Start Your Engines
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.