6 Songs That Pay Tribute to Chevrolet
Let’s face it, Chevy is a household name. Chevrolet is such an iconic brand that many musicians have referenced the vehicles in their songs. If you’ve ever wondered which famous songs feature the word “Chevy” in their lyrics, we’ve written up a nice sampling for you:
“American Pie” by Don McLean
One of the most enigmatic songs of the 1970s, “American Pie” by folk rock singer Don McLean shot to number one for four weeks straight in 1972. It has remained a classic ever since, itself paying homage to the deaths of musical greats Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens. Chevy’s place in the song is so prominent that it’s in the chorus itself: “So bye-bye, Miss American Pie. Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry.”
“Night Moves” by Bob Seger
Bob Seger’s “Night Moves” is a coming of age tale about adolescent love, based on the singer-songwriter’s own teenage love affair. The song debuted in December 1976 and features the lyrics, “Out past the cornfields where the woods got heavy, out in the back seat of my ’60 Chevy.” Like most songs from the ’70s, it’s a poignant reminder of iconic models that make us want to turn back the clock and relive the good times.
“Ridin’ in My Chevy” by Snoop Dogg
While many songs feature Chevy in their lyrics, it’s a rarity to have the brand mentioned in the title. Rapper Snoop Dogg’s song “Ridin’ in My Chevy” opens with the lyrics, “When I’m ridin’ in my Chevy and I’m sittin’ at the light, at the light.” Being a Chevy fan never sounded more dope.
“Chevy Ridin’ High” by Rick Ross ft. Dre
Okay, so maybe mentioning Chevy in a song title isn’t that unusual a choice for rappers. Released in 2006 by artist Rick Ross and featuring Dre, “Chevy Ridin’ High” pays direct tribute to Chevrolet vehicles like few songs ever have. The rap starts off with the repetitive, “Chevy ridin’ high boy, Chevy ridin’ high boy/Chevy ridin’ high, bumpin’ gangsta music,” making anyone want to get in their car and turn up the audio.
“Chattahoochee” by Alan Jackson
If you think Chevy gets a lot of nods from rappers, country musicians tend to go a step further. Chevy trucks, in particular, have long been the subject of country song lyrics, reinforcing their status as a cultural icon. Alan Jackson’s “Chattahoochee” is one of the most noted songs thanks to its lyrics, “Well we fogged up the windows in my old Chevy, I was willing, but she wasn’t ready.”
“Song of the South” by Alabama
Another great country song that gives Chevy a nod is “Song of the South” by Alabama. Released in 1988, the song features the lyrics, “Well Momma got sick and Daddy got down, the county got the farm and they moved to town. Papa got a job with the TVA; he bought a washing machine and then a Chevrolet.”
It’s impossible to list all of the songs featuring Chevy over the years. What are some of your favorites?