Ric Ocasek, the U.S band "The Cars" were a huge part of the 80s.
Standing beside Ric was "Benjamin Orr" (lead vocals, bass) who in sadly died in year 2000 from cancer.
Benjamin was the voice behind hits like "Just what I needed", "Lets Go" & "Drive"
Other band members included Elliot Easton (guitars), Greg Hawkes (Synths) & David Robinson (drums).
Door to Door was the last to feature Benjamin Orr, before his death. There would not be another Cars studio album until the 2011 release of Move Like This.
I was a huge fan of The Cars mainly because the of the various synthesizer sounds with nearly every song sounding different and refreshing.
The Cars belted out 80s hits like "Shake it up", "Since your Gone", "Hello Again", "Magic", "Drive", "You Might Think", "Its Not The Night" & "Heartbeat city".
My Favorite song would have to be "You are the Girl", with its melodic synths and lush vocals its a song I never get sick of hearing, It also reminds me of a girl I once knew when I was at school at that time & yes she was the girl of my dreams....But Shhhh, don't tell anyone. :)
THE CARS - YOU ARE THE GIRL
THE CARS - SHAKE IT UP (thanks to sheerfolly2 for the use of the video)
THE CARS - SINCE YOUR GONE (Thanks to RhinoEntertainment for the video)
THE CARS - HELLO AGAIN
THE CARS - MAGIC
THE CARS - DRIVE (my second favorite song)
THE CARS - YOU MIGHT THINK (thanks again to RhinoEntertainment for the video)
THE CARS - ITS NOT THE NIGHT (Live)- Benjamin Rocks
THE CARS - HEARTBEAT CITY (live aid 1985)
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