All Mixed Up (The Cars song)

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"All Mixed Up"
Song by The Cars from the album The Cars
Released June 6, 1978 (1978-06-06)
Genre Rock, new wave
Length 4:14
Label Elektra
Writer Ric Ocasek
Producer Roy Thomas Baker
The Cars track listing
  1. "Good Times Roll"
  2. "My Best Friend's Girl"
  3. "Just What I Needed"
  4. "I'm in Touch with Your World"
  5. "Don't Cha Stop"
  6. "You're All I've Got Tonight"
  7. "Bye Bye Love"
  8. "Moving in Stereo"
  9. "All Mixed Up"

"All Mixed Up" is a song by The Cars and the final track on their 1978 self-titled debut album. Written by Ric Ocasek, the song features Benjamin Orr (bass guitar) on lead vocals in the studio version, though Ocasek sang lead vocals on the demo version.

On the album, "All Mixed Up" is bridged together with "Moving in Stereo". Released as the B-side to the single "Good Times Roll", the song has received widespread airplay on American FM rock radio stations, and is generally played together with "Moving in Stereo" on AOR and Classic rock radio stations.

When Cars guitarist Elliot Easton and keyboardist Greg Hawkes recruited new musicians to replace Ocasek, the deceased Orr, and drummer David Robinson, they chose Todd Rundgren as primary singer, but "All Mixed Up" and the hit ballad "Drive" were sung by bassist/vocalist Kasim Sulton. The song afforded Hawkes a chance to step away from his many synthesizers and play the closing saxophone solo, the only one in the Cars' discography.

This song was later covered by the Red House Painters on their 1996 album, Songs for a Blue Guitar.

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