Greatest Hits (The Cars album)

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Greatest Hits
The Cars - Greatest Hits.jpg
Greatest hits album by The Cars
Released October 25, 1985
Recorded 1978–85
Genre New wave, pop rock, power pop
Length 50:06
Label Elektra
Producer The Cars, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Roy Thomas Baker, Mike Shipley
The Cars chronology
Heartbeat City
Greatest Hits
Door to Door
Singles from Greatest Hits
  1. "Tonight She Comes"
    Released: October 14, 1985
  2. "I'm Not the One"
    Released: January 13, 1986
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 tracks written by Ric Ocasek

Side one
No. Title Original album Length
1. "Just What I Needed"   The Cars 3:43
2. "Since You're Gone"   Shake It Up 3:31
3. "You Might Think"   Heartbeat City 3:04
4. "Good Times Roll"   The Cars 3:44
5. "Touch and Go"   Panorama 4:54
6. "Drive"   Heartbeat City 3:54
Side two
No. Title Original album Length
7. "Tonight She Comes"   previously unreleased 3:52
8. "My Best Friend's Girl"   The Cars 3:44
9. "Heartbeat City" (CD and Cassette release only) Heartbeat City 4:29
10. "Let's Go"   Candy-O 3:33
11. "I'm Not the One" (1985 remixed version) Shake It Up 3:58
12. "Magic"   Heartbeat City 3:57
13. "Shake It Up"   Shake It Up 3:32




Year Chart Position
1985 The Billboard 200 12


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


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