Wind back the clock to a time when cars were revered in music for the freedom they afforded rather than their ability to attract member’s of the opposite sex, and you’ll find plenty of songs about the Chevrolet Corvette.
Prince’s seminal hit, “Little Red Corvette,” is perhaps the best well known of them all, despite the fact it details the misgivings of being with a promiscuous woman, rather than Chevrolet’s iconic sports car.
Two decades before, The Beach Boys released their hit “Shut Down (The Beach Boys Song),” which detailed a race between a 1962 Dodge Dart and a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray fuelie. The Boys even goes so far as to credit the then-new technology for the win, singing, “I got a fuel injected engine sittin’ under my hood.”
Oh, how the times have changed. While writing, creating, and distributing music has arguably never been easier, it seems many artists today can’t sink their teeth into America’s sports car with conviction or appeal.
Both D-Witt and Blake X Freeman X– two artists we’ve never heard of before Corvette Blogger drew our attention to them– have attempted to craft a modern Corvette classic, but each songs is about as memorable as daytime TV. Far worse, actually. (Have a look at each song here and here).
That’s not to say we don’t have faith in today’s musicians, it’s just been far too long since we’ve heard a great song about the Corvette.
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