What Were Your Great-Grandparents Listening to When Each of These Ford Trucks Were Made?

This month, Ford is celebrating 100 years of making tough, dependable trucks. We wanted to share some of the most groundbreaking models Ford Motor Company released through the years, but what is a timeline without a little music?

What were your great-grandparents listening to when they brought the Model TT back to the farm?

Ford's first-ever pickup was released in 1917, toward the end of the First World War. Famous composer Irving Berlin had been drafted, and would record the playfully grumpy "Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning."

After selling 1.3 million Model TT pickups, Ford replaced it with the updated Model AA in 1928, when Helen Kane was pouting, "I Wanna Be Loved by You" in her signature baby-doll voice.

In 1933, Ford introduced the Model BB, though your ancestors would have lucky to afford it at the time. Bing Crosby's voice crooned over the airwaves, "Brother Can You Spare a Dime," bringing a nation together in solidarity through the Great Depression.

In 1941, the Andrews Sisters sang about an up-tempo "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" being drafted during World War II. Ford, too, ceased truck production to focus on manufacturing military vehicles, an effort which made the 1948 F-Series trucks all the more rugged.

It wasn't until 1975, however, when "Rhinestone Cowboy" was the year's number-one billboard hit, that the Ford F-150 joined the lineup. It rose to the position of best-selling truck in America within two years, and stayed that way ever since.

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