Rollin’ to the Oldies: Cars in Song

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“Mercedes-Benz” — Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin recorded the song “Mercedes-Benz” on October 1, 1970, introducing it on the album Pearl as “a song of great social and political import.” In the song Joplin laments that she doesn’t have the things her friends have. “Oh Lord, won’t you / Buy me a Mercedes-Benz / My friends all have Porsches / I must make amends.” Joplin passed away a few days after this song was recorded — her Porsche parked outside.

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