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Whip It

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“Whip It” is the title of a 1980 single by the American New Wave band Devo. It appears on the album Freedom of Choice. There were two 7” single releases of “Whip It”, one backed with a remix of the track “Snowball” (which appears on Freedom of Choice) and one backed with “Turn Around” (a song later covered by Nirvana). “Whip It” was Devo’s biggest hit, and peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, number three on the Canadian Singles Chart and number 77 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report). It is ranked #62 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the ‘80s as well as #15 on the same channel’s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the ‘80s. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ You must whip it ... Move ahead ... Shape it up

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More songs by Devo (See Charts): Through Being Cool, Girl U Want, Secret Agent Man, Freedom Of Choice, (I Can'T Get No) Satisfaction, Working In The Coal Mine, Mongoloid, Big Mess, and Jocko Homo.

Popular in New Wave (See Charts): Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), Everything Counts, Just Can'T Get Enough, Here Comes The Rain Again, Save A Prayer, Save It For Later, One Thing Leads To Another, Israel, Summer Rain, and Johnny & Mary.


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