Song artist 401 - The Cars

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This page lists the song chart entries of The Cars.A list of the hit albums by The Cars is also available. The songs are listed with the most widely successful first.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 The Cars Drive 1984 Canada 2 - Aug 1984 (13 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Aug 1984 (19 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Nov 1984 (13 weeks), Poland 3 - Jan 1984 (17 weeks), UK 4 - Sep 1984 (27 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1985), Germany 5 - Oct 1984 (3 months), Sweden 7 - Sep 1984 (4 weeks), Austria 8 - Dec 1984 (3 weeks), Belgium 8 - Sep 1984 (9 weeks), France 9 - Aug 1984 (1 week), Norway 9 - Nov 1984 (2 weeks), Springbok 11 - Jan 1985 (10 weeks), Holland 14 - Sep 1984 (12 weeks), Sweden (alt) 15 - Oct 1984 (10 weeks), ARC 25 of 1984 (peak 1 14 weeks), US CashBox 29 of 1984, US Radio 33 of 1984 (peak 3 10 weeks), US BB 41 of 1984, Brazil 43 of 1984, Scrobulate 53 of 80s, Japan (Tokyo) 77 - Feb 1989 (3 weeks), OzNet 205, UKMIX 434, RYM 17 of 1984
2 The Cars You Might Think 1984 Canada 1 - Mar 1984 (14 weeks), MTV Video of the year 1984, US Billboard 7 - Mar 1984 (17 weeks), Sweden (alt) 20 - Jun 1984 (7 weeks), US Radio 63 of 1984 (peak 7 8 weeks), US CashBox 64 of 1984, US BB 65 of 1984, UK 88 - Dec 1984 (5 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 97 - Jul 1989 (2 weeks), RYM 165 of 1984
3 The Cars Shake it Up 1982 Canada 3 - Nov 1981 (11 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Nov 1981 (21 weeks), Record World 4 - 1981, France 10 - Feb 1982 (4 weeks), WABC NY 15 of 1982, ARC 22 of 1982 (peak 2 16 weeks), US BB 23 of 1982, US CashBox 23 of 1982, US Radio 29 of 1982 (peak 4 11 weeks), KROQ 64 of 1982, RYM 106 of 1981
4 The Cars Let's Go 1979 Canada 1 - Aug 1979 (12 weeks), Record World 12 - 1979, US Billboard 14 - Jun 1979 (15 weeks), D.Marsh 20 of 1979, RIANZ 40 - Jul 1979 (8 weeks), UK 51 - Jul 1979 (4 weeks), US CashBox 96 of 1979, US Radio 99 of 1979 (peak 14 4 weeks), TheQ 341, RYM 99 of 1979
5 The Cars Tonight She Comes 1985 Poland 6 - Dec 1985 (17 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Nov 1985 (16 weeks), Sweden 15 - Dec 1985 (3 weeks), KROQ 75 of 1985, UK 79 - Dec 1985 (4 weeks), US BB 81 of 1986, US Radio 85 of 1986 (peak 7 7 weeks), US CashBox 98 of 1986
6 The Cars Just What I Needed 1978 France 4 - Sep 1978 (4 weeks), D.Marsh 8 of 1978, UK 17 - Feb 1979 (10 weeks), US Billboard 27 - Jun 1978 (17 weeks), Record World 28 - 1978, POP 36 of 1978, RIANZ 38 - Oct 1978 (2 weeks), Acclaimed 819 (1978), RYM 43 of 1978
7 The Cars My Best Friend's Girl 1978 UK 3 - Nov 1978 (10 weeks), D.Marsh 12 of 1978, POP 22 of 1978, Holland 28 - Jun 1979 (4 weeks), US Billboard 35 - Oct 1978 (14 weeks), Record World 39 - 1978, Acclaimed 1808 (1978), RYM 58 of 1978
8 The Cars Magic 1984 Canada 6 - Jul 1984 (10 weeks), France 10 - Jun 1984 (1 week), US Billboard 12 - May 1984 (17 weeks), US Radio 93 of 1984 (peak 12 7 weeks), US BB 97 of 1984, KROQ 102 of 1984, RYM 166 of 1984
9 The Cars Touch & Go 1980 Canada 2 - Aug 1980 (13 weeks), France 2 - Feb 1981 (2 weeks), KROQ 7 of 1980, US Billboard 37 - Sep 1980 (11 weeks)
10 The Cars Hello Again 1984 France 4 - Nov 1984 (2 weeks), Switzerland 17 - Jan 1985 (6 weeks), Sweden 18 - Dec 1984 (2 weeks), US Billboard 20 - Oct 1984 (14 weeks), Austria 21 - Feb 1985 (2 weeks), Belgium 22 - Jan 1985 (2 weeks), US Radio 138 of 1984 (peak 20 1 week)
11 The Cars Since You're Gone 1982 France 10 - Apr 1982 (1 week), KROQ 14 of 1982, UK 37 - Jun 1982 (4 weeks), US Billboard 41 - Mar 1982 (9 weeks), RYM 103 of 1982
12 The Cars Good Times Roll 1979 France 5 - Sep 1979 (1 week), US Billboard 41 - Mar 1979 (10 weeks), POP 54 of 1979, TheQ 139, RYM 64 of 1979
13 The Cars I'm Not the One 1986 France 1 - Feb 1982 (4 weeks), Poland 8 - Jan 1986 (11 weeks), US Billboard 32 - Feb 1986 (11 weeks), RYM 187 of 1986
14 The Cars You Are The Girl 1987 US Billboard 17 - Aug 1987 (14 weeks), KROQ 66 of 1987, US Radio 140 of 1987 (peak 17 4 weeks)
15 The Cars Heartbeat City 1984 France 1 - Aug 1984 (3 weeks), UK 78 - Oct 1985 (3 weeks), RYM 165 of 1984
16 The Cars Why Can't I Have You 1983 Poland 1 - Mar 1983 (13 weeks), US Billboard 33 - Jan 1985 (17 weeks)
17 The Cars All I Can Do 1979 Canada 6 - Sep 1979 (10 weeks), US Billboard 41 - Oct 1979 (10 weeks)
18 The Cars Don't Tell Me No 1980 France 9 - May 1981 (1 week), KROQ 87 of 1980
19 The Cars Coming Up You 1988 US Billboard 74 - Jan 1988 (5 weeks)
20 The Cars Strap Me In 1987 US Billboard 85 - Nov 1987 (4 weeks)
21 The Cars Dream Away 1981 KROQ 96 of 1981
22 The Cars Up & Down 1980 KROQ 28 of 1980
23 The Cars Misfit Kid 1980 KROQ 51 of 1980
24 The Cars Gimmie Some Slack 1980 KROQ 69 of 1980
25 The Cars Panorama 1981 France 8 - Oct 1981 (1 week)
26 The Cars Stranger Eyes 1984 RYM 17 of 1984
27 The Cars I Refuse 1984 RYM 166 of 1984
28 The Cars Think it Over 1982 RYM 103 of 1982
29 The Cars Cruiser 1981 RYM 106 of 1981
30 The Cars I'm in Touch With Your World 1978 RYM 43 of 1978
31 The Cars Don't Cha Stop 1978 RYM 58 of 1978
32 The Cars All Mixed Up 1979 RYM 64 of 1979
33 The Cars That's It 1979 RYM 99 of 1979

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16 Jun 2010

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the CARS aren't even labeled (whats the deal)!!! they had some pretty good songs from '77

The page about "The Cars" (http://tsort.info/music/wxykn5.htm) has details of their hit songs. According to Wikipedia their first single was the song "Just What I Needed" which was released by Elektra in early 1978. You will see that our listing shows it entering the Billboard chart in June 1978.

This site lists songs in the charts (which is of course a slightly different thing from "good songs"). Our listing correctly shows that The Cars had no hits in 1977, their chart career started in 1978.

Of course many of the songs on their first album were being performed (in New England and elsewhere) in 1977, however they were not hits until later.

Their early singles did not gather enough chart entries to be listed in the year pages (we only list the top 100 songs of each year). You could have found the artist pages: by searching on the "Songs" page or the "Song Artists" page; by looking at the "Page index for artists"; or by looking at the site index (under "C" on the "Carol - Chalk" page).