|"Moving in Stereo"|
|Song by the Cars|
|from the album The Cars|
|Released||June 6, 1978|
|Studio||AIR Studios, London|
|Songwriter(s)||Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes|
|Producer(s)||Roy Thomas Baker|
|The Cars track listing|
"Moving in Stereo" is a song by the American rock band the Cars. It appeared on their first album, The Cars, released in 1978. It was co-written by Ric Ocasek and the band's keyboard player Greg Hawkes, and sung by bassist Benjamin Orr.
Although not released as a single, "Moving in Stereo" received airplay on album-oriented rock radio stations in the United States, often coupled with the song "All Mixed Up" which it segues into on the album. The song continues to receive airplay on classic rock radio stations.
A demo version recorded in 1977, featuring only Ocasek and Hawkes, was released on The Cars: Deluxe Edition in 1999.
- Fu Manchu on their tenth studio album, We Must Obey.
- Byzantine covered the song on their 2017 album The Cicada Tree.
In other media
An instrumental portion of "Moving in Stereo" was used prominently in the 1982 feature film Fast Times at Ridgemont High, in which it accompanies Judge Reinhold character's fantasy of Phoebe Cates' character removing her bikini top while embracing him. Although the song was popularized in the movie, it was not included on the soundtrack album. The movie's scene has since been used and parodied in several films and television shows, including an episode of Family Guy, which parodied the scene from the movie in which the song appeared. It is also used in the popular Netflix show, "Stranger Things", in the first episode of season 3, where Billy enters the pool.
- "Top FM Rotation" Cash Box September 23, 1978: 24
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- "Byzantine - The Cicada Tree review". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 2018-01-07.
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