Petrolicious Weekend Playlist #3
Music and cars. The two have danced hand-in-hand for decades, with movies, and art reflecting the often symbiotic relationship between our vehicles and our music.
This week, we explore both popular and obscure links between cars and music, with everything from Daft Punk’s seminal full-length “Electroma” movie featuring two sad robots, a great soundtrack, and a wonderful Ferrari…to cars that don’t need music.
Sometimes, though, the right tune and the right vehicle become inseparable—after all, everyone knows who sells trucks built like a rock! We can’t include every connection between the two, so please leave your favorites in the comments.
When director Guy Ritchie and Madonna were together, BMW hired the former to direct a short film about the latter, who enjoys a rather spirited ride. The car, actors, and song are perfect—whenever it’s played at the Petrolicious HQ, the whole office stops and watches.
Songs can sell vehicles; on the left, yes, Bruce Springsteen’s Bob Seger’s Like a Rock matches its Chevrolet truck subject matter perfectly. On the right, noted enthusiast Jamiroquai takes to the skies for his song White Knuckle Ride, chasing a Porsche 911 in the process—nice song, great action!
When we uploaded In Torque We Trust, we had no idea that our audience would be so enamoured with the combination of car and soundtrack. Here it is again: with no doubt about the serious V8 power under the hood.
Using cars to make music is a new thing—odspurred on by creative agencies looking to do something new. On the left, the band OK Go uses a Chevrolet to make music; on the right, Honda cuts up a road to make a song
Robots…the desert…and a 12-cylinder Ferrari—what’s not to like? Daft Punk’s self-shot film Electroma may be a little slow if you’re not a fan of electronic music, so skip the original and watch a remix above. It features lots of Ferrari action and a more upbeat song.
On the left,Top Gear borrowed a bunch of vans in order to work as roadies for The Who—with predictable results. That said, it’s easy to forget the vehicles that help to make massive shows possible. On the right, a Lamborghini Countach and goofy score, yes, but the intro to The Cannonball Run sets up the rest of this kitsch comedy perfectly. In a few hours, you’ll start whispering, “…Cannonball!” to yourself…
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