Songs That Mention Cars and Driving in California



     


















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California Songs
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California Songs
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Car culture is big in California, especially in Southern California, and driving in the state is a celebrated pastime, as well as an infernal necessity when you're stuck in traffic. These are songs about cars and driving in California, or about a street, a freeway, a highway, including several about the PCH, or about cars, car culture, trucks, auto accidents, motorcycles, etc. They're all taken from the main list of songs that mention California.

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(Numbers are on top. Ignore any article at the beginning such as "The" or "A" except for non-English languages.)
(Artists name + band name combos are filed under the artist's last name.)
 
Artist  (with links to comments and lyrics) Song Title  (click the link to listen to the song)
   
24hrs (featuring Post Malone) Malibu
The 6ths (featuring Barbara Manning) San Diego Zoo
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Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band The Heart of California (for Lowell George)
Terry Allen There Oughta Be a Law Against Sunny Southern California
Dave Alvin Artesia
America Ventura Highway
The Americanos In My Foreign
American Music Club Highway 5
Tori Amos A Sorta Fairytale
The Anxiety Meet Me at Our Spot
AronChupa, Little Sis Nora, & Jungle Jonsson California Sun
Ashford & Simpson Nobody Walks in L.A.
The Ataris Summer '79
The Avalanches (featuring Rivers Cuomo & Pink Siifu) Running Red Lights
Awolnation Pacific Coast Highway in the Movies
B
The Babylon Bee California Fleein'
Bahari California
The Band CAMINO California (Live at El Rey Theatre)
Nessa Barrett Tired of California
Be Calm Honcho  I Love California
The Beach Boys California Feelin'
The Beach Boys Surfin' Safari
Before You Exit Heart Like California
The Bellamy Brothers Blue California
Beyoncé & Miley Cyrus II Most Wanted
Chili-Bo California
Chuck Berry Get Your Kicks (On Route 66)
Chuck Berry Promised Land
Big & Rich California
Blue Oyster Cult Shadow of California
Bonez MC & RAF Camora 500 PS
Albert Bouchard Shadow of California
Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise California
Jackson Browne Running on Empty
Buddy Trouble on Central
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The Capricorns Sunset Over Malibu
Cayucas California Inn
The Charlie Daniels Band Uneasy Rider
The Cheers Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots
Chokebore Ciao L.A.
Eric Church Heart of the Night
Cigarettes After Sex Each Time You Fall in Love
CjayQ Her Warmth
Guy Clark L.A. Freeway
Coco & Clair Clair The Hills
Marc Cohn Lost You in the Canyon
Nat King Cole (Get Your Kicks) On Route 66
Luke Combs Where the Wild Things Are
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen Hot Rod Lincoln
Con Funk Shun California 1
Coolio Fantastic Voyage
Cornbugs Sacramento
Country Joe and the Fish Flying High
Nick Cunningham California
D
Daisy Jones & The Six Regret Me
The Dan Band Christmas Time in California
Jesse Daniel California Highway
Das Kope Pacific Coast Highway
Death Cab For Cutie No Room in Frame
The Decemberists California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade
Russell Dickerson Blue Tacoma
Diesel Sausalito Summer Night
Dolly Shine Sacramento Blues
Donovan The Trip
The Doobie Brothers Neal's Fandango
Drinkard Sisters Dress Yrself in Gallantry
E
Eastside Connection Frisco Disco
Billie Eilish The 30th
Evangelia California Lullaby
Skip Ewing Road To California
The Explorers Club California's Callin' Ya
F
Fidlar Cheap Beer
The Fifth Dimension California My Way
First Aid Kit 29 Palms Highway
The First Class Beach Baby
The Fitness Chauffeur
Five for Fighting California Justice
K.Flay Bye Bye Illinois
Foxboro Hot Tubs Highway 1
G
Warren G. & Nate Dogg Regulate
Chris Gaffney Artesia
Art Garfunkel 99 Miles From L.A.
Jason Glenn California Crazy
Go-Jo Mrs. Hollywood
Jassi Gosal & Jagan Randhawa Anthem
Grateful Dead West L.A. Fadeaway
A Great Big World Hey California!
Jackie Green Freeport Boulevard
Green Day Christie Road
Green Day Stuart and the Ave.
Gryffin & Blanke (with Eyelar) Colors
Nicholas Gunn (featuring Chris Howard) California
H
Merle Haggard A Friend in California
Halsey Drive
Albert Hammond 99 Miles From L.A.
Albert Hammond Jr. 101
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations, Briggs
Hole Malibu
Hole Pacific Coast Highway
Adam Huxley California
I
The Ides of March Vehicle
Enrique Iglesias California Callin'
ill Nicky California
Ilsey No California
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Jan and Dean Down at Malibu Beach
Lexi James California Drive
JamieBoy (featuring Kalin and Myles) California
Jan and Dean Dead Man's Curve
Jan and Dean The Little Old Lady From Pasadena
Jan and Dean Surf City
Waylon Jennings How Much Is It Worth to Live in L.A.
Billy Joel Say Goodbye to Hollywood
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Ke$ha Shots On The Hood Of My Car
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Bill LaBounty California Turnaround
The Lagoons California
Ray LaMontagne Ojai
Lana Del Rey Arcadia
LANY Malibu Nights
LANY It Even Rains in L.A.
LC Wells I Wish I Was In California
Less Than Jake Hell Looks a Lot Like L.A.
The Lightning Kids California
Lil Darrion Sacramento Love
Lil Rob California
Little Feat Willin'
Limón Limón Northern California
Lucifer California Son
Lyle Lovett L.A. County
Sandra Lynn Hey California
M
Manfred Mann's Earth Band California Coastline
Aimee Mann Freeway
Terrace Martin Leave Us Be
Mates of State California
Metro Station California
Thee Midnighters Whittier Blvd.
Mila J California Christmas Trees
Missing Persons Walking in L.A.
The Monkees Me and Magdalena
Alanis Morissette Big Sur
The Mountain Goats San Bernardino
The Mountain Goats This Year
Shawn Mullins California
Missing Persons Walking in L.A.
Alanis Morissette Big Sur
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Gen Neo (featuring DeVita) Like California
Randy Newman I Love L.A.
Nieve (featuring Tunji) California
O
The Offspring Cruising California (Bumpin' In My Trunk)
Old Californio Mother Road
Orion Sun Pressure
Over It Siren On The 101
P
Pacifique Another Love in L.A.
Panic! At The Disco California
Jon Pardi Santa Cruz
Pearl Jam Santa Cruz
Pernice Brothers PCH One
Phantom Planet California
John Phillips Topanga Canyon
Pope Suburban California Beauty
The Presidents of the United States of America F**k California
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RAC 405
Brandon Redd San Diego
Red Elvises Venice, U.S.A.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Road Trippin'
Red House Painters Cruiser
Rejoice! Sausalito Sunrise
Thomas Rhett Die a Happy Man
Johnny Rivers Going Back to Big Sur
Olivia Rodrigo Deja Vu
Destiny Rogers (featuring Kalan.FrFr) West Like
The Rolling Stones Far Away Eyes
The Rolling Stones Route 66
Linda Ronstadt Willin'
Tom Russell The Rose of the San Joaquin
Charley Ryan Hot Rod Lincoln
Joey Ryan California
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Jasper Sawyer California Dreaming
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Hollywood Nights
Semisonic California
Shaunta California
Arkie Shibley Hot Rod Race
Michelle Shocked Come a Long Way
Silent Pilot California
Simpletones California
SIR (featuring Scribz Riley) Life is Good
Smash Mouth Pacific Coast Party
Snoop Dogg Gin and Juice
Social Distortion Highway 101
Bonnie Somerville Winding Road
Sonic Youth Pacific Coast Highway
Soul Kid #1 (More Bounce In) California
Alana Springsteen California
John Stewart Gold
SUBFER (featuring Rora) Morro Bay
Sun Rai San Francisco Street
The Surfaris Surfer Joe
Kiefer Sutherland Goodbye California
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Jean Tonique California
Pete Townsend Exquisitely Bored
Train California 37
Train Save Me San Francisco
Oliver Tree California
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway Grass Valley
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V
Sharon Van Etten Malibu
Vaven California Love
Virginia to Vegas & NOTD Malibu
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Tom Waits Diamonds On My Windshield
Tom Waits Hang On Saint Christopher
Jerry Jeff Walker L.A. Freeway
Wall of Voodoo Hollywood the Second Time
War Low Rider
War Summer
Dionne Warwick Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
Dionne Warwick 99 Miles From L.A.
Mike Watt Drove Up From Pedro
Wave California
Weezer (Girl We Got A) Good Thing
The Welcome Matt In San Francisco (Wake Me Up)
Brooke White California Song
Lucinda Williams Ventura
The Wind And The Wave It’s A Longer Road To California Than I Thought
Winnetka Bowling League On The 5
Kate Wolf Pacheco
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Xjames916 Sacramento Love
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Dwight Yoakam The Late Great Golden State
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Warren Zevon Gridlock
Group Lists of California Songs
Places
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Hollywood
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Los Angeles
Malibu
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San Diego
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Other CA Cities & Places
Topics
California Dreaming
California Girls
California Songs
California Sunshine
Critical of California
Driving in California
Earthquakes in California
Going to California
Leaving California
San Francisco/Disco Rhymes
The Santa Ana Winds
Wildfires in California
Genres
Blues
Christmas Songs
Country
Electronic Dance Music
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Non-English Lyrics
Parody & Novelty Songs
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