Start Your Engines

/ Listen on Spotify

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.

This is more common than you might think, and I’ve had the skeleton of this playlist rattling around in my head for absolutely years. It was Roxy Music, Primus and Jamiroquai that got the ball rolling.

My unwritten rule of keeping these loosely themed playlists to ten tracks almost went out the window, and I needed a little help finding songs 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 Deaf, and for some reason I have never listened to Kraftwerk properly so it came to suggestions via twitter to make up the numbers.

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