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Whether it be childhood memories, the sound of a big beefy engine, or the sensation of freedom on the opened road, the Chevrolet Corvette brings a deep meaning to American culture, and this meaning is reflected in the many songs inspired by the car. Here are ten favorites from varying decades and genres. A Superstock Dodge Dart with ram induction and a fuel-injected Stingray are head-to-head with engines revving high. It became an instant hit and ranked number 8 on the Billboard Hot singles chart, hopefully bringing awareness to the dangers of street racing and saving lives. A witness stated they saw a soldier pull him out of the car after the fiery crash. He told me to take her and make her my own, And I was proud to be riding with Private Malone. He won his wife over with the help of a candy red Corvette, but much like any family trying to scrape by, the Corvette was later sold for a van.
The song combines a Linn drum beat and slow synth buildup with a rock chorus, over which Prince, using several automobile metaphors, recalls a one-night stand with a beautiful but promiscuous woman. Backing vocals were performed by Lisa Coleman and Dez Dickerson , who also performs a guitar solo, the only instrumentation on not provided by Prince himself. Released in as the second single from , the song was at that point Prince's highest charting and his first to reach the top 10 in the U. Later, it was rereleased as a double A-side with " ", peaking at number two on the UK Singles Chart in January Following Prince's death in April , "Little Red Corvette" re-charted on the Billboard Hot at number 29, rising to number 20 the following week. It has sold 1. An extended dance remix of "Little Red Corvette," featured on some 12" releases, was later featured on the compilation Ultimate. Jack Hamilton of Slate noted that the song is about "ambivalence, vulnerability, and fear" of casual sex.