Mopars in Music and Song
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
|Beach Boys||Shut Down||413 Super Stock Dodge gets beaten by fuel-injected Corvette.
See a more realistic outcome based on real-life races!
|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..."
|Earth||(Album) Pentastar — In the style of demons||1996 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"
(yes, this is
|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).
|Slant Six||Mopar or No Car!||See the video||Craig|
|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
|Weird Al Yankovic||Belvedere Cruising||About cruising in his Plymouth;
unreleased; recorded in 1976. Excerpts:
...No, I don't think that I could bear
|FreeLantz and Rich Hutchinson|
Where the car just happens to be mentioned
|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.")
|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 Springsteen||The Promise||Outtake: “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"
|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)
|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
|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 Away )|
|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"
|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
|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
|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
drinks a gallon every mile
It looks good from a distance
but it's got a rusted dial
|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.
"A B C D E F G H I gotta' gal wears her toenails long.
A B C D E F G H I gotta' friend lived in a Mercedes-Benz.
|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
|Ron Zombie||Two-Lane Blacktop||"Where ya goin, an airport road
A clean machine, a real home girl
|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 /
|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
|ZZ Top||Mexican Blackbird||Driving a Chrysler down to Mexico||FreeLantz|
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.