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


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