|Single by The Cars|
|from the album Shake It Up|
|A-side||"Shake It Up"|
|Released||November 9, 1981|
|Recorded||Syncro Sound, Boston 1981|
|Genre||New wave, rock|
|Producer(s)||Roy Thomas Baker|
|The Cars singles chronology|
Upon the release of Shake It Up, "Cruiser" was singled out for praise. The Bangor Daily News, in an otherwise unenthusiastic review of Shake It Up, cited "Cruiser" as a source of "real excitement". AllMusic reviewer Greg Prato describes the song as "rocking" and a highlight of the album.
In addition to appearing on the album, "Cruiser" was released as the B-side of the single "Shake It Up". "Cruiser" was also included in the 1995 Cars compilation Just What I Needed: The Cars Anthology. Prato describes the song as a highlight of the anthology.
Live versions of the song appeared in the VHS release The Cars Live 1984–1985 and the CD/DVD release The Cars Unlocked.
|US Billboard Mainstream Rock||37|
- Prato, Greg. "The Cars: Shake It Up". AllMusic. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
- "First Impressions: The Cars - Shake It Up". Bangor Daily News. Bangor, Maine. December 4, 1981. p. ME-15.
- Prato, Greg. "The Cars: Just What I Needed: The Cars Anthology". AllMusic. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
- "The Cars: Billboard Singles". AllMusic. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
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