May 17, 2022


Half the Automotive

20 Great Car-Themed Music Videos

Whitesnake, “Here I Go Again” (1987)

One of the most legendary hair band videos of the 1980s starred the late Tawny Kitaen as the ultimate car model, draping herself all over the hoods of two Jaguars as singer David Coverdale made sultry eyes at the camera. While we wouldn’t recommend doing a full splits across two luxury vehicles, distracting the driver by cooing in his ear or hanging out the window on the highway while he’s driving, Kitaen found a way to make it look cool.

ZZ Top, “Legs,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Sharp Dressed Man” (1983)

The bearded Texas blues rockers had a mid-career blow-up in a series of 1983 videos starring a tricked-out 1933 Ford coupe hot rod with their logo splashed across its side that fueled a trio of visuals that made them MTV stars. Did it help that a trio of comely models in high heels and skimpy dresses were behind the wheel? Sure.