Ah, romance. The big L.
Pop stars declaring their undying love is nothing new.
Yet this decade, a whole new generation of music acts have publicly declared unbridled, uncurbed, dizzying passion and pride for their heart-strings on our charts. And its not about you.
It seems that if theres one thing we love as much as other people, its our cars.
Music stars infatuation with their hardtops, coupes and jeeps has taken off in a big way in recent years. Whether its a station-wagon, roadster, convertible or jeep, musicians are singing loud and proud about them.
What do Janis Joplin, Rick Ross and Prince all have in common? Their affection for cars.
Was it R Kelly who started the trend for the current generation of hip hop artists to sing so unashamedly about their four-wheeled friends? When he crooned you remind me of my jeep, I wanna ride it, we laughed but sang it anyway, unaware of what would follow.
This wanton lust for cars has only multiplied in recent years.
Whether youre owning the road, rolling with the homies freestyle, or riding solo, youll want to check out this list of the best songs with car titles:
10. Meridian Dan feat. Big H & JME: German Whip
This song had British kids in a frenzy at music festivals all across Europe. Released in 2014, it was one of grimes (then) biggest anthems.
Sing along in your best London accent: Blacked out window, leaning back, see man driving a German whip.
9. Ace Hood feat. Future and Rick Ross: Bugatti
Get your stony thug-mug on for this chorus.
The song has a hook that Americans and Brits sing along to vehemently in clubs.
I woke up in a new Buggati.
8. Riff Raff feat. G Eazy & J Doe: Mercedez
Car brands simply dont need to pay for advertising when its this easy.
With an alternative z spelling, these rappers speak of working hard to invest in their new cars.
I just pulled up in a new Mercedes (yeah, yeah).
7. Rick Ross feat. Drake and Chrisette Michele: Aston Martin Music
A track for the high-end car connoisseurs, this song speaks to those who look towards the more affluent car market and is at Shard-height levels of aspirational.
Listening to the, Aston Martin Music, Music.
6. The Commitments: Mustang Sally
Fords Mustang has been mentioned in at least 50 songs over the iconic cars five decades of existence.
R&B and country and western songs all saw references to Mustangs galore.
Chuck Berry, Keith Urban and Wilson Pickett all had their hearts captured by Mustangs, but this classic is a karaoke favourite.
All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride, Sally, ride.
5. Janis Joplin: Mercedes Benz
Rappers love a Merc but Janis went there first fellas, with this pleading 1970s a cappella classic.
Oh Lord, wont you buy me a Mercedes Benz? My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends. Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends. So oh Lord, wont you buy me a Mercedes Benz?
4. Rick Ross: Maybach Music III
Rick Ross makes another appearance at number 4 due to his sheer consistency in referencing cars.
With the Maybach referenced across his whole discography, Ross label is even called Maybach Music Group
I mean, really dude.
Black Maybach, white seats, black pipin, Remind me of Paul McCartney and Mike fightin”.
3. Natalie Cole: Pink Cadillac
Another brand that there are hundreds of song references about, who wouldnt want to sit in the back of a bold, cool pink Cadillac?
The timeless American car has been referenced by many, including Bruce Springsteen and Elvis.
Honey I just wonder what it feels like in the back, of your pink Cadillac, pink Cadillac.
2. Prince: Little Red Corvette
Diminutive, pint-sized Prince made up for his height with his stratospheric musical legacy, but his passion for cars was for petite, fiery ones like himself.
A classic anthem that needs no introduction. And the sports car is as smooth as his classic song.
Little red Corvette, Baby youre much to fast, Little red Corvette, You need to find a love thats gonna last.
1. EO: German
The 16-year-old London rappers latest offering is an ode to the German brand Mercedes-Benz.
It premiered on popular youth culture site GRM Daily and sparked a major label bidding war won by Sony Music label Columbia Records.
After eight months of a YouTube channel full of parodies, EO delivered an original song to his 95,000 followers.
He reminds us its not enough to have your wrist blinging, its about what kind of motor car youre moving in too.
Its out now.