Sunday mixtapes on IRC, the featured songs are from various genres, and time periods, of music as long as they fit whatever happens to be the theme on any given Sunday.
As you can easily imagine, there are thousands of songs that span six decades of music in which cars are the central theme. Therefore, choosing which ‘car songs’ would be included in the mix, and which would not be, was accomplished through an evolution that relied heavily on a process of elimination, wherein a number of people rated the songs in iTunes from one to five stars (only songs with at least three stars are kept).
Because there are so many fantastic songs about cars, we broke up the mix into two volumes, with the first installment published last Sunday.
“Asleep At The Wheel” – Working For A Nuclear Free City from (2008)
“Car” – Atlas Strategic from Rapture, Ye Minions! (200
“Autocade” – Prolapse from (2003)
“Go Lil’ Camaro Go” – The Ramones from Halfway to Santiy (1987)
“Drive My Car” (The Beatles) – The Donnas
“Calling All Cars” – Dashdown from Rock N Roll Vacation (2010)
“Cars And Calories” – Saves The Day from (2001)
“Thunder Road” – Bruce Springsteen from (1976)
“Hollywood Nights” – Bob Seger from Stranger in Town (1978)
“409” – The Beach Boys from from Made in the U.S.A. (1962)
The Free Things That I’ll Miss EP (2008) – free download– Atlas Sound from
“Radar Love” – Golden Earring from Continuing Story of Radar Love (1974)
“Company Car” (Switchfoot) – The Gregs from Historical Doubt (2005)