Greatest Hits (The Cars album)

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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by The Cars
Released October 25, 1985
Recorded 1978–1985
Genre New wave, pop rock
Length 50:06
Label Elektra
Producer The Cars, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Roy Thomas Baker, Mike Shipley
The Cars chronology
Heartbeat City
(1984)
Greatest Hits
(1985)
Door to Door
(1987)
Singles from Greatest Hits
  1. "Tonight She Comes"
    Released: October 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A− [2]

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the new wave rock band The Cars. It was released in October 1985 on Elektra Records. "Tonight She Comes," a previously unreleased song, was issued as a single in 1985 to support this greatest hits package. The album was a commercial success, going six-times platinum.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Ric Ocasek.

  1. "Just What I Needed" (from The Cars, 1978) – 3:43
  2. "Since You're Gone" (from Shake It Up, 1981) – 3:31
  3. "You Might Think" (from Heartbeat City, 1984) – 3:04
  4. "Good Times Roll" (from The Cars, 1978) – 3:44
  5. "Touch and Go" (from Panorama, 1980) – 4:54
  6. "Drive" (from Heartbeat City, 1984) – 3:54
  7. "Tonight She Comes" (previously unreleased) – 3:52 (Starts SIDE 2 on LP)
  8. "My Best Friend's Girl" (from The Cars, 1978) – 3:44
  9. "Heartbeat City" (from Heartbeat City, 1984) – 4:29 CD and cassette release only
  10. "Let's Go" (from Candy-O, 1979) – 3:33
  11. "I'm Not the One" (1985 remixed, single version / original on Shake It Up, 1981) – 3:58
  12. "Magic" (from Heartbeat City, 1984) – 3:57
  13. "Shake It Up" (from Shake It Up, 1981) – 3:32

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1985 The Billboard 200 12

Single

Year Single Chart Position
1985 "Tonight She Comes" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1985 "Tonight She Comes" The Billboard Hot 100 7

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – USA 6x Platinum[3] December 17, 2001

References[edit]