You Might Think

You Might Think (The Cars)

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"You Might Think" is a single by The Cars from their fifth studio album, Heartbeat City, which came out in 1984. The track was written by Ric Ocasek, and produced by Mutt Lange and The Cars. Ocasek sang lead vocals.

The track was the first single to be released off Heartbeat City. Thanks in part to a striking video, "You Might Think" became a substantial hit in the US (peaking at #7) and in Canada (peaking at #8). It also peaked at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the US, the first song by the band to do so. In the UK, however, the track only made it to #88 on the pop charts.

The music video is one of the first videos to use computer graphics. The video features band leader Ric Ocasek and model Susan Gallagher in a series of encounters. Ocasek appears in her bathroom mirror, in her mouth, as a fly, and as the Robot Monster, among other incarnations.

"You Might Think" won the first MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year and was nominated for five more awards (best special effects, best art direction, viewer's choice, best concept video, and most experimental video) at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards. The video also won five awards (best overall, best conceptual, most...

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