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Classic Car Themes and Summer/Surf Songs

Check out the Tangent Sunset song "Waves On The West Coast."


Here are songs that go along with classic car shows and beach parties. In many ways cruisin' music and surf music can be grouped together to create the same good time atmosphere. Much of the car/surf music comes from the 1960s. The leading acts of the surf era were the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean. Instrumental surf music was led by the Ventures and the Surfaris. Also, songs dealing with the theme of summer are included here to expand the list, since car shows are popular in the summer.

Ray Anthony - Peter Gunn Theme
Beach Boys - California Girls
Beach Boys - Catch A Wave
Beach Boys - 409
Beach Boys - Fun Fun Fun
Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Beach Boys - I Get Around
Beach Boys - Little Deuce Coupe
Beach Boys - Surfer Girl
Beach Boys - Surfin'
Beach Boys - Surfin' Surfari
Beach Boys - Surfin' USA
Chuck Berry - I Wanna Be Your Driver
Chuck Berry - No Particular Place To Go
Beatles - Drive My Car
Booker T & The MGS - Green Onions
Chantays - Pipeline
Chevelles - Let There Be Surf
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln
Dick Dale & The Dell-Tones - Miserlou
Dick Dale & The Dell-Tones - Surf Beat
Depeche Mode - Behind the Wheel/Route 66
Doobie Brothers - Rockin' Down the Highway
Drifters - Under the Boardwalk
Dave Dudley - Six Days On The Road
Percy Faith - Theme From A Summer Place
Fender IV - Malibu Run
Aretha Franklin - Freeway of Love
Grateful Dead - Truckin'
Don Henley - Boys of Summer
Hondells - Little Honda
Impacts - Blue Surf
Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
Jan & Dean - Deadman's Curve
Jan & Dean - Drag City
Jan & Dean - The Little Ol' Lady From Pasadena
Jan & Dean - Ride the Wild Surf
Jan & Dean - Sidewalk Surfin'
Jan & Dean - Surf City
Katrina & The Waves - Walkin' On Sunshine
Lively Ones - Let's Go Trippin'
Lively Ones - Surf Rider
Lovin' Spoonful - Summer in the City
Lonnie Mack - Memphis
Marketts - Out of Limits
Jack Nitzsche - The Lonely Surfer
Gary Numan - Cars
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
Prince - Little Red Corvette
Pyramids - Penetration
Eddie Rabbit - Drivin' My Life Away
Rivieras - California Sun
Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
Rolling Stones - Route 66
Ronnie & The Daytonas - Little GTO
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels - Jenny Take A Ride
Sly & The Family Stone - Hot Fun In The Summertime
Sniff N' The Tears - Driver's Seat
Soul Survivors - Expressway To Your Heart
Bruce Springsteen - Pink Cadillac
Sunrays - I Live For the Sun
Surfaris - Point Panic
Surfaris - Surfer Joe
Surfaris - Wipe Out
Surf Punks - I Live For the Sun
T-Bones - No Matter What Shape Your Stomach's In
Tornadoes - Telstar
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights
Triptides - Go Mustang
Vantiy Fare - Hitchin' A Ride
Ventures - Hawaii Five-O
Ventures - Perfidia
Ventures - Pipeline
Ventures - Walk Don't Run
Ventures - Walk Don't Run '64
Gene Vincent - Race With the Devil
War - Low Rider
Dwight Yoakam - Long White Cadillac








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