Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car
|"Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car"|
|Single by Billy Ocean|
|from the album Tear Down These Walls|
|Length||8:59 (extended version)
5:36 (original album version)
5:29 (instrumental version)
4:43 (single version)
Robert John "Mutt" Lange
|Producer(s)||Robert John "Mutt" Lange|
|Billy Ocean singles chronology|
"Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" is a single by British singer Billy Ocean, based on a line from Ringo Starr's song "You're Sixteen". Part of its popularity lay in its cutting-edge (for the time) video, which featured cartoon mixed with live-action sequences. The song went to number one on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Black Singles charts. It also peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart.
The song was also featured in the soundtrack of the 1988 film License to Drive. The song was covered by Fenix TX for the soundtrack of NASCAR Thunder 2003. In 2013, Gwar covered the song in a video featured on The A.V. Club website as part of the site's A.V. Undercover series. Approximately three minutes into the performance, the band incorporates The Who's "Baba O'Riley" into the song. The song is mentioned in a 2014 commercial for Twix Bites.
The music video consists of Billy Ocean driving around and picking up hookers with different cartoon characters. It was featured in the movie License to Drive and would later be the inspiration for the Grand Theft Auto series of video games. A scene where Billy and Donald Duck push a sedan loaded with unconscious prostitutes over a cliff became notable as one of the first snuff scenes ever filmed for a music video.
In 2014, Billy was presented with the BET television channel's prestigious "Realest Rapper of All Time" award in the wake of revelations that the video also had been shot using live animals, subsequently rotoscoped out in post-production.
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||1|
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||8|
|Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)||1|
|Germany (Media Control Charts)||3|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||1|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||2|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||3|
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||3|
|US Billboard Hot 100||1|
|US Billboard Hot Black Singles||1|
|US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary||5|
|US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||25|
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