5 “Wreck” Songs

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“I’m the wreck of you, I’m the death of you all.” Here are five songs with the word “wreck” in the title.

“Chimera’s Wreck” by Porcupine Tree

Clocking in at 9:39, “Chimera’s Wreck” is the closing track on the standard edition of Porcupine Tree‘s 2021 studio album Closure/Continuation.

“You Wreck Me” by Tom Petty

“You Wreck Me” is a song by Tom Petty, the fourth track on his second solo studio album, Wildflowers (1994). The song was released as the second single from the album and became a concert staple. While the song did not chart on the US Billboard Hot 100, it did peak at number two on the Album Rock Tracks chart.

“The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” by Gordon Lightfoot

“The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” is a 1976 hit song written, composed and performed by the Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot to memorialize the sinking of the bulk carrier SS Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. Lightfoot considered this song to be his finest work. Appearing originally on his 1976 album Summertime Dream, Lightfoot re-recorded the song in 1988 for the compilation album Gord’s Gold, Vol. 2.

“Limo Wreck” by Soundgarden

“Limo Wreck” is a song written by Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil and performed by Soundgarden. The song appears as track nine on Soundgarden’s seminal and majestic 1994 release Superunknown.

“The Wreck of the Barbie Ferrari” by John Hiatt

“The Wreck of the Barbie Ferrari” is a song written by John Hiatt and it appears on his 11th studio album, 1993’s Perfectly Good Guitar. Always a storyteller, this song is nothing short of a learned life lesson.

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