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"Whip It" is a song by American rock band Devo from their third album Freedom of Choice (1980). It is a new wave and synth-pop song that features a synthesizer, electric guitar, bass guitar, and drums in its instrumentation. The apparently nonsensical lyrics have a common theme revolving around the ability to deal with one's problems by "whipping it". Co-written by bassist Gerald Casale and singer Mark Mothersbaugh, Devo recorded "Whip It" with producer Robert Margouleff at the Record Plant in Los Angeles. Although "Whip It" was released as the second single from Freedom of Choice, Warner Bros. Records did not expect it to be a hit, due to its nonstandard tempo and strange lyrics. The disc jockey Kal Rudman took an interest in the song and it was soon being played on several radio stations in the Southeastern United States. Peaking at number fourteen on the Billboard Hot 100, "Whip It" became a hit single and found chart success in several countries. Mothersbaugh believes the song sold well because some people assumed the lyrics are about masturbation or sadomasochism. 


Year:
1996
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Crack that whip
Give the past the slip
Step on a crack
Break your momma's back
 
When a problem comes along you must whip it 
Before the cream sits out too long you must whip it
When something's going wrong you must whip it
 
Now whip it into shape  
Shape it up 
Get straight  
Go forward  
Move ahead
Try to detect it
It's not too late to whip it
Whip it good
 
When a good time turns around you must whip it
You will never live it down unless you  whip it
No one gets their way until they whip it
I say whip it whip it good
I say whip it whip it good
 
Crack that whip
Give the past the slip
Step on a crack
Break your momma's back
 
When a problem comes along you must whip it 
Before the cream sits out too long you must whip it
When something's going wrong you must whip it
 
Now whip it into shape  
Shape it up 
Get straight  
Go forward  
Move ahead
Try to detect it
It's not too late to whip it into shape 
Shape it up 
Get straight  
Go forward  
Move ahead
Try to detect it
It's not too late to whip it
Whip it good

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Devo

Devo ( /ˈdiːvoʊ/, originally /diːˈvoʊ/) is an American punk rock/New Wave band formed in 1972 consisting of members from Kent and Akron, Ohio. The classic line-up of the band includes two sets of brothers, the Mothersbaughs (Mark and Bob) and the Casales (Gerald and Bob), along with Alan Myers. The band had a No. 14 Billboard chart hit in 1980 with the single "Whip It", and has maintained a cult following throughout its existence. Their style over time has shifted between punk, art rock, post-punk, and New Wave. Their music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes, deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary. Their often discordant pop songs feature unusual synthetic instrumentation and time signatures that have proven influ… more »

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Written by: GERALD CASALE, MARK MOTHERSBAUGH

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