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, new wave
Length 3:13
Label Concord Music Group
Songwriter(s) Ric Ocasek
Producer(s) 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.


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 Ocasek, one of Ric's sons.[3]


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 [the] vintage nature of the song".[5]



  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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