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Mopars in Music and Song

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Ewald Stein wrote: “A few years ago I came across a CD from a group or artist with the name Dodge. I was startled by this and I was pleased when reading the song-titles.” Mr. Stein sent along photos of the CD, showing a Dodge grille on the front and an Aries tail on the back; the CD was titled Mutronic Injection, and songs include Slant Six, Ram Power, Funk Wheel Drive, Dodge City, and Tuned Car Mino.

Chryslers, Dodges, Plymouths, and Jeeps in music and song

Where the song is directly about the car

Artist Title Usage Contributor
Beach Boys Shut Down 413 Super Stock Dodge gets beaten by fuel-injected Corvette.
See a more realistic outcome based on real-life races!
Jeep_J4000
Boss Martians Badd-*** 71 Dodge Super Bee "I run a 71 Dodge Super Bee
got a mean V8 on a dueled exaust with the magnum 383
Ain't got the red for the big R/T...
got a bad ### 71 dodge super bee..."
Demon71
Earth(Album) Pentastar — In the style of demons1996 album  features the rear of a lime green Mopar with hockey-stick stripe. 
Jan & Dean Little Old Lady from Pasadena She drives a super stock Dodge that beats all comers -
"parked in her rickety old garage is
a brand new super stock Dodge,
and every one knows that there is nobody meaner
than the little old lady from Pasadena"
Jeep_J4000
Relient K
(yes, this is
the spelling)
K-Car Band named after the Plymouth (song K-Car is about God) eaglecars, Hersbird
Sacred Squall of Now Firedome Song named after the Firedome.
Melody based on firing pattern (1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2).
gearhead
Slant SixMopar or No Car!See the videoCraig
Steve Earle Copperhead Road Now Daddy ran the whiskey in a big block Dodge
Bought it at an auction at the Mason's Lodge
Johnson County Sheriff painted on the side
Just shot a coat of primer then he looked inside
Well him and my uncle tore that engine down
I still remember that rumblin' sound
Listen! FreeLantz
Weird Al Yankovic Belvedere Cruising About cruising in his Plymouth;
unreleased; recorded in 1976. Excerpts:

...No, I don't think that I could bear
Drivin' somethin' other than a Belvedere
In a Belvedere I can really get my thrills

Goin' Belvedere cruisin' tonight
Just watch me pass that Porsche on the right
I can take you anywhere
In my 1964 Belvedere
Goin' Belvedere cruisin' tonight

...There's somethin' 'bout a Comet
That makes me wanna vomit
And those Datsuns just ain't worth a Fudgesicle, no
...

FreeLantz and Rich Hutchinson

Where the car just happens to be mentioned

Artist Title Usage Contributor
Alvarados Dodge 440 Song title DOC
B-52s Love Shack "I got me a Chrysler, it seats about 20" - a 1965 Chrysler 300 convertible in the video Mark Schmit
B-52s Planet Claire "She drove a Plymouth Satellite, faster than the speed of light" Kerryman
B-52s Legal Tender “It’s time we bought the latest model getaway Jeep”  
Barenaked Ladies If I Had a Million Dollars "I would buy you a K car / a nice Reliant automobile" 98T&C
Big Sugar I'm a Ram Gordie Johnson's Charger is all over the band's albums, shirts, etc. hemiboy
Bleach Again, for the First Time (album) Cover has two Charger Daytonas racing TM1963
Bloodhound Gang Boom "I'm in your Jeep Grand Cherokee or Land Cruiser" FreeLantz
Bruce Springsteen Born to Run "Hemi powered drones scream down the boulevard"
("I like to think he's talking about a Super Bee
since a drone is a bee term.")
challenger70
Bruce Springsteen Jungleland “Barefoot girls sitting on the hood of a Dodge...”  
Bruce Springsteen Ramrod Well she’s a hot-steppin’ Hemi with a four on the floor / She’s a Roadrunner engine in a ’32 Ford b10alia
Bruce SpringsteenThe PromiseOuttake: “And I drove a Challenger down Route 9 / Well, now, I built that Challenger by myself / But I needed money and so I sold it”B10alia
Jimmy Buffet Fool Button “Was the Cordoba blue or red?”  
C.W. McCall ("Convoy") Three or four songs Mentions Plymouth FreeLantz
Cake Short Skirt Long Jacket The woman whom the song is about
"is trading her MG for a white Chrysler LeBaron"
FreeLantz
Cars Heartbeat City Cover features a Plymouth 340 Duster very prominently GreyGhost67
Harry Chapin Taxi “We learned about love in the back of a Dodge.” atlanticbluesxt
Clutch Spacegrass Dodge Swinger nineteen seventy three, top down, chassis low; Panel dim, lightdrive, Jesus on the dashboard. Hit neutral in the tail of a comet, let the vortex pull my weight, push the seatback a little lower, watch light bend in the blower. Huertadevon
Corbin/Hanner Scooter, Michael, Danny, and Me Go cruising on weekends in a patched up old Plymouth, chip in for gas...  
D.A. Sebasstian & The Inner Demons Hemi Charger Featured in the movie Hot Rod Girls Save The World
(listen to it!) (numerous mixes)
D.A. Sebasstian
David Bowie Young Americans "Lady's got a Chrysler" PaciMan
Eminem Bad Meets Evil So please leave me with the keys to your Jeep Eagle FreeLantz
Frank Zappa Joe’s Garage Band practiced in a garage with a 1954 Dodge  
Grateful Dead Sugar Magnolia "Jump like a Willys in four wheel drive" A. Thom
Greg Brown Slant Six Mind Album name is Slant Six Mind Dave
Haystak Down South Players Imagine me in a SUV
Sports utility, boy from Tennessee
Ooh-ee the stee-lo, they know
Tennessee tags on the back of the Durango
hemiman876
Demonics Jesus Chrysler Super Stock Matthew Gassner
Demonics Super Bee "...in my 383 Super Bee... ...she's so fine '69..." fidel 013
Fred Horn ’73 Charger Starts Up An album starts with ten seconds of a 1973 Charger starting (see iTunes, '73 Charger Pulls Awaysongs )  
Alan Jackson Neon Rainbow "... five pickers in an old Dodge truck, headin' out to Houston for a show on Saturday night." Frank Mobbs
Alan Jackson Drive " .....just an old worn out Jeep. Rusty old floorboards, hot on my feet" Frank Mobbs
Joe Walsh Ordinary Average Guy "My friend's got a Chrysler
I've got a Dodge
We're just ordinary average guys"
Stratuscaster
Johnny Cash The General Lee I'm a Charger...Charging through the night... TM1963
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers Dodge Vegematic "I just like to sit and watch it rot / Yeah, it's my Dodge Vegematic, there in the parking lot" Kerryman
KRS-One Steady Bounce “Steady bouncing in Jeeps on the New York Streets” - used in the new Jeep Compass advertisement Jeep JoAnne
Lyle Lovett Here I Am If Ford is to Chevrolet
What Dodge is to Chrysler
What Corn Flakes are to Post Toasties
What the clear blue sky is to the deep blue sea
What Hank Williams is to Neil Armstrong
Can you doubt we were made for each other
Mike
Lynyrd Skynyrd Outta Hell in my Dodge I’m gonna get outta hell in my Dodge
Can’t take this anymore
Gonna go downtown pick up my girl
There ain’t nothin’ worth waitin’ for
Take the road less traveled
Spend my life behind the wheel
Gonna get outta hell in my Dodge
Freedom made out of steel
hemiman876
Mark Wills 19-Somethin’ General Lee in video Jerry Simcik
Masta Ace Fat's Belvedere Not sure Dave
Mental as Anything (Australian) Looking for Bird Bought a Hemi Pacer in '74
It's got bananas in the gearbox
rust in every door
Reconditioned auto-missioned
drinks a gallon every mile
It looks good from a distance
but it's got a rusted dial
Mark Schmit
Ministry Jesus Built my Hot Rod Can't tell what he's saying in the song but there's a picture of a 440 Six-Pack on the cover. Spider597
Montgomery Gentry Speed (video) 1969 Road Runner with incorrect tail-lights Jerry Simcik
Neil Young Motor City My army Jeep is still alive
Got locking hubs and four wheel drive
Ain't got no radio, ain't got no mag wheels
Ain't got no digital clock
Ain't got no clock.
FreeLantz
Primus Kalamazoo

"A B C D E F G H I gotta' gal wears her toenails long.
Drives a red Barracuda, singin' meat packer songs
And she ain't from Kalamazoo.

A B C D E F G H I gotta' friend lived in a Mercedes-Benz.
Then a 55 Chrysler where the trunk never ends/
And the plates say Kalamazoo."

“Unorthodox Neon”
Rascall Flatts My Worst Fear (video) Challenger T/A and first-gen Sebring convertible  
Red Hot Chili Peppers Me and My Friends Jacky's eyes are closed
but he's right on course
because he's guided by the invisible force
he drives a kooky green chrysler
bad as anybody's porsche
FreeLantz
Ron Zombie Two-Lane Blacktop "Where ya goin, an airport road
A clean machine, a real home girl
Barracuda, 68"
Stratuscaster
Ron Zombie Never Gonna Stop Mentions a Durango, but this is a reference to a fictional car from Clockwork Orange, so it doesn’t count (but it’s here to prevent future misunderstandings). punkrockr3 /
moparmanmike
Rush Warpaint "and the Charger in the garage" fast98dodge
The Screaming Blue Messiahs Jesus Chrysler Drives a Dodge circa 1987 ChargerGuy
Spice Girls Not sure Video shows them driving a Superbird donut, yrun4n
Surfaris Boss Barracuda Song about the fastback Barracudas Derek
Wally Pleasant Chrysler Cordoba (Name of song) Mr. LH
Talbot Tagora Any song, really Seattle punk band named after Chrysler-Europe Talbot Tagora Andrew Buc
Webb Wilder How Long Can She Last (Going That Fast) Her Daddy bought her
a baby blue Duster
when she turned seventeen
Her daddy was a
fool to trust her
that was one little mean machine
Lord you need horse sense
to handle horse power
Momma should have intervened
the speedometer said
One-twenty in the red
...
She burned by
at a million miles an hour
makin' those pine trees sway
Rich Hutchinson
ZZ Top Mexican Blackbird Driving a Chrysler down to Mexico FreeLantz

Videos

Lots of rappers featured Chrysler 300s in their videos when they had first come out.

The Rentals had a green 1972 Plymouth Valiant squealing its tires and leaping through the air, with a Dukes-of-Hazzard landing shot, in one video.

Deborah Allen drove a 1972-74 Barracuda in the video for "If You're Not Going to Love Me" in the early-mid 90s.

See also our "Mopars in Movies," "Mopars driven by celebrities" and "Mopars on television" pages.

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