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Playlist: Ode To The Cadillac

Rock & Roll has had a love affair with the automobile since its very first notes. And no car has inspired the songwriter more than the Cadillac.  In fact, the uniquely American and iconic Cadillac has numerous distinct subcultures attached to it, and these subcultures can be easily divided along musical lines. The Rockabilly Cadillac, the Hip hop Cadillac, the Doo-Wop Cadillac, the Blues Cadillac, you get idea.

The first Cadillac was built in 1902 and although the brand is officially sold in 50 countries across the globe it is synonymous with America. The Cadillac has been mostly marketed to the upper class market over the decades and has developed a reputation as a symbol of prestige and quality -- these associations have helped the brand survive some tough times. The car also been helped by loads of free press via mentions in hundreds of songs.

The tracks in this playlist were inspired by Cadillac or mention the name. Please add your favorites not included in the list to the comments.

Ode To The Cadillac

1. Brand New Cadillac - The Clash

2. Voodoo Cadillac - Southern Culture On The Skids 

3. Look At That Cadillac - Stray Cats

4. Pink Cadillac - Bruce Springsteen

5. Carl Perkins' Cadillac - Drive-By Truckers 

6. Long White Cadillac - Dwight Yoakam

7. Cadillac Style - Sammy Kershaw 

8. I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide - ZZ Top 

9. Ray's Dad's Cadillac - Joni Mitchell

10. Slick Black Cadillac - Quiet Riot 

11. Cadillac Pimpin' - Youngbloodz

12. Cadillac - The Firm 

13. Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody

14. Cadillac 1959 - Bill Frisell 

15. My Own Cadillac - Bottle Rockets

16. Cadillac Man - Robert Shafer 

17. Two Dope Boyz (In A Cadillac) - Outkast 

18. Cadillac Hotel - Little Feat 

19. One Piece At A Time - Johnny Cash

20. Riding With the King - John Hiatt 

21. Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac - Dizzy Gillespie

22. Geronimo's Cadillac - Michael Martin Murphey

23. When You're Hot, You're Hot - Jerry Reed

24. Sandpaper Cadillac - Joe Cocker

25. Cadillac Dreams - Kiss  

26. Ragtop Cadillac - Lonestar 

27. Freeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin

28. Texas Cadillac - Smokin' Joe Kubek 

29. Cadillac Ranch - Bruce Springsteen

30. Cadillac On 22's - David Banner 

31. Eggs And Sausage (In A Cadillace With Susan Michelson) - Tom Waits

32. Rainbow's Cadillac - Bruce Hornsby 

33. Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) - Billy Joel

34. Northside Cadillac - James Cotton 

35. Red Cadillac - Mama Roo

36. Maybellene - Chuck Berry 

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