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"Our Car Club": A Fast, Safe Playlist for the End of "Car Talk"

Posted: 06/08/2012 11:39 am

By any standard, I am not a car guy. Yet when I finally learned to drive and moved from New York City to Los Angeles, I became addicted to Car Talk, the longstanding National Public Radio show hosted in an utterly unique style by Tom and Ray Magliozzi -- perhaps better known as "Click" and "Clack," or the Tappet Brothers. The Brothers taught me everything I ever really needed to know about cars -- which as a Prius-driver, I confess is actually not a lot. Today, it was announced that Car Talk will stop producing new episodes in September. In thanks for all those years of wise ass car talk, here's my playlist of some of my favorite songs that talk about cars. As always, please add your own favorite car songs for these radio personalities who helped drive National Public Radio to the people.

"Our Car Club" - The Beach Boys
"Ridin' In My Car" - NRBQ
"Cars and Girls" - Prefab Sprout
"I'm In Love With My Car" - Queen
"Keep The Car Running" - Arcade Fire
"Car On A Hill" - Joni Mitchell
"Turn This Car Around" - Tom Petty
"Fast Car" - Tracy Chapman
"Cars" - Gary Numan
"Ode To My Car" - Adam Sandler
"All I Wanted Was A Car" - Brad Paisley
"Mint Car" - The Cure
"Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" - Lucinda Williams
"Car Theif" - Beastie Boys
"Blue Car" - Jeff Bridges
"Drive My Car" - The Beatles
"Cars Are Cars" - Paul Simon
"Back of a Car" - Big Star
"Car Wash" - Rose Royce
"Car" - Built To Spill
"Let's Go To Heaven In My Car" - Brian Wilson
"Buy My Baby A Car" - Dean Friedman
"Getaway Car" - Daryl Hall & John Oates
"Red Velvet Car" - Heart
"Police Car" - Larry Wallis
"Keys To The Car" - Mike And The Ravens
"Stolen Car" - Bruce Springsteen
"In My Car" - Ringo Starr

 

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