Road Runner in Music Videos
Who doesn’t love listening to their favorite music while cruising in their favorite car? Since music and cars have gone together for many decades, it is only appropriate that musicians include their favorite cars in their music videos. The iconic Plymouth Road Runner is one car that has appeared in music videos from several of the most popular musicians from a wide variety of genres.
- A 1969 orange and black Plymouth Road Runner gets center stage in Easton Corbin’s 2013 video for “All Over the Road.” In this video styled like a movie trailer, Corbin and a very sexy woman race their Road Runner around a small town as she steals from the cash registers of the local businesses.
- In 2001, a 1968 Plymouth Road Runner steals the show in the Mariah Carey music video for “Loverboy.” This video is a muscle car lover’s dream and features not just the Road Runner, but a Buick Regal, several hot rods, and at least a Chevy Nova or two. The Road Runner is one of a few cars that gets to jump in the video, too.
- Country music and classic cars, especially classic muscle cars, seem to go hand in hand. This could be why the 1970 Plymouth Road Runner made an appearance in Alan Jackson’s Chattahoochee video from 1992. In this video, a few guys hangout on the hood of the Road Runner and at one point the guys stop the car to let a turtle cross the road.
- Fans of the Plymouth Road Runner have frequently complained about the way the 1968 Road Runner was used in the Beyonce video for “Crazy in Love.” In the video the car is set on fire as Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z, looks on, emotionless.
Taylor Swift also managed to include a Plymouth Road Runner in one of her videos. The song “Fifteen” features a quick scene with a couple in a Road Runner convertible. The classic image of the couple looking out the window at the scenery is interrupted with the classic image of the two kissing in the front seat of the car.