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Music Playlist: Car Accident Songs

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There were 6,328,000 car accidents in 2003. These accounted for 2.9 million injuries and 42,643 deaths related to auto crashes. Almost 60 percent of children, age 14 and under, who die in motor vehicle accidents were unrestrained. So buckle yourself and your kids up! This playlist contains songs about car accidents. A tragic theme to be sure, but one that started way back in the 1950’s with the popular “teenage tragedy” story.

Many times it was love itself, which drove the teenage lover to their death in these songs as in Ray Peterson’s “Tell Laura I Love Her”, the tragic love story of Laura and Tommy. His love for Laura is the driving force behind Tommy entering a stock car race for a $1000 prize. Just enough to buy the engagement ring for his beloved Laura. Needless to say Tommy made the wrong decision.

Also, in the classic “Teen Angel” a teenage couple’s car stalls on the railroad tracks. The boyfriend returns to the car for school ring and is killed by the oncoming train. So again, it was love represented by a ring that caused these horrible car accident deaths.

These car wreck tragedies continued through the decades. Some of the most disturbing broke from the traditional storyline.

The Normal broke onto the underground scene in the 80s with the creepy “Warm Leatherette” whose lyrics painted chilling images in the mind of the listener.

“A tear of petrol
Is in your eye
The hand brake
Penetrates your thigh
Quick – Let’s make love
Before you die”

The Sugarcubes also contributed to the car crash genre with the stream-of-conscious lyrics found in 1988’s “Motorcrash”.

“I rushed to the center
Saw the injured parents
Cuts on the children
An awful motorcrash
So dangerous motorcrash
So terribly bloody

This playlist contains some of the most memorable songs about car accidents ever written.

1. Wreck On The Highway – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
2. Wreck On The Highway – Bruce Springsteen

3. The Carroll County Accident – Porter Wagoner
4. Dead Man’s Curve (Single Version) – Jan and Dean
5. Warm Leatherette – The Normal
6. Motorcrash – The Sugarcubes
7. Car Crash – Tricky
8. Last Kiss – Pearl Jam
9. Tell Laura I Love Her – Ray Peterson
10. Car Crash – Our Lady Peace
11. Steal Your Keys and Crash Your Car – Flesh Vehicle
12. Crawling From The Wreckage – The Dave Edmunds Band
13. Let This Be A Lesson To You (Drunk Driver) – Tommy Ellison & The Five Singing Stars
14. Blasphemous Rumours – Depeche Mode
15. Love Rhymes With Hideous Car Wreck – The Blood Brothers
16. Through the Wire – Kanye West
17. Teen Angel – Jem Crossland & Hypertonics
18. Car Crash – The Avengers
19. High Speed Collision 3:37 – Space Band
20. Car Crash – Powerman 5000
21. Leader Of The Pack – The Shangri-Las
22. Airbag – Radiohead
23. In The Kingdom #19 – Sonic Youth

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  • Well then, there is always “Leader of the Pack” by the Shangrilas. OK, motorcycle wreck…

  • Oh man, there it is. #21 on the list. Sorry folks, I’m foggy and in need of coffee.

  • HW Saxton

    “I Want My Baby Back” by Jimmy Cross is
    the funniest and sickest car crash tune
    that I know of.It’s about a couple that
    are coming home from a Beatles concert.
    They swerve to avoid the Leader Of The
    Pack and wipe out on a rainy highway.
    The guy misses his girl so much after
    she dies in the wreck that he digs her
    up and crawls into the coffin with her.
    As the song ends you hear some creaking
    coffin hinges & what sounds like a guy
    singing from inside the coffin. Sickass
    tune but funny if you hear it.It must be
    heard to be appreciated. Also there’s a
    song called “Car Crash” by a 50’s R & B
    group called The Cadets (they did a song
    “Stranded In The Jungle” that was remade
    by the NY Dolls on their 2nd LP)that has
    this guy crying pitifully throughout the
    song for the whole duration.It is funny
    in a morbid way and is a spoof of other
    1950’s car wreck tunes like Teen Angel,

  • With regards to #8 on the list, “Last Kiss”, J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers performed the original in the early 60’s. The song was written by Wayne Cochran before Eddie V. was even born.

    Just giving credit where credit is due.

  • Detroit Rock City
    Hot Rock Lincoln
    (no, wait…no accident there, i think the driver got arrested..)

  • I am quite aware of who wrote “Last Kiss” but that version is not available on Rhapsody thus the Pearl Jam verison is used so that it can be heard for those who wish to do so.

  • Taloran

    1952 Vincent Black Lightning, by Richard Thompson. A wonderful, sad and mournful tune about love, motorcycles and death. From the album Rumour and Sigh.

  • Antfreeze

    You missed a great one. Thunder Road, sung by Robert Mitchum. Killer. Highway 101 is the king of the motorcycle wreck songs. These are probably before everyone’s time, even mine.

  • Antfreeze

    Actually not Highway 101. It’s called Black Denim Trousers. I’ve found both these on the net. Both should be heard, they flat rock.

  • JR

    Don’t see my all-time favorite Brian Setzer song: “Drive Like Lightning (Crash Like Thunder)”.

  • what about Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On”?

    (every time i hear it i want to drive my car into a tree!)

  • Double thumbs up on the Porter Wagoner. That song came out when I was about 10, and it messed my little world up for years.

    You definitely need Roy Acuff singing “Wreck on the Highway.”

    Also, you could put together a sub-section or even a separate disc with just the motorocycle crash songs. “Leader of the Pack” and “Vincent Black Lightning” of course. But also, you gotta have “Too Old to Rock and Roll, Too Young to Die.” I bet there are a bunch more.

    Then there’s Bloodrock and “DOA.” Is that a car crash or a plane crash, though?

  • JR


    “Don’t Pass Me By” – The Beatles
    “Then Came the Last Days of May” – Blue Oyster Cult
    “That Smell” – Lynyrd Skynyrd
    “Terminus El Dorado” – Ted Nugent

  • Nick Jones

    I think D.O.A. is about a plane crash – “We were flying along, and hit something in the air”.

  • HW Saxton

    JR,”Then Came The Last Days Of May” by
    B.O.C is about a couple of guys getting
    set up and killed in a drug deal out in
    the desert,not a car wreck. “That Smell”
    is about OD’ing on drugs.

  • godoggo

    Riding With Mary, by X.

    What the heck, here are the words:

    they can’t go to sleep at four the car is parked outside the door scars of a knife on his arm her husband knows they’re together riding with mary protection to pass riding with mary protecting immaculate love rows of numbered doors behind the car warms up, the street is clear and empty and green with lights they talk and never stop moving he’s sounding her name in his head she’s falling asleep next to his face her sister’s getting married today and the saints of easter smile on the dashboard rides a figurine a powerless sweet forgotten thing so the next time you see a statue of mary remember my sister was in a car

  • godoggo

    On a lighter note, who did that Dr. Demento song Transfusion, “I’m never ever ever gonna speed again…” ?

  • ClubhouseCancer

    Burma Shave:

    And the spider-web crack and the mustang screamed.
    Smoke from the tires and the twisted machine.
    Just a nickel’s worth of dreams every wishbone that they saved
    Lies swindled from them on the way to
    burma shave.

    And the sun hit the derrick and cast a bat-wing shadow
    Up against the car door on the shotgun side.
    And when they pulled her from the wreck you know she still had on her shades.
    They say that dreams are growing wild just this side of burma shave.

    Tom Waits

  • JR

    HW Saxton: JR,”Then Came The Last Days Of May” by B.O.C is about a couple of guys getting set up and killed in a drug deal out in the desert,not a car wreck. “That Smell” is about OD’ing on drugs.

    Yeah, I’ve always been a little unclear on the BOC lyrics. Your interpretation makes sense.

    In “That Smell”, see the line, “Whiskey bottles, and brand new cars/Oak tree you’re in my way”.

  • Great comments. I guess it’s a matter of degree on whether a song can be included or not.

    I included “Blasphemous Rumours” by Depeche Mode for example, which is really about anger at God for bad things that happen in life, but one lyric talks about a teenage girl being hit by a car so it mad the grade.

    Not sure about “That Smell” althought the lyric “Oak Tree you’re in my way” hints at an accident nowhere is one specifically mentioned.

  • eric

    i was wondering if n e of you knew the title/artist of that song, my god i cant even remember the lyrics, but its about this bf and gf who get in a car accident and the girl is dieing and the guy is singing about how horrible it is, i think its older, but its really good, i think its something like the night the lord took my baby form or something, idk please help if you can

  • brian richkel

    Just to be nitpicky. It’s the girlfriend, not the boyfriend who dies in teen angel. And for my fellow rt fans, the hero of Vincent Black Lightning dies of a shotgun blast to the chest, not a motorcycle crash. Great list though. Another great dead-teenager song is Ebony Eyes by the Everly Bros. It’s a plane crash song. I’m still not sure about what happened in D.O.A. but boy is it creepy!

  • Great list- But there are some others that deserve at least an honourable mention:
    1) Pile-Up On the Highway by Lisa Bade from 1978, covered by Grace Jones in 1980 2) No Return by The Third Rail (Joey Levine’s group) 1966 3) Hello, This is Joanie by Paul Evans 1978 (Charted) 4) Chicken by the Cheers 1957 5) Rocky’s Girl by David Geddes 1978 6) Come to Me Johnny by Johnny Victor 1960, 7) I Want My Baby Back by Jimmy Cross 1964 (Mentioned Previously) 8) Transfusion by Nervous Norvus 1956 (Top-10 Charted)(Mentioned previously) 9) The Beginning of My End by The Unifics (Top 20 Charted) 1968 10) Two Hour Honeymoon by Paul Hampton 1960 11) Message from James Dean by Bill Hayes 1955-6. 12) Car Crash by the Cadets 1958 (Mentioned previously) 13)Burma Shave by Tom Waits (mentioned previously.)

    There are many others not cited, (177 more not mentioned on this page that I’ve documented), but most were obscure one-indie-45 artists or flip sides.

    Regarding “Crawling from the Wreckage” by Dave Edmunds, it is on my list as well, but the “wreckage” is only a metaphor for a ruined relationship. It is “wreckage” by title only.

    Regarding “D.O.A.” by Bloodrock: I have always recognized this one as being a surreal reference to drunk or high driving. The “flying along” is a drug and/or alcohol reference, while the “…hitting something in the Air” refers to an hallucigenic swerve.

    Also, the entire “Bat Out of Hell” LP by Meat Loaf was created when he and Jim Steinman were wanting to create the “ultimate car crash fetish (album),” according to Steinman.

    Great list, just wanted to add some essentials deserving recognition regardless of their online availabilities.

  • Gotta at least mention one of those “indie” 45s that never went anywhere. It was by Les Art and the Dancsters on Fraternity Records about 1982, titled “I Wanna Die (In a Rockabilly Auto Wreck)” It was one of the best, but only a couple hundred were pressed.

  • Steve

    Check out “The Road to Mingus” by John Clay and the Lost Austin Band. A recording ca. 1975 can be heard at:


    not the best acoustics but a brilliant example of the genre from a neglected genius.

  • sydney

    this has been driving me crazy for a while. i remember a music video i really liked but i can’t remember the name! it started with what appeared to be a girlfriend and boyfriend fighting in their apartment, then the girl storms out and ends up getting in a car accident. in the end of the video, we see her boyfriend is a ghost too, and they meet in the street together, and then we see the newspaper that was left on the table, with a picture of the guy that said he had died in an accident. If anyone could help me out, i would really appreciate it!

  • axle64

    BJ the DJ Great car wreck song

  • Czolgolz

    Let’s not forget the country song ‘Three Wooden Crosses’ about a bus accident, or Garth Brooks ‘Papa Loved Mama’ about vehicular homicide.

  • BAAL

    I’m glad someone mentioned Bat Out of Hell — it may be a motorcycle, not a car, but it is indeed the ultimate crash song:

    …I can’t stop thinking of you
    And I never see the sudden curve until it’s way too late…
    Then I’m dying at the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun
    Torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike
    And I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a bell
    And the last thing I see is my heart
    Still beating
    Breaking out of my body
    And flying away
    Like a bat out of hell
    –Jim Steinman’s ‘Bat Out of Hell’

    A great deal of Steinman’s work is inspired by the idea of the ultimate car crash.


  • An incredible band called ThouShaltNot (see thoushalt.net) has a song called “Crash” inspired by a newstory about a teenage girl that fell asleep driving and died. This is one of the most stunning Crash songs I’ve ever heard — the violin is awesome.

    “Crash” by ThouShaltNot

    She fell asleep before she got inside from on the road
    As devils drove around her at a thousand miles an hour
    The dreams of lazy wishing and of promises bestowed
    Were just enough to give her hands unlikely guiding power

    From left and right the silent witness watched her as she flew
    No cage around her body to protect her from the world
    A lover in the form of barriers that quickly grew
    Embraced her as a lover would embrace his wedding girl

    With glass he kissed her on the lips the wishing-dreams now changed
    To hyperactive craving beyond wishing known on Earth
    The gravitation of her slow desire rearranged
    The planets and the insects and the wealthy demons’ worth

    And in that half a second that she finally had her want
    Not waking, she was like a queen above the summer tar
    With dream-built sceptre to her side and fools there to her front
    She grinned, that falling empress for the fifteen meters far

  • miissy

    Leader of the pack is a kinda sad song. Her parents are saying that he was no good for her. Her father wanted he to find someone new. So when she told him, she was crying and he wanted to know why. So then he wrects and when she went to school all of the students would stop and stare.

  • bc

    coldplay- the scientist… the video plays backwards, very good, very sad

  • Oh I don’t see my favorite mentioned:

    There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
    Lyrics by Stephen Morrissey
    Music by Johnny Marr
    Take me out tonight
    Where there’s music and there’s people
    And they’re young and alive
    Driving in your car
    I never never want to go home
    Because I haven’t got one

    Take me out tonight
    Because I want to see people and I
    Want to see life
    Driving in your car
    Oh, please don’t drop me home
    Because it’s not my home, it’s their
    Home, and I’m welcome no more

    And if a double-decker bus
    Crashes into us
    To die by your side
    Is such a heavenly way to die
    And if a ten-ton truck
    Kills the both of us
    To die by your side
    Well, the pleasure – the privilege is mine

    Take me out tonight
    Take me anywhere, I don’t care
    I don’t care, I don’t care
    And in the darkened underpass
    I thought Oh God, my chance has come at last
    (But then a strange fear gripped me and I
    Just couldn’t ask)

    Take me out tonight
    Oh, take me anywhere, I don’t care
    I don’t care, I don’t care
    Driving in your car
    I never never want to go home
    Because I haven’t got one, da …
    Oh, I haven’t got one

    And if a double-decker bus
    Crashes into us
    To die by your side
    Is such a heavenly way to die
    And if a ten-ton truck
    Kills the both of us
    To die by your side
    Well, the pleasure – the privilege is mine

    Oh, There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
    There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out

  • “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” is a great song, but it’s not about a car crash. It’s purely hypothetical.

  • how about a train wreck song. song the old folk song “casey jones”? old

  • Scott Butki


  • vhowley

    i’m also trying to figure out the video about the girlfriend/boyfriend + ghost/accidents posted by sydney on 4 November. Anyone know this video/artist?


  • hate23

    Randy Travis – 3 Wooden Crosses.

  • GoHah

    this isn’t really a car crash song but I wanted to throw a little flakey Beatles’ “Paul is Dead” detail into the mix–the story is that he was supposed to have died in a car crash: The song “Got to Get Yoy Into My Life” mentions “I was along, I took a ride/I didn’t know what I would find there” BUT on the back cover of “Sgt. Pepper” his back is turned and he is pointing to the lyric (in “She’s Leaving Home”) that names the day and time that the accident happened: “Wednesday morning at 5 O’Clock at the day begins…”

    I know I know–flakey, but fun.

  • Dave

    Another song I don’t see mentioned: “Suzy and Jeffrey” by Blondie. It was the B-side to the single “The Tide Is High.” It is available on the re-released CD “Autoamerican.” It’s worth a listen just for the tire-screeching and metal-crunching sound effects at the end.

  • kris

    the quiet things no one ever knows by the group “brand new”. Its the video where the boyfriend and girlfriend are in a car accident.

  • How about the video for “Everybody hurts”?
    And the Sugarcubes song caled, I think, Motor Bike without him

  • jo

    please help to find the singer for the gf bf ghost one its driving me insane

  • Cory Sagen

    don’t forget the night i fell asleep at the wheel, by barenaked ladies

  • Dan

    The music video with the BF/GF/ghost/car wreck thing is Someday by Nickelback. Kinda weird… I randomly remembered the video’s theme, so I got up out of bed to google it and found this site. Then the song and band popped into my head.

  • Dan

    hmm… maybe my URL works now

  • Alexxis

    What about Understanding in a car crash by thursday

  • skooter

    perhaps you are unfamiliar with bloodrocks d.o.a

  • Clarissa

    Anyone know the name or artist of the song about the boy and girl that got in a wreck on there way to graduation? I think it is pretty new but I’m not sure. Thanks

  • Montegue

    The one song I didn’t see which carries a very erie sound to it is DOA by DOA, this song would fit very well with the list.

  • dave

    can anyone tell me the name of the song and the atist who sings it…………..in the lyrics the singer calls himself the “king of beers”, also saying. “dontcha know who i am…….i’m the king of beers”. the song describes a car wreck where the singers wife and daughter die. i think the song came out in the late 80’s/early 90’s.

  • Joanne

    Does anyone remember a car wreck song from the late 70’s that talk about a wreck, checking for a pulse… I am thinking it was by Alan’s Parson Project but I don’t see anything close to it when I check out their stuff. It was not a radio thing but more of an LP I listen to with my friends.

  • jessica marie

    umm yea could some one please help me out there was this song about this girl who wakes up and goes to graduation and dies on the way in her car and this guy takes her urn and he can like hear the song she sang in his head…i heard it on the radion a few minutes ago, but the name of the artist wasn’t brought up….

  • c

    ‘A Lifetime’ by Better than Ezra

  • TheShaz

    Ultimate crash song – Bat Out of Hell – Meat Loaf

    OK so it’s a motorcycle not a car. Buts the character in the crash is

    I never see the sudden curve until its way too late

    Then Im dying on the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun
    Torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike
    And I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a bell
    And the last thing I see is my heart
    Still beating
    Breaking out of my body
    And flying away
    Like a bat out of hell

  • Phil

    how ’bout “blue chevrolet ballerina”, by ross ryan 1975, you can google the lyrics.

  • kelley

    what is that song about the girl and gay driving on the highway and they get in a crash and the last thing he remembers is her cry. something like that. uuuuugh it’s driving me crazy

  • kelley


  • Bill

    Bloodrock’s “D.O.A.” (1970) is definitely about a PLANE crash! The guy is dying in the ambulence and talking to his (already dead) girlfriend about how he feels – dying (“Blood is flowing out of my body”..) When they reach the hospital he is: “Dead On Arrival”. Paul Hampton’s “Two Hour Honeymoon” from 1960 (music composed and arranged by Burt Bacharach! – which sounds something like The Viscounts 1959 instrumental: “Harlem Nocturne”!) is about a guy and girl who were just married and leave for their honeymoon. They crash in the car in a deserted area and he lays there and talks to his dead bride as he is dying, saying why did this happen on our Honeymoon and we only had a Two Hour Honeymoon. >One of the sickest songs ever issued (besides Jimmy Cross’ “I Want My Baby Back”.) Did they actually think this would be a Hit or even played on the radio? (1960) – which of couse it was NOT! “Transfusion” was done in 1956 by Nervous Norvus (Jimmy Drake – a former Truck Driver turned music demo creator) and tells the story of a guy who keeps speeding and getting into accidents (car crash sounds!) and getting blood Transfusions (“Slip the Blood To me, Bud”, Put the Crimson in me, Jimson”…) He ends the song with the profectic lines: “Barnyard drivers are found in two classes, road crowding hogs and screaming jack asses – So remember to slow down, today!”. >Words to the wise…

  • Bill

    Kelley, by the way that song is 1964’s “Last Kiss” by J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers. “The cryin’ tires, the bustin’ glass, the painful scream that I heard last”…

  • Bill

    Also note: “Warm Leatherette” by The Normal actually first came out as a single in 1978 (not the 80’s) The Normal was one guy: England’s Daniel Miller who also recorded as The Silicon Teens [“Music For Parties”, 1980]. For those who don’t know, this song is about a guy in a car crash who is trapped in the car and burning alive! The Warm “Leatherette” (“Vinyl” in the USA) is melting into his skin. Weirdest line: “I can see my reflection in the luminescent dash”. Yikes!

  • Kitty

    Maybe someone can help me…I saw a video on fuse the other day and it had a woman in it who kept dreaming that her boyfriend left her in the bed sleeping and when he got into the car and drove out the drive way another car slams into him. It happens over and over again and it still happens when she wakes up..I just wanna know what it is…so yeah any help would be awesome

  • Jesse

    BF GF crash, best one ever imo,

    Pearl Jam-last Kiss

  • Mojo

    I’ve been trying to think of the song to this video clip for AGES now and it’s driving me INSANE, but no one seems to know it:

    It starts off with a boyfriend and girlfriend waking up in their car after they’ve crashed into a swamp (or something). The car is slowly sinking, but the guy’s seatbelt is stuck, so he tells the girl to leave him, but she refuses. So eventually i think the car sinks in and they die..? I think.

    The lyrics are about being in a ‘better place’ or ‘it’ll be alright in the end’ or something along those lines…

    If someone knows this music video, that’d be awesome thanks 🙂

  • LBo

    In the 50s, about the time of Transfusion, there was another accident “cutie”, probably a motorcycle. Part of the lyrics had something like “baby had her jacket on backwards and was all right until they turned her head around”….
    Ring a bell with anyone?

  • axle64

    How about “Driving Mary Home” by the Country Gentlemen

  • Meggean

    there’s this song from late 90s early 2000s.
    it’s about this bf and gf going down the highway and like they crash and he’s talking about how either the bf or gf went through the windshield, not sure which one it was. I use to have the song but cant find it anymore.

  • Karen

    thses are the only words I know to the song…they go through my head constantly, but i don’t know that title or the singer

    oh where oh where can my baby be
    the lord took her away from me
    she’s gone to heaven so I’ve got to be good
    so I can see my baby
    when I leave this world.


  • Meggean

    Karen you are talking about Pearl Jam’s Last Kiss

  • Devan

    And the person who wrote that song and performed for it back in the 50’s was ricky nelson

  • chewy

    To comment #26, I’m pretty sure it’s Grinspoon’s ‘Better Off Alone’, if you haven’t found it already.

  • Joan

    “Last Kiss” was written by Wayne Cochran about Jeanette Clark and J.L. Hancock, two teenagers out on a date during the Christmas holidays of 1962. Wayne did a local recording that did well, but the national recording was done by J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers.

  • Holly

    please someone help me i remember this songit was popular like i dont know about 5 years ago…its starts off with them in the car drunk i guess a boy and a girl, and i cant be sure if they were fighting or not but anyways they were hit from the side in the video you see the girl being put into the ambulance and the boy that was in the car is there too…but she goes to the hospital and at the end you find hes already dead even though he looked to be alive so anyways yeah its ust been killing me and i wanna hear that song again. thanks so much for the help guys. even if you cant help me either.

  • Alisa

    To #26 – That’s Nickelback’s ‘Someday’

  • Katie

    #73, I think the song you are looking for is by Brand New and the song is called “The Quiet Things That No One Knows” I was thinking of the same song and found it in one of the prevous comments.

  • Mikey

    From comment #62. I seen the music video on fuse before. Ive been searching all over the web to find a clue of the name of the song and I still can’t find it. What I mostly reconized was the truck they used for the car crash. It looked exactly like my truck. Now im really curious what the name of the song is. Does anybody know the name of the song or artist???

  • Adele – Chasing pavements

  • Jenna

    Comment #64- I know its been a while since that comment was posted but the video your looking for is Grinspoon’s ‘Better Off Alone’

  • Jarred

    ive been thinking about this music videos since like forever i caint remember who its by or what it sounds like but i remember in the music video its like a slow motion car crash and then theres a roaster 0_0 i dont remember maybe someone will know

  • Mikey

    I checked out Adele Chasing Pavement…I like the song, Its just not the song im looking for… I remember the song being more of a rock song. I see the car crashed into a tree in Chasing Pavement. The car crash video im looking for is were a car gets t-boned by a truck and it happens over and over again.

  • Garry

    I came here hoping to find a video about a car crash, that at the end had people crashing around in their home. I didn’t find it here, but finally did remember it, and it definitely should have been on this list.
    Simple Plan: Untitled

  • Wheeeh

    #62 I searched for it a long time and finally found it … it’s “all these things i hate” by bullet for my valentine

  • Vince


  • Mojo

    to Jenna (#78) (if you ever get a chance to read this)
    thank you SO much for that! i’ve basically been looking for that clip for 2 years, and nobody had ever heard of it
    thanks again

  • sara

    the song where the girl and dad fight cuz the boys to old so she breaks up with him n then he gets in a car accident is “what hurts the most” by rasc!!al flats. i know it was drivin me crazy too

  • mindiman

    just the smell of burnin rubber and gas at the race track with some ROCKIN’ Tunes, Thanks Folks,

  • Bill

    I’ve been searching for this song for about 10 years now.

    All I remember is that the singer is a girl who just got hit by a drunk driver. I think she apologizes to her mother in the song, maybe.

    The song is from the late 1990s.
    If anyone could help me out here, I’d greatly appreciate it!

  • wayne

    anyone know this song???
    During the vid they are both in seperate houses/flats/apartments, looking out of the window, they both go for a drive (think at night) and crash into each other head on. Both go through the windscreen and fly towards each other in slow motion. Think they end up whirling around in the air together

  • wayne

    anyone know this song???
    During the vid theres a boy & girl who are both in seperate houses/flats/apartments, looking out of the window, they both go for a drive (think at night) and crash into each other head on. Both go through the windscreen and fly towards each other in slow motion. Think they end up whirling around in the air together

  • Carrot

    i don’t remember what the song is called, but one of the videos to Nickelback goes like that

  • Carrot

    Someday – Nickelback

  • Mikey

    would any one happen to no what the name of the song they used for that Lucis Oil On The Edge? likein the begining??? if anyone knows please say so thank you very much! =)

  • Shae

    I am going crazy trying to find the music video or song about a girl who is crying because her boyfriend got into a motorcycle crash and died…I think it was raining out and she sees his ghost…ring any bells?

  • Shae

    I found it!!! Celine Dion – Its All Coming Back To Me Now!!! It’s a great music video!

  • marylove1256

    poeoplee i found this one song and its called its all coming back to me by meat loaf. hope i helped

  • Ashley

    Hey. I have a question, that like no one seems to know the answer too.

    In the late 50’s, early 60’s, cause my mom said it was when she was a kid, there was a song about a father who drove drunk and accidentally killed his children. The little boy was talking to his father, and momma thinks the last line is “Why, Daddy, why did you have to kill us?” Or something along those lines.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • Ashley

    My favourite car crash song is still Private Andrew Malone. Cannot remember who it’s by, but I adore the song 🙂

  • Ashley

    new car crash song to add, though not about the crash itself, is Joey by Sugarland. Love that song.

  • Kat

    Does anyone remember a song written years ago about a bride and groom on their honeymoon he leaves to buy her flowers or wine and is killed. She waits for years for him to return and they found her in her wedding gown many years later she died still wearing it. Ashley wanted to know about the song about the dad who kills his children driving drunk. The name of that song is “The Drunken Driver”. Ricky Skaggs did the song a few years back but it was written in the forties.

  • Kat

    There are quite a few old songs about car crashes. “The Kneeling Drunkards Prayer”..by The Louvin Brothers, “Wreck on The Highway”, by Hank Williams. “The Drunken Driver”. I’m probably a great deal older than most of you so I do know more about the older songs. You all are great. Thanks!

  • Tara

    To answer #27 the music video is someday by nickelback

  • DMB Fan

    What about Crash by Dave matthews band…I assume that counts?

  • lol, I don’t think Dave Matthews is talking about a car accident in the song Crash, DMB Fan. That’s really funny. 🙂

  • Kasi

    Somebody like you- pop evil. great crash video.

  • Maddie

    I’ve been looking for this video, i cant really remember, its not nickelback or brand new. its where the boy and girl are in the car accident, shes a ghost, and suddenly they roll her body in on a stretcher and she see it?

    Thanks it would help alot Dx

  • Jess

    I’m going nuts trying to find this song no idea who it’s by havn’t seen it for years. i can barley remember what happens. i think it’s either in slow motion or backwards of maby both theres a car crash and i think other stuff sort of exploding in the street, can anyone help. also i think i was instrumental.

  • Jess

    Possibly a black guy walking down the street too, i could be confusing it with something else

  • Curtis

    I’m going nuts trying to find this song no idea who it’s by haven’t seen it for years. Probably in 2000-05. I can barely remember what happens. I think its about this couple and they get in a car accident, the girl went to the hospital and the guy is singing about it.

    If anyone can help me then thanks 🙂

  • Patrick

    I can’t think of the name of this song. In the music video, there is a guy and a girl, and apparently they are in love(not sure if this is true or not)but they are in a bad car accident, and they both die, but they appear as ghosts outside of their car and can see their bodies and they are shocked, i also remember a part about them having to walk out of a tunnel and they eventually come to the crash

  • brandon

    Hey i am looking for a song its where a guy is walking through a giant car pile up and trying to get to the front! but when he finally does get to the front its him in the car accident or someone he loves anyone want to help me out here?

  • Romie

    ok song i hreat in 2008 i think umm cant remeber all of it i know its a car crash ans im pretty sure the bf runs onto the scene i know it was really sad loll made e cry ugh i cant remeber much of it at all

  • Romie

    the song was played at a australian crash and truma semina i know its at night time raining male singer but thats about all i can remeber i know its not nickleback but its a newer band

  • max

    Hey, please help me find a song where black guy walking through the tunnel,mumbling some magic spell and he gets hit by the cars few time but stands up and continues walking..and at the end finds right spell so the next car gets smashed when hits him??.. somewhere around 2000, could be european electronic song…??

  • max

    ooopss ,just found it ..that was Rabbit in ur headlights by UNCLE..check it out)

  • Kimi

    I am alo looking for the same song as Wayne…

    During the vid theres a boy & girl who are both in seperate houses/flats/apartments, looking out of the window, they both go for a drive (think at night) and crash into each other head on. Both go through the windscreen and fly towards each other in slow motion. Think they end up whirling around in the air together

  • meeee

    its brand new, the quiet things no one knows or somethin like that

  • cake

    mikey – you may have found your song already but as far as im aware of it’ll be – all these things i hate(revolve around me) by bullet for my valentine. it’s metal and the video features a womans recurring nightmare in which her boyfriend is hit by a truck.

  • Romie

    Untitled by Simple Plan i found the song i was looking for watch the video it might be the song you have been looking for too

  • cap423

    Theres a video about a guy who crashes his car or something. during the crash pieces of the car go flying through the air around the band. at the end the guy crawls out of the car. I’m not sure thats how it goes but if anyone can tell me the name of the song i will greatly appreciate it.

  • Harry

    The Cardigans – My Favourite Game

  • rockybudgeboa

    Anyone here know this song by a Canadian band? The girl is walking through the hospital looking for her boyfriend but she talks to people and they dont respond. Apparently, she is dead. Her boyfriend is in very critical condition and they are then shown driving together and they get into a bad car accident and when the accident happens, the family (boys I think) is shown flying all over the place. At the end, the boy lives thanks to the girl touching him and then she goes to heaven. Please anyone know this song and the name of the group?

  • Faber Drive

    For everyone who is asking about the song with the ghost gf when who comes and wake the boy up it’s Faber Drive: When I’m with you

  • michaels hunny

    there is a very old song i only heard it a few times n i cant figur out what its called its about a newly married cuple on there honeymoon there in there room he go’s to the liquir store at the corner she hears sirens he never came back and she keeps going back to the same room every anaversay waiting for him and many years later she dies in the same room waiting for him its a realy realy old song i heard it about 15 years ago on a oldies radio station n have ben trying to figur out the name of this song since please help if u can my email is baryrackley88@aol.com ty

  • moon

    there was a more alternative group that had a boyfriend and girlfriend, who both had tattoos and whatnot (the girl had a short pixie cut), the girl woke up and looked at a picture or something then left but then there’s like a flashback or something and then the bf wakes up after they have a fight or something and he pulls out of the apartment parking lot and pulls into the street as another car slams into the drivers side. it shows that accident two or three times and the girl always wakes up to that dream and comes running out to find its happened. i dont remember what song it was but the music video always touched me

  • moon

    nevermind my previous post. i finally found it. someone posted “all these things i hate by bullet for my valentine”

  • marc

    been looking for this music video of a red haired dude (european singer i believe) somewhat dancey of a song from what i can remember. but the video consists of a slow motion car wreck on a highway and bloody victims dancing together. kind of a ridiculously silly video. any help?

  • Honey Bee

    Whats the song when a little girl is in the back seat and is eating an icecream cone and smiles at a man on the side of the road then later the little girl gets into a car sccident with her parents and the man is sanding their while she is being revived!?

  • Channa

    Can someone help me to find this song.
    The girl is packing to leav the house and the boy is trying to stop her. But the girl seems not to hear the guy. She finally leave the house and met with a car accident and die. Then she sees the guy who were already died before.

  • Chris

    127 Sugarland – Hello world

  • JvG

    away enrique inglesias

  • juicebox8470

    I saw a music video showing a guy and his girlfriend in a hotel, they were doing whatever, they kissed he left and got hit by truck and killed pulling out of the hotel. any ideas

  • Gina!

    there is a song that i’m looking for like a year now. I don’t remeber the title just only one lyric : memories ..
    I remember that the story of the video clip is a man who died and know he is a ghost-shadow and he is with he follows his girlfriend everyghere she goes. I remember clearly one scene when they dancing together in the middle of a street and she feels like he was with her. Please help me find out what song is.. 🙂

  • rhiannon

    please somebody help me….looking for a music video all i know it is a a havy rock song think it might be disturbed or korn please been looking for it for months

  • starchild

    Untitled (how could this happen to me)

    -Simple plan

  • J

    I saw video last year. It is by a young british male musician. Man and woman. It is by a british artist. Girl drives car on road and sees a dead man on the road or it could be visa versa. Any idea on the artist and name of the song.

  • Jessica H.

    I remember seeing a music video when I was little. It was about a woman getting in a car crash that wasn’t her fault and she ends up being pinned against a tree. The car crushes her in half and they know she won’t make it from this car crash once they remove the car. They call her husband and he rushes down and he’s leaning on the hood of the car holding her hand until she passes away. Its a slow song. It had to be sometime in the 90s or late 80s. I can’t remember what it was called. If someone knows please help me!

  • Ali

    please find me a song in which a person walks slowly while singing the song about his girlfriend and there are scenes about them and when the song ends the boy who is singing the song is shown lying upon the road and the spirit of the boy is standing i think i don’t remember this part but the boy is shown being dead due to a car crash .. please find it for me .. and there is another car crash song .. but 1st help me finding this one .. regards ..

  • Sounds like the video for Coldplay’s “The Scientist”, Ali.

  • Des

    hunting for the same song as Wayne, can anyone please help???? During the vid theres a boy & girl who are both in seperate houses/flats/apartments, looking out of the window, they both go for a drive (think at night) and crash into each other head on. Both go through the windscreen and fly towards each other in slow motion. Think they end up whirling around in the air together

  • Mary

    Okay, So I doubt, that this is the right Music Video… But it’s the only thing I can think of…
    So Small by Carrie Underwood

  • Lizzie

    I love you all!!! I just found this site and have spent probably 20-30 hours trying to remember the darn song, and it was Last Kiss
    By Pearl Jam! I can finally go to bed at 4:30am now. Hugs and kisses to you all!!!!!!!!

  • Gigi

    What about the song when it’s late at nite and a couple and their little girl get in a car accident and the singer with blonde hair goes toward the scene it’s like a country song

  • nikki

    Plz help me the female artist black. And she is playing as herself in this music video. The couple get in a fight he gets on his motorcycle and end up in hospital… help plz anybody know

  • yell

    The video where the cars collide at the end snd the girl and guy come out thru the windshield in slowmo… is JOSS STONE… SPOILED

  • toxin

    Arash -Pure Love this is the song where the guy dies and stays with the girl in the ambulance ride to the hospital without realizing he is dead

  • Tarang Goyal

    @sydney and vhowley this is the one you are searching of, I got it myself today 🙂
    Nickelback – Someday 🙂

  • jstew4th

    for all those looking for the head on crash at night. it is carrie underwood so small

  • sara B

    There is this song I loved it when I was little I can remember the music video a little but I can’t think of any of the words for some reason its bothering me…. in the music video he is standing in the middle of the road and the is a slow motion car crash going on he is right in the middel of it screaming the song!! I need to know what this song is…

  • Mer

    Hey. I’m looking for a country music video where this couple is fighting with their six year old daughter in the back. The lead singer is in the car beside them and sees the little girl in her car seat eating a chocolate ice cream cone. He soon drives by an accident five minutes later where he sees the mother of the six year old on her knees crying as first responders wheel away her husband who is wearing a neck cast. The responders then pull out the six year old girl’s body. Her ghost is standing in the crowd as the lead singer pulls over and runs through the crowd toward the body as the responders preform CPR. The child looks at him and her mom before she awakes in her body. Overjoyed her mom hugs her and picks her up. The man stands in shock. Any help?

    • pep

      Lady antebellum–hello world?

  • Irene

    What about “Dreaming While You Sleep” by Genesis?