On The Blog: This Day In History: Pink Cadillac Debuts
The curly-haired guitar slinging rocker of the 70s and 80s released his song “Pink Cadillac” to airwaves across the country.
Springsteen’s album Born in the U.S.A. launched him into rock-n-roll stardom. Pink Cadillac wasn’t originally released on the coveted album, but instead listed on the B-side of the record.
This classic car brand has been used in numerous songs throughout the history of music as inspiration. The King of rock-n-roll himself, wooed his fans to the gyrating tune “Baby Let’s Play House.”
How many artists have used the Cadillac and its persona to expel their own branding you ask?
Let’s do a quick run down, completed with links to each song! [ click on the song title to hear the song!]
- Bruce Springsteen – Pink Cadillac
- Elvis Presley – Baby Let’s Play House
- The Clash – Brand New Cadillac
- Macklemore – White Walls
- David Banner – Cadillac On 22’s
- The Kinks – You Really Got Me
- The Judds – River of Time
- Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Alive
- Bruce Springsteen – Cadillac Ranch
- Dreamgirls Tribute – The Soundtrack
- Johnny Green – I’ve Got a Big Cadillac
- Aggie Dukes – Swing Low Sweet Cadillac
- Bill Watkins – Red Cadillac
- Baker Knight – Bring My Cadillac Back
- Don Churchill – Cadillac Blues
- Donna Lou – White Cadillac
- Ariana Grande – Cadillac Song (Why does this depress me)
- Jimmy Liggins – Cadillac Boogie
- Train – Cadillac Cadillac
- Stray Cats – Look At That Cadillac
- Joni Mitchell – Ray’s Dad’s Cadillac
- Shinedown – Black Cadillac
- Bo Diddley – Cadillac
- Chris Brown – Party Hard/Cadillac
- Outkast – 2 Dopeboys In A Cadillac
- Ludacris – Southern Hospitality
- Vanilla Ice – Cadillac Ninjas
- Dwight Youkom – Guitars Cadillacs
- Sammy Kershaw – Cadillac Style
- Natalie Cole – Pink Cadillac
All-right, I quit. Thirty gets my point across, right?
It’s not hard to understand why the Cadillac has swagger. Just look at it ….
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