Songs about hot-rod cars began to emerge in the 1950s and 1960s with rock and roll music like “Beep Beep”, “Little Deuce Coupe”, and 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 and several other music that focus on the pick-up truck, however my Google “research” even led myself and others to a top-rated rap/hip-hop car song by Dr.
Dre with Snoop Dogg, Ruben & Jewell performing “Let Me Ride”. Songs about like and social issues dominate the list of topics penned by lyricists however vehicles like trucks, cars and the occasional tractor are quite common. What is exceedingly sparse are any music about HVAC. I only found 1 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 wonderful Chet Atkins and written by Jack Clement, an award-winning American singer-songwriter. My favorite stanza contains the touching lyrics, “The air is pure and 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 and possibly a firearm. I recognize that a furnace breakdown in the dead of Winter time or a refrigerant leak that causes an A/C device to stop working on a tepid November day is equally as traumatic and hearttearing. Singers and songwriters in Nashville are missing a wonderful chance to use music to elevate the HVAC device to the level of a pick-up truck or a wonderful woman. The world is waiting for some new HVAC music.