Blue Tip

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"Blue Tip"
Song by The Cars from the album Move Like This
Released May 10, 2011 (album)
Recorded 2010–2011
Genre Rock, pop, new wave
Length 3:13
Label Concord Music Group
Writer Ric Ocasek
Producer Jacknife Lee

"Blue Tip" is a song by the American rock band The Cars from their 2011 album Move Like This. The song was written and sung by Cars lead vocalist and songwriter Ric Ocasek.

Release[edit]

The song was originally previewed by the band as a 73-second sample on their Facebook page in October 2010.[1] A full video for the song was released February 17, 2011.[2]

The music video was co-produced by Eron Otcasek, one of Ric's sons.[3]

Reception[edit]

Billboard described the song's video as "trippy", and Ocasek as "possess[ing] the same vocal strength and sense of catchiness as he did on Cars hits like 'My Best Friend's Girl.'"[2] NPR's Elizabeth Nelson called the song "an incandescent pop gem", praising the song's musical structure and "absolutely relentless sing-along chorus".[4] According to Rolling Stone reviewer Andy Greene, the video's "low-tech production fits well with vintage nature of the song".[5]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herrera, Monica (October 21, 2010). "The Cars Reunite for First Album in 23 Years". Billboard. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Mapes, Jillian (February 18, 2011). "The Cars Reveal First Video, Release Date for 'Move Like This'". Billboard. Retrieved February 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ The Cars - "Blue Tip" on YouTube
  4. ^ Nelson, Elizabeth (September 9, 2011). "The Cars: Out Of Nowhere, An Incandescent Pop Gem". NPR. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ Greene, Andy (February 18, 2011). "The Reunited Cars Debut New Video For 'Blue Tip'". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on February 19, 2011. Retrieved February 19, 2011. 

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