I think just about every American is feeling the effects of surging gas prices across the country right now.
While Shaq recently dished out some advice about how to ease the pain of filling up at the moment (albeit it was very confusing and made my brain hurt), there’s only so much you can do if you’re getting close to empty and need to head to the pump.
And every time I’ve gone to get gas recently, I’ve thought of two different songs when I swipe my card: Eric Church’s “Before She Does” and Riley Green’s “I Wish Grandpa’s Never Died,”, because of their references to high gas prices.
It got me thinking about all the other country songs out there that mention gasoline, and while we’ve experienced paying outrages prices plenty of times before for various reasons in the United States, it seems to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds right now with the tragic situation going on in Ukraine.
Of course, you could argue the politics of how we got here and how to get out of it all day long, but ultimately, there’s nothing any of us average Americans can really do about it at the moment.
So, I’ve put together a list of 10 songs I love that, while you probably can’t drive around on a backroad listening to much right now, might make you feel a little bit better about the current state of affairs.
At the very least, it will hopefully remind you of a country song that you loved during a simpler time, long before we were paying $4 a gallon plus for gas…
1. “I Wish Grandpa’s Never Died” – Riley Green
“I wish the price of gas was low, and cotton was high…”