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The Mopar Jukebox: Chrysler Products 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.” The CD shows a Dodge grille on the front and an Aries tail on the back; named Mutronic Injection, it includes the songs 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!
Boss Martians Bad-*** ’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..."
Bottle RocketsBuilding Chryslers

Not a complimentary song 

DemonicsMopar or No Car(Not the same song Slant Six did; and the lead singer had a Super Bee featured in a Mopar magazine)Scrounge
(Album) PentastarAlbum cover: style of ’Cuda stripe
Jan & Dean Little Old Lady from Pasadena

She drives a Dodge that beats all:
“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”

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).
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
Trish LesterPlymouth BelvedereAlso the name of the album, but not particularly nice to the car — “Rusty, broken down, that car is killing my career, but to give it up would devastate my daddy dear, so I have to keep on driving my Plymouth Belvedere.”RJB
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

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
Blues Brothers
(orig Delbert McClinton)
B Movie Boxcar BluesCaught a ride into South Dakota / With two girls in a light blue Desoto Scrounge
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 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"
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
Dick DaleThe ScavengerHe enthusiastically sings about a Hemi, but the car is a Dodge Newport 426, when there was no such thing.single.deck
DieselSausalito SummernightWe left for Frisco in your RamblerScrounge
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 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 " 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 )  
Iggy PopHome"We're gonna make it - in a Jeep"single.deck
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
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers RoadrunnerThe song made famous by Joan Jett (she made many changes). Probably not about the Plymouth. Video shows 1950s cars being followed. “Roadrunner, roadrunner / Going faster miles an hour.” Two cars appear to have been used for the sped-up video, one sees vintage cars, one sees modern ones. Another Road Runner song, also unrelated, released by Bo Diddley.Scrounge
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 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
... Spend my life behind the wheel
... 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 ....
Reconditioned auto-missioned
drinks a gallon every mile
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
PlaymatesBeep Beep

While riding in my Cadillac,...
A little Nash Rambler was following me -
About one third my size.
The guy must've wanted to pass me up...
I pushed my foot down to the floor...
But the little Nash Rambler stayed right behind...
My car went into passing gear ...
The little Nash Rambler was right behind ...
Now we're doing a hundred and ten ...
The Rambler pulled along side of me...
The fellow rolled down his window
And yelled for me to hear,
“Hey, Buddy, how can I get this car
Out of second gear!”

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
Rob Zombie Two-Lane Blacktop A clean machine, a real home girl / Barracuda, 68 Stratuscaster
Rob Zombie Never Gonna Stop Mentions a Durango which is a fictional car from Clockwork Orange, so it’s only here to prevent misunderstandings. punkrockr3 /
Robert JohnsonTerraplane Blues(Terraplane was a Hudson model)Scrounge
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
Steely DanGlamour ProfessionIn the middle verse they talk about leaving LA “and I drove the Chrysler.”aerofan
Steve DahlDo you think I'm disco?Got rid of my 280Z / Picked myself up a
Beat up old ’69 Dart
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
T. RexJeepster John
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
ZekeMy Hemi Cuda single.deck
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.

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

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