Door to Door (album)

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Door to Door
Studio album by The Cars
Released August 25, 1987
Recorded December 1986–May 1987
Genre New wave, rock, punk rock, hard rock
Length 46:43
Label Elektra
Producer Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes
The Cars chronology
Greatest Hits
(1985)
Door to Door
(1987)
Just What I Needed: The Cars Anthology
(1995)
Singles from Door to Door
  1. "You Are the Girl"
    Released: August 1987
  2. "Strap Me In"
    Released: 1987
  3. "Coming Up You"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars [1]

Door to Door is the sixth studio album by the American rock band The Cars. It was released in 1987 on Elektra Records.

Background[edit]

Door to Door was the group's last studio album before it disbanded in 1988. It was also the last Cars record to feature Benjamin Orr before his death in 2000. The band would not release another studio album until 2011's Move Like This.

Although by 1987 the Cars had reached the heights of superstardom, their last few albums had relied heavily on studio tricks and machines; this album was an attempt to move back to the group's original roots. For example, where the previous album, Heartbeat City, extensively used sampled and sequenced drums (a move that had somewhat alienated drummer David Robinson), this album returned to having Robinson performing the drums in the studio, often simultaneously with other members.

During a writing jam session, the band began to play "Ta Ta Wayo Wayo", a song from their earliest days together. It had never been recorded in the studio, except as a demo in 1977. They enjoyed the tune so much that the 1987 version of the song made it onto the album. The 1977 demo version was eventually issued on the 1995 compilation Just What I Needed.

While the original album bears the credit "Produced by Ric Ocasek", individual tracks from this record that appear on various Cars compilations bear the credit "Produced by Ric Ocasek and Greg Hawkes".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ric Ocasek (Copyright Lido Music) unless otherwise indicated.

  1. "Leave or Stay" – 2:55
  2. "You Are the Girl" – 3:52
  3. "Double Trouble" – 4:14
  4. "Fine Line" – 5:22
  5. "Everything You Say" – 4:52
  6. "Ta Ta Wayo Wayo" – 2:52
  7. "Strap Me In" – 4:22
  8. "Coming Up You" – 4:18
  9. "Wound Up On You" – 5:02
  10. "Go Away" (Greg Hawkes, Ocasek; Copyright Lido Music, Oversnare Music) – 4:38
  11. "Door to Door" – 3:17

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Arranged by The Cars
  • Produced by Ric Ocasek; co-produced by Greg Hawkes
  • Recorded, Engineered & Mixed by Joe Barbaria
  • Second Engineer: Jamie Chaleff
  • Additional Recording & Mix Engineering by Brian Sklarz, David Heglmeier & Tracy Wiener
  • Mastered by Stephen Innocenzi (CD) & George Marino (LP)

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1987 The Billboard 200 26

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1987 "Strap Me In" Mainstream Rock Tracks 4
1987 "Strap Me In" The Billboard Hot 100 85
1987 "You Are the Girl" Adult Contemporary 12
1987 "You Are the Girl" Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
1987 "You Are the Girl" The Billboard Hot 100 17
1987 "Double Trouble" Mainstream Rock Tracks 42
1988 "Coming Up You" The Billboard Hot 100 74
1988 "Coming Up You" Adult Contemporary 37

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