Musical Musings… “Like A G6” And Other Songs About Transportation

The wheels on the bus go round and round and Far East Movement’s Like a G6 has my head spinning round and round like those wheels.  If you’re unfamiliar, take a taste:

Are they singing about this?

An electric blue 2008 Pontiac G6 GT Coupe?

Nope.  It’s about this:

The line "fly like a G6" is all the more clever now!

So in celebration of (quickly) getting to the bottom of this Musical Musing, I thought I would celebrate even more songs about transportation devices.

I’ve neatly broken up the methods into groups.  Add more in the comments!  (I know no one will do this, or maybe one person only, but I keep trying!  I love comments!)

The Sugar Ray Travellers that Fly

  • Aeroplane – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Airplanes (Parts I and II) – B.O.B. (and Hayley Williams with Eminem)
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane – Peter, Paul, and Mary or John Denver
  • Paper Planes – MIA (kinda)
  • Bennie and the Jets – Elton John (okay, not really)

The Incubus Travelers that Drive

  • Little Red Corvette – Prince
  • Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell, Amy Grant, or, um, Counting Crows
  • Pink Cadillac – Bruce Springsteen or Natalie Cole
  • Mercedes Benz – Janis Joplin
  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
  • Bitchin’ Camero – Dead Milkmen
  • My Hooptie – Sir Mix-A-Lot
  • Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
  • Drive My Car – The Beatles
  • Counting Blue Cars – Dishwalla
  • Piece of Shit Car – Adam Sandler
  • Ignition – R. Kelly (heh heh)
  • Honorary shout-out to Ric Ocasek and The Cars

The Christopher Cross Travelers that are Sailing

  • Come Sail Away – Styx
  • The Downeaster “Alexa” – Billy Joel
  • Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald – Gordon Lightfoot
  • Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival or Ike & Tina Turner
  • Southern Cross – Crosby, Stills, and Nash
  • Rock the Boat – Hues Corporation
  • The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) – Harry Belafonte
  • Yellow Submarine – The Beatles
  • In the Navy – The Village People

The Train Travelers that, um, Travel by Track

  • Crazy Train – Black Sabbath
  • Love Train – The O’Jays
  • Peace Train – Cat Stevens
  • Runaway Train – Soul Asylum
  • Last Train Home – Lostprophets
  • Last Train to Clarksville – The Monkees
  • Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight and the Pips
  • The Metro – Berlin
  • Rollercoaster of Love – The Ohio Players or Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Oleta Adams Travelers that Get Here (If You Can)… Whatever Way You Can

  • Love in an Elevator – Aerosmith
  • Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf
  • Rocket Man – Elton John
  • Airstream Driver – Gomez
  • Convoy – C.W. McCall
  • Bicycle Race – Queen
  • Black Horse and the Cherry Tree – KT Tunstall
  • Beer for My Horses – Toby Keith
  • Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones, Garth Brooks, or The Sundays

The Traveling Proclaimers that Walk (I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles

  • Walk like an Egyptian – The Bengals
  • Walk like a Man – The Four Seasons
  • Walk this Way – Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C.
  • Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
  • Walking on a Thin Line – Huey Lewis & the News
  • Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

The Shoe Crew (A Subsidiary of The Traveling Proclaimers)

  • My Adidas – Run-D.M.C.
  • The Vans Song – The Suicide Machines
  • Air Force Ones – Nelly
  • Louboutins – Jennifer Lopez
  • Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes – Paul Simon
  • Goody Two-Shoes – Adam Ant
  • Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
  • These Boots are Made for Walking – Nancy Sinatra or Jessica Simpson

Let’s be honest… Jessica Simpson never looked better than she did in this video (and let’s be more honest… never will again):

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One comment

  1. music man · November 8, 2010

    Walking on the Sun – Smashmouth
    (I Would Walk) Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton

    Sea Cruise – Frankie Ford

    Ride Wit Me – Nelly
    Get your Roll On – Big Tymers

    Stop this Train – Vanilla Ice

    Jump – Kris Kross
    Jump Around – House of Pain
    Jump – Van Halen
    Jump – Pointer Sisters

    Come Fly with Me – Frank Sinatra
    Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra

    Sleigh Ride – Mariah Carey

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