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Best American Car Songs (Now with Video Links!)

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The news about the death of the U.S. auto industry has gotten me thinking about all the great music that American cars have inspired.

Here is a list of some of my favorites:

Pink Cadillac (Bruce Springsteen)
Fun Fun Fun (Beach Boys)
Little Deuce Coupe (Beach Boys)
You Can’t Catch Me (Chuck Berry)
Brand New Cadillac (The Clash)
Mud on the Tires (Brad Paisley)
Long White Cadillac (Dave Alvin)
Mercury Blues (Alan Jackson)
Little Red Corvette (Prince)
Guitars, Cadillacs (Dwight Yoakam)
Hot Rod Lincoln (Junior Brown/Commandor Cody)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
Ball and Chain (Social Distortion)
Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen)
Pontiac Blues (Sonny Boy Williamson)
Racing in the Streets (Bruce Springsteen)
Rocket 88 (Jackie Brenston with Ike Turner)
Chevrolet (Donovan)

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409 (Beach Boys)
Dead Man’s Curve (Jan and Dean)
Surf City (Beach Boys)
Blue Chevrolet (Beat Farmers)
Gun Street Girl (Tom Waits)
16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought Six (Tom Waits)

Feel free to add your own.

One rule:

The song must mention a particular American car or car company.