Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Chevrolet & other US cars in songs - My Radio Boo broadcast (Wednesday 29 June 2016)


This is my broadcast on Radio Boo with some of the most popular songs that mention (mostly) Chevrolet and other famous US cars in titles or song lyrics (Buick, Chrysler, Pontiac & Ford)

Listen to the broadcast here:

http://yourlisten.com/lefteris.lalos.7/chevrolet-other-us-cars-in-songs-my-radio-boo-broadcast


22:00 - 23:00


01Pablo Picasso - THE MODERN LOVERS (LP The Modern Lovers1976)
Lyrics: well, the girls would turn the color of the avocado, when he would drive down their street in his Eldorado


02American Pie - DON McLEAN (LP American Pie1971)
US # 1, CA # 1, AU # 1, UK # 2, DE # 9, NO # 9, NL # 10, BE # 26
The day the music died... 3 February 1959
Lyrics: drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry


03Crocodile Rock - ELTON JOHN (single1972 / LP Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player1973)
US # 1, UK # 5, AU # 1, NZ # 1, CH # 1, DE # 3, BE # 3, NO # 3, AT # 6, IE # 10, NL # 11
Lyrics: had an old gold Chevy and a place of my own


04Beach Baby - FIRST CLASS (single1974)
US # 4, UK # 13, NL # 19, BE # 30, DE # 48
Lyrics: Do you remember back in old LA when everybody drove a Chevrolet


05Dead Man's Curve - JEAN & DEAN (single1964)
Lyrics: I was cruisin' in my Stingray late last night


06Bitchin' Camaro - THE DEAD MILKMEN (LP Big Lizard In My Backyard1985)
Lyrics: I've got a bitchin' Camaro


07That's The Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll - AC/DC (LP Blow Up Your Video1988)
UK # 22, NZ # 35
Lyrics: pickin' up my woman in my Chevrolet


08Love Shack - B 52’s (LP Cosmic Thing1989)
AU # 1, NZ # 1, UK # 2, US # 3, CA # 5, BE # 12, NL # 15, FR # 42
A Chrysler is the car used in the songs video
Lyrics: I got me a Chrysler, it seats about 20... Hop in my Chrysler, it's as big as a whale


09Lust For Life - IGGY POP (LP Lust For Life1977)
NL # 4, BE # 6
Lyrics: with my torture film, drive a GTO, wear a uniform on a government loan


10Neutron Dance - POINTER SISTERS (LP Break Out1983 / OST Beverly Hills Cop, 1984)
CA # 1, AU # 4, US # 6, SE # 7, CH # 14, DE # 18, AT # 19, NL # 21, BE # 26, UK # 31, NZ # 17
Lyrics: Someone stole my brand new Chevrolet


11Let's Go - EURYTHMICS (LP Revenge1986)
Lyrics: till we took the little Chevy down to Mexico


12Short Skirt / Long Jacket - CAKE (LP Comfort Eagle2001)
UK # 63, AU # 44, NL # 87
Lyrics: She's trading her MG for a white Chrysler LeBaron


13How Bizarre - OMC (LP How Bizarre1996)
AU # 1, NZ # 1, AT # 1, CA # 1, IE # 1, DE # 2, CH # 4, SE # 4, UK # 5, NO # 11, NL # 11, BE # 14, FR # 16
Top pop single from New Zealand of all times.
The Chevy in the video is a 68 Chevrolet Impala.
Lyrics: Policeman taps his shades "Is that a Chevy 69?"


14Blue (Da Ba Dee) - EIFFEL 65 (LP Europop1999)
US # 6, UK # 1, FR # 1, DE # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, BE # 1, NL # 1, SE # 1, FI # 1, NO # 1, DK # 1, IE # 1, ES # 2, IT # 3, EUROPEAN # 1, AU # 1, NZ # 1, CA # 1
Lyrics: blue like my Corvette


15On The Floor - JENNIFER LOPEZ feat. PITBULL (LP Love? 2011)
US # 3, UK # 1, DE # 1, FR # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, BE # 1, ES # 1, IT # 1, SE # 1, FI # 1, NO # 1, DK # 3, NL # 4, EUROPEAN # 1, CA # 1, AU # 1, NZ # 2
Lyrics: that badonka donk is like a trunk full of bass on an old school Chevy


16A-me-ri-ca - TRINI LOPEZ (LP Trini Lopez At PJ's1963)
DE # 3
Cover version of ''America'' by Chita Rivera, Marilyn Cooper & Reri Grist (OC West Side story, 1957). made famous in the film version of 1961.
Lyrics: I‘ll drive a Buick through San Juan



23:00 - 00:00


17All I Wanna Do - SHERYL CROW (LP Tuesday Night Music Club1993)
US # 2, UK # 4, FR # 5, AT # 5, IE # 5, DE # 10, CH # 13,
Lyrics: They drive their shiny Datsuns and Buicks


18Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? - PAULA COLE (LP This Fire1996)
US # 8, UK # 15, CA # 7, AU # 32, NZ # 32, DE # 76
Lyrics: oh you get me ready in your '56 Chevy


19Misled - KOOL & THE GANG (LP Emergency1984)
US # 10, UK # 28, BE # 21, DE # 46
Lyrics: She's as heavy as a Chevy


20Little Red Corvette - PRINCE (LP 19991982)
US # 6, UK # 34, NZ # 12, AU # 22, FR # 94
Lyrics



21Mustang Sally - WILSON PICKETT (single1966)
US # 23, UK # 28
Cover version of ''Mustang Sally'' by Sir Mack Rice (1965)
Lyrics: I bought you a brand new Mustang, 'bout 1965


22Young Americans - DAVID BOWIE (LP Young Americans1975)
UK # 18, US # 28, NZ # 7, FR # 133
Lyrics: He coughs as he passes her Ford Mustang... You ain't a pimp and you ain't a hustler A pimp's got a Cadi and a lady got a Chrysler...


23Crazy About Her - ROD STEWART (LP Out Of Order1988)
NL # 10, BE # 18, DE # 60
Lyrics: when she drove by in a black Corvette


24Casablanca - BERTIE HIGGINS (LP Just Another Day In Paradise1982)
Lyrics: making magic at the movies in my old Chevrolet


25Night Moves - BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND (LP Night Moves1976)
US # 4, NZ # 39
Lyrics: out in the back seat of my '60 Chevy


26My Hometown - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (LP Born In The USA1984)
US # 6, NL # 24, BE # 27, SE # 20, NZ # 28
Lyrics: I'd sit on his lap (means his old man), in that big old Buick and steer as we drove through town


27Somewhere Down The Crazy River - ROBBIE ROBERTSON (LP Robbie Robertson1987)
UK # 15, BE # 8, NL # 12, NZ # 40
Lyrics: abandoned '59 Chevy


28Tim McGraw - TAYLOR SWIFT (LP Taylor Swift2006)
US # 40
Lyrics: just a boy in a Chevy truck


29Summer (The First Time) BOBBY GOLDSBORO (LP Summer, The First Time1973)
UK # 9, US # 21, NL # 19
Lyrics: I told Billy Ray in his red Chevrolet, I needed time for some thinking


30Of Course I'm Lying - YELLO (LP Flag1988)
UK # 23, CH # 30, DE # 48
Lyrics: she took me on a ride in her old Chevrolet


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Cadillac songs - My Radio Boo broadcast (Wednesday 22 June 2016)



This is my broadcast on Radio Boo with some of the most popular songs that mention the most famous car in pop & rock culture in titles or song lyrics

Listen to the broadcast live here:

http://yourlisten.com/lefteris.lalos.7/cadillac-songs-my-radio-boo-broadcast-wednesday-22-6-2016


22:00 - 23:00

01Pink Cadillac - NATALIE COLE (LP Everlasting1987)
UK # 5, CH # 2, DE # 5, CA # 4, IE # 4, AT # 11, BE # 16, NL # 26, NZ # 4, AU # 6
Cover version of "Pink Cadillac" by Bruce Springsteen (b side on "Dancing In The Dark'', 1984)
Lyrics: I love you for your pink Cadillac


02. Freeway Of Love - ARETHA FRANKLIN (LP Who's Zoomin' Who? 1985)
US # 3, NZ # 3, SE # 16, NL # 27, BE # 27
The song features Clarence Clemons (E-Street Band) on saxophone.
Lyrics: We goin' ridin' on the freeway of love in my pink Cadillac


03. C-I-T-Y - JOHN CAFFERTY & THE BEAVER BROWN BAND (LP Tough All Over1985)
US # 18
Lyrics: On the South side of Detroit city I'm working all night on the line, Under black smoke stacks building Cadillacs, Jack... Not one of them will ever be mine


04. Made In England - ELTON JOHN (LP Made In England1995)
UK # 18, NO # 20, CH # 40, DE # 59, AU # 48
Lyrics: I was made in England out of Cadillac muscle


05. The Boys Of Summer - DON HENLEY (LP Building The Perfect Beast1984)
US # 5, UK # 12, FI # 16, DE # 18, NZ # 18, NL # 23, SE # 35
The song uses the same music tempo with "Love Is A Battlefield" by Pat Benatar (1983).
Lyrics: Out on the road today I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac a little voice inside my head said don't look back, you can never look back


06Walk Like An Egyptian - BANGLES (LP Different Light1986)
US # 1, DE # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, ES # 1, UK # 3, AT # 6, CH # 8, FR # 15, NZ # 2, EUROPEAN # 7
Lyrics: Life is hard you know (oh whey oh) so strike a pose on a Cadillac


07Deanna - NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (LP Tender Prey1988)
Lyrics: We discuss murder and the murder act murder takes the wheel of your Cadillac and death climbs in the back


08. Satellite - HOOTERS (LP One Way Home1987)
UK # 22, NL # 20, DE # 34, BE # 35, US # 61
Lyrics: Hush little baby don't cry like that God's gonna buy you a Cadillac


09. Elephant - TAME IMPALA (LP Lonerism2012)
AU # 77
Lyrics: He pulled the mirrors off his Cadillac (yeah) ‘Cause he doesn’t like it looking like he looks back


10Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman) - LED ZEPPELIN (LP Led Zeppelin II1969)
US # 65
Lyrics: With a purple umbrella and a fifty cent hat, Livin', lovin', she's just a woman. Missus cool rides out in her aged Cadillac.


11Maybellene - CHUCK BERRY (single1955)
US # 5
Based on the traditional fiddle tune "Ida Red"
Lyrics: I saw Mabellene in a Coup de Ville a Cadillac arollin' on the open road Nothin' will outrun my V8 Ford The Cadillac doin' about ninety-five She's bumper to bumper, rollin' side by side


12Not Fade Away - THE ROLLING STONES (LP Around & Around1964)
Cover version of "Not Fade Away" by The Crickets (LP The ''Chirping'' Crickets1957).
Lyrics: My love bigger than a Cadillac


13Brand New Cadillac - THE CLASH (LP London Calling1979)
Cover version of ''Brand New Cadillac'' by Vince Taylor & His Playboys (1959)
Their mega hit ''Rock The Casbah'' (1982) is the most popular song in Hellenic radio mentioning Cadillac (the Sheik he drove his Cadillac).
Lyrics: My baby drove up in a brand new Cadillac


14Back In Black - AC / DC (LP Back In Black1980)
US # 37, FR # 58, SE # 100
Lyrics: Back in the back of a Cadillac


15The Seed (2.0) - THE ROOTS feat. CODY CHESNUTT (LP Phrenology2002)
UK # 33, DK # 2, FI # 5, CH # 22, NL # 31, DE # 67
Cover version of "The Seed" by Cody Chesnutt (2002).
LyricsCadillac needs space to roam


16Rapper's Delight - SUGARHILL GANG (single, 1979)
US # 36, UK # 3, FR # 2, NL # 2, BE # 2, CH # 2, SE # 2, NO # 2, DE # 3, AT # 5
The song is based on Chic's "Good Times" (single1979).
Lyrics: I got a Lincoln Continental and a sunroof Cadillac


17The Breaks - KURTIS BLOW (LP Kurtis Blow1980)
NZ # 25, DE # 56, US # 87
Lyrics: He said his Cadillac was gold but he didn't say it was ten years old


23:00 - 00:00


18Superappin' - GRANDMASTER FLASH & THE FURIOUS 5 (single1979)
Lyrics: I will dull my grill in a new Cadillac if my Cadillac break down, it's too much


19Rapture - BLONDIE (LP Autoamerican1980)
US # 1, UK # 5, AU # 4, BE # 8, NO # 8, SE # 13, NL # 20, DE # 40
Lyrics: You eat Cadillacs, Lincolns too, Mercury's and Subaru's


20New York Groove - HELLO (single1975)
UK # 9, DE # 7, AT # 10
Ace Frehley's cover version reached US # 3 in 1978.
Lyrics: In the back of a Cadillac with a lady by my side tell you where I'll be stop at third and forty tree


21In The Night - RUSS BALLARD (LP Russ Ballard1984)
Lyrics: She stares at the man in the Cadillac, he drives by but he'll be back


22Riding With The King - ERIC CLAPTON & BB KING (LP Riding With The King2000)
Cover version of "Riding With The King" by John Hiatt (1983)
Lyrics: Every woman, child and man gets a Cadillac and a great big diamond ring.




23Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) - BILLY JOEL (LP The Stranger1977)
US # 17, UK # 35. CA # 11, NZ # 31
Lyrics: He's tradin' in his Chevy for a Cadillac


24You Don't Mess Around With Jim - JIM CROCE (LP You Don't Mess Around With Jim1972)
US # 8, CA # 4, FR # 15
Lyrics: He drivin' a drop top Cadillac


25Thank You For Being A Friend - ANDREW GOLD (LP All This & heaven Too1978)
CA # 7, US # 25, UK # 42
The cover version of Cynthia Fee became the title song for the sitcom "Golden Girls".
Lyrics: If it's a car you lack I'd surely buy you a Cadillac


26Halleluiah Man - LOVE & MONEY (LP Strange Kind Of Love1988)
UK # 63, AT # 27, FR # 41, AU # 47, NZ # 39
Lyrics: In a coat of a thousand colours and a star spangled Cadillac




27Forever Not Yours - A-HA (LP Lifelines2002)
NO # 1, DE # 18, IT # 24, CH # 26, AT # 31, SE 46, NL # 82
Cadillac appears on the sleeve of the single:
Lyrics




28Jump - LANA DEL REY (LP Lana Del Ray AKA Lizzy Grant2010)
Lyrics: Heaven in the wind Cadillac convertible with him


29C'est Si Bon - EARTHA KITT with HENRI RENE & HIS ORCHESTRA (single1953)
US # 8
Cover version of "C'est Si Bon" by Hellenic singer Jean Marco (1948)
Lyrics: Je cherche un millionnaire avec des grands "Cadillac car"


30Be Thankful For What You Got - WILLIAM DeVAUGHN (LP Be Thankful..1974)
US # 4
The song was succesfully covered by Massive Attack in 1991.
Lyrics: Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac, gangster whitewalls tv antenna in the back


31Invitation To The Blues - TOM WAITS (LP Small Change1976)
The song "Χάλια" by Hellenic singer Φοίβος Δεληβοριάς (1998), is based on this song.
Lyrics: But she used to have a sugar daddy and a candy-apple Caddy and a bank account and everything, accustomed to the finer things