Friday 8/5/22 10:15pm ET: Feature LP: Cars – Shake It Up (1981)

Shake It Up is the fourth studio album by American rock band the Cars, released on November 6, 1981, by Elektra Records. It was the last Cars record to be produced by Roy Thomas Baker. A much more pop-oriented album than its predecessor, its title track became the band’s first Billboard top-10 single. Spin magazine included it on their “50 Best Albums of 1981” list. In 2021, Rhino Entertainment re-released the album on neon green vinyl.

  1. “Since You’re Gone” 3:30
  2. “Shake It Up” 3:32
  3. “I’m Not the One” 4:12
  4. “Victim of Love” 4:24
  5. “Cruiser” 4:54
  6. “A Dream Away” 5:44
  7. “This Could Be Love” 4:26
  8. “Think It Over” 4:56
  9. “Maybe Baby” 5:04

Ric Ocasek – rhythm guitar, lead vocals (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9)
Elliot Easton – lead guitar, backing vocals
Benjamin Orr – bass guitar, lead vocals (5, 7, 8)
David Robinson – drums, percussion
Greg Hawkes – keyboards, backing vocals

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