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Check out the official music video for "80s Mercedes" by Maren Morris

Maren Morris' debut album HERO, featuring "I Could Use A Love Song", "80s Mercedes" & "My Church," is now available:
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80s Mercedes on Wikipedia
"80s Mercedes"
The cover consists of the artist driving a vehicle in reverse. Both the artist's name and song title appear on the top left of the cover, and are colored in white and pink respectively.
Single by Maren Morris
from the album Hero
ReleasedJune 27, 2016 (2016-06-27)[1]
FormatDigital download
  • Country
  • pop rock
LabelColumbia Nashville
  • Maren Morris
  • busbee
  • busbee
  • Maren Morris
Maren Morris singles chronology

"80s Mercedes" is a song by American country music singer Maren Morris.[2] It was released in June 2016 as her second single. She co-wrote and co-produced the song with busbee during a session where they traded ideas about its title and the numerous influences from that era. "80s Mercedes" peaked at numbers 11 and 12 on both the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts respectively. Also, it reached number 74 on the Hot 100. It has sold 236,000 units in the United States as of January 2017. It also charted in Canada, peaking at number 17 on the Canada Country chart. It received a Gold certification from Music Canada, denoting sales of 40,000 units in that country. The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Alon Isocianu.


  • 1 Background
  • 2 Reception
    • 2.1 Critical
    • 2.2 Commercial
    • 2.3 Accolades
  • 3 Music video
  • 4 Charts
  • 5 Certifications
  • 6 References


According to Morris, the inspiration for the song came from a conversation with Audra Mae, who used the phrase "80s Mercedes" in their conversation and she thought it would be a good title for a song. She mentioned the idea to Busbee at their song-writing session, and Busbee started asking Morris questions for possible directions on the writing. One of those questions was: "What year were you born?". Morris answered 1990, and Busbee then came out with the line: "I'm a '90s baby in my '80s Mercedes" which became the hook for the song. The song has some influences from 1980s songs, and contains an oblique reference to Don Henley's song "The Boys of Summer".[3]


"80s Mercedes" was placed at number 38 on Rolling Stone’s "50 Best Songs of 2016", stating: “The Nashville breakout star is writing cooler car songs than anyone else these days – she's a "Nineties baby in an Eighties Mercedes," blasting Hank Williams and Johnny Cash on her radio.”[4]


In the United States, the song has reached number 11 on the Hot Country Songs chart. It entered the Country Airplay chart at number 53 and has since reached number 12. It also debuted at number 91 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week and also debuted at number 17 on Canada Country chart for the week of November 25, 2016.

The song has sold 236,000 copies as of January 2017.[5]

Music video

The music video was directed by Alon Isocianu and premiered in August 2016. The vehicle featured was a 1980s era Mercedes Benz 380 SL.[8]


  1. ^ "Add Dates" (PDF). Country Aircheck Weekly (504): Chart p.5. June 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ Betts, Stephen L. (June 8, 2016). "See Maren Morris Bring Swag, Sass to '80s Mercedes'". Rolling Stone. 
  3. ^ Roland, Tom (July 15, 2016). "Maren Morris Playfully Crosses Generational Lines In '80s Mercedes'". Billboard. 
  4. ^ "50 Best Songs of 2016". Rolling Stone. November 30, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 23, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: January 23, 2017". Roughstock. 
  6. ^ Drysdale, Jennifer (April 29, 2017). "2017 Radio Disney Music Awards: The Complete Winners List". E!. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ Stecker, Liv (May 9, 2017). "2017 CMT Music Awards Nominees — Full List". The Boot. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Videos : Maren Morris : 80s Mercedes". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 5, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Maren Morris – Chart history" Billboard Canada Country for Maren Morris. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  10. ^ "Maren Morris – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Maren Morris. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  11. ^ "Maren Morris – Chart history" Billboard Country Airplay for Maren Morris. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  12. ^ "Maren Morris – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Maren Morris. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  13. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Maren Morris – 80s Mercedes". Music Canada. Retrieved February 16, 2017. 

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