Showing posts with label The Cars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Cars. Show all posts

Sep 16, 2019

My Best Friend's Girl by The Cars (1978)

My Best Friend's Girl by The Cars (1978)
"My Best Friend's Girl" is a song by American rock band the Cars from their 1978 self-titled debut album on Elektra Records, released on June 6 of that year. Written by Ric Ocasek and produced by Roy Thomas Baker, the song was released as the album's second single. It peaked at number 35 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, and reached number three in the UK. "My Best Friend's Girl" was included on the soundtrack to the 1979 film Over the Edge, and the song appears on numerous compilation albums, such as the band's 1985 Greatest Hits, 1995's Just What I Needed: The Cars Anthology, and 2002's Complete Greatest Hits.



Aug 15, 2019

You Might Think by The Cars (1984)

You Might Think by The Cars (1984)
"You Might Think" is a single by The Cars from their fifth studio album, Heartbeat City, which came out in 1984. The track was written by Ric Ocasek, and produced by Mutt Lange and the Cars. Ocasek sang lead vocals.

The track was the first single to be released from Heartbeat City. "You Might Think" peaked at No. 7 in the U.S. and No. 8 in Canada. It also peaked at No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the U.S., the first song by the band to do so. In the UK, the song reached No. 88 on the pop charts.


Jul 24, 2019

Drive by The Cars (1984)

Drive by The Cars (1984)
"Drive" is a 1984 song by The Cars, the third single from the band's Heartbeat City album released in March 1984 and their biggest international hit. Written by Ric Ocasek, the track was sung by bassist Benjamin Orr and produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange with the band. Upon its release, "Drive" became The Cars' highest charting single in most territories. In the United States, it peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; on the Adult Contemporary chart, the song went to No. 1. It reached No. 5 (No. 4 on re-entry in 1985) in the United Kingdom, No. 4 in West Germany, No. 6 in Canada and No. 3 (No. 5 on re-entry in 1985) in Ireland.


Jul 20, 2019

Let's Go by The Cars (1979)

Let's Go by The Cars (1979)
"Let's Go" was the first single from The Cars' second studio album Candy-O. It was released in 1979 on Elektra Records. The song was written by Ric Ocasek and features lead vocals by Cars bassist Benjamin Orr.


Jul 11, 2019

Just What I Needed by The Cars (1978)

Just What I Needed by The Cars (1978)
"Just What I Needed" is a song by American rock band the Cars, released as their debut single from their self-titled debut album, released in 1978 on Elektra Records. After achieving exposure as a demo, the song became a successful single for The Cars, hitting the top 30 in America. Appearing on numerous compilation albums, it has become one of the band's most popular songs.


Mar 9, 2019

Shake It Up by The Cars (1981)

Shake It Up by The Cars (1981)
"Shake It Up" is a song by the Cars from their 1981 album of the same name. Although appearing for the first time in 1981, it was actually written years earlier by the band's songwriter and lead singer Ric Ocasek. The song became one of the Cars' most popular songs (peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart and No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1982). With the track "Cruiser" as its b-side, it hit No. 14 on the Billboard Disco Top 80 chart.