The Cars discography

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The Cars discography
Studio albums 7
Compilation albums 8
Video albums 4
Music videos 20
Singles 26

This following is the complete discography of the American rock band The Cars. They have released seven studio albums, eight compilation albums and twenty-six 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
61 10
2005 The Essentials
  • Release date: 2005
  • Label: WEA International
2008 Classic Tracks
  • Release date: 2008
  • Label: Elektra/Rhino
2016 The Elektra Years 1978–1987
  • Release date: 2016
  • Label: Elektra
2016 Moving In Stereo : The Best of the Cars
  • Release date: 2016
  • Label: 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
"Think It Over" 41
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 [nb 1]
"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" 33 Move Like This

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Home". BPI. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  3. ^ a b AllMusic
  4. ^ a b c Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  5. ^ a b c "Australian Charts > The Cars". australian-charts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  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. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  14. ^ a b AllMusic
  15. ^ "Collections.gc.ca". 
  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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