The Cars were a highly acclaimed and influential new wave/power pop band from Boston, MA led by Ric Ocasek that became famous beginning in the late 1970s. Their best known songs include "Just What I Needed" (1978), "Shake It Up" (1981), "You Might Think" (1984), and "Drive" (1984), the latter of which topped the Adult Contemporary chart. The Cars were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
Best known songs (with years) include:
Pop charts debut year: 1978
Years active: 1976-1988; 2000; 2010-2020
Genres: New wave, pop rock, power pop
Labels: Elektra, Concord
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