1.27.2014

Music Monday - Cars

Milo will be three years old on Sunday, which is so hard to wrap my head around. He's such an independent, assertive and stubborn little man. Lately though, he's been saying "I'm too little" to do anything. He wants to be carried down the stairs, held on my lap at restaurants, and rocked to sleep every night. It's a little annoying, but I also kind of love it. Nolan was ready to grow up the minute he was born, so I don't mind keeping Milo a baby a little bit longer.

One thing Milo wouldn't budge on was his birthday party theme. He wanted cars. Not the movie, just cars. He looooves everything about cars. So I decided to go with a generic race car theme, trying not to be too Nascar-y. I always put together a playlist for background music when we have people over, even the kid birthday parties. Last year during Nolan's shark party we listened to surf music. I raided my iTunes library and was surprised to come up with thirty songs about cars, racing and driving. And some of these are among my favorite songs!

Mercedes Benz by Janis Joplin
Pink Cadillac by Jerry Lee Lewis
Route 66 by Depeche Mode
Little Deuce Coupe by The Beach Boys
Greased Lightnin’ by John Travolta
Drive My Car by the Beatles
Cars by Gary Numan
Behind the Wheel by Depeche Mode
Little Red Corvette by Prince

  Little Red Corvette by Prince on Grooveshark

Fantastic Voyage by Coolio
Speed Demon by Michael Jackson
I'm In Love With My Car by Queen
Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car by Billy Ocean
Crash by Gwen Stefani

Cadillac Style by Sammy Kershaw
409 by Beach Boys
Low Rider by War
Ridin' Dirty by Chamillionaire
Show Stopper by Danity Kane

  Show Stopper (feat. Yung Joc) by Danity Kane on Grooveshark

Fast Car by Tracy Chapman
Life is a Highway by Rascall Flats
Life In The Fast Lane by The Eagles
Fast in My Car by Paramore
The Distance by Cake

Drive by Jordan Knight
Rocking Down the Highway by The Doobie Brothers
Route 66 by John Mayer
No Particular Place To Go by Chuck Berry
Gold Trans Am by Ke$ha

Some of these songs have swear words, but I was able to find clean versions on YouTube. I hope my conservative in-laws don't mind! I didn't bother adding one of my favorites, Let Me Ride by Dr. Dre because even the radio edit was too much.  Can you think of anymore awesome car related songs I can add to my playlist?

8 comments:

Jen said...

Everything I think of you already have on the list :) Logan loves cars too. We watched fast & the furious 6 the other night. He LOVED it. I know it's not PG but I think it was ok. He doesn't understand the language.

ErinMSW said...

Slow Ride and Mustang Sally are the only 2 I can think of that you're missing! Unless I missed them on your list. But looks awesome! What a fun idea!

Karen M. Peterson said...

Looks like you've got a pretty great playlist already. I can't think of what I'd add. Hope it's a great party!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I can't believe he's going to be three already!! So adorable!

You forgot Cadillac by Seattle hometown hero! I freakin' love that song but it's prob inappropriate for a kid's party lol :)

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I love Fast Car, and Let me Ride... and Greased Lightening... forget about it - love it! I think this is SUCH a cute idea.

What about Pink Cadillac? (I like The Boss' version).

Baby you can drive my car (not sure who sings it, it was on the Licensed to Drive soundtrack years ago.

Beach Boys - Fun Fun Fun (Til' her daddy takes her T-bird away).

I am sure I will think of 20 more - I will email you ;)

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I love Fast Car, and Let me Ride... and Greased Lightening... forget about it - love it! I think this is SUCH a cute idea.

What about Pink Cadillac? (I like The Boss' version).

Baby you can drive my car (not sure who sings it, it was on the Licensed to Drive soundtrack years ago.

Beach Boys - Fun Fun Fun (Til' her daddy takes her T-bird away).

I am sure I will think of 20 more - I will email you ;)

Misty C. said...

Low Rider, Fantastic Voyage and Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car!!! I think I need my own car mix. Ha!

Jo said...

Great idea! Tiger is also obsessed with cars and racing. I found him watching a 20 min talk by some guy about Ferrari's on youtube the other day.