With the Singapore 2010 Formula 1 Night Race in the headlines, expensive COEs and second-hand vehicles selling like hot cakes, the subject of cars is on everyone's lips.
Although a hot topic in Singapore, cars have never been celebrated in song here as in the US. In fact certain models have been immortalised by American artistes in love with these machines. So how many of the following songs are you familiar with?
In 1966, Wilson Pickett scored a hit with this R&B rocker about a lady who was advised to slow down, because she was moving too fast. Written by Bonny Rice, it has since become known as a Pickett anthem. You’ve been riding all over town, ooh, guess you gotta put your flat feet on the ground. Ride, Sally, ride.
Little Deuce Coupe:
Although they did not have staying power, they did hammer at the car theme and sold more than a million singles of this song as well as a half-million albums.