Songs about hot-rod cars began to emerge in the 1950s & 1960s with rock & roll songs like “Beep Beep”, “Little Deuce Coupe”, & of course “Fun Fun Fun” with the famous lyrics, “…till her daddy took the T-bird away”.
Country music features hits like “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” by Kenny Chesney & many other songs that focus on the pick-up truck, but my Google “research” even led myself and others to a top-rated rap/hip-hop automobile song by Dr.
Dre with Snoop Dogg, Ruben & Jewell performing “Let Me Ride”, and songs about prefer & social problems dominate the list of topics penned by lyricists but vehicles like trucks, cars & the occasional tractor are quite common. What is exceedingly precious are any songs about Heating & A/C. I only found a single song on YouTube that was not a kid’s song or a “gimmick” song. It is titled “The Air Conditioner Song” by country singer Bobby Bare. The song was produced by country music great Chet Atkins & written by Jack Clement, an award-winning American singer-songwriter. My favorite stanza contains the touching lyrics, “The air is pure & dehumidified, Thermostatically controlled, Now I have no desire to perspire, And that’s how progress goes.” Country music, in particular, is famous for tear-jerking lyrics over a woman, a car, a favorite pet & possibly a firearm. I guess that a furnace breakdown in the dead of Winter or a refrigerant leak that causes an A/C unit to stop working on a moderate November morning is equally as traumatic & heartbreaking. Singers & songwriters in Nashville are missing a great opportunity to use music to elevate the Heating & A/C unit to the level of a pick-up truck or a nice woman. The world is waiting for some modern Heating & A/C songs.