Billy Ocean - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (1988)
- 80's score: 2.73
"Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" is a 1988 single by Trinidadian-British singer Billy Ocean, based on a line in the ...
"Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" is a 1988 single by Trinidadian-British singer Billy Ocean, based on a line in the Sherman Brothers' song (famously covered by Johnny Burnette as well as Ringo Starr) "You're Sixteen". Part of its popularity lay in its cutting-edge (for the time) video, which featured animation mixed with live-action sequences. The song went to number one on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Black Singles charts. It also peaked at number one in seven other countries, including Canada, where it was the country's most successful single of 1988. On the UK Singles Chart, it reached number three.
The song was featured on the soundtrack of the 1988 film License to Drive.
The song was also parodied by comedian and actor Jason Sudeikis as 80's fake singer Ocean Billy in the Worst of Soul Train sketch on Saturday Night Live with the title "Get Out of My Car, Get into My Trunk".
The short but notable saxophone solo is by Vernon Jeffrey Smith.
The music video consists of Billy Ocean driving, sometimes involving scenes with different cartoon characters. It was featured in the movie License to Drive.