Sad Song (The Cars song)

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"Sad Song"
The Cars - Sad Song - single cover.jpg
Single by The Cars
from the album Move Like This
Released March 1, 2011
Genre Rock, new wave
Label Concord Music Group
Songwriter(s) Ric Ocasek
Producer(s) Jacknife Lee
The Cars singles chronology
"Coming Up You"
"Sad Song"
"Coming Up You"
"Sad Song"
Audio sample

"Sad Song" is the lead single by the American rock band The Cars from their 2011 studio album Move Like This. A brief clip of the track was released in December 2010;[1] the full song was released to radio on March 1, 2011.


Exclaim! magazine comments on the song saying "[d]espite the title and lyrics, it doesn't sound particularly sad, as it contains a cheery beat and a catchy mix of synths and guitars".[2] Critics have noted the similarity of "Sad Song" to the band's earlier singles, such as 1978's "My Best Friend's Girl" and 1979's "Let's Go".[3][4]

"Sad Song" peaked at number 33 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart.[5]


Chart (2011) Peak
US Billboard Rock Songs[5] 33
US Billboard Triple A 2


  1. ^ "The Cars Ready To Move In May". FMQB. February 4, 2011. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ Hudson, Alex (February 4, 2011). "The Cars' New LP Gets Release Date". Exclaim!. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ Hyden, Steven (May 10, 2011). "The Cars: Move Like This Music Review". The A.V. Club. Retrieved June 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ Wood, Mikael. "The Cars 'Move Like This': Buckle up, it's a bumpy cruise down '80s Avenue". Spin. Retrieved June 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Move Like This - The Cars - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles". AllMusic. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 

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