Let's Go (The Cars song)
|"Let's Go (The Cars)"|
Picture sleeve (France)
|Single by The Cars|
|from the album Candy-O|
|Released||June 12, 1979|
|Genre||Rock, new wave|
|Producer(s)||Roy Thomas Baker|
|The Cars singles chronology|
Its signature hook is a series of claps followed by a shouted "Let's go!", which is derived from the 1962 instrumental of the same name by The Routers, as well as a simple synth melody played by Greg Hawkes, using the Sync II lead preset (or a slight variation of it) from a Prophet-5 synthesizer.
The song tells the story of a 17-year old girl and her budding interest in "the nightlife". It is told from the perspective of a teenage boy who wishes to ask her out for a date. She refuses any and all of his advances.
The song's B-side is a non album B-side titled "That's It" that features Benjamin Orr on lead vocals.
The single peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the U.S., but the song was an even bigger success elsewhere. In Canada, the track reached #5, and remains the Cars' highest ever charting single in that country. Similarly, "Let's Go" peaked at #6 in Australia, where it remains The Cars' highest charted hit.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 108.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research.
- Synthmania.com - Prophet-5 Classic polyphonic ana