Category: Opinion

10 Best Canadian songs about vehicles and driving

Rush Red Barchetta Album Cover

10. Red Barchetta – Rush

Legendary band, interesting lyrics, and the Ferrari Barchetta is dope!


Teenage Head album cover

9. Top Down – Teenage Head

Great upbeat song.  Oh the joys of driving top-down in the summer!


Barenaked ladies album cover

8. One Week – Barenaked Ladies

This one earns a spot here because it was the music for the Mitsubishi Lancer ad in 2002.


Tom Cochrane album cover

7. Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane

Lightning McQueen’s travelling song.


Gordon Lightfoot album cover

6. Alberta Bound – Gordon Lightfoot

I haven’t been to Alberta in a while and this song makes me want to go.


Neil Young album cover

5. Out on the Weekend – Neil Young

I love Neil Young.  Such an icon.  I once bought a used car from a fella named Neil Young.  Not the musician, but still.


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4. Snowmobile Song – Stompin’ Tom Connors

We Canadians love the outdoors all year long, and what better way to enjoy the winter than on a snowmobile, “and a lake trout meal”.


Paul Brandt album cover

3. Convoy – Paul Brandt

Excellent cover of C.W. McCall’s classic, and best truckin’ song ever!


Spirit of the West album cover

2. Home for a Rest – Spirit of the West

The ultimate travelling song.  Brings me back to the days working at summer outdoor concerts and driving across Canada from one gig to the next.


Corb Lund album cover

1. Truck Got Stuck – Corb Lund

Nothing like friendship and teamwork to take an unfortunate circumstance and turn it around.  Add in guitar, banjo and a couple a pickup trucks and you can’t beat that. 

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