Heart - 'Barracuda'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Let’s do a song actually about a car today, why not? Well, unless they’re actually referring to the fish? The car had the largest piece of glass ever in a car when it came out in 1964, and the fish is of the family Sphyraenidae and has an unsually large swim bladder.

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Neither of those facts is referenced in the song.

I wonder if anyone ever did a song about the AMC Marlin?

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Jason Torchinsky

Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus • Not-so-running: 1973 Reliant Scimitar, 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!)