Let's Go (The Cars song)


Let's Go (The Cars song)

Infobox Single
Name = Let's Go


Caption = Picture sleeve (France)
Artist = The Cars
from Album = Candy-O
B-side = "That's It"
Released = Start date|1979|6|12
Format = 7"
Recorded =
Genre = New Wave
Length = 3:32
Label = Elektra
Writer = Ric Ocasek
Producer = Roy Thomas Baker
Certification =
Chart position =
Last single = "Good Times Roll" (1979)
This single = "Let's Go" (1979)
Next single = "Double Life" (1979)
Misc =

"Let's Go" was the first single from The Cars' album "Candy-O", released in 1979. It was written by Ric Ocasek and features lead vocals by Cars bassist Ben Orr. The single peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the U.S. The song was an even bigger success in Canada, reaching #5, and remains the Cars' highest ever charting single in Canada.

The song tells the story of a 17-year old girl and her budding interest in "the nightlife". It is told from the perspective of a teenage boy who wishes to ask her out for a date. She refuses any and all of his advances.

In 1990, Isley Brother Ernie Isley covered the song for the compilation album Rubáiyát.

In mid-2007, the tune of the song was used in a series of television commercials for Kmart Australia. [http://www.kmart.com.au/about/tv/soccerdads.asp]


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