|Shake It Up|
|Produced by Roy Thomas Baker|
|Released on November 1981|
|US CHART POSITION #4 (charted Nov. 21, 1981 for 22 weeks)|
|Find it at GEMM|
|E-47250 w. picture sleeve
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T he Cars weren’t about to shake things up too much, adding another slice of indelible ‘80s magic to the Collective Jukebox with the title track to their fourth album. Listening to this song (or any Cars song really), it occurs to me that they may have been the last of the great glam rock bands. I say that because The Cars grabbed whole sections of their strategy from the glam operator’s manual: keep it stylish, keep it moving, make it sequined but timeless. “Shake It Up,” like most any Cars song, sounds as good today as it did twenty years ago (a test that T.Rex also passes). The B side is the album track “Cruiser,” which is more intense and paranoid than most Cars tunes but also less memorable. This single was released in colored vinyl and as a picture disc.
Ian Taylor -- engineer
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|US/CAN||November 1981||Elektra||7"||E-47250||picture sleeve|
|US||1981||Elektra||7PRO||E-47250||feat. A mono on flip|
|UK||1982||Elektra||7PIC||K 12583||picture disc|
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