Here are the 10 Worst Driving Songs of All Time. These are songs that make us want to switch to AM radio. We sincerely hope one of your favorites is listed. Ideally, you used one in your wedding. That just illustrates how stupid you were. To get married, not select the song. Don’t like the list? Write your own blog.
This article is the result of the most exhaustive research in the history of realcarguys.com: We posted the question on Facebook, Tweeted (twitted?) it, and emailed it to our few remaining friends and relatives. Most importantly, Pulitzer-prize winning humorist Dave Barry posted it on his site. (In Dave’s words, I am not making up this part.)
10. “Ridin’ Dirty” by Chamillionare and Weird Al Yankovich’s White & Nerdy spin.
9. “Red Dirt Road” by Brooks & Dunn. “It’s where I met Jesus, wrecked my first car, tore it all to pieces.”
8. "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ray Peterson. This is the worst of a terrible genre of teen car crash songs from the Fifties and Sixties. The song got extra credit because friend and race driver Jack Broomall often said, as crew chief Greg Syfert was strapping him in, “Tell Laura I Love Her.” Greg’s response “Hmmmf.”
7. “Radar Love” by Golden Earning. We’re eternally thankful Golden Earring was a one-hit wonder.
6. “Jesus, Take the Wheel” by Carrie Underwood. Carrie, you scared him half to death last time you drove. The Bible is not clear whether Jesus completed driver training, though the Book of Mormon has a different interpretation.
5. “Dead Sunk” by Loundon Wainwright III. This is Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” from the animals’ viewpoint.
4. “Drive” by the Cars. “Who’s gonna drive you home tonight?” Not you, bud.
3. “Trans Am” by Sammy Hagar. Unless you have a mullet, do not listen to this. Elvis Presley never wrote a worse song, and he didn’t write any songs.
2. “Drive My Car” by the Beatles. “An awful, annoying song from the best rock group ever,” said a Dave Barry Blog commenter. “Bad lyrics, bad harmony, plodding beat. Did they phone this one in?”
And now, in my best Casey Kasem voice, here’s a song that’ll make you long for public transportation—the worst driving song of all time:
1. “Glory Road” by Neil Diamond. There are no words.
Honorable Mention: Worst Than The Worst: “Beep, Beep” by the Playmates. Dave Barry nominated "Beep Beep,” "the unbelievably annoying 1958 hit song by the Playmates, because (a) it is unbelievably annoying, and (b) just LOOK at the Playmates.”