After hearing Billy Ocean’s 1988 hit “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car” recently, I decided to focus on the lyrics for this article. The hit single was written by Ocean and his producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, and appeared on Ocean’s seventh album, Tear Down These Walls.
The track reached number one on charts all over the world, including the United States. It also topped the “Hot Black Singles” charts. Yes, from 1982 to 1990 there was a Billboard category called “Hot Black Singles.” Go ahead and Google search “Hot Black Singles” and see what you come up with.
Who’s that lady / Coming down the road
Who’s that woman / Walking through my door
Lady driver / Let me take your wheel
Smooth operator / Touch my bumper (bumper)
Like a road runner / Coming after you
I’ll be your non-stop lover / Get it while you can
Your non-stop miracle / I’m your man
Get outta my dreams / Get in to my car
Get outta my dreams / Get in the back seat baby
Get in to my car / Beep beep, yeah