Best Songs by The Cars


The Top Ten

1 Just What I Needed

Everything about this song really WORKS. I don't know why it seems so much better than some of their other stuff, but the overall effect is fantastic. - Knucklewood

This is my favorite New Wave song. - Pony

Best all-rounder. I love everything the Cars make, though!

Super catchy, and the guitar solo rocks!

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2 You Might Think

A great upbeat song that I first heard when I was a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1984-1986 in the Master in City Planning Program!

You think think it's a good song your right

The only thing better than this song is the music video for it. Man, is it hilarious! - Knucklewood

3 Drive

Their finest of the finer songs. Greatest song from the band.

I love this band I don't know why they are so underrated. They should be considered as one of the best bands and should be in the rock n roll hall of fame for sure. I love this band and I love all of their songs but this one is my favorite!

This song is so incredibly beautiful... Should be at least in the top 5.

Benjamin's singing is just outstanding. The accompanying video is awesome.

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4 Moving in Stereo

This such an amazing song. One of my favorites, along with Cruiser and This Could Be Love. The Cars is an amazing band and Ben Orr was such a great singer/guitarist. R.I.P.

This is the best song by the Cars. Its vibe is unmatched, and the vocals are chilling. Also the coolest of their riffs.

5 Magic

The effect of this song on you justifies the name of the song. Pure magic! It should be in the top 3 at least.

Magic is a fantastic song, it is written so well and has a fantastic blending of guitar, Ric's vocals, and synthesizer!

I love this song! How come that it's not in top ten?

Since song's really "got a hold on you"! - Knucklewood

6 Let's Go

Always been my favorite...dangerous type, bye bye love and your all that I've got tonight are 3 others I like a lot as well. Outside of don't cha stop, every song off of their first album was played on the radio religiously! They should be in the hall of fame.

Their best.. "who's gonna drive you home "way underrated 80s tune as well as "why can't I have you "

Great song from candy-o

7 My Best Friend's Girl

This is an awesome song, it truly encapsulates exactly what The Cars are all about in one song. Everything is great, from the opening riff, to Ric's vocals, to the backing vocals and Elliot's solo. One of their best.

What a guitar solo. Easton is WAY underrated.

I love the drum fill

This one's my favorite because I can relate to it. We've been there. I also love the guitar part

8 Shake It Up

One of their best!

9 You're All I've Got Tonight

Another great song by a great band. The Cars ROCK!

One of my favorites from them. Another true classic. - matty925

10 Good Times Roll

Their first song. It's a good song

The Contenders

11 Bye Bye Love
12 Since You're Gone

Criminally underrated. Though, they have so many incredible rock 'n' roll songs, it's ranking here is almost understandable.

Should be in Top 10. One of the band’s best!

13 Dangerous Type

This is a great song. Pretty underrated. Sad that the cars do not get as much recognition as they should. I like most of the songs I have heard from the. - matty925

This definitely has some of the best drumming and guitar out of any of their songs - Knucklewood

Such an awesome song! Because I consider myself very dangerous;-)

14 Tonight She Comes

So catchy, great song

15 Hello Again

One of my favorites, without a doubt. This song is addicting. I could listen to it over and over. An amazing song by an amazing band. I love The Cars!

Hello here's a good tune

I do not get the video hey but where's Alan Hunter original MTV Vj well Bonjour encore that's Hello Again in French.

16 It's All I Can Do

€When I was crazy, I thought you were great” great lyrics, great song.. one of their best!

17 Heartbeat City

I love it too! What's going on and it is so low in this list?!


18 Don't Cha Stop
19 Candy-O
20 All Mixed Up

This song is epic. Orr nailed the dark vocals here. Can't believe it's so low.

21 Touch and Go

My favorite Cars song and No. 5 on my all-time list which includes Yes and King Crimson!

22 Stranger Eyes
23 I'm Not the One

How come nobody mentions when this song is supposed to be on the top list?

Two words: Billy Madison! Great song that is on that movie.

24 You are the Girl
25 Why Can't I Have You
26 I'm in Touch with Your World
27 I Refuse

Another one of my favorites. The Cars have a lot of great songs. They need more credit.

28 Cruiser

This is, without a doubt, one of their best songs. And it's one of my personal favorites. It should be at least top ten. It makes me sad that Benjamin Orr died. He was such a great musician, not to mention an angel. The Cars rock!

29 Blue Tip

The 80's are back!

30 Victim of Love

Love that song from the Cars, but not too crazy about this version that's on here, it's the wrong version of the song & it's not from the Cars.

31 Free

Great song. Moves like this was awesome

32 This Could Be Love
33 Lust for Kicks
34 Leave or Stay
35 Take Another Look
36 A Dream Away

How can this not even be listed?

37 It’s Not the Night
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Top Remixes (14)

1. Drive
2. My Best Friend's Girl
3. Just What I Needed
1. Just What I Needed
2. You Might Think
3. Shake It Up
1. Shake It Up
2. Touch and Go
3. Just What I Needed

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