Locked in the Trunk of a Car

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"Locked in the Trunk of a Car"
Locked in theTrunk of a Car.jpg
Single by The Tragically Hip
from the album Fully Completely
ReleasedOctober 1992
Songwriter(s)The Tragically Hip
Producer(s)Chris Tsangarides
The Tragically Hip singles chronology
"On the Verge"
"Locked in the Trunk of a Car"
"Fifty Mission Cap"
Alternative Cover
Locked in the Trunk of a Car 2.jpg

"Locked in the Trunk of a Car" is a song by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. It was released in October 1992 as the lead single from their third studio album, Fully Completely. The song peaked at No. 11 on Canada's RPM Singles Chart.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song features a transition between the band playing on a soundstage and a man locked in a car trunk with his hands tied in rope, as another man (played by the band's road manager Dave Powell) drives the car around the Canadian Prairies.[2] The video was directed by Peter Henderson and produced by Eric Yealland. Cinematographer was Sean Valentini.[2]

The video won the award for "Best Video" at the 1993 MuchMusic Video Awards. The video was also nominated in the "Best Video" category at the 1993 Juno Awards.[3]


Singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge covered the song for his 2014 album Daredevil, an album consisting entirely of Tragically Hip covers.[4]


Chart (1992) Peak
Canadian RPM Singles Chart[1] 11


  1. ^ a b "Top Singles - Volume 56, No. 23, December 05 1992". RPM. Retrieved 2010-09-09.
  2. ^ a b "The Tragically Hip - Archive". thehip.com. Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-09-16.
  3. ^ "Yearly Summary | the JUNO Awards". Archived from the original on 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
  4. ^ "Justin Rutledge Ropes In Brendan Canning, Jenn Grant, Andy Maize for Tragically Hip Covers Album" Archived 2014-04-09 at the Wayback Machine. Exclaim!, January 30, 2014.

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