Complete Greatest Hits (The Cars album)

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Complete Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedFebruary 19, 2002
Recorded1978 – 1987
GenreNew wave, pop rock
ProducerRoy Thomas Baker, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Mike Shipley, Ric Ocasek & The Cars with David McLees
The Cars chronology
Shake It Up & Other Hits
Complete Greatest Hits
The Essentials
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[2]

Complete Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the new wave band the Cars, released in 2002 by Elektra Records and Rhino Records, and contains 20 singles and notable album tracks in chronological order of their original release. Sales of the album reignited following the passing of Ric Ocasek in September 2019.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Ric Ocasek, except where noted.

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Just What I Needed"The Cars, 19783:43
2."My Best Friend's Girl"The Cars3:44
3."Good Times Roll"The Cars3:44
4."You're All I've Got Tonight"The Cars4:13
5."Bye Bye Love"The Cars4:14
6."Moving in Stereo" (Greg Hawkes, Ocasek)The Cars4:46
7."Let's Go"Candy-O, 19793:33
8."It's All I Can Do"Candy-O3:44
9."Dangerous Type"Candy-O4:28
10."Touch and Go"Panorama, 19804:55
11."Shake It Up"Shake It Up, 19813:32
12."Since You're Gone"Shake It Up3:30
13."I'm Not the One"Shake It Up4:12
14."You Might Think"Heartbeat City, 19843:04
15."Drive"Heartbeat City3:55
16."Magic"Heartbeat City3:57
17."Hello Again"Heartbeat City3:47
18."Why Can't I Have You"Heartbeat City4:04
19."Tonight She Comes"Greatest Hits, 19853:52
20."You Are the Girl"Door to Door, 19873:52
Total length:1:19:28



Chart (2002) Position
Australia (ARIA Charts)[4] 65
Recorded Music NZ[5] 10
Chart (2019) Peak
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[6] 55
US Billboard 200[7] 32
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[8] 6


Organization Level Date
ARIA Charts – AUS Gold[9] 2001


  1. ^ Leggett, Steve. The Cars – Complete Greatest Hits: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). "Cars". The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0-85712-595-8.
  3. ^ Caulfield, Keith (September 18, 2019). "The Cars' Music Sales Increase 2,662% After Ric Ocasek's Death". Billboard. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  4. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  5. ^ New Zealand Charts - The Cars - Complete Greatest Hits
  6. ^ "The Cars Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  7. ^ "The Cars Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  8. ^ "The Cars Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  9. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.

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