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1) The Cars are a popular American / band that formed in 1976, after going through several different incarnations. The band was founded in Boston, Massachusetts and were signed to Elektra Records in 1977. The band originally consisted of David Robinson (drummer), Benjamin Orr (singer/bassist), Ric Ocasek (singer/rhythm guitarist), Elliot Easton (lead guitarist), Greg Hawkes (keyboardist).

During their career, they have released six albums: The Cars (1978), Candy-O (1979), Panorama (1980), Shake It Up (1981), Heartbeat City (1984), Door to Door(1987) and Move Like This(2011). The first five of these albums all were certified platinum by the RIAA, and their self-titled debut was one of the best-selling albums of the 1970s, remaining on the Billboard album charts for over a year. They experienced a second wave of popularity in 1984 with the album Heartbeat City and the popular MTV staples”You Might Think,” “Magic,” and “Drive,” the last of which was their highest-charting single, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1985, the group released a greatest hits album, which contained “Tonight She Comes”, a mega-hit that reached #1 on the Billboard ‘Top Rock Tracks’. However, after that peak, they vanished from the public eye and worked on solo projects, and released one final album, Door to Door, before breaking up in early 1988.

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  • LostCauses24

    This band is criminally underrated.

    29 Mar 1:36pm Reply
  • BMWPRETTY

    Punk Rock! Love this Spank!:-)

    29 Mar 4:08am Reply
  • bowie_fan87

    I just want to be in you panorama.

    1 Mar 3:09am Reply
  • DarkRivitHead

    Great Music. ♥ ♥ ♥

    7 Feb 5:44am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    окасек, никогда не прощу тебе-мудаку испорченный второй альбом гениальных suicide что до самой группы, то они так и остались авторами двух-трех песен, и поделом собсна

    5 Feb 4:39am Reply
  • menswear2112

    I snubbed this band for too long. I'm back in the game!

    9 Jan 9:08pm Reply
  • BMWPRETTY

    Yeah! I love the Cars! Takes me back to my younger days! Spank! :-)

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Libra_22

    I love "The Cars"!!! :-) x2

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • kissesneverdie

    @MoshNChurch: hauzzer is just a troll, who gets off on people disagreeing with him. There is no point in voicing your opinion of dislike for something in the very area where their fans often consort. He refers to his "kind" a la TROLLS. Unfortunately this happens a lot on last.fm, but don't let it get to you, it's just narcissism at work.

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • exeter232

    In 1978 I was riding my bike with a "Ghetto blaster" on the handle bars and a kid came up to me and said, " Do you have the cars on there?" and I said, no. Well I went and found "The Cars" soon after" That kid changed my life..Hello, Kid..Thank you, 35 years later.

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
  • k_naruchiha94

    They look so fancy I can tell.

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Konskyy

    www.facebook.com/8090musiclovers - join my fanpage if you like 80-90's music :)

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    Great Band

    2 Jul 2013 Reply
  • fuckyouty1

    only The Cars can make a sad song upbeat

    21 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ma-ma-marry-

    just what i needed <3

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • culf

    great talented band

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • Dylanisgod2

    Ric is a weird lookin dude. but very talented. something about them seems so understated which makes them even better in my opinion

    26 Apr 2013 Reply
  • hauzzer

    @MoshNChurch: As you said, this is a public place. You should expect all kinds of people here, including my own kind. -- I suppose the word "sucks" was uncalled for. It isn't constructive and it's just plain stupid. I originally said that The Cars are boring, musically and especially lyrically. I don't hate them, but I don't like them either. I don't just go to random pages and spew hate. This is a band I know from when I was a child. I've decided to give some of their songs a listen, and concluded that they're not my thing. A tiny piece of my mind on a public page shouldn't get so much attention, even more so when it's obvious that I'm absolutely subjective in my remarks. Nevertheless, I recognize my harsh words, and I hereby apologize to all of you who felt insulted by them.

    10 Apr 2013 Reply
  • MoshNChurch

    @hauzzer i understand, but coming to a public forum to express yr opinion? it just doesn't make much sense to me. i don't go to a band i dislike's page to express my opinion. people like their music for a reason, saying it 'sucks' is just rude.

    9 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    'Shake it up' is also funky.

    7 Apr 2013 Reply
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