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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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  • SSBN623

    as always, jim tryin' to dispel rumors that you have become third-rate pieces of feces , , , i warrantied it as fourth rate. jump in your cars and drive to austrailia for a free concert ! post haste

    30 Jan 6:25pm Reply
  • mkdillon2008

    This band is criminally underrated. [4]

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Janaina_Vieira

    <3

    27 Sep 2014 Reply
  • toto47

    ♥ ♥ ♥

    12 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    5 Sep 2014 Reply
  • wallanknowles

    "Drive" ~ ~ ~ Love :-)

    17 Jun 2014 Reply
  • chrisbugden

    My dad used to blast The Cars so thought id give them a look now I'm older, man they have a lot of classics!

    31 May 2014 Reply
  • jmtruitt99

    This band is criminally underrated. [3]

    25 May 2014 Reply
  • rok2slayr

    This band is criminally underrated. [2]

    2 May 2014 Reply
  • LostCauses24

    This band is criminally underrated.

    29 Mar 2014 Reply
  • BMWPRETTY

    Punk Rock! Love this Spank!:-)

    29 Mar 2014 Reply
  • bowie_fan87

    I just want to be in you panorama.

    1 Mar 2014 Reply
  • DarkRivitHead

    Great Music. ♥ ♥ ♥

    7 Feb 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • menswear2112

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

    9 Jan 2014 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
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