Tire Tracks – Songs about Our Favorite Subject

As the world’s biggest tire fans, it won’t be surprising for our readers to learn that we love a great song about tires! One of our favorites is the Brad Paisley song, Mud on the Tires. Why do tires make a great subject for songs? Tires make us think about fun and fond memories of long drives, cruising down Main Street, or 4-wheel adventures on back roads.
For most folks, your wheels are your freedom to explore the world, and what could be better than having an awesome soundtrack to accompany you on the road? Fun songs for the open road make any trip seem just a little more exciting. After all, who doesn’t feel cooler with the top down, sunglasses on and the bass pumped? My favorites include classics such as Steppenwolf’s Born to be Wild, Gold Earring’s Radar Love, and The Doors’ Roadhouse Blues. Our playlist also includes road-worthy hits such as:

Rascal Flatts’ (the Tom Cochrane original is also great) Life is a Highway
Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car
Bruce Springsteen’s Pick Cadillac
The Beach Boys’ Little Deuce Coupe
The Beatles’ Drive My Car
The Eagles’ Take it Easy
Wilson Pickett’s Mustang Sally
America’s Ventura Highway

But are there really that many songs about tires? There’s Lenny Cooper’s hit, Big Tires, as well as a few others you will find off the beaten path:
Bonnie Tyler’s Tire Tracks and Broken Hearts
Joni Mitchell’s You Dream Flat Tires
Medeski Martin Wood’s Flat Tires

On the humorous side, this video interpretation of the Phish song Contact is really a trip. And these parodies of popular songs with a tire twist had me rolling:
Tires Missing (Sean Kingston – Fire Burning)
Eye on the Tires (Survivor – Eye of the Tiger)
Pump My Tire (Light my Fire – The Doors)
Tire man (Fireman – Lil Wayne)

These last few weekends, before winter sets in, make sure you hit the road for some good times. And don’t forget your music!