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03-27-2015, 03:02 AM
Our group is invited to a Route 66 car and motorcycle event in Tulsa as one of the acts. Got any suggestions on good songs?


03-27-2015, 03:41 AM
Born to be Wild by Steppenwolf. No Particular Place to Go by Chuck Berry. Badlands, The Promised Land, heck almost anything by Bruce Springsteen. Steve Earle.


Hippie Dribble
03-27-2015, 03:49 AM
Willin' (Lil' Feat) - Gotta be the best road song ever written.
This Ol' Car (Pete Seeger) is easy and fun
and anything at all by The Mountain Goats.

03-27-2015, 04:02 AM
"Avocado" by Pete Norman. This song was included on a free CD with every Mazda Miata sold for several years.
"All the Songs Were Roadsongs" by Zoe Mulford

03-27-2015, 04:10 AM
Me and Bobby McGee....

Fred Ukestone
03-27-2015, 04:15 AM
Eagles of Death Metal 'Only Want You'

03-27-2015, 04:44 AM
Are you avoiding "Route 66". For any reason? Great song, look up a Utube video of Asleep at the Wheel performing it.

03-27-2015, 05:10 AM
Little Deuce Coupe and 409.

03-27-2015, 05:15 AM
Born to Run
Thunder Road
Wagon Wheel
Big Yellow Taxi
Racing In The Street
Looking At The World Through A Windshield
Six Days On The Road

03-27-2015, 05:19 AM
Highway Star by Deep Purple
(how the hell are you going to get that fat distorted bass sound in a uke ensemble!?!?!?!):wtf:

03-27-2015, 05:25 AM
Highway Song by Blackfoot

03-27-2015, 05:27 AM
Osprey, Routte 66 is in our list. A version is in the Blue Book.

03-27-2015, 05:50 AM
"On The Road Again", Willie Nelson

03-27-2015, 05:54 AM
George Harrison's Any Road (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mePp1l299EE) - works great as a uke song.

Ukulele Eddie
03-27-2015, 05:57 AM
"Motorycycle Song (I Don't Want a Pickle, I Just Want to Ride My Motorcycle)", Arlo Guthrie
"Radar Love", Golden Earring
"Homeward Bound", Simon & Garfunkel
"Lodi", CCR
"Ramblin' Man", Allman Brothers

Captain Simian
03-27-2015, 06:19 AM
I'm In Love With My Car-Queen

03-27-2015, 06:47 AM
"Motorycycle Song (I Don't Want a Pickle, I Just Want to Ride My Motorcycle)", Arlo Guthrie
"Radar Love", Golden Earring
"Homeward Bound", Simon & Garfunkel
"Lodi", CCR
"Ramblin' Man", Allman Brothers

When I sold luxury cars, I kept a Golden Earing CD with "Radar Love" and "When the Bullet Hits the Bone" handy for test drives of BMW M3's, M5's, Porsches and other sports cars. That CD sold an awful lot of cars :)

03-27-2015, 07:09 AM
Rocky Road to Dublin
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
Car Song (Woody Guthrie)

03-27-2015, 08:14 AM
Love Willie's On the Road Again.

A new song our group is trying is Ramblin' Man, by the Allman Brothers. I mean, if you are born in the back of a Greyhound Bus, that is beyond roadie!!!!!
Another one we are doing is Turn the Page, by Bob Seger. A bit edgier than Ramblin' Man.

03-27-2015, 10:06 AM
How could I have forgotten Ramblin' Man! I play that song all the time!

Another good one is Hot Rod Lincoln (tons of versions, the most famous (though not original) is probably by Commander Cody).

03-27-2015, 10:43 AM
Fast Car. Tracy Chapman
The Long and Winding Road. The Beatles
Homeward Bound. Simon and Garfunkel

03-27-2015, 11:06 AM
Ol' 55: (Eagles/Tom Waits)
Ridin' in My Car (NRBQ)
Motorway (The Kinks)
America (Simon & Garfunkel)

03-27-2015, 01:17 PM
Mustang Sally

03-27-2015, 03:23 PM
Drivin' My Life Away
Six Days On The Road
Hot Rod Lincoln
Back Home Again

Habanera Hal
03-28-2015, 05:49 AM
Don't forget the precurser to "Hot Rod Lincoln" - "Hot Rod Race" by George Wilson and sung by Arkie Shibley!


Habanera Hal
03-28-2015, 05:57 AM
There were several versions of this, some more politically correct than others. Besure to check out versions #2 & 3!

Version #2:


Habanera Hal
03-28-2015, 05:58 AM


03-28-2015, 08:02 AM
Curfew Cops - Sonny Cole

Four In The Floor - The Shut Downs

Fuel Injection - The Vibrents

Hot Rockin' Rhythm - Hillbilly Hellcats

I'm Gonna Ride - Brioles

I'm in Hot Rod Heaven in my old '37 - Larry Faulk

Motorcycle Millie - William Garrett

Ramblin' - Lee Rocker

Real Wild Child - Buddy Holly

Speed Crazy - Slick Slavin

Voodoo Cadillac - Southern Culture on the Skids

Hippie Dribble
03-28-2015, 08:39 AM
Chevrolet 6 (trad)

3 chords. F Bb C. fantastic song. easy to play and sing and catchy as a cold.

Hippie Dribble
03-28-2015, 08:41 AM
Chevrolet 6

03-28-2015, 11:02 AM
How about Motorcycles and Mary by The Flea Bitten Dawgs!

03-28-2015, 02:15 PM
From decades of playing in biker bars, I can heartily recommend Bob Seeger's Turn the Page as well as Canned Heat's On the Road Again.

03-29-2015, 06:59 AM
Little GTO

ukulele extra cheese
03-29-2015, 01:31 PM
King of the Road ( Roger Miller )
Mercury blues ( KC Douglas )
Dirty Back Roads ( B52s )

03-29-2015, 02:02 PM
52 Black Vincent (Richard Thompson)

Old 55 (Tom Waits)

Deadman's Curve (Jan and Dean)

And, of course, Leader of the Pack

03-30-2015, 07:04 AM
Highway in the Wind by Arlo Guthrie...

03-30-2015, 09:07 AM
Thanks to everyone for suggestions. Got enough now. This will be a car and motorcycle show on Route 66 in Tulsa. These songs will be great.

Thanks again