Label: Elektra - 7559-60296-2,Elektra - 9 60296-2 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: Europe • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Heartbeat City is the fifth studio album by American rock band the Cars. It was released on March 13,by Elektra Records. The band produced the album with Robert John "Mutt" Lange. Met with a positive commercial response, the album had numerous tracks getting airplay with the singles " Drive " and " You Might Think " reaching the top 10 of the Billboard Hot The album also received favorable A New Man In Town - Various - Notodden Blues Festival - Bluestown from several critics; for example, Robert Christgau stated that "the glossy approach the Cars invented has made this the best year for pure pop Magic - The Cars - Heartbeat City damn near twenty years, and it's only fair that they should return so confidently to form.
Heartbeat City contains five US top singles. A number of songs from the album gained significant radio and television exposure, notably "You Might Think" and " Magic ", which both received heavy rotation on MTV. The lead vocal on "Drive" was sung by bassist Benjamin Orr. The song's video was directed by actor Timothy Hutton and features Ric Ocasek arguing with a troubled young woman played by model Paulina Porizkova whom Ocasek would later marry.
The single "It's Not the Night" reached number 31 on the rock charts. The song "Stranger Eyes" was used in the theatrical trailer of the film Top Gunbut never made it onto the Magic - The Cars - Heartbeat City . The album was produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange.
His commitment to the Cars album meant that he told Def Leppard he could not work on their album, Hysteria. However, due to delays in that album's recording, Lange was eventually able to produce it. All tracks are written by Ric Ocasek ; track 7 co-written by Greg Hawkes. Credits adapted from the liner notes of Heartbeat City. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Full cover spread. Retrieved March 30, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music 5th concise ed. Omnibus Press.
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