Radar Love drives romance home

February 23, 2012 12:00 AM

Golden Earring's hit song Radar Love may lose some meaning to younger generations. The tune, released in 1973, was written long before the days of cellphones and text messages and is all about a driver who is trying to get home because he knows his lover wants him home.

"Don't need no phone at all, we've got a thing called radar love," the singer croons about how he and his lover are connected on a deep level.

Radar-Love.net reports that the song has been covered more than 500 times by a wide variety of musical groups, such as U2, Def Leppard, R.E.M. and even the theatrical and eccentric Blue Man Group. It's also been featured in a number of movies, TV shows and commercials. Wayne and Garth rock out to the tune in their car outside of a McDonalds in Wayne's World 2, and Golden Earring provides the soundtrack for a brief car chase in Detroit Rock City as well.

The upbeat tune has a toe-tapping rhythm that will keep your spirits high when you're traveling to be with a loved one. But before you start your cruise, check the tire pressure and run though an auto maintenance checklist to make sure your ride can get you where you need to be.

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