Monday, May 16, 2011

It's a feeling of pride that you feel inside...

The Oldsmobile Complimentary Tape Cartridge.

I remember stumbling upon this beauty many years back... Our Oldsmobile was long gone, but the tape remained. I think I always thought it was one of those tapes used to clean the play heads so I didn't really pay it much attention...
I'm glad I took a second look...

An entire Oldsmobile line-up starting off strong with the Oldsmobile Jingle
Man, this song has heart. So much Oldsmobile pride. I got a kick out of this song then and I still love it now. I can just picture Oldsmobile owners, wind in hair, cruisin to the theme song. Too good.

For some reason, this Oldsmobile theme song recently came to mind while at work and I just had to share it's glory.... as it turns out, two of my coworkers actually are Oldsmobile owners. And no, they never did receive their Oldmobile Cruisin' Tapes... Problem solved. Mixed tapes completed.
And for those who haven't been exposed to the Oldsmobile theme song, here it is for all to enjoy...

It's a feeling of pride that you feel inside.

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Oldsmobile Complimentary Tape Cartridge --- Playlist

PROGRAM 1 - Oldsmobile Jingle / Neil Diamond: First You Have To Say You Love Me / Toto: Africa / Barbra Streisand: Comin' In And Out Of Your Life / Bertie Higgins: Key Largo --PROGRAM 2 - Willie Nelson: Always On My Mind / Lacy J. Dalton: Takin' It Easy / Larry & The Gatlin Bros.: Almost Called Her Baby By Mistake / Janie Fricke: You Don't Know Love

PROGRAM 3 - Champaign: Try Again / Chuck Mangione: To The Eighties (Excerpt) / Ramsey Lewis: Up Where We Belong / Weather Report: Birdland --PROGRAM 4 - Philadelphia Orch., Eugene Ormandy, Conductor: R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra Op. 30 (Excerpt) / Philadelphia Orch., Eugene Ormandy, Conductor: Chopin: Waltz In C Sharp Minor, Op. 64 No. 2 / Philippe Entremont, Piano: Chopin: Minute Waltz In D Flat Major, Op. 64 No. 1 / Columbia Symphony Orch., Andre Kostelanetz, Conductor: Rimsky-Korsakov: Hymn To The Sun From
"Le Coq d'or"


  1. Thanks for this! We've been reminiscing about this tape and want to recreate the song list - can you post the songs/singers list?? It's hard to read off the picture.

  2. Hi Nicole, so glad you enjoyed the post! Love how you want to recreate this and I'm happy to help. I've added the song list, as it appears on the tape, to the bottom of this post. "Program 4" may be a bit of a tricky one but the rest should be no problem ;) Enjoy!

  3. My sister and I have "twin" 1988 Olds 88s but only one tape. Any good ideas where I can get an original?

  4. OMG! I need this tape sooo bad! It never left the deck of our Delta 88 and I have been looking EVERYWHERE for it! Is there any way I could pay you to have this burned to some cd's?? I would make it worth your while. Any idea where I can get another one?