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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?

Well.

Let’s do a quick run down, completed with links to each song! [ click on the song title to hear the song!]

  1. Bruce Springsteen – Pink Cadillac
  2. Elvis Presley – Baby Let’s Play House 
  3. The Clash – Brand New Cadillac 
  4. Macklemore – White Walls
  5. David Banner – Cadillac On 22’s
  6. The Kinks – You Really Got Me
  7. The Judds – River of Time 
  8. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Alive
  9. Bruce Springsteen – Cadillac Ranch
  10. Dreamgirls Tribute – The Soundtrack
  11. Johnny Green – I’ve Got a Big Cadillac
  12. Aggie Dukes – Swing Low Sweet Cadillac
  13. Bill Watkins – Red Cadillac
  14. Baker Knight – Bring My Cadillac Back
  15. Don Churchill – Cadillac Blues
  16. Donna Lou – White Cadillac
  17. Ariana Grande – Cadillac Song (Why does this depress me)
  18. Jimmy Liggins – Cadillac Boogie
  19. Train – Cadillac Cadillac 
  20. Stray Cats – Look At That Cadillac
  21. Joni Mitchell – Ray’s Dad’s Cadillac
  22. Shinedown – Black Cadillac
  23. Bo Diddley – Cadillac 
  24. Chris Brown – Party Hard/Cadillac 
  25. Outkast – 2 Dopeboys In A Cadillac
  26. Ludacris – Southern Hospitality 
  27. Vanilla Ice – Cadillac Ninjas
  28. Dwight Youkom – Guitars Cadillacs
  29. Sammy Kershaw – Cadillac Style
  30. 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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