Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car

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"Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car"
Get Outta My Dreams.jpg
Standard artwork
Single by Billy Ocean
from the album Tear Down These Walls
B-side"Showdown"
ReleasedJanuary 1988
Recorded1987
Genre
Length8:59 (Extended Version)
5:36 (Album Version)
5:29 (Instrumental Version)
4:43 (Single Version)
LabelJive
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Billy Ocean singles chronology
"Love Really Hurts Without You (1986 Dance Mix)"
(1986)
"Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car"
(1988)
"Calypso Crazy"
(1988)
Official video
"Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" on YouTube

"Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" is a 1988 single by Trinidadian-British singer Billy Ocean, based on a line in the Sherman Brothers' song (famously covered by Johnny Burnette as well as Ringo Starr) "You're Sixteen". Part of its popularity lay in its cutting-edge (for the time) video, which featured animation mixed with live-action sequences. The song became Ocean's third and final US number one single to date, going to number one on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Black Singles charts. It was also his seventh and most recent single to reach the US top ten.

The song also peaked at number one in seven other countries, including Canada, where it was the country's most successful single of 1988. It peaked at #3 on the UK Singles Chart, making it Ocean's sixth and last top ten hit to date there.

The song was featured on the soundtrack of the 1988 film License to Drive. It was later 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 TV commercial for Twix Bites. It appears in a 2018 commercial for Applebee's.[3]

The song was also parodied by comedian and actor Jason Sudeikis as 1980s fake singer Ocean Billy in the Worst of Soul Train sketch on Saturday Night Live with the title "Get Out of My Car, Get into My Trunk".[4]

The short but notable saxophone solo is by Vernon Jeffrey Smith.[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video consists of Billy Ocean driving, sometimes involving scenes with different cartoon characters. It was featured in the 1988 American teen comedy film License to Drive.

Track listing[edit]

12" single (BOS T 1)

  1. "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" (extended version) – 8:59
  2. "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" (7" version) – 4:43
  3. "Showdown" – 4:58

7" single (BOS 1)

  1. "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" – 4:10
  2. "Showdown" – 4:58

CD maxi-single (BOS CD1)

  1. "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" (extended version) – 8:59
  2. "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" – 4:02
  3. "Showdown" – 4:58

Official versions[edit]

  1. Album Version – 5:36
  2. Extended Version – 8:59
  3. Instrumental Version – 5:29
  4. Single Version – 4:43

Charts and certifications[edit]

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