Bye Bye Love (The Cars song)

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"Bye Bye Love"
Song by The Cars from the album The Cars
Released 1978
Genre New wave, hard rock
Label Elektra
Writer Ric Ocasek
Producer Roy Thomas Baker
The Cars track listing
"You're All I've Got Tonight"
"Bye Bye Love"
"Moving in Stereo"

"Bye Bye Love" is a song by the American Boston-based rock band The Cars. The song appears on the band's 1978 eponymous debut album. It was written by singer/songwriter/bandleader Ric Ocasek and sung by bassist Benjamin Orr. Although the song was not released as a single, it has received regular airplay since the album was released.[1][2]

The song was first performed, and recorded as a demo, some time in the mid-1970s when Ocasek and Orr were in the band Cap'n Swing. In this early version, the recurring keyboard theme between the verse lyrics was significantly different.

It was featured in a 2010 episode of Big Love, "The Sins of the Father". It was also featured in a scene of the 2011 film Super 8.


  1. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "The Lace - Benjamin Orr". Allmusic. Retrieved February 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Prato, Greg. "The Cars (Deluxe Edition) - The Cars". Allmusic. Retrieved February 19, 2011. 

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