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Album: VOAReleased: 1984Charted:
This could be considered Hagar's foray into social awareness. While some rock stars were concerned about the environment or civil rights, Hagar was upset with the lowering of highway speed limits. He had a lot of support for his cause.
In 2001, Hagar finally updated this to reflect new speed limits on American highways. He re-recorded it as "I Can't Drive 65" for the NASCAR album Full Throttle.
This was Hagar's biggest hit as a solo artist. He joined Van Halen a year after it was released.
This remains a classic rock radio standard, consistently garnering massive airplay.
The name of the album, VOA, stands for Voice of America.
This song is heard in the 1989 film Back To The Future II
, starring Michael J. Fox.
One-time vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was pulled over in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska on July 23, 2014, for speeding. She was reportedly going 63 mph in a 45 mph zone in her Toyota Tundra. This song was on the radio, at the time, which may well have contributed to her fast driving.
Hagar responded to the news by tweeting at her, saying "Dear @SarahPalinUSA heard you were #GoingRogue on the gas pedal! I'll cover your ticket if you promise to do better next time? #IcantDrive55″