There are some songs that I never get tired of, even after dozens or hundreds of times listening to them. I marvel at their completeness, their execution of craft, their tone and style. One of these songs is “Pink Cadillac,” by Bruce Springsteen.
Yes, I know it’s just a silly rockabilly song, and an homage to Elvis Presley, who liked himself a Cadillac or two. Bruce had another song about the make in “Cadillac Ranch,” but “Pink Cadillac” is perfect in every way. The guitar and drums are simple and relentless, and the sax parts are excellent. Bruce’s vocal is awesome. I don’t like everything he sings, but I love everything he sings like this.
They say Eve tempted Adam with an apple
But man I ain’t going for that
I know it was her pink Cadillac
Are there songs that you think are “perfect songs”? I don’t have many, but I’ll be talking about another one next week.