The Cars - Shake it up

Lights off
Sorry, your favorites list is FULL.
Click this link to twitter this video (opens in a new window/tab)


"Shake It Up" is a song by American New Wave band The Cars from their 1981 album of the same name. Although appearing for the first time in 1981, it was actually written years earlier by Ric Ocasek, who composed the vast majority of the band's music. The song would go on to become The Cars' most popular party song (peaking at number two on the US mainstream rock chart and number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1982). Along with the track, "Cruiser", it also hit number fourteen on the US dance chart and continues to be a staple of dance parties. In the music video for it, some of the models crossdress. 

The song references dance moves, hair styles and having fun. However, bassist Benjamin Orr has stated the song tells the story of how important it is to make a mark in life, to "let them know what you really mean" Thus, the hit song has an existential element as well as a simple message.

More information on this artist is available in the tabs below.


Pick and Click one of the menu tabs above for more artist info.

Or click the artist name tag above to go to the artist page.

All artist info on these pages is

Post your comment