Song of the Day: “You Might Think” by The Cars

The_Cars_-_Heartbeat_City“You Might Think” by The Cars is the first single released off of their fifth studio album, Heartbeat City (1984). It by was written by the late Ric Ocasek (March 23, 1944 – September 15, 2019) and produced by Mutt Lange and the Cars, with Ocasek also providing the lead vocals. The song peaked at number seven in the United States and number eight in Canada.
The song is best known for its groundbreaking video. The music video is one of the first to use computer graphics. The video features Ocasek and model Susan Gallagher in a series of quirky encounters. “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 Video, 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 Editing In Music Video, Best Engineering In Music Video and Best Camerawork In Music Video) at the Videotape Production Association’s 1985 Monitor Awards.

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