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Classic Lunch ‘Theme Thursday’ Favorite Songs

Today on the Cars’ Classic Lunch we celebrate Theme Thursday by searching out songs that follow the theme of “Streets & Highways”. Here are my five top picks. If your favorite isn’t here, make sure you call (810-239-1079) or email your pick to me ( to add to the show.


Ventura Highway




Funny that a group from London, England would call themselves America, but this big hit in October of 1972 heads my list of favorites for this weeks theme.



Baker Street

Gerry Rafferty



This monster hit and gold record from April 1978 spent six weeks at #2 and never made it to the top of the Billboard chart. It shows up today on my list of favorites for the theme.



Main Street

Bob Seger



“Main Street” is a classic Seger ballad. It followed the release of Night moves and help keep Seger as a viable artist in 1977. He would follow this chart entry with “Rock and Roll Never Forgets”.



Takin’ It To The Streets

Doobie Brothers



This hit for the Doobie Brothers in 1976 is a perfect fit for our theme today and one of my favorites from this group. The vocals of Michael McDonald were among his first recording with the group that he joined a year earlier.



Freeway of Love

Aretha Franklin



The “Queen of Soul” kept her lengthy career going with this big hit in 1985, almost a quarter of a century after her first chart hit. It locks in at number five of my all-time “Streets & Highways” theme.


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