Rock and roll was invented in America and so was mass production of the automobile.

It only seems natural that the two frequently go together like chocolate and peanut butter -- two great tastes that taste great together.

As long as rockers have been writing songs, they have been singing about their love for fast cars, so much so that the old saying could easily go "sex, drugs, cars and rock and roll."

When Americans take road trips across the country's highways and these songs come on, many are likely to turn the volume up and step down on the gas.

So if you've got a road trip in your future, why not take along these 10 songs to make the miles speed by faster?

Chuck Berry black and white

No. 10: "No Particular Place to Go" by Chuck Berry

Perhaps no song better sums up the feeling of taking a long Sunday drive for no good reason than "No Particular Place to Go."

Berry's classic song dates back to 1964 and reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. But things don't turn out perfectly for the singer, whose date is foiled by a malfunctioning safety belt.

Best lyrics:

Ridin' along in my automobile
My baby beside me at the wheel
I stole a kiss at the turn of a mile
My curiosity runnin' wild

Highway Star Deep Purple album cover

No. 9: "Highway Star" by Deep Purple

"Highway Star" is one of Deep Purple's best known songs and appeared on its 1972 album "Machine Head." It is a fast-paced song with ripping guitar chords that is basically a high octane love song about the singer's unspecified car.

Former Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover told Guitar Magazine in a 2003 interview that the song was actually written on a tour bus in 1971 when a reporter asked the band how they wrote songs. Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore grabbed an acoustic guitar while singer Ian Gillan improvised lyrics.

The song was refined and was performed that same night. Now, that's rock and roll.

Best lyrics:

Oooh its a killing machine
It's got everything!


The Beatles

No. 8: "Drive My Car" by The Beatles

"Drive My Car" was the opening track to the Beatles 1965 album "Rubber Soul," which was ranked as the fifth best album of all time by Rolling Stone in 2003.

The song is one of the Beatles more lighthearted songs and it's hard not to get a smile on your face if it comes on the radio while you are out cruising around.

Just try to avoid shouting along with the "Beep beep'm beep beep yeah" parts. We dare you.

Best lyrics:

I told that girl I can start right away
When she said listen babe I got something to say
I got no car and it's breaking my heart
But I've found a driver and that's a start


Low Rider by War album cover

No. 7: "Low Rider" by WAR

"Low Rider" is a 1975 song that chronicles the practice in auto culture of installing hydraulics to a muscle car's suspension system, making it a "low rider."

The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was also featured on the soundtrack to the 1995 film "Dazed and Confused," a movie about a bunch of teenagers that like to drive around and go cruising in the 1970s.

Listen to it a few times, and you will wish you were right there with them.