List of car crash songs

List of car crash songs
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Artist

Year

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“7–11”
The Ramones
1981
From their album Pleasant Dreams. The arrangement of this song suggests a strong 1950s/early 1960s teenage pop influence with a doo-wop chorus.

“The Reason”
Hoobastank
2004
From the album The Reason

“Airbag”
Radiohead
1997
According to the lyrics, “an airbag saved my life.”[3]

“Angels in Top Hats”
House of Heroes
2005
Talks about a girl lying in the hospital, and the song later reveals that she was in a car and it had been raining when the crash happened. From House of Heroes

“A Sight for Sore Eyes”
Tom Waits
1977
Mentions that a fellow named Nash was killed in a crash. The story is told about how he spun out, hit a telephone pole and died with the radio on. From Foreign Affairs

“Arthur”

Hoodoo Gurus

1984

“A black gelato van, finished for the day, met with Arthur’s taxi head-on, down St. Kilda way”

“The Beginning of My End”
The Unifics
1968

“Big League”
Tom Cochrane & Red Rider
1988
“Hit a truck doing 70 in the wrong lane in the big league”.

“B.J. the D.J.”
Stonewall Jackson
1964
Title protagonist – a hard-living, sleep-deprived disc jockey – dies when his car crashes off the road.

“Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots”
The Cheers
1955
A motorcyclist vanishes after hitting a truck.

“Black Ice”
My Friend the Chocolate Cake
2011
From their album Fiasco. Lyrics speak of a fight between a husband and wife, then the wife dies in a car crash. Contains “Black ice took her away from me”, speaks directly of a car crash.

“Brought Up That Way”
Taylor Swift
2009
Recorded for Fearless but formally unreleased. A song about the relationship between a girl and her father ends with the man receiving a phone call from a police officer stating, “Sir, there’s been an accident […] A drunken driver missed an overpass, and Emily, she’s fading fast.”

“Buses and Trains”
Bachelor Girl
1998
Lyrics compare love to traffic collisions with several vehicles, one of them is the car.

“Car Crash”
Dirty Americans
2004
Making the comparison that love is like a car crash. “You leave me bloody and take all my money like a car crash”. This song was featured on the soundtrack of the popular racing video game Gran Turismo 4.

“Car Crash”
Our Lady Peace
1997
About a friend who intentionally killed himself in a car crash.

“Car Crash”
Powerman 5000
1995

“The Carroll County Accident”
Porter Wagoner
1968
A deadly car crash reveals a secret extramarital affair in the form of a lost wedding ring

“Chapel Bells Ringing”
Gene Summers (written by Mary Tarver)
1962
45rpm issued on Lafayette Records. Based upon a true story about a fatal car/train crash in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.

“Chemistry of a Car Crash”
Shiny Toy Guns
2005

“Chicken”
The Cheers
1957

“Come Back Jonee”
Devo
1978
The lyric “Jonee jumped in his Datsun, drove onto the expressway, went head on into a semi.”

“Condition Red”
The Goodees
1968
Motorcycle crash under circumstances similar to “Leader of the Pack”

“The Country & Western Supersong”
Billy Connolly
1979
A bus crash, ambulance and car crash

“Crash”
The Primitives
1988
Allegory about living too fast: “You go way too fast, if you don’t slow down, you’re going to crash.”

“Crash & Burn”
Got7
2019
From their album Call My Name.

“Crawling from the Wreckage”
Graham Parker
—-
Also a hit for Dave Edmunds (1977).

“Crazy Cat Corner”
Gene Summers (written by Deanna Summers-Gene Summers)
2004
From Do Right Daddy CD (Enviken)

“Daddy’s Speeding”
Suede
1994
A eulogy to James Dean and about the relevance of car crashes in modern culture

“A Day in the Life”
The Beatles

1967

John Lennon sings about a man who “blew his mind out in a car” crash, presumably Guinness heir Tara Browne, who died in a 1966 automobile crash.

“Days of Graduation”
Drive-By Truckers
2001
A first person narrative about a fatal car crash the night before the victims’ high school graduation.

“Deacon Blues”

Steely Dan

1977

“Drink scotch whisky all night long and die behind the wheel”

“Dead on the Highway”
Sons of the Never Wrong
1995
First person narrative from the person killed in a car crash.

“Dead in a Ditch”
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles
1988
Story of a girl who steals her parents’ car and pills and drives of a cliff

“Detroit Rock City”
Kiss
1976
Written in tribute to a fan who was killed in a car crash on his way to a KISS concert.[3]

“Dezesseis”
Legião Urbana
1996
Story of a teenager street racer who died on a car crash, possibly from suicide.

“Don’t Pass Me By”
The Beatles
1968
The song is addressed to someone who was “in a car crash” and “lost [her] hair”; i.e., became anxious or upset.

“Don’t Save Us from the Flames”
M83
2005
About a survivor of a car crash hearing ghosts crying for Tina (presumably killed in the crash).

“Dreaming While You Sleep”
Genesis
1991
From We Can’t Dance. Written in the first person about a hit and run driver who is haunted by the events that took place.

“Drinking and Driving”
Black Flag
1985
From In My Head. “Fill your car with your buddies. And wrap it around a tree.”

“Ed”
Ice-T
1991
“One night he got drunk and started driving real fast / Ed’s dead”

“En händig man”
Per Gessle
2007
“Hanna” in the song always crashed in the same car.

“The End of the Tour”
They Might Be Giants
1994
Car crash

“Everything You Know is Wrong”
“Weird Al” Yankovic
1996
Protagonist crashes into a truck and lies bleeding on the asphalt when his hibachi dealer in the back seat cups his hands over the protagonist’s eyes.

“Fireball Rolled a Seven”
Dave Dudley
1975
Protagonist (“Fireball”) dies in a racing collision

“Flowers”
Chris Young
2006
The singer sings at the grave of his wife whom he killed in a drunk driving accident.

“For Nancy (‘Cos It Already Is)”
Pete Yorn
2001
Musicforthemorningafter

“Glass in the Trees”
Dead Poetic
2004
About a friend who died in a car crash.

“Glitter Years”
The Bangles
1988
“Denny” in the song crashes his father’s car

“G. M. Vincent and I”
Comeback Kid (band)
2010
Tells the story of the van crash vocalist Andrew Neufeld and long-time friends/labelmates Grave Maker suffered[5]

“Gravity’s Union”
Coheed and Cambria
2013
“And I was wrong to let you go / I accept my mistake, but you will never know / This is my love into a ten-ton truck / Baby, please remember the better me”

“Headlights on Dark Roads”
Snow Patrol
2006

“Hello, This is Joannie”
Paul Evans
1977

“Here Comes Bob”
Sparks
1972
Humorous tale of a wealthy eccentric who deliberately causes minor fender-benders as a way of meeting women

“Hospital Flowers”
Owl City
2011
Reflecting on a victim’s life after a car crash

“How I Left the Ministry”
The Extra Lens
2010

“I Came Here to Live”
Trace Adkins
2006
A man telling a story about his life shares how his car flipped doing 80 and his experience with God that changed his purpose of life.

“I Can Feel A Hot One”
Manchester Orchestra
2009
A man is reflecting back on the night that he lost his pregnant wife in a car crash.

“I Hope They Get to Me in Time”
Darius Rucker
2008
A man reflects on his life as he lays injured from a car crash, hoping the ambulance arrives in time to save him

“I Hope You Die”
The Bloodhound Gang
2000
The singer lovingly describes a grotesque car wreck he hopes the listener gets into.

“I Love It”
Icona Pop
2012
Protagonist crashes her car into a bridge in a fit of rage.

“I Want My Baby Back”
Perry Botkin, Jr. and Gil Garfield, performed by Jimmy Cross
1965
A parody of the car crash tragedy genre in which the driver of the crash reunites with his dead girlfriend – in her coffin (which he digs up!)

“In morte di S.F.”
Francesco Guccini
1967
From the album Folk beat n. 1 – often covered; best known cover is by Italian seminal pop-rock group Nomadi

“In the Car Crash”
Swayzak
2002
From the album Dirty Dancing featuring Headgear

“It’s Dangerous Business Walking out Your Front Door”
Underoath
2004
“Glass shatters and comes to a halt; I thought we’d be there by now. I thought it would be so much quicker than this. Pain has never been so brilliant; I made sure you were buckled in. Now you can walk hand in hand with him.”
From They’re Only Chasing Safety

“J.A.R.”
Green Day
1995
Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt wrote this song in memory of his lifelong friend, Jason Relva, who died in 1992 as the result of injuries sustained from a car crash. “My friend drove off the other day/Now he’s gone and all they say/Is you’ve gotta live ’cause life goes on”

“Jerry Was a Race Car Driver”
Primus
1995
“Jerry was a race car driver/22 years old/Had one too many cold beers one night/And wrapped himself around a telephone pole”

“Jock-O-Rama (Invasion of the Beef Patrol)”
Dead Kennedys
1985
Contains the line: Another Trans-Am wrapped itself around a telephone pole “I ain’t drunk, officer, I just fell gettin’ out of my car”

“In the Kingdom #19”
Sonic Youth
1986
Death on the highway

“I’m Cold”

Whale

1995

“I’m breathing a broken windscreen”

“Johnny Don’t Do It”
10cc
1973
A parody of the teenage “death disc” genre using the familiar trope of a bad boy who is good but misunderstood, “an angel dressed in black,” riding a stolen motorcycle when he runs into a truck.

“Johnny’s Gone”
Catfish
1991
2 wheels on the highway / 4 wheels flashing blue / 10 wheels coming the other way / Gonna make the morning news

“Just a Car Crash Away”
Marilyn Manson
2007
Manson singing about a relationship and lives that are “Just a Car Crash Away”

“Junkyard in the Sky”
London Lee
1963

“Killer Cars”
Radiohead
1995
B-side from the album The Bends.

“Last Kiss”
Wayne Cochran (1962) and made popular by J. Frank Wilson also covered by Pearl Jam
1964
Falsely inspired by a December 1962 incident in Barnesville, Georgia, in which several teens were killed and two seriously injured when their car struck a flatbed logging truck. Song was actually written in 1961.[3]

“Leeds Road 3 am”
New Model Army
2000
From the album Eight, the song describes a series of scenes which culminate in a car crash.[8]

“A Lifetime”
Better Than Ezra
2001, 2005
Featured on the albums Closer and Before the Robots. The urn of a car crash victim is stolen at her wake for a private farewell.

“Lights on the Hill”
Slim Dusty
1973
The song describes a trucker driving at night with a heavy load being blinded by lights on the hill, hitting a pole, falling of the edge of a road and realising his impending death.

“Limousine”
Brand New
2005
Young flower girl at wedding is killed by drunk driver

“The Living End”
The Jesus and Mary Chain
1985
From the album “Psychocandy”.

“Love Rhymes with Hideous Car Wreck”
The Blood Brothers
2004
[3] A song about a boy who left his girlfriend for a “better looking brand” and when he is horribly hurt in an crash no one visits.

“Low Light”
Pearl Jam
1998
A song about a troubled couple losing each other in a car crash and not being able to reconcile.

“Lucky”
Radiohead
1997
“Pull me out of the aircrash”.

“Life in the Fast Lane”
The Eagles
1976
A song about a troubled couple driving in the fast lane, and the male driver singing “call the doctor, I think I’m going to crash”, they then “run a stop sign and take a turn for the worst”.

“Mario Milano’s Monaro”
Perry Keyes
2015
“Just the other night / Some old guy ran a red light /T-boned me, South Dowling St.”

“MIA”
Emmy The Great
2006
About listening to singer MIA in a car when her love dies in a car crash.

“Message from James Dean”
Bill Hayes
1956

“Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm”
Crash Test Dummies
1993
A car crash turned a kid’s hair “from black into bright white” because “the cars had smashed so hard.”

“My Favourite Game”
The Cardigans
1998
The reason MTV UK rejected the video was because of fears that the video could encourage joyriding and cause car crashes amongst teenage drivers.

“A Nightmare to Remember”
Dream Theater
2009
From the album Black Clouds & Silver Linings. Guitarist John Petrucci wrote about a car crash he was in as a child.

“No Reason”
Don Walker
2006
“the towies said he was airborne when he hit the tree / with a blood alcohol of 1.7 or more”

“No Return”
The Third Rail
1966

“Normandy”
Project 86
2007

“Oerend Hard”
Normaal
1977
Motorcycle crash

“On The Road To Calvary (for Jeff Buckley)”
Willie Nile
1999
“I heard a car crash, it reminded me of you”
from the album Beautiful Wreck of the World

“The Other Side of the Crash/Over and Out (of Control)”
Thursday
2006
The aftermath of a car crash on its survivors is chronicled. A sequel to “Understanding in a Car Crash” (see below)

“Papa Loved Mama”
Garth Brooks
1992
A jealous truck driver crashes his rig into a motel room where his wife is having an extramarital affair, killing her and sending himself to prison.

“Phantom 309”
Red Sovine
1964
The song’s protagonist, a hitchhiker, meets the ghost of a truck driver who was killed when he swerved his semi-trailer truck into a ditch to avert a potentially deadly collision with a bus full of teenagers.

“Plastic Flowers on the Highway”
Drive-By Truckers
2001

“Push Back The Hands”
They Might Be Giants
2018

“Racing Car”
Air Bubble
1976
Ned. No. 7 Racing car driver boyfriend is involved in a crash.

“Renaissance”
Mat Kearney
2006

“Ricky’s Hand”
Fad Gadget
1980
A man drinks six pints of beer, drives, crashes his car, and loses his hand.

“Riding with Private Malone”
David Ball
2001
The singer is pulled from a fiery car crash by the ghost of the car’s former owner, a soldier who died in the Vietnam War.

“The Right Profile”
The Clash
1979
Based on the 1956 car crash in which Hollywood star Montgomery Clift was severely injured.

“Rocky’s Girl”
David Geddes
1978

“Seventy Times 7”
Brand New
2001
Sample lyrics:
“ Have another swallow and drive yourself home ”
” I hope there ‘s frost on all the roads ”
” And you can think of me when you forget your seat belt ”
” then again when your forefront goes through the windshield ”

“Shredded Humans”
Cannibal Corpse
1990
From the album Eaten Back to Life. The lyrics of the song describe what happens to a family inside a car that crashes, and the reaction of the other driver.

“Sirens”
Lee Brice
2014
From the album I Don’t Dance. The subject picks up a female hitchhiker who robbed a bank and grabs the steering wheel and causes a crash rather than surrendering to the cops.

“Slick”

Sugar

1992

From the album Copper Blue. The song describes a driver who lost control of a car on a slick road and crashed into a pole. The subject is paralyzed and connected to machines in the hospital.

“Sloppy Seconds”

Watsky

2013

From the album Cardboard Castles; first verse details a car crash

“Slow Car Crash”
Headphones
2005
“Your purse hit the wind shield when I locked the brakes. Airbags inflated, seat belts engaged. A semi was jackknifed because of the rain. A hundred yards up blocking three lanes.”

“So Damn Lucky”
Dave Matthews
2003
The 2nd track on Matthews’s solo album Some Devil. The subject is pleased that their love is not involved in the auto collision described in the lyrics.

“So Small”
Carrie Underwood
2007
A runaway teen steps in front of an oncoming car, causing the woman driving to swerve into a man coming in the opposite direction – and then time freezes, giving all three a moment to contemplate what brought them there.

“Someday”
Nickelback
2003
From the album The Long Road. The lyrics chronicle a failed relationship. The music video involving a car crash.

“Spellbound”
AC/DC
1981
From the album For Those About to Rock We Salute You. The first verse describes a car crash and the second verse describes the reckless driving that lead to the crash.

“Stan”
Eminem featuring Dido
2000
The lead character in the song commits suicide by crashing his car, with his pregnant girlfriend in the trunk.

“Star Witness”
Neko Case
2006
“My true love drowned in a dirty old pan of oil that did run from the block of a Falcon sedan 1969. The paper said ’75. There were no survivors, none found alive.”

“State Fair”
Doug Supernaw
1994
“It happened way out on route twenty nine
Some drink in driver came across the yellow line ”

“Stereotype”
The Specials
1980
“His mums waiting up, she hopes he’s alright
But he ‘s wrapped round a lamp post on Saturday night ”

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“Steve Was Dead”
Buck O Nine
1997
Rumors spread among friends that Steve was in a car crash. lyrics and video

“Story”

Clipping (band)

2013

The song tells the story of a new police officer who reports on a fatal car crash involving a cab. It is revealed in the final line that one of the passengers was his sister, and he was the one who told her to “catch a cab”.

“Sunday Driving”
Jerry Lewis
1951
Jerry crashes his car at the end of the song and says next time he’ll take the bus, instead.

“Suzy & Jeffrey”
Blondie
1980
The titular duo crash into a wall, serving as a metaphor for cold feet.

“Teddy Bear”
Red Sovine
1976
The protagonist’s father had died in a collision involving his semi-trailer truck during a snowstorm.

“Teenage Cremation”
Bob Hudson
1974
A parody of teen death songs. “I walk along the nature strip looking for pieces of you”

“Terry”
Twinkle
1964
Motorcycle crash

“That’s How People Grow Up”
Morrissey
2009
“I was driving my car / I crashed and broke my spine”

“Three Wooden Crosses”
Randy Travis
2002
Christian story song about a bus wreck in Mexico where three people died and maybe why a fourth person, perhaps the least deserving of the group, lived.

“The Tourist”
Radiohead
1997
A song about the moments leading up to and during the crash “Airbag” (another OK Computer track by Radiohead) is based on.

“Thunderbird”
Steve Azar
1996
from the album Heartbreak Town

“A Tombstone Every Mile”
Dick Curless
1965
A song about a treacherous stretch of Maine highway where truckers often met fatal accidents.

“Tonight is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel”
Barenaked Ladies
2000
From Maroon. Accompanied by a drum march and calliope, the song is recited by the narrator who has just died in a car crash.

“Transfusion”
Nervous Norvus
1956
A crazy driver keeps getting into collisions and receiving blood transfusions – always promising to never speed again.

“Two Hour Honeymoon”
Paul Hampton
1960
A newlywed couple have a car crash that kills her and leaves him lying in the wreck questioning why it happened.

“Two Six Packs Away”
Dave Dudley
1965
The singer is serving a ninety-day jail sentence for wrecking his car while drunk.

“Warm Leatherette”
The Normal
1979
Also recorded by Grace Jones (1980). First person narrative of a car crash victim burning to death in the crash.

“Where Oh Werewolf”
Michael J. Nelson
1998
Parodying a car crash scene in the 1996 film Werewolf. Performed on an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

“When I Go Out, I Want to Go Out on a Chariot of Fire”
Escape the Fate
2006
Song about a deadly car crash.

“The Wild Boar”
Adrian Crowley
2014
“Suddenly, a huge shape leapt from the forest on his right / There was barely enough time to react / He hit the brakes hard, but the car collided / with the creature, or whatever it was”

“Wreck on the Highway”
Bruce Springsteen
1980
Hit-and-run victim on lonely highway, inspired by but different from the Acuff song

“The Year Summer Ended in June”
Misery Signals
2004
“Roll down the window let in night air. I always thought we’d be together. You said we’ve never gone this way before. I must not let you die. Your memory survives.”
From Of Malice and the Magnum Heart

“A Young Man Is Gone”
The Beach Boys
1963
A eulogy to James Dean

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