Cars that are mentioned the most in music by Musicians

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz my friends all drive Porsches I must make amends. ~ Janis Joplin

For generations, musicians have been singing about cars. GoldEagle.com used information from the lyrics.com database and put together the number of times a vehicle was mentioned and found the most mentioned car, by genre and musician.

There were a couple of surprises and some reassurances. Mercedes-Benz is still the number one car sung about, since the time the iconic Rocker Janis Joplin sang about the car. While Country Music and Rock-n-Roll were the groups that used to sing about cars the most, it is now hip-hop.

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The most mentioned cars in song lyrics, according to the data, are Mercedes (which had 4,746 mentions), followed by Cadillac (with 2,923 mentions), Bentley (with 1,400 mentions), Chevrolet (with 1,306 mentions), and Jeep (with 1,127 mentions). Jaguar, Porsche, Ford, Dodge, and Lexus were also heavily mentioned in songs. courtesy goldeagle.com and lyrics.com

Either Hip-hop artists love their cars, or they’re getting paid big bucks to sing about them. 94% of the top 100 musicians who reference cars the most in their songs are hip-hop artists or rappers.

Lil Wayne, The Carter, is a human being that loves cars of all types, so much so that he referenced them 370 times in his lyrics. There is not one car that stood out as being mentioned in his songs

Jay-Z, on the other hand, has an affinity for Lexus and had 354 car references in his lyrics. I guess he had to save some lyrics for lemonade.

Coming in third was my guy Snoop Dogg, who had 326 car references in his lyrics. Fo Shizzle That Big Bad Chrysler Really Does Sizzle was the commercial Snoop did with Lee Iacocca, and yet it was Cadillac he sang about the most.

Nas came just behind Snoop with 324 car references in his lyrics, but he sang about Jeeps. Gucci Mane loves Bentley and with 313 car references in his song lyrics was the last person to be in the 300s.

Rock and Roll’s Bruce Springsteen has sung about cars 88 times in his lyrics, with Ford being the number one mentioned car manufacturer. Johnny Cash still holds the record for cars in Country Music at 73 car references in his songs. I guess that big brass bed had wheels on it because folk musician Bob Dylan beat Cash out by singing about cars 85 times.

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Musicians love cars, courtesy goldeagle.com and lyrics.com

The next big question would be, do these songs help sell cars?

By | 2018-10-06T01:48:46+00:00 October 6th, 2018|Categories: Auto industry news, Celebrities|Tags: |0 Comments

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.

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