The Cars discography

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The Cars discography

The Cars in 1984
Releases
Studio albums 7
Compilation albums 6
Singles 25

This following is the complete discography of the American rock band The Cars. Over the years they have released seven studio albums, six compilation albums, and 25 singles.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[1][2]
(sales threshold)
US
[3]
AUS
[4][5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
NL
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
UK
[13]
1978 The Cars 18 35 5 29
  • US: 6× Multi-Platinum
  • UK: Silver
1979 Candy-O
  • Release date: June 3, 1979
  • Label: Elektra Records
3 7 6 30
  • US: 4× Multi-Platinum
1980 Panorama
  • Release date: August 19, 1980
  • Label: Elektra Records
5 19 14
  • US: Platinum
1981 Shake It Up
  • Release date: November 6, 1981
  • Label: Elektra Records
9 20 40 12
  • US: 2× Multi-Platinum
1984 Heartbeat City
  • Release date: March 13, 1984
  • Label: Elektra Records
3 15 29 15 41 1 26 20 25
  • US: 4× Multi-Platinum
  • UK: Gold
1987 Door to Door
  • Release date: August 25, 1987
  • Label: Elektra Records
26 26 57 10 9 29 20 72
  • US: Gold
2011 Move Like This 7
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[1][2]
(sales threshold)
US
[3]
AUS
[4][5]
NZ
[9]
UK
[13]
1985 Greatest Hits
  • Release date: October 25, 1985
  • Label: Elektra Records
12 5 2 27
  • US: 6× Multi-Platinum
  • UK: Gold
1995 Just What I Needed: The Cars Anthology
  • Release date: November 1995
  • Label: Elektra Records
2001 Shake It Up & Other Hits
2002 Complete Greatest Hits
  • Release date: February 19, 2002
  • Label: Elektra/Rhino Records
144 10
2005 The Essentials
  • Release date: 2005
  • Label: WEA International
2008 Classic Tracks
  • Release date: 2008
  • Label: Elektra/Rhino
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[14]
US Rock
[14]
AUS
[4][5]
CAN
[15]
FRA
[16]
GER
[17]
NL
[8]
NZ
[9]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[18]
UK
[13]
1978 "Just What I Needed" † 27 96 35 4 38 17 The Cars
"My Best Friend's Girl" 35 67 55 40 3
1979 "Good Times Roll" 41 74 5
"Let's Go" † 14 6 5 40 51 Candy-O
"It's All I Can Do" † 41 17
"Double Life"
1980 "Touch and Go" 37 62 16 2 42 Panorama
"Don't Tell Me No" † 9
1981 "Gimme Some Slack"
"Shake It Up" 4 2 10 7 10 48 26 Shake It Up
"Cruiser" † 37
1982 "Since You're Gone" 41 24 10 37
"Victim of Love" 39
1984 "You Might Think" 7 1 24 8 49 27 20 88 Heartbeat City
"Magic" 12 1 96 14 10 50
"Drive" † 3 3 10 6 9 4 12 5 15 3 4*
"Hello Again" 20 22 52 42 4 27 12 17
1985 "Why Can't I Have You" 33 11 90
"Heartbeat City" 75 78
"Tonight She Comes" 7 1 16 36 20 79 Greatest Hits
1986 "I'm Not the One" 32 29 75 82 Shake It Up
1987 "You Are the Girl" 17 2 69 33 30 Door to Door
"Strap Me In" 85 4
1988 "Coming Up You" † 74
2011 "Sad Song" 25 Move Like This

† Lead vocals by Benjamin Orr (Ric Ocasek on all others).

* "Drive" originally peaked at #5 in the UK in 1984, but re-entered the chart in 1985 after being used for documentary footage during Live Aid, this time reaching #4.

Videos[edit]

Year Title Format
1984 Heartbeat City VHS, Betamax, Laserdisc
1985 The Cars Live 1984–1985 VHS, Betamax, Laserdisc
2000 The Cars Live VHS, DVD
2006 The Cars Unlocked DVD/CD

Music Videos[edit]

Title Album
"Just What I Needed" The Cars
"My Best Friend's Girl" The Cars
"Let's Go" Candy-O
"Double Life" Candy-O
"Dangerous Type" Candy-O
"Panorama" Panorama
"Touch and Go" Panorama
"Shake It Up" Shake It Up
"Since You're Gone" Shake It Up
"You Might Think" Heartbeat City
"Drive" Heartbeat City
"Magic" Heartbeat City
"Why Can't I Have You" Heartbeat City
"Hello Again" Heartbeat City
"Tonight She Comes" Greatest Hits
"You Are The Girl" Door To Door
"Strap Me In" Door To Door
"Blue Tip" Move Like This
"Sad Song" Move Like This
"Free" Move Like This

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Home". BPI. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
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  4. ^ a b c Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
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  6. ^ "The World's Music Charts (Album artist 310 - The Cars)". Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "charts.de (Albums) > The Cars". charts.de Media Control. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  8. ^ a b "Dutch Charts > The Cars". dutchcharts.nl Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  9. ^ a b c "New Zealand Charts > The Cars". charts.org.nz Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  10. ^ "Norwegian Charts > The Cars". nowegiancharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  11. ^ a b "Swedish Charts > The Cars". swedishcharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  12. ^ Steffen Hung. "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  13. ^ a b c "Chart Statss > The Cars". chart stats The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  14. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p3850/charts-awards/billboard-singles
  15. ^ http://www.collections.gc.ca/rpm
  16. ^ "The World's Music Charts (Song artist 501 - The Cars)". Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "charts.de (Singles) > The Cars". charts.de Media Control. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  18. ^ Steffen Hung (1985-01-20). "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 

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