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Whip It

“Whip It” is a song by the American new wave band Devo, written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale. It was the second single from the band’s third studio album, Freedom of Choice (1980). 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”. “Whip It” was Devo’s biggest hit, peaking at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and No. 11 on the Canadian Singles chart. As a single it reached No. 77 on the Australian Singles chart, but it was also the key selling point of the DEV-O Live EP, which reached number one in that country’s singles charts.

It is ranked number 62 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s as well as number 15 on the same channel’s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the ’80s.