Create a festive environment at your next Pinewood Derby by playing some of these great car-related songs! Download them to your phone or tablet to create a Pinewood Derby music playlist, and hook it up to a mini speaker. Parents and kids alike will love the music.
Last year, my pack decided to change up our Pinewood Derby a bit. One of the things we did was play music during our weigh-in time. It created a more festive atmosphere and added to the excitement of the race!
I searched for car-related music, and I found some fun songs! I created a Pinewood Derby playlist on my phone and connected the phone to our pack's portable PA system. You could also use a portable Bluetooth speaker.
So, here's our fun Pinewood Derby playlist! I'm including links to iTunes for my fellow i-users as well as to Amazon for our Android device users.
1. Life is a Highway by Rascal Flatts – How many of your Scouts have had a Cars car in the Pinewood Derby? Mine have!
2. Mustang Sally by Wilson Pickett – This song was recorded at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama just a few miles from my hometown. There was some incredible music recorded in Muscle Shoals. Check out the documentary on iTunes or Amazon Video.
3. Fun, Fun, Fun by The Beach Boys – Let's hope none of our Scouts get their T-Birds taken away!
4. Low Rider by War – Just like our Pinewood Derby cars, “low rider don't use no gas now.”
5. Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf – Gotta get your motor runnin'!
6. On the Road Again by Willie Nelson – This song won a Grammy for Best Country Song.
7. Hot Rod Lincoln by Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen – THE hot rod anthem.
8. Drive My Car by The Beatles – Beep beep'm, beep beep, yeah!
9. Rocket 88 by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats – Although I had never heard this old R&B song, it has become one of my favorite “feel good” songs. You can read about how a damaged amplifier created a trendy new sound.
Since I first created this playlist, some of you have commented with great suggestions! Here they are!
10. 409 by the Beach Boys – Thanks for the suggestion, Amy!
11. I Get Around by the Beach Boys – Another fun suggestion from Amy.
12. This Car of Mine by the Beach Boys – I love all of Amy's suggestions, don't you?
13. Custom Machine by the Beach Boys – I didn't realize that the Beach Boys had so many songs about cars.
14. Little Deuce Coupe by the Beach Boys – I can't believe I forgot this classic. Thanks, Maribel!
15. Car Wash by Rose Royce – OK, I'm telling my age now. This song came out when I was in 6th grade, and it was a staple during my junior high days! 🙂
16. Cars by Gary Neuman – Another junior high favorite that I had forgotten.
17. Beep Beep by the Playmates – This was a new song for me. Thanks, Maribel!
18. The Distance by Cake – Thanks, Bob!
19. G.T.O. by Ronny & the Daytonas – Great suggestion, Corinne! Thanks!
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Which songs would you add? Leave a comment to let me know. Then click on over and download these fun songs for your Pinewood Derby music playlist!
Yours in Scouting,
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