Start Your Engines

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There isn’t really much of a musical theme here. In fact, I think it may well be the first time Manowar and Billy Ocean have appeared on the same playlist. However, every one of these tracks opens with the sound of a car starting. That’s all.

Admittedly I needed a little help to find 10 tracks that specifically included a car starting and not just some miscellaneous engine noise (it’s important to have standards). I managed to completely forget the intro to Songs for the Death, and for some reason I have never listened to Kraftwerk properly so it came to suggestions via twitter to include these.

I’ve had this knocking around in my mind for absolutely years and it was Roxy Music, Primus and Jamiroquai that really got the ball rolling.

Artist Title
Siren Play Roxy Music Love Is the Drug
Yo! Bum Rush The Show Play Public Enemy You're Gonna Get Yours
Double Nickels On The Dime Play Minutemen D.'s Car Jam / Anxious Mo-Fo Explicit
Songs For The Deaf (UK Version) Play Queens of the Stone Age You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire - Album Version (With Interlude)
Kings Of Metal Play Manowar Wheels Of Fire
The Best Of The Gap Band Play The Gap Band Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)
Travelling Without Moving Play Jamiroquai Travelling Without Moving - Remastered
Sailing The Seas Of Cheese Play Primus Jerry Was A Race Car Driver
Tear Down These Walls Play Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car
Autobahn (2009 Remastered Version) Play Kraftwerk Autobahn - 2009 Remastered Version