#RMF2020: You Might Think


  Day 21 of #RocktoberMusicFest2020

The Song choice for today: You Might Think
Artist: The Cars
Year Representing: 1984

Wikipedia tells us this about the song:

"You Might Think" is a 1984 single by the Cars from their fifth studio album, Heartbeat City. The track was written by Ric Ocasek and produced by Mutt Lange and the Cars. Ocasek sang lead vocals.

The track was the first single to be released from Heartbeat City. "You Might Think" peaked at No. 7 in the U.S. and No. 8 in Canada. It also peaked at No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the U.S., the first song by the band to do so. In the UK, the song reached No. 88 on the pop charts.

The music video is one of the first to use computer graphics. The video features band leader Ric Ocasek and model Susan Gallagher in a series of quirky encounters. Ocasek appears in her bathroom mirror, inside a large periscope that pops up in her bathtub, in her mouth, as a fly, as King Kong on top of the Empire State Building and as the Robot Monster, among other incarnations. The rest of the band appears together and separately throughout the video; after they all appear in the movie-theater scene, keyboardist Greg Hawkes plays the dentist in the scene in which Ocasek is jackhammering a tooth in the girl's mouth. In the King Kong scene, the other three members, guitarist Elliot Easton, bassist Benjamin Orr and drummer David Robinson, are paired off in the two planes flying around Ocasek.

"You Might Think" won the first MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year and was nominated for five more awards (best special effects, best art direction, viewer's choice, best concept video and most experimental video) at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards. The video also won five awards (best overall, best conceptual, most innovative, best editing and best special effects) at Billboard's 1984 Video Music Awards and four awards (best achievement in music video, best editor in music video, best engineer in music video and best camera in music video) at the Videotape Production Association's 1985 Monitor Awards.

I’d love for you to join me in celebrating Rock Music this month. All you need to do is drop the link to your current Rock Music post in the comments. Be sure to code with html so the link is clickable.  And then visit everyone that has left their links.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for more #RMF2020 fun!


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