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
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22:00 - 23:00
01. Pink Cadillac - NATALIE COLE (LP Everlasting, 1987)
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 Over, 1985)
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 England, 1995)
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 Beast, 1984)
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
06. Walk Like An Egyptian - BANGLES (LP Different Light, 1986)
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
07. Deanna - NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (LP Tender Prey, 1988)
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 Home, 1987)
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 Lonerism, 2012)
AU # 77
Lyrics: He pulled the mirrors off his Cadillac (yeah) ‘Cause he doesn’t like it looking like he looks back
10. Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman) - LED ZEPPELIN (LP Led Zeppelin II, 1969)
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.
11. Maybellene - CHUCK BERRY (single, 1955)
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
12. Not Fade Away - THE ROLLING STONES (LP Around & Around, 1964)
Cover version of "Not Fade Away" by The Crickets (LP The ''Chirping'' Crickets, 1957).
Lyrics: My love bigger than a Cadillac
13. Brand New Cadillac - THE CLASH (LP London Calling, 1979)
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
14. Back In Black - AC / DC (LP Back In Black, 1980)
US # 37, FR # 58, SE # 100
Lyrics: Back in the back of a Cadillac
15. The Seed (2.0) - THE ROOTS feat. CODY CHESNUTT (LP Phrenology, 2002)
UK # 33, DK # 2, FI # 5, CH # 22, NL # 31, DE # 67
Cover version of "The Seed" by Cody Chesnutt (2002).
Lyrics: Cadillac needs space to roam
16. Rapper'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" (single, 1979).
Lyrics: I got a Lincoln Continental and a sunroof Cadillac
17. The Breaks - KURTIS BLOW (LP Kurtis Blow, 1980)
NZ # 25, DE # 56, US # 87
Lyrics: He said his Cadillac was gold but he didn't say it was ten years old
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18. Superappin' - GRANDMASTER FLASH & THE FURIOUS 5 (single, 1979)
Lyrics: I will dull my grill in a new Cadillac if my Cadillac break down, it's too much
19. Rapture - BLONDIE (LP Autoamerican, 1980)
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
20. New York Groove - HELLO (single, 1975)
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
21. In The Night - RUSS BALLARD (LP Russ Ballard, 1984)
Lyrics: She stares at the man in the Cadillac, he drives by but he'll be back
22. Riding With The King - ERIC CLAPTON & BB KING (LP Riding With The King, 2000)
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.
23. Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) - BILLY JOEL (LP The Stranger, 1977)
US # 17, UK # 35. CA # 11, NZ # 31
Lyrics: He's tradin' in his Chevy for a Cadillac
24. You Don't Mess Around With Jim - JIM CROCE (LP You Don't Mess Around With Jim, 1972)
US # 8, CA # 4, FR # 15
Lyrics: He drivin' a drop top Cadillac
25. Thank You For Being A Friend - ANDREW GOLD (LP All This & heaven Too, 1978)
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
26. Halleluiah Man - LOVE & MONEY (LP Strange Kind Of Love, 1988)
UK # 63, AT # 27, FR # 41, AU # 47, NZ # 39
Lyrics: In a coat of a thousand colours and a star spangled Cadillac
27. Forever Not Yours - A-HA (LP Lifelines, 2002)
NO # 1, DE # 18, IT # 24, CH # 26, AT # 31, SE 46, NL # 82
A Cadillac appears on the sleeve of the single:
28. Jump - LANA DEL REY (LP Lana Del Ray AKA Lizzy Grant. 2010)
Lyrics: Heaven in the wind Cadillac convertible with him
29. C'est Si Bon - EARTHA KITT with HENRI RENE & HIS ORCHESTRA (single, 1953)
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"
30. Be 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
31. Invitation To The Blues - TOM WAITS (LP Small Change, 1976)
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