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Radio XXIV, side A, track 2: “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car” by Billy Ocean, #2 on The Top 88 of ’88

Billy Ocean - Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My CarOh, Billy Ocean, so great to see you again!!!  I’m not gonna lie, Billy Ocean, I was not expecting to hear from you at this point in the countdown.  I figured maybe you JUST missed it, that maybe you were #89 or something.  So to see you at #2, well, it’s a happy surprise.  Now, I’m sure there may be some naysayers out there who might argue that a song called “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car” is no match for some of the amazing music that came out in 1988.  I mean, just look at all the hits that made it on the countdown by powerhouses like INXS, George Michael, and Michael Jackson.

And I get it, Billy Ocean.  Maybe in hindsight, this song doesn’t age quite as well as some of those other songs that we’ve heard in the last few months.  Maybe this is one of those songs that, when you hear it, you’re like “Oh, yeah, that definitely came out in 1988”, whereas maybe some of the stuff by guys like INXS and the like maybe feel a little more timeless.

But ya know what, so what?  This song was a big deal when it came out and I loved it.  And you know what, Billy Ocean, I still love it.  Sure it’s silly, and yes, judging by some of the lyrics, this was probably a last-minute cynical cash grab on your part, but despite all that you SELL this song, Billy Ocean.  There is no doubt that you want that girl outta your dreams and into your car, and there’s no question that you really want her to touch your bumper.  Hell, Billy Ocean, I want her to touch your bumper, and I don’t even know what kind of euphemism that could even be.

So congratulations on finishing out the year at almost the top, Billy Ocean, you deserve it.  And tomorrow, tomorrow we get to find out what song was the absolute best of that magical year.  I can tell you I was on pins and needles, Billy Ocean.  Mostly because I hadn’t moved from in front of the radio for six hours or so and had lost some feeling in my legs. . .

“Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car”

Hey (hey)
You (you)

Get into my car
(Who me?) Yes, you!

Get into my car

Woooooooooooooooooah hey!

Who’s that lady

Comin’ down the road

Who’s that lady

Who’s that woman

Walkin’ through my door

What’s the score

I’ll be the sun
Shinin’ on you

Hey, Cinderella
Step in your shoe

I’ll be your non-stop lover
Get it while you can

Your non-stop miracle
I’m your maaaan

Get outta my dreams

Get into my car (get into my car)

Get outta my dreams, get in the back seat, baby
Get into my car (beep beep, yeah)

Get outta my mind (get outta my mind)

Get into my life (ooooooooooo)
Oh I said hey (hey)
You (you)

Get into myyy caaar

Oh-oh-woah baby

Lady driver

Let me take the wheel

Smooth operator

Touch my bumper (my bumper)
And let’s make a deal

Make it real

Like a roadrunner
Comin’ after you

Just like a hero
Outta the blue

I’ll be your non-stop lover
Get it while you can

Your non-stop miracle
I’m your maaaaan

Get outta my dreams
Oooo

Get into my car (get into my car)

Get outta my dreams, get in the back seat, baby
Get into my car (beep beep, yeah)

Get outta my mind (get outta my mind)

Get into my life (ooooooooooo)
Oh I said hey (hey)
You (you)

Get into myyy car

Oh baby

Let’s go

I said open the door
(Get in the back)
Foot on the floor
(Get on the track)

Yeah (Yeah)
Yeah (Yeah)
Hey (hey) hey (hey) let’s go!

Oh baby

Oooooooooo woah woah woah

Yeah

I’ll be the sun
Shinin’ on you

Hey, Cinderella
Step in your shoe

I’ll be your non-stop lover
Get it while you can

Your non-stop miracle
I’m your maaaan

Get outta my (outta my. . .outta my. . .)

Get outta my dreams (oooooooo)
Get into my car (get into my car)

Get outta my dreams, get in the back seat, baby
Get into my car (beep beep, yeah)

Get outta my mind (get outta my mind)

Get into my life (ooooooooooo)
Oh I said hey (hey)
You (you)

Get into my
Hey (hey)
You (you)

Get into my
Hey (hey)
You (you)
Get into myyy car

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