Rock and roll was invented in America and so was mass production of the automobile.
It only seems natural that the two frequently go together like chocolate and peanut butter -- two great tastes that taste great together.
As long as rockers have been writing songs, they have been singing about their love for fast cars, so much so that the old saying could easily go "sex, drugs, cars and rock and roll."
When Americans take road trips across the country's highways and these songs come on, many are likely to turn the volume up and step down on the gas.
So if you've got a road trip in your future, why not take along these 10 songs to make the miles speed by faster?
No. 10: "No Particular Place to Go" by Chuck Berry
Perhaps no song better sums up the feeling of taking a long Sunday drive for no good reason than "No Particular Place to Go."
Berry's classic song dates back to 1964 and reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. But things don't turn out perfectly for the singer, whose date is foiled by a malfunctioning safety belt.
Ridin' along in my automobile
My baby beside me at the wheel
I stole a kiss at the turn of a mile
My curiosity runnin' wild
No. 9: "Highway Star" by Deep Purple
"Highway Star" is one of Deep Purple's best known songs and appeared on its 1972 album "Machine Head." It is a fast-paced song with ripping guitar chords that is basically a high octane love song about the singer's unspecified car.
Former Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover told Guitar Magazine in a 2003 interview that the song was actually written on a tour bus in 1971 when a reporter asked the band how they wrote songs. Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore grabbed an acoustic guitar while singer Ian Gillan improvised lyrics.
The song was refined and was performed that same night. Now, that's rock and roll.
Oooh its a killing machine
It's got everything!
No. 8: "Drive My Car" by The Beatles
"Drive My Car" was the opening track to the Beatles 1965 album "Rubber Soul," which was ranked as the fifth best album of all time by Rolling Stone in 2003.
The song is one of the Beatles more lighthearted songs and it's hard not to get a smile on your face if it comes on the radio while you are out cruising around.
Just try to avoid shouting along with the "Beep beep'm beep beep yeah" parts. We dare you.
I told that girl I can start right away
When she said listen babe I got something to say
I got no car and it's breaking my heart
But I've found a driver and that's a start